I have a wonderful holiday color from Orly to show you today, but before I forget, I want to alert all Zoya-philes to keep an eye on the company’s Facebook page. They posted, “The Holiday Season is upon us, and you know what that means at Zoya Nail Polish! Holiday fun with great offers and Flash Promos – all exactly when you’d expect them to be…”
OK, I’ll bite — when do we expect them to be? I’m guessing Black Friday, but if you’re interested I would keep a close eye on Zoya’s FB and Twitter accounts. I’m not on Twitter yet — don’t want another giant time-sucking social media tool in my life at this point — but know it’s very useful in some situations…. like this one!
And just what might we expect? One FB commenter wrote, “Last year they would post promo codes… they were for anything from BOGO deals, free polishes, free qtica products, and sometimes even a whole free set of polishes. There would be a limited number and whoever used it first got it. Some of them were completely free, no need to pay for anything and others were nice discounts.”
But now, shifting gears, let me show you the latest love of my life (sorry, Mr. Silver Nail), Miss Conduct from Orly. I first saw this months ago at French blogger PShiiit’s site and fell hard for it. It seemed the polish gods were determined to keep me and Miss Conduct apart, though. When I finally found Orly’s Naughty or Nice holiday collection online, Miss Conduct would be the one color that was sold out. When I found the mini-set at my local Sally Beauty Supply, it included all the holiday colors except that one.
I bought the mini-set anyway and waited for Sally to stock the full-sized bottles from the Naughty or Nice set. When I went back another day, they had ONE bottle of Miss Conduct. You better believe I pounced on that like a duck on a Junebug.
I’ve liked the Orly polishes I’ve tried so far — besides having a wonderful formula and look, the bottle is a generous 0.6 oz./18 ml and the handle is rubberized and slightly concave for an easy grip. Miss Conduct is a sheer but heavily tinted jelly-like hot pink with lots of multicolored microglitter — I think I see pink, red, and silver. I used three coats with no top coat, and it looked and felt perfectly smooth. In indirect outdoor light:
Love this color SO MUCH! With a full camera flash:
Outdoors in direct but weak sunlight it really sparkles:
And indoors under artificial light with a fill flash:
It’s a great holiday color, especially if you’re overdosed on reds, but honestly, this is one color I’d wear all year long since I love pink yet it’s different, like pink on steroids. Sparkly steroids.
Two other colors with similar formulas are the new Blaze and Aurora from Zoya’s Ornate Collection. But Blaze is more red and Aurora is more purple. The PolishAholic did a fantastic, comprehensive post comparing these and many other holiday polishes here. Check it out it you’re trying to decide!