Orly Royal Navy. I don't know if I've ever felt this strongly about a blue polish before. I've always loved blue, I find that blue polish really flatters my skintone and I wear it quite often. I have a rather obscene amount of blue polish. But this blue.... I've never seen anything like it. It blows all my other blues out of the water. First of all, it looks like a creme but if you look closely it is accented with tiny little iridescent green glitter flecks a la Pure Ice Heartbreaker. They are not a stand-out feature of the polish- this does not look like your usual jelly plus glitter combination. It mostly strikes me as a creme polish with subtle glitter accent. The glitter is so small it's almost more just fine shimmer, but you can see definite pieces and particles.
Second, this is insanely vibrant. It's dark but bright at the same time. It must have some neon pigment to it because it dries semi-matte. It is the brightest bluest richest blue I've ever worn. It's so blue that it even looks like there's a hint of rich violet added to it.
It was truly love at first sight. It was much different than I anticipated- from the promos I thought it would be like a blue Ruby Pumps, but it's so much better. I saw the bottle and I think I got heart palpitations. I can't even describe how much I love this. And, just when I thought it couldn't get any better than this, Mr. Scrangie commented on it. He said, "Holy crap, that's crazy! That's so vibrant, it's insane." It gets his seal of approval too! Ha!
I wore it for a few days in a row and decided to try to spice it up a little more and ended up with this:
...Which I think looked okay, but I don't know how much I like the speckled silver stamp. I think I want something more crisp looking next time. Or perhaps a stamp in bronze or gold would look cool against the blue too.
But now I'm obsessed with this polish. I keep reaching for it. I'm wearing it on my toes right now and it makes me want to wear sandals just so I can keep looking at my feet.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Posted by Scrangie at 2:06 PM