Even though my nails are really crappy right now, I shouldn’t let that stop me from posting swatches of past. Funny how I don’t think about posting when my current nail condition has nothing to do with past recorded manicures. I need to get over that one!
Do I like Orly or, do I like China Glaze more? Hmmm…I don’t know if I can answer that one. I really like both of them. And I’m even harder pressed to chose one with the cool Holiday collections they gave us this year.
I’m on a gold kick! Where I never would have imagined wearing something so presumptuous as gold polish, I am now enamored. This swatch is with Orly’s ‘Glitz and Glamour.’ Before you look at the photos, you just might want to put on a pair of dark shades; this gold has its high beams on.
These photos were taken at the sunny window. The consistency of the polish fascinated me. I am pleased with myself that I was able to capture it with the camera. The polish is a gold base with more gold glitter in it than Liberace’s wardrobe.
Michael S. Yamashita / Corbis
Well….after looking at this photo from his museum (now defunct), maybe I’m exaggerating a bit. (Ya think?)
Outside in the sun, it blazes like the sun, doesn’t it? The amount of gold color is unbelievable. The photo has more copper tones showing, but it truly is a perfect shade of gluttonous, glittering gold. (I lopped off a chunk of my nail on my middle finger. Totally bummed that it is on my swatching hand too.)
Orly was spot on by naming this ‘Glitz and Glamour’. I don’t think I could have topped that. And, if Liberace ever wore nail polish, I bet you bouillons to piano keys, he would have worn this.
The Liberace museum, in Las Vegas, closed in mid-October. It was due to lack of tourist draw. And that’s quite sad. I grew up watching him on color TV at my grandparent’s house. What a performer. This was well before Madonna, Lady Gaga….hell, Cher had hardly taken off her fur vest yet! Ahhh, the innocence of being so young and only seeing Liberace for his performances; nothing else.
Do you think this polish is aptly named? Are you old enough to remember seeing Liberace’s show on TV? I bet a good part of my followers are not. You might know who he is, hopefully. But sadly, that’s why the museum shut down; lack of an audience that remembers him.