Orange Jackpot! Mani

I love the color orange and have ever since childhood. Perhaps it’s ‘strange’ but the color I have the most intense love/hate relationship is the color red. Sometimes I cannot stand it but the truth is – my favorite belt is in that color and I prefer my toes to be lacquered with red polish. Orange, for me, is the perfect alternative. I remember that I was in a school play many years ago (elementary school) and I played the role of a tangerine. Dear God, a tangerine. I was so into my role that I’ve purchased an orange turtleneck (it was cute, take my word for that), orange tights and I think a piece of jewelry was orange as well. A black skirt and shoes completed my ‘look’ and I was the proudest tangerine in the world. Ridiculous childhood story aside, I still love this color and tangerine is my favorite fruit. Wearing orange for a grown woman can be a difficult task though. I won’t get into the clothing area as it’s a completely different topic but coating nails in orange can also be daunting. You can go for the Brazil-inspired look which features an array of loud colors but for everyday wear – our options are limited. As far as I see it, black, white, gold and eventually a very dark navy or purple could complete a somewhat sophisticated orange-based mani. I took the glitzy road and created an Orange Jackpot! Mani

Narandzasta boja mi je draga jos od djetinjstva. Mozda je malo ‘cudno’ no boja sa kojom imam najkomplikovaniji odnos bi bila crvena. Nekada je doslovno ne mogu podnijeti ali sa druge strane – omiljeni kais je u toj boji a na noznim nokticima najvise volim upravo lakove za nokte u crvenim nijansama. U momentima kada smo crvena i ja na ‘vi’, narandzasta je idealna alternativa. Ne znam zasto ali kada god pisem neku recenziju ili opisujem stvari, boje – sjetim se neke nezgodne situacije koju uvijek odlucim podijeliti sa vama (inace bi ostala dobro cuvana tajna). Ovaj put prica o narandzastoj boji ide ovako; u osnovnoj skoli sam bila clan dramske sekcije i moj veliki ponos je bila uloga mandarine u skolskoj predstavi. Tek sada shvatam koliko je smijesno imati ulogu voca ali nije bilo ‘sramotno’ jer su svi u toj predstavi bili neko voce. U svakom slucaju, ja sam jako ozbiljno shvatila tu ulogu i nabavila sam slatku rolku narandzaste boje, stramplice su takodjer bile narandzaste i mislim da sam imala snalicu ili nausnice u toj boji. Crna suknjica i cipelice su upotpunile moj ‘look’. Presmijesna prica iz djetinjstva na stranu, jos uvijek sam veliki fan narandzaste boje a mandarine su moje omiljeno voce (nista nije slucajno). Kada odrasla zena ima zelju iznijeti narandzastu boju, to moze biti komplikovan zadatak ukoliko je cilj nosiv i elegantan efekat. Ne bih se doticala odjevanja posto je to prica za sebe no ovaj put krenimo od lakiranja noktica. Mozete se opredijeliti za look inspirisan Brazilom pa da potpuno karakterno odaberete uz narandzastu i druge jarke boje no za svakodnevno nosenje – opcije su ogranicene. Kako ja vidim stvari, na raspolaganju su nam crna, bijela, zlatna i eventualno dosta tamno plava ili tamno ljubicasta. Na taj nacin bi manikir bio veseo ali i sofisticiran no ovaj put sam se odvazila i upotpunila manikir zlatnom bojom koji sam nazvala Narandzasti Dzekpot!

For that high-maintenance orange I’ve used Avon Gel Finish in Orange Crush which is a juicy, plumpy orange nail polish. It has even better opacity than the Fabulous shade (Red Sailor Manicure). I actually prefer it to Fabulous (although that was a color I like better) because it layers better, applies a bit more even and you cannot notice my white nail tips under two coats (you could with 2x coats of Fabulous). My photos were taken under sunlight so Orange Crush seems quite neon-ish while, if you observe it in shade, it has a bit of a brick orange vibe going on. It really is a beautiful shade, it dries quickly and lasts for a good three days without topcoat. I’ve applied three coats of fairy dust Revelique Glitter Nail Polish in Jackpot! on my ring finger nail (accent nail) and I’ve intended to leave it at that. It seemed like a nice, decent manicure for everyday but I felt like it lacked in something. That I resorted to my nail art tapes and lo and behold – they do make a massive difference. Whilst diagonal positioning of nail art stripping tape is my fave, I must admit that the vertical positioning makes some cool nail art looks. My nail art tape is from the bornprettystore.com and I’m particularly satisfied with this gold tape as it lasts a good while. Of course, a top coat is required. So, what do you think? Is this something you’d wear yourself? How do you feel about orange nail polish in general?

Odlucila sam se za zahtjevan narandzati lak Avon Gel Finish u nijansi Orange Crush. To je dosta ‘socna’ i vocna nijansa narandzaste koju krasi jos bolja prekrivnost od nijanse Fabulous (manikir Crveni Mornar). Cak mi je ovaj lak drazi od Fabulous nijanse (iako je to boja za koju bih se inace opredijelila) zato sto je primjetno bolje teksture, nanosi se ravnomjernije i ne primjeti se bijela ivica nokta ispod samo dva sloja Orange Crush laka. Fotografije su napravljene vecinom pod direktnim svjetlom tako da lak djeluje djelimicno neonski no ako ga promatrate u hladu – ima nesto sto podsjeca na ciglasto narandzasti ton. Zaista krasna nijansa, brzo se susi i traje solidna tri dana bez nadlaka. Na domali prst odnosno nokat sam nanijela Revelique Glitter lak u nijansi Jackpot! Asocira me na finu vilinsku prasinu i sa pocetka sam planirala da nokte ostavim na ovom koraku, bez ikakvih dodataka. I stvarno je to jedna lijepa, pristojna manikura za svakodnevno nosenje no ipak mi je nedostajalo ‘ono nesto’.  Potom sam ponovo uzela trakicu za nail art koju koristim cesto u posljednje vrijeme naprosto iz razloga sto uciie svaki manikir i svaki lak nesto zanimljivijim. Iako su horizontalno postavljene trakice bas po mom ukusu, moram priznati i da vertikalno postavljene izgledaju dosta lijepo i kreiraju interesantan efekat a da ne spominjem koliko razlicitog nail arta mozemo njima napraviti. Moje nail art trakice su nabavljene preko bornprettystore.com stranice te sam posebno zadovoljna upravo zlatnim trakicama sa fotografija posto imaju zadovoljavajucu trajnost. Naravno, sa njima je nadlak neophodan. Sta mislite o ovom manikiru? Da li je nesto sto bi i vi prosetale na svojim nokticima? Kakvo je vase misljenje o narandzastim lakovima uopsteno?

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