Naturally, I had to follow up my previous NOTD with Illamasqua Harem (Spring 2013), an orchid pink creme:


Picture taken in natural light. This applied smoothly and was solidly pigmented, but had a streaky appearance, being a light color and all.  I needed three coats for even coverage. This isn’t exactly a pastel, I’d just call it a light yet bright color, but it has the same quality of creme finish like Caress, with those sort of powdery particles. It’s something you notice more while painting than in the finished mani. I love the color, especially because it’s really pigmented. It’s a delicate, springy shade but its starkness gives it a strong look on the nail.  I immediately thought of Crayola orchid when I saw this. I paired it with OPI Did It On ‘Em on my toes.