Orly Star of Bombay is a gorgeous deep navy with pretty metallic blue twinkle. It's so dark in fact that is looks almost black and in overcast light (which we've seen a lot of lately) it can be hard to capture that sparkle. It's probably more obvious to the eye than it is to the camera and I confess that I kept staring at my nails when I was wearing this colour.
This polish is quite thick and opaque in consistency and I could have almost got away with a single coat. However, two coats are best to really bring out that pretty twinkle. As ever, the long brush and rubber grip handle of the Orly polishes makes for easy application.
I wanted to compare Star of Bombay to a couple of other dark blues, I prepared the colours on a nail wheel but the sun has refused to put in an appearance since. I will post a picture separately when the sun finally comes out again, I will need to get up first thing on Sunday to catch it if the weather forecast is to be believed. I'll get back to you on that!
Orly nail polishes are available from Beauty Bay where Star of Bombay costs £7.50. Other stockists include Look Fantastic and Feel Unique.
Disclosure: PR Sample