Sunday, February 19, 2012

Orly Prelude to a Kiss

As soon as I saw the press releases for this polish, my interest spiked. As soon as I saw swatches, I knew I HAD to have it!! I've been searching for a similar color for quite some time. The right peachy, vintage-y, not too neon, not too pink, not too orange, not too dark color. I still want a polish a little darker, but I'm loving this for now. I saw Essie A Crewed Interest swatches and fell in love. Then I saw The PolishAholic's comparison to Prelude to a Kiss and obviously I'll pick Orly over Essie! Essie's pastel/light creme formulas frustrate me to no end!!
I went to my Sally's that doesn't usually carry new collections. I didn't see it out, so I started to walk out the door when the SA asked what I had been looking for. I told her I was looking for the new spring Orly collection but didn't see it. Then I re-asked to confirm that they don't sell new collections? She told me they're starting to get new collections in and she's sure she saw that collection in the back! I honestly couldn't remember the name of the polish so I looked it up on my phone quickly. She went to the back, grabbed that polish for me, and here we are!! Yay for AWESOME Sally's SAs! Not my usual experience with Sally's, but they're getting FAR better!! I'm so excited!

Side note, not gonna lie... I hate the name of this polish. I swear Orly really sucks sometimes at naming polishes. It's almost as annoying as Fancy Fuchsia.


Orly Prelude to a Kiss

Orly Prelude to a Kiss

Orly Prelude to a  Kiss

Orly Prelude to a  Kiss


2 coats Orly Prelude to a Kiss
1 coat Poshe
*photos taken on 3rd/4th day of wear (put on Thursday evening, photos taken Sunday morning).

This color is beautiful. As I said above, it is a light peach creme that does not lean too pink or too orange. It's not fleshy, I like it on my yellow/olive toned skin, don't know how it'd look on very pinky toned skin. It's a brighter pastel without being a neon pastel. It has a vintage feel that I am SO excited to do some pretty nail art to.

The formula was not fantastic, but it's what I expected for a pastel peach. The polish is thick and pigmented but very manageable. Completely opaque in two coats. Did have a little trouble with cuticle drag on the second coat, but the polish self levels pretty well, so it essentially fixed itself. This is one of those polishes where you need to let the brush rest in the bottle for a second before you go from nail to nail. But it wasn't bad.

5 comments:

  1. how much was this polish at Sally's?? I want it so bad!!! gorgeous!

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  2. I got this after seeing those comparison swatches too! I've already worn it as a mani and it was really pretty...I also hate the name because there is a Meg Ryan movie of the same name that I think is terrible, lol.

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  3. I agree,names can be cheesy.I can't help but want this one because of the name.There was a movie called "Prelude to a Kiss" from the early 90's starring Meg Ryan and Alec Baldwin.I must have watched it a dozen times since it came out,such a sweet quirky love story with a slightly unexpected twist.

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  4. Julie P.
    I paid $5.50 with my Sally's card. Without it I think it's $6? If you buy it at Ulta, it's more expensive though. It's $8!!

    ~Sherre
    I googled it because I knew the name was familiar and saw it was a movie. I don't remember if I saw it or not.

    thalie
    Haha! I love that you love the movie. I totally will buy polishes if I can associate the name to something I like. Maybe I'll have to watch this!

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  5. Its a fine colour but suits to darker tones. In darker skin it is a poem!On you, still divine, but not ideal for your skin tone.

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