indoors, artificial light
This is two coats without top coat. As you can see, Arctic Violet is a gorgeous taupe-y greyish purple with a gorgeous silver shimmer. Even though it was made quite a while back, I feel like it's a surprisingly trendy color. Clearly, CoverGirl was ahead of its time when it came to polish, and now they've regressed and are behind the times. Come on, CoverGirl, we know you can make awesome polish - here's the proof! Anyway, Arctic Violet is warmer and less blue than my photograph shows (THANK you, crappy weather), so I'll probably be re-swatching this at some point. I probably never would've picked this up if it hadn't come with Pink Ice, but I'm very glad to have gotten my hands on it, even if it does smell like...well...old nail polish. Now, go enter my giveaway if you haven't already!