To be honest the deep purple duochrome, shimmer polish is right up my street regardless so I snapped up a few bottles when i saw it in Boots last week. (Word on the street was that it was sold out everywhere, but I've actually seen it a few times now!)
As many have already reported online, It's disappointingly sheer and will require 4 coats to reach anything near opacity (above). It's best layered over other polishes to get the effect in half the time. You can layer it over light or dark colours for different tones of purple.
I think I prefer it over the lighter shades (see above, on top of avon Cosmic Blue and below, on top of Barry M Berry Ice Cream)
Overall, I think the colour is definitely worth the hype, it's not something I've seen before, and if you're willing to overlook the formulation... it looks stunning on the nails! It's only £3.99 too and on 3 for 2 in Boots at the moment.
I picked up an extra three polishes to give away to three lucky readers this week! All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is:
1. Be a follower of my Blog
2. Write a comment on this post telling me what 'hyped-up' product you've recently purchased and what you think of it!
3. Make sure you include an email address or twitter name so that I can get in touch if you win!
Good luck girls!
The small print: This giveaway is open worldwide. Entry is open until midnight (GMT) Wednesday 18th April 2012. The winner will be chosen at random from the comments entered and announced in my next giveaway on 19th April. **The 9 winners from last week's giveaway for the Ciate Nail Wraps are Emma Barnett, Alyssa Jenkins, Laura Neale, Feyira DeFly, Claire Aikin, Sian Lewelyn, Daisy Lampton, Julia Nim & Judith Kent - you have all been contacted via twitter or facebook!**