Thursday, January 16, 2014

#31Nails2014: #4 Radiant Orchid (Color of the Year)

Hello everyone!

The challenge for day 4 is Radiant Orchid. I first noticed the color called Radiant Orchid when I saw Chalkboard Nails had painted a beautiful Radiant Orchid on her nails. Then I learned that it's the Pantone color for 2014.

I think H&M Beauty Bandit is the nail polish that is closest to Radiant Orchid that I own. Here you see it on it's own:

This is 2 easy coats, no top coat. The formula was good, and I needed minimal clean- up. A nice purple cream.

Then I stamped with Pueen #13 and my lavender/ pink holographic nail polish. I really like how this turned out.

Products used:

IsaDora: #600 Clear (as fast drying base coat)
H&M: Beauty Bandit
Color Club: #977 Cloud Nine
XL stamper
Stamping plate: Pueen 13

EDITED: I've updated this post with the correct number for Cloud Nine. I also want to add that I used a very bright IKEA LED lamp for the photos. It's the same lamp that I've used for my holo pictures earlier. Sadly, I ruined this mani when I tried to apply studs, so I didn't get a chance to take pictures in the sun. And I had to use the photos that I took before applying top coat.

Sorry about posting so many blog posts, but I'm 14 days behind in Nails Magazines' 31 Day Challenge...



  1. Love it! The holo stamping looks AMAZING!

    1. Thank you! :-) I was surprised that the holo stamping showed so well. It made me want to do something similar soon.