Sunday, November 21, 2010

Ulta Devious

While I'm a huge fan of purple, I'm one of those who loves every vampy just because it's vampy. There has to be something special. Ulta Devious has that something special. Though it looks blackish in the dim light of my room and truly black in dimmer light, it's a gorgeous purple that I haven't been able to stop staring at since I put it on last night. Even better? ONE coat. I was tempted to add a second just out of habit, but it doesn't really need it. See the one-coated wonder:

indoors, artificial light
outdoors, cloudy

ONE COAT. I repeat, ONE COAT. Okay, I think you get the point. In the outdoors picture it looks like the color is uneven, but those are just reflections, I promise. I really need to figure out how to take pictures of my nails without getting reflections...Devious is so shiny you can actually see my camera in detail if you look close.  The formula of Devious is not the best I've ever used, and it's not as good as the one other Ulta I've tried, In the Mood (though that's from Ulta's "Professional" line...I'm suspicious that there's not much difference, but maybe I've proved my suspicions wrong). However, I didn't have any major problems, and the minor cleanup I needed afterward was really easy for such a dark color. This isn't a color I would probably go for in the store just because I rarely buy vampies, but I got it in a giveaway (I can't remember from whom...sorry...and thank you!) a while back, and I'm thrilled. I would definitely recommend it.

I have a franken planned with this that I'll be posting soon, though maybe not until after Thanksgiving. You can look forward to seeing at least one franken this week, though, as I'll wear a pumpkin pie-colored franken I made some time back on Thanksgiving. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


  1. Pretty. It reminds me of Zoya Casey, which is a dark purple jelly that looks black but is really purple. And ya gotta luv one coaters, lol.

    Can't wait to see your frankens. ;)

  2. That's a great purple!!! I love how dark it is and that it's a creme. One coater isn't bad either! :) Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. Gorgeous. I'm a sucker for purples.

  4. Love it! Especially given its one coater!

  5. I have this gorgeous one and have used it to franken but it's still untried. Thanks for noting that it takes just one coat!

  6. Lacquer Ware for Tips and Toes- I think from the swatches I've seen that Casey is a bit redder than Devious. I don't have Casey though, so I can't be sure.

    StardustStephanie- Thank you! I always love finding a good one-coater.

    Ash-Lilly- Oh, me too. :)

    mrsrexy- Yes, that's almost my favorite part! I'm very impressed with one-coaters.

    ABOP- Ohhh, you should try it! :)

  7. gorgeous colour on you. gorgeous colour in general!

  8. Very pretty! And just one coat? Wow! Just wow!

  9. karen- Thank you!

    Cel- Thank you! I had the same "wow" reaction.

  10. So so so pretty! i have yet to try Ulta polish but I will!!!! This is on my list. Gotta love a one coat wonder.

  11. Gina- Thanks! You should definitely try Ulta polish; I love the ones I have.

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