July 4, 2011

Orly-Royal Navy

It's not a design, but this was my Fourth of July mani. Royal Navy has been a lemming of mine since it came out last year. I finally found it at my local Sallys and grabbed it right away. I can't believe I'm about to say this, but this may be my favorite blue polish ever.
Royal Navy is a navy blue with lots of blue and green shimmer inside. It's not one of those polishes where you need to be in a light source to see the shimmer, you can see it whenever. I've heard this called a "bright" navy blue by some and it is. The color is dark, but not so dark you think it's a totally different color.
outdoors, sun
This is two coats. I could have easily gotten away with one, but wanted to see what multiples looked like. You get much more shimmer with more than one coat. I found the formula on this to be a bit thick, but it was still easy to use and handle. It dried fast and somewhat matte, which I wasn't expecting. Top coat is definitely needed to fully bring out that shimmer.
outdoors, sun, flash
The polish is just beautiful. I never expected something to replace my beloved OPI Yoga-Ta Get This Blue as my favorite blue polish, but I'm pretty sure this did the trick. If you somehow don't have this yet, run-don't walk-to your nearest beauty store and get this polish today. Today okay? :)


  1. lmbo I cannot get it today, but this is gorgeousss....I've been lemmming it forever too.
    Hopefully on my next VNS haul..

  2. I feel you. I think we're all like that on holidays.

    Get it! Don't want to be a pusher, but it even more beautiful in person. I can almost guarantee you won't regret getting it.

  3. This is an awesome blue! You're gonna have me looking for this shade now.

  4. Look for it! On TransDesign it's $3 and something cents, but you'll have to pay for shipping. I say wait until Sallys or Ulta or whatever is near you have a sale or a discount and get it then. It's so pretty in person.