Sunday, January 1, 2012

Swatches & Review: Priti NYC in Californian Bluebell and Dark Warrior Orchid

I promised to show you my new Priti NYC polishes and here they are. I got both of these from a slovenian online store called Darila Narave where you can find all sorts of natural and certified organic beauty products.

...Priti has many meanings in Sanskirt such as any pleasurable sensation, with love, out of
satisfaction, affection, attraction, and happy. Women everywhere can now help keep our planet Priti- and look good while doing so... (Priti)

Yay, Priti NYC polishes are Big-3-Free! Here's the ingredient list:
Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate,Adipic Acid/ Neopentyl Glycol/ Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer, Isopropyl Alcoho, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Acrylates Copolymer, Styrene/ Actylates, Copolymer, Benzophenone-1, CI 77891, CI 19140, CI 15850, CI 15880, CI 77491, CI 77499, CI 77510, CI 77163, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Aluminium Powder, Mica

I got my Priti NYC polishes in Dark Warrior Orchid and Californian Bluebell.

Californian Bluebell is a very beautiful shade of blue. It looks periwinkle at first, but is a tad darker than that. The best way to describe it - UCLA Blue.

Priti NYC, Californian Bluebell, 3 coats

Dark Warrior Orchid is another great shade, but very hard to describe. It's somewhere between Dark Olive Green and Field Drab.

Priti NYC, Dark Warrior Orchid, 4 coats

When I first got these two polishes, I was speechless. They look so beautiful and they were exactly the colors I've wanted for a long time - dark cornflower blue and a real army/olive green. The thing I did not expect was the formula of these. They're quite watery (especially Dark Warrior Princess). I'm trying them again as I type this, so I can give them another chance - yeah, I REALLY want to like them.

I love almost everything about these Priti NYC polishes. The bottles are nice, the brush is flat, not too big nor too small, the formula is runny, but that's still better than goopy and thick. Both of these polishes apply really nicely, the only problem I have with them is opacity. I like to use thin coats of polish and the first time I applied Californian Bluebell, it bit me in the rear. I had to use 3 coats, but you must remember that every bald spot is much more visible under my lighting. As I tried this cornflower goodness again (now), I managed to get away with only 2 coats without bald spots. So there you go, it's enough opaque if you use 2 slightly thicker coats. And about Dark Warrior Orchid- that's a tough one because it's jelly. You can make it look somewhat presentable with 2 coats, but if you're like me, you're gonna need 3 coats. I don't like jelly polishes and I can't but be biased, but to tell you the truth - the combination of this color and jelly finish is amazing. You know what it reminds me of? Dead Marshes.

I have the whole 'dead people in the marshes' scene rolling in my head when I look at Dark Warrior Orchid. I know that might not be good for some people, but to be honest - you gotta be a little weird to wear this kind of shade on your nails anyways. And weird is good. =)

Priti NYC polishes go for $12.50 per bottle. You can see their range on Priti NYC website, where you can also buy them. Go take a look, they have a total of 125 beautiful shades, all from soft neutrals to edgy dark colors. My readers from Slovenia will probably be happy to learn they're also available in our country. You can buy them in the online store Darila Narave for €11.90 per bottle. Unfortunately they only carry 16 shades, but Dark Warrior Orchid IS one of them.

P.S: Have I mentioned they dry really fast and have the best glossy shine? No? Well, they do. 

Have you tried Priti NYC polishes? What do you think of these?

*Polishes were sent to me for reviewing purposes by Darila Narave.

Thanks for looking and commenting!


  1. O wow. Moder je res perfekten. :O Rjav je čudovite barve ampak zakaj jelly?! :(
    Sem že hotela oddrveti na DN in naročiti vsaj tri, potem sem pa zagledala ceno... Auč. Mislim, da bo potreben še kakšen dober swatch. :D

  2. Oddly I like Dark Warrior Orchid (and the name is kind of awesome too)--it reminds me of tobacco or henna paste.

  3. And here's another proof of you being awesome. Dead Marshes, I want this polish just because it reminds you of them. The colour is awesome too, yes. ;)

  4. I just fell in love with California Bluebell *_* Need to get me a shade like that (I used to skip on all darker blue cremes, but I've just started to need them, cause they're a good base for any shade cold glitter/sparkle). The jelly one has such a lovely name and the colour itself is... well... disturbing :) Definitely for weirdoes like me (I'd pair it with some Shina Glaze last-year's halloween glitter).

  5. Aja, pa nominirala sem te za Versatile Blogger Award: xx

  6. The first one looks really nice :)

  7. I love that blue one.
    On the second I like the name but i'm not sure if I wear it kinda very unusual colour

    Ouu and Nihrida i wanna ask you what kind of base nail polish are you using ? thx

  8. @moonchild: Ja, tudi mene je zabolela cena. Še dobro, da sem ju dobila zastonj, drugače bi se najverjetneje še vedno samo slinila nad internetnimi slikami. In hvala za nagrado! :)

    @Ulmiel: That's just me...being awesome! ;) Hvala! :*

    @Aelin: I'm not using any base at the moment, but I do use Nailtek Foundation II and Essence Nail Art Base coat on some occasions.

  9. I may have to spring for Dark Warrior Orchid because I'm seriously digging it! Thanks for showing it to us!

  10. Love that green! The blue is pretty special also. I've only seen one of this brand. I also like the bottle.

  11. Res sta luštna odtenka, ampak na žalost za mojo denarnico predraga, je pa vseeno lepo pogledat na blogih

  12. You can purchase the exact nail polish from for $2.50 per bottle, this is where Pritinyc gets theirs from as a private label brand.


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