Friday Favorites: OPI & Orly Pinks

Y’all!! I started my first day of my new contract work gig yesterday. Let me tell you: It was a looooong day! I hope it will get easier and the days will get shorter (in terms of work hours) as I get back into the swing of everything. If not, I fear I am going to end up working non-stop. Argh.

All work and no play makes for an unhappy nail polish addict. So I’m grabbing a little bit of time for a Friday Favorites post. I’m heading into my favorite pinks. As you can imagine, I have fewer in this color family than I did in the reds. I’m always saying I’m not a red kinda gal. It goes doubly so for pink. Buuuuut … I found a few here and there, among the brands that make up the majority of my stash. I have OPI and Orly to share today.

OPI:

Shockingly, my favorite OPI pinks are recent additions to my stash, as well as recent releases. I know this is kind of “crazy talk” because OPI has So Many Pinks. And there are a few pinks in their line that are considered iconic, like Mod About You. What can I say? I like what I like. And it is often not the same thing others like — ha, ha!

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Another Ramen-tic Evening originally released with the Spring/Summer 2019 Tokyo Collection.

This is definitely the type of pink I gravitate toward. For me, it falls within the realm of a bubblegum shade, albeit a dusty and pale one. And I think that’s precisely what I like about it: that it is rather muted in quality. It sounds strange to say that about a pink, but … Well, there ‘ya go. I feel like I can see a touch of purple in here, too. I’m not mad about this!

On a side note … Can we talk about how much I miss my almonds? I was surprised at how much I enjoyed rocking that shape. Now that Life has forced me back to more squared-off shorties, I miss those almonds more than ever.

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Lima Tell You About This Color originally released as part of the Fall 2018 Peru Collection.

I’m not usually one for bright pinks that are also pastel. I like a deep magenta quite a lot. But the brighter pastels tend not to be my thing. Honestly, I’m not sure exactly what it is I love so much about this one. And yet, I really do love it. This is one of those pinks I think about often. I’ve used it on its own and in nail art, and it’s gorgeous no matter what. I like it against my skin tone, and I love how it is neutral but still has that bit of “pop”.

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Spice of Peruvian Life originally released as part of the Fall 2018 Peru Collection.

I love this one because it has such a pretty orange undertone to it. It’s a beautiful coral, but on the pink side of that color family, as opposed to the red side. And I love how this one looks against my skin tone. I particularly enjoy it when my nails are slightly longer, but it is beautiful on shorties, too.

ORLY:

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Desert Rose originally released as part of the Summer 2018 Neon Earth Collection.

So I go back and forth on this particular pink. I am not usually one for neons. And not usually one for pinks. And this polish is both of those things. When I look at it in pictures, I like it about half the time. And yet, I LOVE the heck out of it when it is actually on my nails. It is so pretty stamped with black, too. This is another pink I think about often.

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Pink Chocolate. I did some quick research on the Interwebs, but I didn’t find the release date or collection information for this polish.

This is pretty much my favorite Orly pink. It’s one of the reasons I only have a couple of pinks from Orly: because I stopped buying them after I purchased this one. Whenever this type of pink comes out in a collection, I compare it to Pink Chocolate. If they are at all similar, I’m always like, “I don’t need that. I already have one I love.”  And that’s the truth! I love this polish. I love the rosy tone it has. I love the hint of brown in the undertone. And I love wearing it!

THE WRAP-UP:

Talk about a short and sweet post! I told y’all I didn’t have many favorite pinks. But, for what I lack in quantity, I make up for in LOVE factor. Ha, ha!

What about you guys? Do you have any favorite pinks from OPI or Orly? I would love to hear all about them.


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