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The perfect red

I didn't believe my luck when I scored the perfect red nailpolish for next to nothing. It's not just the perfect red, a cold blueish crimson, but it's the holy grail of reds. That and it's Orly. When I came across Orly's Cashmere Cardigan last year, it was love at first sight. Unlike bloggers en masse, I like Orly. To be honest, I don't just like Orly, I think I love them, their bottles, their userfriendly cap and their formula.

Being so infatuated with this brand, I have asked myself (and others) why Orly is a brand rarely mentioned on beautyblogs, but the only answer seems to be that they're not slaves to the trends and they don't send out as much pr-material and samples as the other companies do. Maybe they aren't even targeting that market and have decided that the (not so) young and hip is not for them? Whatever the reason may be, I rarely seem them mentioned on blogs unless it's about the Foil collection and that is the only collection I wouldn't even look twice at. I think I may just have worked too many years in a kitchen to fall in love with the copper saucepan-look.

So, what is this perfect red called? It's called Mandalay Ruby and pictured above next to the red that used to be my favorite, Eyeko's Red hot. While I still think Red hot and the candy it's been named after (my all time favorite) is one damn good red, Eyeko's polishes are far from top notch and unfortunately, I have yet to come across a polish that chips faster than the before mentioned. It's too bad as I really like Eyeko as a brand - fun, cute, colorful, sparkly and cheap. The focus seems to be about playing with colors rather than being the prettiest of them all, which is something I fully support. Have fun, you can go for pretty when you're old.

4 comments:

féline-alizarine said...

Awesome! I may have to get that one then, since I'm always on the hunt for... ehm...more perfect reds. ;D Otherwise OPI Got the Blues for Red is effing awesome too. :) I wonder if they're at all similar...

Heather / Eyeconic said...

I love Orly polishes! I love the rubber grip top, and they just apply so easily and perfectly.

schmut said...

->féline: Had too google that one and yes, it does look promising. If it's a jelly and not a creme, I think I might have to buy that one as well.

->heather: well yes, the rubber top is great. I think I might have to save my old Orly-bottles for "decanting".

Darling said...

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