Friday, March 23, 2012

Milani - Orchidia

Hello everyone! Here's a quick post. I've been super busy for the last week or so, but for an excellent reason: my brother is leaving Saturday to go teach English in Japan! We just got the news last week so it's been a whirlwind of activity. I'm so proud of him. Needless to say, I haven't had much time for polish.

I picked up Orchidia while I was at CVS the other day, browsing around. Milani isn't a brand I pay much attention to, frankly. I love Hi-Tech and probably need to get the rest of their holos but the other colors have never struck me. I saw this in a spring display and figured I'd pick it up. Orchidia is a mid-toned purple, light enough to be springy but not pastel. It's full of really interesting silver shimmer that's very subdued. The formula was good but I'm not quite sure what happened when it was drying.. my coverage was good, I thought, but you can see some obvious patches and thinness in this picture. Strange, but oh well. Maybe if I wear it again, I'll do 3 coats instead of 2.

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Monday, March 12, 2012

China Glaze - Riveting

Hello everyone! Yes, I'm alive. I can't believe it's been so long since I posted. Yikes. I've unfortunately been busy with school & family stuff. Add to that the capricious Florida weather & it doesn't make for a good blogging atmosphere. Anyways, I'm here with one of the new China Glaze Capitol Colours polishes. These have been talked & talked & talked about, and for good reason! The first time I saw this press release, I actually got excited about new polishes for once. A lot of collections just haven't been exciting, but this collection has some great colors. I bought Riveting, Agro, Fast Track, & Harvest Moon. The colors of the collection would have made a great Fall release, I think, but you know that won't stop me from wearing them now. :)

Riveting is a wonderful, BRIGHT orange filled with gold & orange shimmer. This color seriously jumps out at you, which is why I bought it. I do love a good orange. :) Even better, the formula was fantastic! Two coats & I was done, no problems. It even cleaned up nicely. You know how some shimmers will leave little glittery bits on your fingers, no matter how much you clean up afterwards? Not with this! It's just a great, glowy golden orange.

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