Good morning all! This is a post I’ve been working on for some time, and I’m excited to finally be able to share all these pretties with you! I reached out to a lot of different independent polish makers to see if they were making their own version of Radiant Orchid, Pantone’s Color of the Year. I’ve had a great response! (Some of these were provided to me as a press sample, and some I have purchased with my own money.) Hit after the collage for all the lovelies!
In alphabetical order, I present to you, the Radiant Orchid versions from indie polish makers:
A Girl Obsessed, Candied Orchid, $8 on etsy. Shown is 2 coats, with AGO Magpie Shine topcoat. Holo is stronger in real life. facebook | instagram
ALIQUID Lacquer, Stop and Smell the Orchids, $9 on etsy. 3 thin coats. A great jelly, shown here with NPB Glitter Food as a topcoat. facebook
Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer I Still Adore, $10 on bigcartel. 2 coats. This has a red-purple shimmer besides the holo that is fantastic! facebook | instagram
Carpe Noctem Cosmetics Calypso, $10 on etsy. 3 thin coats, with OPI topcoat. This is based on a Calypso Orchid, with a scattered holo effect. facebook | instagram
Charlie’s Rad Lacquer Dreamy Lilac, $10 on storenvy. Shown here in 3 thin coats, with OPI topcoat. This is so pretty in sunlight and lowlight! facebook | instagram
ellagee Blingtastic, $10 at ellagee.com. Also reviewed here. facebook | instagram
GG Couture California Sunset, $8 on ggcouturenails.com. Shown here 3 thin coats, no topcoat (seriously so glossy!). Option to add scent as well! facebook | instagram
Shimmer Karen, $12 on etsy. Shown here 2 coats, accent finger over Vapid Lacquer Destined for Greatness. Awesome glitter topper option for Color of the Year. facebook
Vapid Lacquer Destined for Greatness, $9 on bigcartel. Shown is 2 coats, this is a stainer so make sure you double up on base coat. Also has a scattered holo effect. Topped by Vapid Lacquer Quick Dry topcoat. facebook | instagram
Vapid Lacquer I’m a Good Girl Haha!, $8 on bigcartel. Shown here is 2 coats, also a stainer. This is a great creme for Radiant Orchid! Topped by Vapid Lacquer Quick Dry topcoat.
YouPolish Radiant Orchid, $9 on youpolish.com. Shown here is 2 coats, with OPI topcoat. facebook | instagram
Woah! That’s a lot of variation on the Radiant Orchid color. What are your favorites? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below! Until the next time,