I mentioned this on Twitter a couple of days ago, but I just got around to picking up some of the Orly space-themed duochrome nail polish colors last week and the first I tried out was Halley’s Comet! They were released in September of last year, but I guess they just made it to my local Buy Best Beauty Whatever.
It was on one of the mornings where I wake up at 6 AM and can’t get back to sleep that I decided to put on Halley’s Comet, which was a good move, because it took forty forevers to dry (aka about two hours by my clock). It was two coats on about half my nails and three coats on the others, but once all was said and done it’s so pretty I didn’t mind. It’s a total mermaid princess kind of color and even though I don’t like metallics I really liked this one and ended up staring at it a lot, especially in the sun.
Three days later there were no chips, but I wanted to do something new, so I took it off. I don’t really mind longer drying times if you can wear it forever too (remember I use base and top coat though). It’s a little hard to remove, like a glitter, because of the flecks, so keep that in mind. I’m not sure why, but hard to remove nail polish is a total pet peeve of mine, probably because trying to get the polish off means the cotton ball gets all snagged on the glitter pieces and when you wiggle it around it feels like you’re trying to lift the nail off the bed – ack!
Also, since I’m turning into a total nail polish hound I thought I’d post a photo of my drawer now that I’ve organized it into rainbow order. I have around 45 now, by my count. I’m lucky that my best friend is a polish junkie too because at least we can swap colors we don’t love, otherwise I’d be overrun! I actually have about 3 right now that I need to give her, come to think of it. What’s really amazing here is that I don’t have a pink. Yeah, really, all of the pinks I have are glitters with the exception of maybe one and it’s more of a mauve, crazy!
I blame my nail polish obsession on discovering the joys of base coat last year, for me it was really frustrating to spend all this time painting my nails only to have them chip within a day. Now that they stay on for five days-ish I don’t go more than two days with unpainted nails. Oh, joy! Hopefully I won’t be lazy about photos and I can show you a new color soon.