Top 3 Orange Acrylic Nail Polishes of the Year – Discover Kara’s Top Pick

Orange is the new…well, any color, really!

The result of red and yellow mixed together, orange can be vibrant and lively, or soft and fuzzy, and our favorite nail polish manufacturers have capitalized on our love for it by providing a vast range of orangey shades for us.

The impossible-to-rhyme-with orange encourages feelings of excitement, enthusiasm and warmth, according to color therapists, and if orange is your color it suggests that you’re determined but never harsh. Light-hearted and fun to be around, you thrive in social situations and fit in well with anyone.

From Garfield and ‘Finding Nemo’ to freshly squeezed juice, campfires and sunsets, many, many good things come in orange packages. Its complementary, or opposite, color is rich purple, and orange crackle nails would look awesome with a deep bluey purple as an undercoat. You can thank me later!

These are my very favorite orange nail polishes.

1) OPI Nail Lacquer – Grease Collection

What Makes it Great

This gorgeously vibrant, bright-as-the-sun orange nail polish from OPI carries their signature excellence to the nth degree. Lush and smooth, the application was a dream, and with a couple of gloss top coats, my nails looked absolutely awesome, and ready to party. Unfortunately with no parties to go to, I just sat and stared in wonder at my Grease Collection. I continued to do this for the full two weeks that they remained chip-free – okay, I’ll admit it, sometimes I’m a sad nail geek who has no friends! But I do have amazing nails!

Where it Could be Improved

Despite being quite a thick polish, it did require two coats to reach perfection. Still holding the number one spot, though.

9.8Expert Score
The Final Verdict

Orangey enough to light up the room, and probably the house, too, this polish is bright, lively and fun!

OPI Nail Lacquer, Summer Lovin Having a Blast

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2) ZOYA Nail Polish – Jesy

What Makes it Great

With a zesty sparkle, this firey coral orange features a holographic finish. Non-toxic, it’s safe for everyone, including pregnant women and children, and comes in a slightly larger than average bottle. The holo effect is eye-catchingly dazzling, and, even with a hectic lifestyle, it remained damage-free for just over two weeks.

Where it Could be Improved

After my usual two topcoats, it still felt a little ‘grainy’; however, with the addition of a third, it achieved the glass-like finish I was aiming for.

9.7Expert Score
The Final Verdict

Offering a beautiful and unusual orange-based holographic effect, this polish from Zoya is perfect for a night out, or a day in the office - it’s that versatile!

essie Nail Polish, Glossy Shine Finish, Geranium, 0.46 fl. oz.

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3) essie Nail Polish – Geranium

What Makes it Great

While ‘Geranium’ doesn’t sound quite as much fun as ‘Pants-on-Fire’, it’s a dynamic reddy orange that simply bursts with laughter and attention-grabbing vibrancy. Essie’s award winning polishes offer a durable finish that lasts, and Geranium is no different. It was nearly three weeks before I had to give in to the single chip and remove my mani.

Where it Could be Improved

Make sure you use a base coat with this polish as it can leave a slight stain on bare nails.

9.7Expert Score
The Final Verdict

If you’re looking for a party polish that dazzles all eyes in the room, this is the one for you.

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