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Fridail: Radiant Orchid- Colour of the Year!

Hey there!
Happy Easter everybody! :)
So, for those of you who didn't know already, there's a whole "Colour of the Year" thing that Pantone release each year. (Personally, I had no idea what so ever!)
Last year, this colour was Emerald, which I am genuinely gutted that I missed out on- I love green!
This year's colour is on the other end of the spectrum, and goes by the  name "Radiant Orchid" which is a kind of pinky-purple floral tone.
From www.pantone.co.uk



As you all probably know, I am definitely not a fan of any pink tones, and personally this is a little too pink for me, so it won't be a featured colour despite it being "colour of the year", but to celebrate the occasion, I pulled a nail polish out of my collection that more-or-less fits the theme. Let me know what you think of it, anyway!


 I added a highlight nail for a little bit of variation and also matte-coated my middle three nails to compare with the two shiny nails.


Honestly, I was kinda hoping that you'd be able to see the pinky/purple tones underneath the holographic polish...
I was wrong, it got completely covered up.


Matte or shine- which do you prefer?






Polishes used: 
Pinky/Purple/ "Radiant Orchid" tone: Rimmel London Lycra by Kate in "Disco Fever"
Silver: Nails Inc's Westbourne Park Hologram Polish

So, what do you all think of this mani and also the 'colour of the year'? I'd love to read your opinions, so don't forget to leave a comment below, or catch me on Twitter, Facebook, or Bloglovin!

Thanks for reading, see you soon!
O7
-Rachel

Coming Up This Week...
Monday: A Blogger's Bookshelf: Allegiant
Wednesday: Wail: Distressed Nail Art
Friday: Fridail: Maybelline's Color Show 'Ocean Blue'

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