The next Pantone Color of the Year for 2014 was announced today and it’s Radiant Orchid. You guys know how I love purple and green so I’m all about it.
“While the 2013 color of the year, PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald, served as a symbol of growth, renewal and prosperity, Radiant Orchid reaches across the color wheel to intrigue the eye and spark the imagination,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “An invitation to innovation, Radiant Orchid encourages expanded creativity and originality, which is increasingly valued in today’s society.”
“An enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm.”
You know what this means, right? A follow up to my Emerald Madness nail polish competition, featuring Radiant Orchid. I’ll host a bracketed nail polish smack down of the best orchid nail shades, similar to NCAA March Madness.
So as I start to curate the best representations of Radiant Orchid in the world of nail polish, I’d love to hear your suggestions. I don’t want to accidentally leave out a great shade.
So which nail polishes do you think best represent Pantone Color of the Year 2014, Radiant Orchid? Are you happy with Pantone’s choice?
In the race to compete with the gloss and wear of gel polish, it seems that every brand and their mother is coming out with a product or line that includes the word “gel” or “shine.”
Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab, SinfulColors SinfulShine, etc. Even CND is trying to glom onto Shellac’s success with VINYLUX. At the end of the day, no traditional polish or top coat will deliver exactly what gel can. Stop trying to make fetch happen, people!
So who can blame me for being skeptical when Sally Hansen introduced Triple Shine nail polish? Granted, they aren’t making hefty claims of gel polish-like results but, I mean, just how shiny are we talking here? Let’s find out.
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If the Spring 2014 runways taught us anything, it’s that the neutral nail is coming back in a big way. Hold on to your seats, color lovers, it’s going to be a bumpy ride. Kicking off the trend is the Zoya Naturel nail polish collection, launching January 1st, 2014.
The natural nail only better… The Zoya Nail Polish Naturel collection masters delicate tone on tone color with six new, full-coverage (opaque) neutral nudes with a pink undertone, that can be worn beautifully alone or stunningly together to create modern tonal accents.
The Look: It’s not about matching – it’s about coordinating colors with slight tonal differences to create interest.
And to drive “The Look” home, Zoya has provided some nail art ideas, below, for wearing Naturel. Keep reading to get an up close look at the shades.
Whether it’s a Secret Santa, White Elephant or a family/friend’s stocking, around the holidays we are always on the lookout for little treats and trinkets that are affordable and fun. In the land of beauty, there is no shortage of gift sets and mini items to choose from and I’ve pulled together my Top Ten items for you.
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