If you’re going to name a polish Purple Rain, I feel dutybound to put some rain on it at least once. Rimmel has this darkdarkdarkdarkdark (did I mention dark?) purple called Purple Rain, no sparkles or frills, just a solid dark coat. It’s great, I’m into it. But c’mon, PURPLE RAIN, so I had to put some rain streaks on it too using Zoya Laney. The rain drops aren’t really all that tricky: I just put a blob of the nail polish on a piece of glass, picked up a business card and ever-so-slightly dipped the edge into the polish and lightly pressed the edge onto the nail. Just a really soft drop (and a thin card!) are where it’s at — and I think makes for a fun effect. The pics don’t really do it justice with the top coat glaze and the blaring sun.
And just in case you now have Purple Rain stuck in your head, here’s the video so you can actually hear it and move on to something else. (Sidenote: Prince toured w/ Bob Seger in the 80s and supposedly the music for Purple Rain is a slowed down/interpreted version of Seger’s Night Moves, which Prince asked to use. Who knew.)