03 June 2013

Orly Torrid

In my ongoing quest to find another red nail polish to love as much as China Glaze Drastic, I finally discovered Orly Torrid, a shiny, glossy candy apple red that makes me think of Snow White. It doesn't lean too warm or too cool, it's dark enough to be rich and luscious without verging on vampy, and the finish is amazing. Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner!

Orly Torrid swatch

This is three coats of Orly Torrid with SV on top. Even after the first coat, I wasn't sure whether this was love, but when the second coat went on all red and shiny--and just a hint warmer than the bottle seems to be--I knew we were gonna be happy together. In addition to being a fantastic shade, it also has some frosty shimmer to it. Not nearly enough to be actual "frost"--just enough to give it a super-smexy sheen of liquid rubies.

Torrid could be opaque in just 2 coats if you go a little thicker, but I recommend three thinner ones. I had a little bubbling when my second went on a little thick, but the third (and the SV) knocked that right out.

Orly Torrid swatch

Torrid is from the Orly Holiday 2012 Naughty or Nice Collection. I didn't pay much attention to it at the time, as it got kind of lost among all the holiday reds, which aren't ever a big thing for me anyway. I'm so glad I gave it another look, though! It's utterly fabsexulous.

16 comments:

  1. So shiny! I don't normally go for reds but this is beautiful.

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  2. That's is a very pretty red! So glad to hear that it is what you've been searching for. :)

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  3. Red is my all time favorite color polish - and this red is simply amazing!

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  4. This color is stunning on you!!

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  5. SUPER SECKSY A++++++++ RED.

    I love this red, and I'm glad I have this, too. :D

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  6. This is gorgeous. Have you tried Essie's Bordeaux? I think it's the all time best red ever (disclaimer: of the ones I'm aware of). :)

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  7. Oh wow, it's literally glowing - it's gorgeous!

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  8. This one is so lovely!! I picked it up in the winter and I really like it :D

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  9. I've never heard of this shade before, but it's absolutely stunning!!

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