Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Orly Precious Collection - Pure Porcelain

Ug, I'm failing on my posting.  I've been stressed with school, my military continuing education and the new job which I believe I've mentioned before just kills my nails.  I've pretty much come to the conclusion that I'm doomed to have shorties and that they only get to look nice during the first part of the week because there's no point in trying to keep them nice for work (Insert sad face here).  Anyway, enough whining, I'll try to step it up a bit.

I'm really surprised that this collection (Spring 2011) hasn't gotten more face time.  So far I have three out of the six and plan on picking up the rest.
Today I want to show you the palest of the collection, Pure Porcelain.   Now you know I'm not a huge fan of pastels and honestly this polish with just the barest touch of pink qualifies but I must say I really...Like really, really, like this color.  There's something else to it though and I think that's why.  It's a certain earthiness to the pink that keeps it from being all bubblegum and cutesy.  Maybe a hint of taupe or greige?  I don't know, but it's there and it works for me.

The reviews that I've read have a common thread of "thickness" when it comes to the consistency of the polish, but on this bottle at least I did not encounter that problem.  I was very pleased with how well it flowed on and for most of my nails only two, average coats were needed.  Honestly if no one were to inspect your nails close up and you just needed a quick lick of color you could probably get away with one thick coat and a quick dry top.

This might not be a pink for all people though.  I noticed that it made my fingers a bit more ruddy than usual and perhaps due to the contrast between my skin and such a pale shade, gave my cuticles a slightly dark/dirty appearance under certain light.  I still really like it though, this is probably going to be my go to polish for military duty but I like it enough to have worn it a couple of times just because. 

Thanks for stopping by and reading.  Until next time, take care.


1 comment:

  1. This is so pretty and delicate! Thanks for the pics!


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