Okay, see ... here's what most Wild Orchid swatches looked like, and how I so badly wanted it to look on me.
Three coats with SV. Apologies for the odd top coat shrinkage/tip wear on my middle and ring fingers.
Instead, the lavender tones of this light grey wash out my skin tone a little. Additionally, I found that the shimmer looked flat and didn't come out to play with me in natural light. (WHAT?) Observe:
Don't get me wrong ... this polish is nice!, just not as nice as I had built it up to be in my head. If I wanted a grey with lavender tones, I would have gone with my faithful bottle of American Apparel Factory Grey (though FG is a creme). And as for the shimmer, WELL. It reminded me a little of the shimmer in the RBL Tudor collection, if the shimmer had been a dud.
You know what this means?
Wild Orchid is from the Indulgence set of Color Club's Untamed Luxury collection for fall 2010. I know I bought my bottle online, but I can't remember if I bought it from TransDesign (now nailsupplies.us), 8ty8, or head2toe. In any case, if you are wavering on this shade or any other Color Clubs, these sites all sell them for super cheap -- always less than $3 a pop.
Et voila, c'est fini. Do you or do you not share my feelings about Wild Orchid? Will I ever go back to wearing a polish I actually like? (Answer: YES. I have it on now, and it is amaze.)
Anything fun going on this weekend? I'm going on a haunted walking tour tonight, but whether I'll be besieged by 2x4s (à la the "Ghost Adventures" crew) remains to be seen. If you watch that show, you know exactly what I'm talking about. Ridiculous.