Today I have "Prelude to a Kiss" from Orly's Spring 2012 Cool Romance Collection
First thing's first: the name. The Name! Bleeergh- Orly, what were you thinking? I knew I needed this shade in my life , but I had to cringe when I bought it. It sounds like the title of a terrible Danielle Steel novel.
(Incidentally, check out Stupid Nail Polish Names for good times.)
The color is ultra-flattering. It's a pale, pinky-peach creme. I have cool-toned, very pale skin with pink undertones, and Prelude to a Kiss seems like a natural extension of my skin color, but lighter & pinker. It looks SO clean, and makes me look tanner than I am. Very soft and pretty, and very work/interview appropriate.
I don't have anything else like it in my collection, but I believe it is an almost-dupe for Essie- A Crewed Interest.
Here it is next to the only other peachy color I have, China Glaze- Sunset Sail:
They look close in the bottle, but....
You can see they are very dissimilar (not to mention the micro-shimmer in Sunset Sail which I failed to capture.)
Polishes in a similar vein that I own are Misa- Blush Hour and famous Essie- Ballet Slippers, neither of which is really anywhere close (and neither could be called a peach):
Formula: I was hoping for a 2-coater, and in real life with careful application, I think you could get away with just two. I did three for swatching purposes. The first coat is definitely streaky, but a thicker second coat seems to even everything out. It doesn't self-level as much as I would like, but it's not completely unforgiving either.
This polish is a great palette-cleanser, and I will definitely be keeping it.