Mani of the Week: ORLY Gumdrop
Now that the holiday weekend is coming to an end, there's not trouble with switching out of my Independence Day manicure, right?
Do you remember in my last post how I mentioned that a lot of times I use my nail color as an accessory? I have an example of that now! I met up with Miles, my photographer, for some new photos for the blog yesterday morning. I wore a long sheer duster jacket with a super wild color pattern over a chambray romper and some turquoise jewelry. Gumdrop worked perfectly!
I take advantage of any night to myself to paint my nails. It's a whole ordeal - I plug in to some Netflix, I make dinner, probably have a glass of wine, and paint my nails in the living room. The dog usually tries to get involved in the action, which can be dangerous for wet paint on toes!
I wanted some fresh and light after the holiday manicure. One of my favorite colors of all time is ORLY's Gumdrop. It's described as a "Mint Pastel Crème." I think that's pretty accurate, however, I feel that it's slightly darker than what I typically consider "mint." It's bordering on a light natural turquoise, such as this:
Above: A quickie shot from my Instagram account.
Above: Natural light, with direct sunlight spotting. No filter.
Below: Natural light, no direct sunlight. No filter.
I only have a few ORLY polishes at the moment. One is the red Star Spangled which you see in my last post, an amazing fluorescent yellow-green called Glowstick, a fantastic shimmery taupe called Nite Owl, and a dusty periwinkle blue called Snowcone. I like the formula on all of them, especially the coverage. The Glowstick color is a little more difficult with coverage because it's a neon, and if you know polishes well, you know neons can be bratty. My Gumdrop is on the thicker side, so I only do two coats of it. It can be hard to manipulate around the nail bed and cuticle because of this. I need to get a little brush again so that I can clean up the edges, but I think I did a really good job anyway.
Do you have an ORLY polishes? If so, what colors?
Base Coat: Seche Vite
Color: ORLY Gumdrop
Top Coat: Seche Vite