Thursday, August 9, 2012

Milani Orchidia

I don't know what it is with me lately, but I keep being drawn to the lilacs and lavenders in my nail polishes lately. Maybe because the color is so very flattering to my skin tone and it's such a lovely summery shade? In any case, here is another winner from my collection — Milani Orchidia. (How do you even pronounce that? It sounds like a scientific classification, so I Googled it but only fragrances and games came up other than this polish. Guess not.)
The little glass flecks add to the appeal of this lovely color.
I want this in a dress! Or a silky top, or anything else I can wear with this supremely flattering shade of purple! This is probably my best color to wear of ever and I can't get enough of it, so expect to see a lot of variations of it in my blog posts to come. This one is slightly darker and redder than GAP Lilac and it has tiny glass flecks in it for that extra oomph. Loads of them, in fact, so to get a really smooth look you may want to either double up on your top coat or maybe use a coat of Gelous underneath whichever one you use (I always use Seche Vite.)
Now you can see all the glass flecks!
The only other Milani I've reviewed so far was Sail Away, which I used as a base in my attempt to dupe KOH Blue Universe. That was almost a navy blue version of this, with maybe a bit of frost in it, too. I'm pretty sure I have a pale blue version and a green one, too, so it must be a popular formula for them. It is with me, anyway!


  1. Oh, this is beautiful. I've been lusting after a colour just like this. Now I just have to figure out how to get Milani products in NZ!

    FYI, its pronounced Or-Kid-Ee-ah :) Derived from Orchid, which is this: - One of the more common orchid colours is purple, or derivations of :)

    1. Thanks! I was pronouncing it or-KID-ee-ah because or-kid-EE-ah sounded wrong. Can you not order it online?

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    1. The glass flecks really add so much to it, don't they?