Above and Below: As long as we're talking oranges, Misa's Speed of Life is a perfect, true orange creme. Their formula is always a bit thick to me, but it tends to be self-leveling, meaning that the streaks disappear on their own while drying. 2 coats and it's perfect.
Below: One more orange, because I had it out...Revlon's scented Mad About Mango. It's more of a coral than an orange, but I wanted to try it out. Disappointing for a Revlon as far as the application, I've always had good luck with this brand. 4 coats. About 2 too many for my taste.
Below: Check out these coupons I found in a magazine called 'All You.' There's more information below, if you're curious about them.
Below: Here's the magazine in case you want to look for it.
My niece left me a message on Facebook last week asking for a sparkly orange and a bright shiny gold recommendation, so I thought it best to show it here, rather than on FB, because the 'others' might not understand! I pulled out some of my untried oranges and although there are many sparkly oranges, Goin' Ape-Ricot! caught my eye. It's one of my beloved glass-flecked polishes and it's a nice shade of orange in my opinion. This took 3 coats, and I also put an extra coat on the tips after the first coat, let it dry, then continued with my application. It dries quickly though and I like not being able to see the visible nail line on some sheers. Not always, but on this one I thought it would look better without nail lines. I have a number of orange shimmers that sparkle a bit, but this one really stood out when I lined up a several orange shades of bottles side by side. I'll continue my hunt for a gold recommendation for you, Julie, but I would hunt this one down for your orange request. I did a few quick swatches of a couple of other orange shades as long as I had them out. They were untried and I wanted to get an idea of what they looked like. I like Misa's Speed of Light, but Revlon's Mad About Mango was a pain to apply, for some reason. Four coats is a bit much and although it has a nice scent, I wouldn't exactly say it smells like a Mango.
I updated my 'Mini Bar' column on your right with a few more products I'm using, so check that out if you're interested. Lastly, I picked up a copy of All You magazine the other day at WalMart, for no other reason than that the colors on the cover matched my blog colors (I don't need too much inspiration to but something, obviously!) and was amazed at just some of the coupons I found inside of it. Using just one of them would more than pay for the price of the magazine ($2.49). Just thought I'd mention it, because I always like a good bargain and I imagine most of you do, too!
Oops, I was mistaken when I said 'lastly' above! I wanted to share a few more blogs with you that I'm enjoying. "Makeup, Nail Polish and Nerdery in one blog" as she describes it, Clockwork has a fun and informative look at the things we love. Deez Nailz writes very descriptive posts and shares tons of stunning pictures, which is always helpful when trying to increase our polish desires. Tali's blog, It's a Hard Life-Let's Make-Up it Better is a blog I recently discovered and love. She does detailed posts mainly on makeup and cosmetics, with great pictures that cause me to buy more things that I 'think' I need! Check them out and I hope you enjoy these blogs as much as I do. I badly need to find some time and update my blog roll, which maybe I could do if I wasn't busy reading all of the great blogs I keep coming across!