Friday, 27 April 2012

NOTD: Orly Passionfruit

I'm loving bright polishes at the moment and when I received Orly Passionfruit I thought it was the perfect  polish to do a super bright mani with. It's a lovely two coater with a satin finish and as I could still see my natural nail tips (doesn't that drive you crazy?) I decided to do a French mani with a bit of a twist. I'd recently heard that Illamasqua precision ink liners can be used for nail art so I gave it a go and it was so unbelievably easy! Quickest way to do a French tip.

Products Used

Orly Passionfruit*
Illamasqua Precision Ink Liner in Abyss
Illamasqua Precision Ink Liner in Alchemy
Seche Vite

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One thing that did disappoint me with this mani was Seche Vite. I think its well documented that we bloggers have a love/hate relationship with it. I did my nails quite late and the next morning I already had tip wear. How does one get tip wear when asleep? Heaven only knows. At the end of the following day, not only did my tips look terrible, Seche Vite had distorted the colour of Passionfruit. It looked like a gradient from the base from my cuticle to my tip of pink to neon orange. Most odd. So, I need recommendations for amazing fast drying top coats please :)

P.S. Apologies for going Instagram crazy. I'm a little bit obsessed with it at the moment!

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*PR sample - read my disclaimer here


  1. Love it. Such a nice colour with a cute twist :)

  2. This is so cute!! I wish I was this creative.. Don't worry, I'm addicted to instagram too and can be known to be a little snap happy!

    1. Thank you :) Hehe glad I'm not the only one x

  3. Love the colour combo! Modern take on a classic!

    Thanks for sharing

  4. omg. i absolutely loved this!
    liloo /@tsunimee xx

  5. Oooh that mani looks awesome! The topcoat that I use and love is by the brand Out The Door and it's really fast drying...and you can also get it in gold and silver holos!

    1. Thank you :) Oh fab, thanks for the recommendation! x