I seem to be accumulating quite a stash of corals and oranges kind of color lately. I think I am always wanting to look out for the perfect shade of coral, or orange, but they always turn out to be too bright, or too red, or too watever, and this is what I end up with. Corals/ Orange nails are great for summer, nice pop of color on both your finger and toe nails.
First, we have a blindingly neon Japanese Koi from China Glaze, it is slightly 'see-through' but the color runs opaque after 3 even coats. The picture is showing it more red though.
Next, this is China Glaze's How Street It Is, which seems like an exact dupe for Japanese Koi, except that it is not so kah-pow neon, but still a bright deep orange, and it is also slightly thicker in texture than Japanese Koi. 2 coats should give you a true opaque finish.
Just a comparison of the two colors side by side.
Here, we have OPI's Atomic Orange. This is a pretty intense color. It is not so bright like Koi or Street.... and maybe less red as well. And how cute is the name?
Chanel's Orange Fizz has a pink undertone, and I think the pink tone makes this a 'coral' type of color? Very soft and vibrant colour. I believe this is a permanent Chanel color, in case anyone is interested in getting this.
China Glaze's Peachy Keen is very hard to photograph. It is actually more pinkish in real life. A pretty hard color to pull off, even on my nails... and I think I can usually wear anything on my nails without my skincolor looking 'off'.
Next, we have Essie's Haute as Hello, which is from their Summer 2010 collection. I got this in Hong Kong... it is supposed to be a matte shade but not as matte as the OPI shades... I feel like this is a 'matte' version of Chanel's Orange Fizz. I think I will be wearing this on my hands next.
Another Essie color, very pretty, light and creamy color, Van D' Go. A soft pinky peach colour. The consistency of this color is also very smooth, and 2 coats will give you true opaque color.
Lastly, we have a true orange color, from the LA Girls matte range called Matte Orange. To be honest, I have not used any of the LA girls colors and I feel really bad about them... I just don't reach for them, though I dunno why. The color is lighter in real life than the picture shows.
What are your favourite summer nail colors? And which are your favourites from these shown?
Hope this has been helpful --- my description is very mediocre, but at least the pictures are more helpful?
Thanks for looking!