Sunday, August 7, 2011

Its an Orange-y world!

OK, before this post I've been searching for that perfect bottle of sunshine for my fingernails. I used to think that orange would an unwearable color for me since I don;t have a fair complexion, I thought I might end up looking like an MMDA traffic enforcer with the reflectors on my nails ( No offense,hehe). So I've been scouring the nail polish counters in every mall I could go to. No luck. Then I had my nails done at Posh Nails in BF Paranaque. Then I stumbled upon an Orly bottle of sunshine.No kidding. When I had it applied by the manicurista, I was really watching her keenly. We even both admired the color. It was a neon orange nor was it too bright to wear daytime. It complemented my complexion and I couldn't stop looking at my nails. Unfortunately, the klutz that I am managed to ruin my newly painted nails in just a matter of 30mins after leaving the nail salon. :( I didn't even get to show it off to anyone. I didn't have time to go back to have it re-touched. Since then I've looked in SM Makati for that bottle,nothing. The sales attendant didn't even know the color I was talking about. Then last month I went to Landmark and I passed by the Orly stall. They had a new collection and I just had to stop and look ( even though I've already told myself that I'll only buy 2 bottles of nail polish per payday,which I already the week before). I picked up a light orange bottle and when I saw the label under, I couldn't help but smile. The SA might have thought that I was going crazy. I was literally giggling over a bottle of nail polish. I might have thought the same thing if I was in her shoes. LOL. Enough of the babbling and let's get it on with the pictures. The first bottle of sunshine I'm going to show you is called "Festival Lights" from Orly. Sorry girls,I forgot the name of collection its from.

(DISCLAIMER:Most of the following pictures were taken using my phone,sorry for the blurry shots.)

*sigh* Ain't it pretty?Sunshine in a bottle, right?

Even Mr. Zombie-head is smiling in agreement :)

Just like other Orly bottles I've tried, the formula is great! Easy application. Though it would be more perfect if the brush was wider.

And now, for the second bottle this is from Etude House's Lucidarling Fantastic nails line. I'm not a big fan of glitter nail polish. Actually I'm not a fan at all. I don't find it pretty on my fingernails at all. Don't get me wrong, I don't hate it but its just not my cup of tea (  in this case, its not my bottle of nail polish). I've seen this before but I just kept ignoring it. until Pam posted her swatches. It looked pretty on her and I thought it won't hurt in giving it a try. So here it is.Lucidarling Fantastic Nails #07. Why couldn't they give the bottles prettier names???

I'm only using a point-and-shoot camera and the shimmer still shows

Pretty...Pretty..Pretty..So vibrant!

And now, let's talk about a local brand Caress. I've been a fan of this local brand since I've started my nail polish affair. They have beautiful and unique colors. Let's not forget the price, too. Its only P23.75 per bottle. I saw this color just the other day and I couldn't keep myself from reaching for it. The formula was okay,just needs improvement with the brush too.

So freaggin' affordable and bright!

I was too lazy that day though to do a full-5-finger swatch,sorry.hehehe...But the picture actually shows more orange but in person it looks more red to me.

And now let's talk about my fave orange polish to date, this is The Face Shop OR202. I haven't given much attention to TFS's nail polished before. I've had 2 failed attempts before, they didn't get to meet my expectations once they were applied. But its a good thing I gave TFS another shot. This is jelly orange in person. 80% of the people who noticed my nails during that time liked it.This is only P99, such a great buy for a pretty nail polish.

Pre-clean up shot.Easy application. But since jelly nail polishes are sheer, I had to apply four coats.

There you go, my bottles of sunshine! Will post more soon. Do not hesitate or comment for any question or inquiry. And please watch out for my first give-away promo to celebrate my site's first anniversary. thank you for visiting! (^_^)

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