Summer’s Hottest Nail Polish Shade

Radiant Orchid

There is one colour that seems to be EVERYWHERE at the moment, and it is Radiant Orchid, Pantone’s Colour of the Year 2014. Described as “a captivating, magical, enigmatic purple”, it looks particularly gorgeous on the nails, as I discovered last week when I painted mine with the Maybelline shade mentioned below. I’ve since spotted loads of other nail polishes in this vibrant, magenta shade so here are three easy-to-find options:

Maybelline Color Show Nail Lacquer “So Chic Pink”*

Maybelline Color Show "So Chic Pink" - All Dolled Up Swatch by me.

Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy “Up the Ante”

Revlon Up the Ante

Swatch via Cosmetic Proof

Essie “Splash of Grenadine”

Essie Splash of Grenadine

Swatch via Demelza’s World

*PR sample