Sapphire Silk by Orly

I knew I had to get Sapphire Silk ever since I saw it’s swatches last spring on other beauty blogs. The polish was released with the Orly Precious collection for Spring 2011.
Teal blue Sapphire Silk is one of mine favorites from those 6 spring shades, and judging by the collection reviews on the web, it’s definitely the biggest compliment thief of the lot.

2 coats of Orly Sapphire Silk (winter sunlight thru the clouds, indoors):

Orly Sapphire Silk 40747 swatch

Sapphire Silk is a dark and dusty teal cream that doesn’t look like silk to me, much less sapphire. I wonder why they named it so?… The formula is a little on the thin side, so the first coat comes out streaky. I used 2 medium coats for the pictures.

Daylight, indoors (without top/base coats):

Orly Sapphire Silk review

Such a nice winter and early spring color that goes great with my wardrobe :) Love it!

Thanks for stopping by :) Until next time, and take care!

Orly Sapphire Silk – Designs and Comparisons:

Orly Sapphire Silk & Yves Rocher Vert Abysses comparison
Orly Sapphire Silk & YR Vert Abyss Comparison

2 Comment

  1. Dany says: Reply

    I was looking for some pictures of Big Apple Red by OPI when I’ve found your blog!
    You have beautiful nails! And you paint it very nice too!
    I love to read nail blogs, but I enjoy it more when the person who writes it pays that much attention to it the way you do.
    I paint my nails by myself 2 or 3 times a week, but it takes me a lot of effort, and still I don’t get the results you do!
    I’m from Brazil and the way we learn to paint our nails is so different from around the world…we make such a mess around the cuticles with polish…At first I thought the way you guys apply polish was so weird, now I just love it, but I’m struggling with it! I couldn’t do it up until now!
    I’d love to read more posts from you….maybe a little video on how you paint your nails?!?!?


    1. admin says: Reply

      Hello, Daniella :) Thank you for the comment, I’m really flattered *blushing*

      I enjoy reading nail polish blogs too :)) I’m in no way a professional or have any formal training other than lots of practice. I paint my nails almost every day, if I really like the color I can wear it for a couple of days.
      As for the application itself, I think the quality of a nail polish and the shape of its brush matters a lot. I’m a big fan of wide, flat and tip-rounded brushes, when using them it’s much easier to draw a neat cuticle line. If I have any flaws, I use a corrector pen or a nail art brush dipped in nail polish remover. I had some ideas about writing a big post about all the stuff I use to paint my nails and to take care of them. Now when you mentioned it, I’ll give it a serious thought :)
      I have a large box filled with polishes and I haven’t swatched even the fifth part of my collection yet. I’m also interested in layering and nail art designs, so yes, there will be many more posts for sure. Considering videos – I find them very useful, but tbh I still need to “level up” to be able to shoot them of proper quality, right now I’m still learning to take pics of my nails in different lighting.
      Thank you for stopping by and for your interest :)

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