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Orly Wild Wisteria

Today's mani features 2 previously untried shades from my Helmer... Orly Wild Wisteria and Orly Rococo A-Go-Go...





Polishes Used:

1 Coat Beauty Secrets Ridge Filler
2 Coats Orly Wild Wisteria
1 Coat Orly Rococo A-Go-Go (Accent Only)
1 Coat OPI Clear Top Coat
1 Coat Seche Vite

It's been a LONG time since I've painted my nails with a 2-coater. A long time indeed. For whatever reason, I've never worn either of these colors, but I've had them for a while. Rococo A-Go-Go was a limited edition polish from Orly's Fall 2011 Mineral FX Collection. Wild Wisteria is a core Orly shade that you can still purchase. (Yay!)

I was in the mood for a dark polish that wasn't black, so Wild Wisteria immediately came to mind. It's a super dark indigo leaning purple that's pretty and edgy at the same time. Opacity is great... 2 coats is quite a feat for any polish of mine.

Rococo A-Go-Go is a pretty raspberry and gold duochrome. The gold side shows up well in the bottle, but doesn't translate to the nail as well as it could. I noticed brief flashes of gold and amber, but the raspberry sparkle was the most noticeable on my nails.

Formula-wise, I've never had much of a complaint when it comes to Orly. They've been in the game for a long time, so they know what's up. And not just when it comes to formula, but colors and trends, too.


What do you think of Orly polishes?


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