I'm starting the series today with Revlon's Top Speed polish in the color (surprise, surprise) Orchid (#555):
Revlon's Orchid is filled with micro flecks of silver that give this polish a metallic sheen on your fingers. It was actually really hard for me to tell if the flecks were silver or gold. Ultimately I ended up settling on silver... I think.
Orchid is very bright and pretty to look at, and those afore-mentioned flecks catch the light enough to make this a sparkly-but-not-glittery, polish:
This is one of Revlon's Top Speed fast dry polishes, and most "quick dry" polish formulas do tend to dry out a bit faster in the bottle. So always make sure to keep the top off the bottle for as little time as possible while applying. Replace the top and give the polish a good thorough mixing (by rolling between your palms, NOT by shaking violently!) after every couple of nails to keep the formula from becoming too thick while you're using it.
My only complaint about this polish is that it's very sensitive to texture beneath it - meaning that it accentuates any ridges or uneven prior-coat applications on your nail's surface. So there's that.
Do you own any orchid polishes?
Are you a fan of the Radiant Orchid choice for Pantone's 2014 Color of the Year?
If you are thinking about picking up an orchid polish but aren't sure which one to go with, stay tuned for more of my Radiant Orchid nail polish picks!
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