6/22/14

NOTD: Orly Confetti

Hey guys!  Today I thought I would share with you this gorgeous, light, baby pink polish by Orly in the shade Confetti.  As some of you may know, this is the polish mentioned in the Kardashian Konfidential book, and it is also the polish Khloe Kardashian wore on her wedding day.  I haven't seen this in any stores, but it is available here.



One of those perfect wear-anytime, goes-with-anything, whitish-light pinks, Confetti is very similar to Essie Fiji.   Compared side by side Confetti is just a hint more pink and cool toned, and Fiji has a slight peach/nude tint to it.



From experience you probably already know, but the lighter the polish the more difficult it is to apply.  Generally speaking anyways.  If you've ever painted your nails a stark white, you know exactly what I am talking about.  You have to have an extremely steady hand and be almost exact with polish placement, otherwise the whole thing looks like a mess.  While not as hard to apply as a stark white, Confetti is still one that you really have to take your time to get a perfect looking manicure.  Another thing I noticed was that it takes longer than usual for this polish to fully set and dry.  Even with Seche Vite as a top coat.  After I botched my thumbnail because it was still wet, I gave my nails a good 10 minutes or so before I attempted to do anything.  For my manicure I used Revlon Gel base coat, 3 coats of Orly Confetti, and 1 coat Seche Vite top coat.  I always apply a cuticle oil when I finish a manicure - in this photo you can probably see it shining around my fingertips.  This one is Essie's Apricot Cuticle Oil. 


A few tips for applying nail polish, especially lighter/whiter shades:  Do not polish all the way down to your cuticle.  This is so important!  Stop right before you get to it and your manicure will look so much better.  Polish settles and dries funny on your cuticles and makes everything look sloppy, so really watch how far you take it.  Likewise, don't polish the sides of your nails all the way to the skin.  Again, it settles and dries funny and gives a really unprofessional look to your nails.  (I know because I have done it numerous times).  Also, when the polish begins to wear away from your skin it can peel and look uneven and not cute.  Don't worry, it doesn't look bad and you don't even notice if the polish stops just short of the side of your nail.  You'll be surprised how nice your manicure will look.


Thanks for stopping by and have a great rest of the weekend!  Ciao!
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