Thursday, April 4, 2013

Rockin' Rose Gold

There was a period when I was obsessed with finding the perfect rose gold polish. I decided Orly Rage was the shade to hunt for after trying out a range of unsatisfactory metallic/foil substitutes that didn't have any rose gold in them (Revlon Crème BrûléeChi Chi Go Go Girl, Ulta3 Envy). But even Rage fell short of my expectations. I still found it too frosty and more bronze than rose gold. Why was it impossible to find a polish that resembled rose gold? I decided it was an impossible task and let it go. But as I was casually browsing the shops the other day, I stumbled across a polish that reminded me of my abandoned quest: Sportsgirl Rose Gold. Not the most imaginative name, but at least it's no secret what they were aiming for.








Two coats of Orly Rage with three coats of Sportsgirl Rose Gold. That's what I'm talking 'bout. I never thought I'd stumble across a polish that was so intensely, blindingly rose gold. It's anything but subtle. The rose gold is very pronounced and almost borders on copper. It's probably a touch too orange rather than paler and more pink, but I find it more fitting with how loud and dazzling the polish is overall.

Rose Gold is basically densely packed, small hexagonal glitter in a clear base. I think a foil polish like Orly Rage is necessary as a base for a much more even, complete look than if the glitter were layered on its own. Rage in comparison is cooler, more subdued and not as copper in colour, which makes it the ideal backdrop for the glitzier, darker and more orange Rose Gold. This dries a little coarser than other glitters, especially the tips of the nails, so I filed mine down slightly for a smoother edge. Blinged up nails might not be appropriate for all occasions, but are consistently my go-to choice for a party, going out or weekend look.

59 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous combination! Looks beautiful on your nails, rose gold is such a pretty colour :) xx

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  2. Oh my goodness me, I need that Rose Gold polish! I've yet to try Orly nail polishes, they're on my list of things to try. Your nails look so pretty and elegant :)

    Amy xx
    A Little Boat Sailing

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  3. That is the prettiest glitter nail polish I have ever seen! I don't like glitter nail polish at all because I find that it often looks tacky and childish, but Rose Gold is absolutely stunning!

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  4. This looks Amazing! I have a feeling I won't be able to find it in the UK though. :(
    xo

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  5. Looking at this post was just pure bliss! Going back up too look at the swatches, beautiful!

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  6. THESE LOOK INCREDIBLE!!! So amazing!

    xoxo

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  7. this is just P E R F E C T! I need the nailpolishes! :D

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  8. Oh my... so beautiful!!!!
    I haven't tried any orly nail polishes before, they arent available here in Germany.. -.-
    the sportsgirl rosegold is amazing! so dense!

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  9. even though I don't like gold but this combination looks amazing! so sparkly!:)

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  10. I LOVE this combination! Sportsgirl Rose Gold looks amazing. The only rose gold polish I have is MAC Soiree, but I think it looks quite similar to Orly Rage.

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  11. Oh. My. GAWWWWWWWWD. This is just so blindingly perfect... I also was once on a hunt for the perfect rose gold polish and gave up many moons ago since they usually ended up too frosty/silver-brassy. However, I do believe you nailed it my dear. Hands down. I must find this "Sportsgirl" polish (never heard of it so I'm assuming ebay is going to have to happen haha)!!

    Cassie
    thriftthick.blogspot.com

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  12. So pretty *
    anccblog.blogspot.com

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  13. Rose GOld is my fav color!!! I havn't see this color nail polish before... i'm def gonna get it now. Looks so beautiful!!!

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  14. sooo gorgeous! i have to get me that rose gold glitter polish now

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  15. I've been loving my Color Club rose gold polish. It is more pink than what youve shown above, but if that's what you are looking for, I'd try Color Club!

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  16. It's beyond beautiful!

    Also, I love your blog and I want to let you know that I've nominated you for the versatile bloggers award :D

    http://foraduchess.wordpress.com/2013/04/03/the-versatile-blogger-award/

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  17. It seems so gorgeous but seems like a crap to take okk ;-) let me know if it's right.I'm Eli a new follower from Italy.Eli

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  18. This is truly a beautiful glitter nail polish, it's definitelly bold but gorgeous. Looks lovely on your nails Lena. I'm glad you were able to find what you were looking for, must be such a rewarding experience ^^ xx

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  19. this is seriously gorgeous! swoon! xx

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  20. I'm jealous of your photography skills, you make any nail polish look so much better x)

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  21. Ohhh, what a great combination! Rose gold isn't my favourite, but you are making me want to pull out my blingiest polishes. Isn't it so great/irritating when you get obsessed with a certain shade? :D

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  22. Oh. My. God. This combination is stunning. I must get my hands on that Sportsgirl polish ASAP!

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  23. Splendid shades, especially Rose gold!!!

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  24. Love it! I too found that Rage was not a coppery enough of a rose gold! I also saw that sportsgirl glitter and tested it out, but there were none left! It's definitely on my to-buy list though!

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  25. So pretty! I don't know if I could deal with that many coats. Have you seen the Hello Darling Metallic Collection? They have a lovely shade named 'Mrs Reynolds' x hello-glossy.blogspot.com.au

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    1. No, I haven't! I've never heard of that brand but just looked that shade up. Thanks for the rec :)

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  26. That combination looks amazing!
    Sometime I find that Sportsgirl nail polishes stain my nails even with a base coat...

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  27. GAH! Please don't tell me I've missed out on that Sportsgirl polish - although knowing how they rotate their shades I probably have :(

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    1. It's still in the shops! :) I see you grabbed yourself a bottle ;)

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  28. This is a beautiful shade! I think the difficulty in finding the perfect rose gold polish is maybe due to the very precise shade it is- any more orange it would look copper, any more brown would turn it bronze, and too much pink will tip it out of the small vicinity which is rose gold! This is such a pretty glitter polish, and definitely something to wear while going out :)

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    1. You're so right! Mine have always been way too bronze/copper or silvery/frosty and not enough "rose" in them at all. Plus the nature of nail polish is that the colour can change slightly depending on the light, so you need something that's a bit more exaggerated to be distinctly rose gold.

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  29. very sparkling and glamorous shade! ^_~

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  30. SO pretty! Love your pics!

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  31. Oh I want that rose gold sparkle so bad!!! I Wish I knew where to find it here in the US

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    1. Unfortunately Sportsgirl is an Australian brand. But hopefully you can find something similar in the US :)

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  32. right I definitely need BOTH of these now! x

    http://www.thebeautyvisual.blogspot.co.uk

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  33. Gorgeous!!! During my rose gold phase I was also on the hunt for the perfect nail colour... I ended up giving up and making my own by layering a Topshop gold and China Glaze sheer pink polish I had which I still combine to this day!

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    1. Such a great idea! I would do that too but I don't have the right sheer pink :(

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  34. catching up on your lovely blog since my time away from blogging c: i forgot what beautiful photos you take!!
    what an amazing combination :o

    à la foliee

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  35. So glamorous looking! I might have to try this rose gold colour myself. I love how your photos are always so clear. I can never get proper photos of my nails!

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  36. You always have the best nail swatches. I love this combination, and the Sportsgirl polish is so pretty.

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  37. those are soooo cute!! i need them in my life. i've been obsessing over rose gold since last year, it's such a perfect colour :) and for some reason i wanna put that glitter nail polish on my eyelids, haha, i just love how sparkly it is :)

    I hope you're having a beautiful day ~ XO
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  38. Orly's rage is gorgeous, and the sportgirl glitter just makes it so much prettier :)

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  39. Such a gorgeous combination, love Orly Rage :-)

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  40. Such a pretty colour, kinda reminds me of O.P.I Golden Eye but obviously Rose gold instead of normal gold haha. I'm getting into rose gold jewelery but now want it in nail polish!! xx

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    1. Yessss, I was going to say that it really does remind me of a rose gold version of GoldenEye! So glad you mentioned that :) I still haven't found the perfect rose gold accessory but definitely still on the lookout. I did find a cute rocking horse ring at the Chinatown markets the other day but they didn't have my size :(

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  41. Wow such a beautiful colour. I think I might go pick that one up.

    My blog: Cheeky Monster

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  42. Gosh, your nails look wonderful! xxx

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  43. I am in LOVE! The glitter looks fab!

    I have Orly's Rage which is gorgeous. Would love to see more rose gold nail polishes in the shops.

    Halima

    xx

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  44. Oh wow, such a gorgeous combo!

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  45. That glitter nail-polish is so amazing! Love it! :* <3

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  46. This glitter polish is stunning! *_* I wish this brand was available where i lived, i've totally given up on finding the perfect rose gold now sigh.

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  47. I BOUGHT IT! Wooo. The Sportsgirl girl said it was supposed to be an improved formula - apparently it's smoother than All That Glitters? Excited to try it. :D

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    1. Yay!! You should totally get an Instagram or Twitter or something so we can still follow a little bit of your beauty things and daily life! :) I love All That Glitters but have to say that Rose Gold is way more glitter-packed.

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  48. This is the perfect nail, I love how pretty the glitter blends with the color. Perfect.
    - Andrea Marie xx
    frominsidemycloset.com

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  49. love love love this! Your blog is super cute, had to follow :)

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