Orly Star of Bombay

I found my perfect Auburn navy! From the Fall 2008 Gem’s collection, Orly Star of Bombay is a deep navy creme with just a little bit of microglitter. The microglitter (also navy) is more apparent in the bottle than on the nail. In direct sunlight it can been seen, otherwise it just looks like a creme.

Star of Bombay is a very dark navy. In low light it looks black. But I still love it. Because I’m so pale, stark black can look very harsh against my skintone, but the navy looks less harsh.

The formula was a little thick. If I had been more careful, I probably could have gotten away with just one coat, but I did use two. I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again, Orly bottles are wonderful. I just love the rubberized handle!

Ok, now on to the comparison. I have 2 other navys in my collection; OPI Russian Navy and Essie Midnight Cami.

For some reason I never realized that Russian Navy and Midnight Cami are twins except Russian Navy has a bit of red microglitter. Star of Bombay is significantly darker. None are dupes, but unless you are a true navy fan like myself, Star of Bombay plus either Midnight Cami or Russian navy would suffice.

Alli

15 thoughts on “Orly Star of Bombay

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  4. […] well I still am disappointed with this polish, but it did redeem itself. I decided to try it over a Orly Star of Bombay. The effect was AMAZING! I mean, I really love […]

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  6. […] tried once before.. sort of. Anyway, I actually really like how it turned out – I used Orly – Star of Bombay as my base and also used OPI – Suzi Says Feng Shui, Sally Hansen – Celeb City, and […]

  7. […] used 2 coats of Orly Star of Bombay as a base and topped it with 1 coat of Nina Ultra Pro Soursop. It’s so sparkley and looks […]

  8. […] To see some (old) comparisons, click here and here! […]

  9. […] I think the picture speaks for itself here. Lots of multi colored glitter with large silver-holo hex glitter. Can’t wait to try over some blues (I’m thinking Dating a Royal and Star of Bombay). […]

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  11. […] post up in the near future. But, for right now, you can see SinfulColors Hottie layered over Orly Star of Bombay in this post. That’s the easiest way to spot the differences between the […]

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  14. […] I’d choose before picking this one again. I usually go for darker blues a la Russian Navy or Orly Star of Bombay or grey/teal blue’s like MAC’s Blue India – but I will say it fits in very nicely with the […]

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