Today I have for you a stunning polish from Orly called Beautiful Disaster. This polish was released in 2013 as part of the Mash Up Collection. However after a little research online I discovered it's still available for purchase through a number of outlets should you decide you need a bottle for yourself.
All photos are shown as 2 coats plus top coat, and were taken under incandescent lighting.
Beautiful Disaster is a red toned purple that simply glows on the nail. The magenta and darker purple micro shimmer gives this illusion of a duo chrome polish in certain lighting. Although I would not classify this as a duo chrome polish. There is certainly nothing disastrous about this!
Application was just a tad finicky, with the first coat applying slightly sheer and some patchiness when using a very thin coat. As you can see everything evens out after 2 and looks radiant. There are a few brushstrokes but they are less visible to the naked eye than they were to my camera.
The shimmer made it almost impossible to get a clear macro shot but you get to see the rich purple color here and that's what's really important right?
I feel like I should give you a warning that there might be a lot of purple and blue nail polishes being featured on my blog in the near future. I've started dating someone new and he's very very supportive and interested in my blog. In fact if you follow me on Instagram you might have seen a photo of him painting my toes recently. Well he really likes the color purple, and what he calls "trophy blue" ( think Midnight Blue from Sinful Colors) and he wants to help with picking colors from my collection to feature on the blog. And get this, he even wants to paint my nails, and then write a post about the experience! And I have a feeling every polish he picks will be either purple or blue. After dating someone for 4 years that had absolutely no interest and thought this was a waste of time, I am over the moon excited about this and very appreciative of the new man. (Who I've actually know for 20 years but we've always just been good friends.)
Anyway I guess that's enough ramblings about my personal life. I hope you enjoy the color I shared with you today. I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Polishing!