Minali’s Summer Metal Collection

I saw a brand new Milani display at CVS last weekend.  They had to have just put it out as it was still all full.  I wish I would have taken my camera.

I can’t believe my restraint, I chose just one….that time.  Yesterday I went back and snagged 3 more (more on that in a forthcoming post).  However, it was slim pickings.

This is the first one I picked up, Metal Gear…

This picture, out in the sun, captures this color perfectly.  Foiled orange with a really high shine.  Being rather new to this, I think Metal Gear would be classified as a foil.  But boy, it didn’t act like your typical one.  It went on smooth and without streaks.

Here it is in the sun:

This is after one day of wear.  There is a bit of tip wear but I didn’t take the necessary steps to counter it.  I used one BS, 2 coats of Seche Clear, 2 coats of polish, and finished with 1 coat Seche Clear then Seche Vite.

Here’s how it looked inside by a sunny window.  High shine.  And I think the shiniest orange I have ever seen.  I’m not into orange polish because I don’t think it looks great against my blue-tone skin.  However, Metal Gear is so pretty I’m willing to throw caution to the wind and wear it. 

Today I’m getting a professional manicure to deal with the dead skin around the cuticles.  I’m starting to pick at it, albeit with my cuticle trimmers.  But I can’t seem to make it look clean.  Oh, and a pedicure is apart of this day of luxury. 🙂

What do you think of this hot, summer color?  Think it’s good for summer or, better off as a fall color?  Both?  And, do you like/wear orange polish?  I’m very interested in your thoughts.