Friday, January 14, 2011

Milani Rad Purple

I received Milani Rad Purple in a giveaway some time back, but I only just now tried it. It's one of Milani's neons, and while it's not really what I would consider a neon, it's so much better (in my opinion) than if it were. It's a plummy, red-based purple jelly that dries to a satin finish. I prefer it with a top coat because it really brings out the squishiness of the polish. I didn't get it to be truly opaque, but the only time I ever saw VNL was directly under the very bright light of the desk lamp I use for taking my nail photos. I used four coats, but since it dried quickly this wasn't a problem for me.

indoors, artificial light, without top coat
 indoors, artificial light, with top coat

See how it shines in the second picture? I'm in love. Even better, it doesn't look as transparent in real life as it does in the pictures, but it does luck as juicy and squishy. If all jellies were like this, I'd probably have as many jellies as I do glitters or cremes. Of course, it also helps that it's such a rad purple. Yuck, yuck, yuck... Seriously, though. This is awesome.


  1. hhmm I dont own any jellies now i think of it :S Love this color!!

  2. looks fantastic! such a great colour. :)

  3. 4 coats? this looks awesome for 4 coats. sometime when I put on 4 coats on a polish and it gets all thick and goopy looking =( but this looks wonderful. I would love to have other jellies in other colors like this

  4. Ali's Nail NewsJanuary 15, 2011 at 8:17 PM

    This looks so pretty on you! Love it! :-) I have actually had this color for awhile, but never worn it! Your pics. have made me want to pull it out and use it now. :-)

  5. Thank you! I had it for quite a while before I wore it, and I'm so glad I
    finally tried it out.

  6. I know! I hate when polish gets gross-lookiing with multiple coats.
    Fortunately this is thin enough (but not too thin) that that didn't happen.

  7. I definitely don't own very many...I'm always afraid that they will be
    impossibly sheer.