A Rose & Gold Romance

17 February 2013


Polishes L-R: Orly Rage - £5, Orly VIP - £5, Illamasqua Swinger - £13.50, American Apparel Meteor Shower - £9

There's nothing I like more than a nice statement nail, especially if that nail is glittery. This post was inspired by my recent purchase of Orly's VIP (Orly polishes are currently 3 for 2 in Boots), which I think is the perfect partner to Rage (read a full review here). Of course, once I'd started swatching one ever so slightly gold polish, I had to raid the rest of my collection, hence the inclusion of Swinger (post here) and Meteor Shower (more here).

I haven't got a bad word to say about Orly polishes. They apply flawlessly - I've used three coats of each in the above photos, but Rage only requires two coats to be opaque. Chip time isn't outstanding, but I've yet to find anything that is. You'll get a good four days of wear time out of these polishes, which is plenty for me!

I think that any of these polishes would be really pretty as a statement nail, and I have worn Rage as a full manicure before. For those who don't want to shell out for the cost of an 'accent' polish, I've included a DIY. In the fourth photo, the second to right nail is craft store glitter poured over a clear top coat. I think it looks really pretty worn with a pale pink polish.

What's your favourite shade for a statement nail? Have you tried any Orly polishes?

26 comments

  1. The gold glitter and illmasqua polish look gorgeous!:) x

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  2. ahhh thats illmasqua polish is a beauty! love it :) your newest follower :)

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  3. Absolutely LOVE the look of the illamasque and American Apperal polishes! x

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  4. So pretty! I really want a subtle gold polish like the Illamasqua one. I've never tried Orly but I want to.

    The January Girl ♥

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  5. i have orly rage and i love it so much, its my fav rose gold polish!:)

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  6. wonderful polish! i love the golden one.
    so nice. also for black and white looks!
    thx for sharing.
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    maren anita

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  7. Ouuu, lovely polishes! Glitter polishes are some of my absolute favourites.

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  8. wonderful collection of colours! next time im in boots i'm going to pick up orly rage.. and maybe 2 others if there still 3 for 2! thanks!

    Claire x

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  9. Ooh, those Orly polishes are gorgeous, can't say I've ever tried anything from them but I am a big fan of rose gold and glitter :)
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    Mel xx

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  10. Orly Rage (and the others!) look incredible, love these kind of polishes! x

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

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  11. such gorgeous colours!!! love the orly ones especially :)
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  12. That Gold glitter nail varnish is so cute!
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  13. I'm rose gold obsessed at the moment, I had no idea you could get nail varnishes like it! Definitely need these in my life!

    Sophs xx

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  14. Gorgeous colours, I love these polishes!
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  15. That looks lovely! I love the gold most!!! Unfortunately, I haven't tried any Orly polishes yet.

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  16. Gorgeous photos! New follower!
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    x

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  17. Love the AA one for the shredded glitter! I remember when I first located a small bottle of Rage after trying to find it for weeks ... it was such a moment.

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  18. Your blog is really lovely! Such great posts, am now following :D

    Would love a follow back :D
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  19. I haven't tried anything from Orly even though I have a huge wishlist on their lovely shades! I especially like the golden glitter but the pink ones are so romantic and perfect for spring it's just too hard to name a favourite

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  20. Orly rage looks amazing! i want it! :D
    xxx Stephanie(www.stephaniesstyleblog.blogspot.com)

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  21. Love those polishes!

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  22. Such cute shades xx

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  23. haaa beautiful colors great post and follow back, IF you like ;) ANDY

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  24. I've been itching to purchase some Orly nail polishes recently! I love those shades! New follower :)

    Hannah x

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  25. those orly nail polish look beautiful!!

    Karly.
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