Colour of the Week

COLOUR: Orly – Enchanted Forest

To be more accurate, colour of the week… from more than a month ago. LOL gaaaah I’m so behind on blogging right now. Like, more than a month behind… oh yeah, I mentioned that, did I? *brain in blank mode*

It’s amazing how one goes through that phase of not-blogging. It’s almost like a state of mind when you don’t even want to look at it. Maybe it was that amazing one-month trip to Beijing, which I should have been blogging about instantly? It almost feels like when you’re in a relationship that you were really excited about, then comes the part in the middle where something unexplainable eats at you and you have to work hard to keep the spark alive eklavu. LOL I don’t know, but consider this post as a mini-comeback of sorts, started by one of the main reasons I started blogging in the first place – nail polish.

Orly Enchanted ForestJust look at Orly Enchanted Forest. Pretty straightforward name without losing that touch of drama – it’s a gorgeously elegant shade of dark forest green that’s one of those shades that, when seen from a distance, looks black but is not.

Orly Enchanted ForestOrly Enchanted ForestAs I mentioned before, I love that Orly’s polishes come in 18ml bottles, so there’s more polish to enjoy than the normal bottle of nail polish. 🙂

In natural light

In natural light

In natural light

In natural light

In natural light

In natural light

Had to turn up the green on my photos a bit to bring out the colour – there is simply no time to even think about photography right now. Bad excuse, yes. On another hand, look at how glossy it is on its own – no topcoat there!

With flash

With flash

With flash

With flash

Enchanted Forest performed on par with what I expect of Orly polishes from past experience: fluid, goes on smooth, doesn’t go globby, fully opaque in two coats if you’re good (and careful). Such a dreaaam to work with.

With flash

With flash

With flash

With flash

As usual, flash photography captures the colour best. Doesn’t it look regal and sophisticated? 🙂

With flash

With flash

Under artificial light

Under artificial light

Staying power was very decent, lasting 3 days on me before the first chip appeared. I had to take them off by the 5th day. Something I just noticed: you see how little cracks appear on your polish (especially the index fingers) by the 3rd or 4th day? They aren’t so obvious (sometimes nearly invisible) with dark polish. Random fact. 🙂

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