New to me, that is. You may have seen these before...
It's the morning sun making this look blurry. It's actually the writing on the bottle reflecting on the polish.
These are Sally Hanson Salon: Honeydew, Forsythia and Night Hydrangea! I've been wanting these for a long time and I never saw them anywhere. I was in the CVS near my new home and they had the whole collection!! Full price, but I went ahead. Some things you gotta have.
I'll swatch these individually at some point, but here's my skittles to tide us over.
I love them all. They all have dimension and slightly unusual hue. Buy them! I command you!
To continue my love of Orly, here is another of the unsung hero collection...those ring dealies. I reviewed Mandalay Ruby in a previous blog and I can't figure out how to link it, so if you're super curious it's called "Anthropomorphizing" and I did it some time in July.
This is Golden Maharaja. Three coats for evenness.
This is not golden, really, except when you look up close.
Isn't that cool? The first coat comes out very reddish, then you get a rich brown, and with the last coat this shimmer comes out strong.
Here's the real Golden Maharaja.
The Golden Maharaja is a 65.57 carat diamond!! Holy wow. It's not Indian, however, and has no cool historical tale. It's from South Africa, was shown at the Paris World Fair of 1937, spent some time in a museum and was sold in 1991 for $1.3 million. Snore. I was hoping for it being in the crown worn by some ancient ruler's elephant or something. Pretty though. I didn't know diamonds came in this color.
Looks great on me. Would have been cooler if they made it that teardrop shape though.
That's it. I'm breaking down and buying the rest of these. Plus, I love the ring. It photographs really beautifully! You'd never guess it was the plastic gumball type. They're getting a little harder to find, especially with the ring intact, but I'm going to get them. I have a whole slew of new beauty supply stores to check out.
By the way, here's my new view:
This is out the back yard!! You would never guess that to the immediate right and left of this is MILLIONS OF OTHER PEOPLE. It's a townhouse development.
When I look out here though, I can pretend I'm the only one seeing this. I love it!
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