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Nail Polish: Oriflame The One in Lilac Silk 30524.

oriflame lilac silk

I am happy to report that the application and the formula have seen a considerable improvement in all The One polishes I’ve tried so far. This colour and its variations (from greyish lilac, to light lilac, to intense blue purple) has become one of my obsessions over the last year. I enjoyed staring at my nails throughout the day. It’s a very gentle shade of lilac. The title of the polish couldn’t be more apt in this case. Lilac Silk suits it through and through.

Alas, it chipped quickly. It was off my nails in under 48 hours, but I still can’t quite figure out if it’s my current base that is at fault.

Pure Colour, previous main line of Oriflame polishes, has what looks like an identical shade, titled Lavender Shimmer. I can’t quite figure out whether it has shimmer in it, but judging by the title it might. The colours are very, very similar.

Nail Polish: Golden Rose Matte Velvet in 108.

golden rose matte velvet 108

I circled around this bottle at the GR counter like a hawk for some good five weeks. (See! I have restraint! OMG!) Finally, I caved and bought it, because the frosty bottle and the shade of blue were irresistible.

This is a matte polish with quite a bit of shimmer added to it. Over the years of polish addiction I realised that I’m not a huge fan of frosts/ shimmers/ glitters, but on the occasion I still enjoy them, and I don’t mind them in matte polish as much as I do in the regular one.

It’s hard to tell from the above photo, in which my camera decided to pick up all the shimmer in the world, but indeed it dries matte. The application is smooth, the brush is good. It was also very quick to dry – watch me do a little dance.

As with the other matte polishes I have so far tried, it was quick to chip as well. I think it lasted about two days on my nails.

matte polish

The matte finish is better visible in this photo. Also, I love the frosty glass bottle. Love.