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Posted by 01.17.14

Expect 2014 to be a year of confidence, joy, and love, if the trend analysts at Pantone are right. The global color authority has chosen Radiant Orchid as the 2014 color of the year.

“An invitation to innovation, Radiant Orchid encourages expanded creativity and originality, which is increasingly valued in today’s society,” states Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute.

The company describes Radiant Orchid as a harmony of fuchsia, purple, and pink undertones, a wonderfully versatile shade for beauty products. It’s dual cool and warm qualities flatter many hair, eye and skin tones. Much more translatable to beauty than Emerald Green

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Date: 08.10.09


Guest Bag Lady: Arianna Gold

ORLY NAIL LACQUER – Nail polish is one of those beauty items that is just meant to be fun and exciting, can easily be changed, and can really reflect your mood. One of my favorite things to do is pick funky, bright, daring colors to try on my nails. I came across Orly Nail Polish at my local drug store and was instantly hooked. The polish really stays on your nails chip free for at least a week, maintaining the amazing original color. The shades of polish range from “mint mojito” green to “blue collar” blue. Anybody can find a color to fit her personal mood. My nail salon rarely carries the Orly brand, so I just began bringing my own collection of colors with me for my weekly manicures. The greatest part about buying your own polish is being able to maintain your manicures without stopping by the nail salon.

FINAL VERDICT: BOB (BEAUTY ON A BUDGET) Purchasing a bottle of Orly Nail Polish for less than $10.00 makes this the perfect beauty product when on a budget.  With the fabulous range of Orly Nail Polish colors you can enjoy giving yourself your very own manicure to reflect your mood!


Date: 04.10.09


ORLY NAIL POLISH CARNIVALE – Want BOLD toes? Then this is definitely the polish for you. Orly nails it with bright, intense colors that shout out SUMMERTIME. Try Samba, a rich purply red, or Chica Boom, a deep fire breathing orange. Gorgeous for strappy sandals or flip flops. Bongo Beat is my favorite in peachy shimmer like a fruity cocktail. If reds and pinks are not your style, Orly goes all the way to Green Apple and Velvet Rope, but I’m not sure these will ever catch on (at least I hope not).

FINAL VERDICT – BOB (BEAUTY ON A BUDGET) – At about $7 each, these are fun, fun, fun. Not the most long lasting polish – and the darker colors tend to peel and chip if you’re not careful.


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