Thursday, February 23, 2012

Orly Passion Fruit fauxnad

Happy Pink Wednesday everyone (this post was supposed to go up yesterday but Amanda and I had a scheduling conflict!  sorry about that!)

I know you're thinking to yourself - that doesn't look pink.  But the camera is playing tricks on your eyes.  May I introduce Orly Passion Fruit, which is a bright neon coral jelly.  It actually looks more pink in the bottle than the nail - once you get it on, it leans a little more orange.

Passion Fruit applied very nicely and dried fast.  I didn't have any issues with streaking, dragging or cuticle pooling.  I initially was going to do 2 coats, but realized I still had VNL so I went ahead and added a third coat.  As I mentioned, Passion Fruit dries with a jelly type finish so I topped it with SV for some shine. 

I decided today was the day I wanted to try out my Color Club Copy Coats scented topcoats.  I used the pink one - named Mimic - because I have read elsewhere that these topcoats; although only slightly tinted, can cause mimimal color shifts in your base color.  I have to say that I really enjoyed the scent of Mimic.  I can't comment on what perfume it smells like, because I'm not a perfume connoisseur, but the company information says it contains blackberry, damask rose and sandalwood.  I was sniffing my nails all evening.   And I love the bottles - little squat square bottles with colored scented goodness in them!

This morning I applied a fauxnad over the base color using plate M72 and a Sally Hansen gold chrome pen.  I love these for stamping - great pigmented color!

What do you think of this fauxnad?  I've been really uninspired lately but I'm really liking this one!


  1. Yum jelly and the gold looks so nice over it!

  2. That is a very pretty color and the desing is super cute.

  3. Colour combo is so gorgeous! I think I need to hunt that pen down!

  4. That coral is a gorgeous color.

    I just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. You can check out the details on my most recent post.

    1. Thank you so much :) We're so glad you enjoy the blog!

  5. WHERE DO U GET ALL UR LOVELY KONAD STUFF!!!!! really, u have the most AMAZING designs, and i am always inspired by you!! I JUST WANNA DO WHAT U DO!!!!!!! but, i can never find exactly what u hav, which is ALL THE BEST!! plz help!


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