Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Orly Prelude to a Kiss: a peachy chameleon!

Hello all, how has your Tuesday been? Mine, well it has been rather uneventful but still a great day. I did a little thrifting and wandered around an amazing antique shop down on the town square. I think I may have even found a killer 60's serving dish to come home with me tomorrow! I'm going back in the morning to pick it up since the shop was closed when I went back this afternoon. I'll put a picture up tomorrow afternoon so you all can enjoy my prize. I also kept score for my sister's softball game this evening, making the game so much more fun!

I'm flying home tomorrow afternoon (today since it is well after midnight) and I'm sad my visit for my brother's graduation has come to an end. Luckily, the fambam is coming to Vegas in December for my graduation! Woo hoo!

So, on to the polish! Today (tonight?) I'm going to show you my very first attempt at wearing a peach shade, Orly Prelude to a Kiss. I've never been one to wear peach at all let alone on my nails, but I thought I would give this one a shot since I swore it looked pink in the bottle. I lied to myself, that pink was too elusive.

Fluorescent lamplight:

Two coats, not too streaky and not chalky at all. Application was pretty good considering Prelude to a Kiss is a pastel crème. Application also self leveled, which I consider a plus. Under this lighting all I can see is creamsicle orange, but in the second photo, taken under a different set of fluorescent lights, this polish does view as a peach. Albeit, an orangey peach. Circus peanut, if you will.

Is it just me, or did circus peanuts taste a little funky? What was that flavor supposed to be!?

Incandescent lamplight:

Photo one, I see a pale peach. Photo two, much pinker (or is it just me?) than other photos.

Flashy McFlash:

I was bound and determined to capture the pink side of Prelude to a Kiss so I tried a random photo with my camera's flash. Do you see as much pink as I do here?

I wore this mani for two days before I tried stamping over it and I stared and stared at my nails trying to figure out if liked this on me or not. I think this might be a pedicure color in the future. I'm just not convinced it looks all that great with my skin tone. What do you think?

Tomorrow I'll show you guys my first "photo worthy" stamping attempt, even though I wasn't very happy with it!

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  1. That dish sound interesting! I know what you mean about peachy tones. I generally don't wear light-coloured cream polish cause more often than not, I feel it looks too stark against my skintone. Let's see how you did with stamping:)

    1. I went back this morning to try and buy it and the shop wasn't open yet. There are no posted hours so I have NO idea when the shop is open!

      Peach is a tricky color, I don't think I even own any peach blouses/tops/sweaters. I think my stamping turned out ok bit I'm such a perfectionist that it bugs me it's not completely perfect. But, I figured if I go ahead and share I'll want to do it more.

  2. Ooooo cute color! And I can't wait to see your dish!

    1. Thanks! I'm getting ready to draft the post now!

  3. I don't really like peach so much as a nail color but this one isn't so bad. Pedi color for sure. I found this whole Orly collection a bit boring, though.

    1. I agree with you on both accounts!



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