radiant orchid

Mineral Fusion Rock Cress nail polish review


Photo: Nail Polish: c/o Mineral Fusion Rock Cress two coats of color, one base coat. Photo taken outside in overcast weather.

With Radiant Orchid being the color of the year, everything in the pink and purple family is inviting to me. I absolutely adore this medium purple hue from Mineral Fusion named “Rock Cress.” The purple color is vibrant without being too bright; and blends well with apparel in shades of blue, purple, pink and green. Since I have been wearing “Rock Cress” by Mineral Fusion this past week, I have received compliments on a daily basis from strangers! That rarely happens, and I love it!

To add to the beautiful color, Mineral Fusion uses natural ingredients in their products which means the nail polish is safe to wear; and it is safe to use on my daughters’ nails too! Mineral Fusion “Rock Cress” nail polish is also long lasting. The polish lasted eight days despite the fact that I did not use a top coat. I also did quite a bit of housecleaning in those eight days and I didn’t have any chips! Love that!

Mineral Fusion “Rock Cress” nail polish is priced at $7.99 and can be found online here.

Colors from Mineral Fusion I love:


Lipstick for spring 2014 in almost Radiant Orchid

spring 2013 lipstick almost radiant orchid

From top left: Pantone Universe / Two Faced / Estee Lauder / Dolce & Gabbana / Dolce & Gabbana / Laura Mercier

Since Pantone announced the color of 2014, Radiant Orchid, in early December 2013, Fashionistas everywhere have been flocking to stores and shopping websites in search of the coveted “IT” color for the new year. One of the easy ways to incorporate this vivid hue is with cosmetics; specifically lipstick!

Pantone teams up every year with Sephora to create a make-up collection which reflects the color of the year. This year, Radiant Orchid, is an easy hue to turn into cosmetics since it is naturally a color found in make-up on a daily basis! Due to this fact, the lipstick has flown off the shelves and is next to impossible to find! Thankfully there are several other lipsticks on the market which are similar to the coveted color of 2014, Radiant Orchid.

I found a few alternatives to Sephora + Pantone’s Radiant Orchid lipstick and assembled them into this article. Some of the colors have a little more pink than Radiant Orchid while others offer more of a purple tinge. I hope you love them as much as I do! Happy shopping, and stay fabulous 😉


Shoes in Radiant Orchid to wear before 2014

shoes in radiant orchid

From top: Radiant Orchid / Ankle strap pumps / 2″ heels / High heel sandals

Now that “Radiant Orchid” has been declared the color of 2014 by color authority Pantone, it is only natural that every shoe loving Fashionista on Earth would love to add at least one pair of fabulous shoes in a hue as close to Radiant Orchid as possible; right here, right now. So I went ahead and scoured the web for the most amazing fall/winter 2013/2014 shoes I could find in colors as close to Radiant Orchid as possible, and assembled them into this article. I hope you love them!

Radiant Orchid is such a beautiful color, I can imagine wearing shoes in this hue with everything from spring 2014’s hottest prints to classic, neutral or all-black ensembles. How do you plan to wear Radiant Orchid? Will you add a pair of shoes in Radiant Orchid to your shoe collection for 2014?