Thursday, July 19, 2012

Essie Orange, It's Obvious!

Hello my lovelies! How are you all doing today? I have a premiere on the blog today and I want you all to see it. Until yesterday I had never worn orange on my nails. Never! I had orange toes almost the whole of last summer, but never orange fingers. So here's me sporting orange on my nails for the first time!

Essie Orange, It's Obvious! in the sun
The reason why I never tried orange on my nails is because of my freakishly pale skin. I hate how warm colors look on me and orange is the warmest color ever. This one from Essie is a red orange and not a typical orange, which makes it more suitable for my skin tone. Plus I've recently found out that warm colors are not that bad for me as long as they're bright. And this one definitely is! The name is perfect because this color is nothing but obvious. I won it in a contest and it's not something I would typically purchase myself. Now that I've tried it I'm glad I did. It's actually not as bad as I expected. 

Now let me tell you that I find the formula of this polish a little weird. Both this and Ole Caliente from the same collection have kind of a rubbery formula. It's hard for me to explain but they kinda feel like liquid rubber. That makes them pigmented and sheer at the same time. The first coat was almost opaque but with a lot of bald spots. The second coat solved some of them but still left a few. I do love the Essie brush though and I didn't have to do almost any cleanup. Of course the advantage of this weird texture is that it dries fast to a high gloss, so all pictures are without any top coat. 

The more sun hits it, the more the color becomes lighter. It actually dries darker than in the bottle and the color is closer to the first picture. I put it on yesterday and didn't put any top coat over it. It was perfect when I went to bed, but I woke up to see a chip on my middle finger. Not sure what I did in my sleep. I do have the tendency to hit the wall near my bed sometimes. I do hope this was not the polish's fault. All in all, I'm glad to have this in my collection but don't think I'm gonna reach for it too much. I'm sure I'm gonna use it for my toes though. 


  1. gorgeous color! I have a weakeness for orange!

  2. I had almost the same situation. I never thought I would be able to wear light, almost white colors until I won a cream colored nailpolish :)
    This orange looks very good though nothing I would desperately seek to buy

  3. I wouldn't have spent money on it either. Too busy buying blues and other colors I wear all the time. That's why I love getting nail polish as a gift. It gives you the chance to try stuff you wouldn't have tried otherwise.

  4. I'm glad you like it! I love orange too!


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