Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Orly Fancy Fuchsia - the perfect Barbie pink

The first time I saw this polish, I didn't buy it. I had picked up two China Glaze crackles, Ancient Jade, and Chrysanthe-Mum's The Word. But when I was in Sally's, I just stared at Fancy Fuchsia. It's oddly the most mesmerizing polish I have ever looked at. It was bizarre. It just stood out. I figured it was dupe-able, and I have SO many pinks that I skipped. For a couple of weeks after I just couldn't stop thinking about that polish and I knew I'd regret it if I didn't get it. So on one of my trips to Sally's to pick up a few Tronicas, I grabbed Fancy Fuchsia. I wanted it to be the right day to wear it - no snow, no rain, no overcast. Had to be sunny and summer-ish feeling. So here it is:

Orly Fancy Fuchsia Swatch

Orly Fancy Fuchsia Swatch

Orly Fancy Fuchsia Swatch

Orly Fancy Fuchsia Swatch

Orly Fancy Fuchsia Swatch

2 coats Fancy Fuchsia
1 coat SV

I'm so glad I picked this up. This is a bright (but not neon) blue based pink creme. Though it is cool toned, I see no problems with this on any skintone.
It's like an updated, risque Barbie pink without looking young and little girlish. This polish just screams Nicki Minaj to me. If MAC were to put out a polish with Nicki's Pink Friday lipstick, they should have stolen Fancy Fuchsia.

I really love Orly, and this formula was wonderful. Similar to Ancient Jade, it is a great consistancy that remains opaque (AJ in 1 coat, FF in 2 coats) and is not streaky, goopey, or difficult to work with. This color is gorgeous for spring/summer and it will be going on my toes as soon as flip flop weather comes around. But I've gotta say, I'm really not fond of the name. It doesn't fit the polish at all.

5 comments:

  1. What fake nails do you use and how do you do it?

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  2. @anonymous
    I don't use fake nails :)

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  3. I just bought this polish, its gorgeous! Are your nails acrylic? I'm so so jealous if they're real! x

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  4. I love this color! So pretty and sexy looking. I love wearing this color on my toes and have gotten many compliments.

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