Hi, my name is Briana and I'm addicted to TikTok. The obsession started shortly after Christmas and has only become more rampant during the quarantine. I mean, there's not much else to do other than sit on TikTok for hours. 

My obsession got so bad at one point that I had to set a time limit on the app. I allowed myself one hour of TikTok every day because if I didn't, I would be up till 4 AM scrolling. That went out the window once Coronavirus hit and I haven't looked back. 

TikTok is an amazing place for creators but that's not what this post is about. 

Even if you aren't on TikTok you have probably heard of Charli D'Amelio, the 16-year-old who is the most followed person on the app. I love her and need her protected at all costs. She is just... it's unreal the level of fame she has accumulated in such a short time but the appeal is there: young, pretty, talented, and very innocent & sweet. She is shy, humble, and comes across as a very normal girl on the app. 

It was only a matter of time before she started collaborating with brands and bringing her older sister Dixie along for the ride. A few weeks ago, the sister duo was announced as the faces of Morphe Brushes' new line, "Morphe 2", a Glossier knockoff. 

However, the sisters announced another beauty collab shortly after and that was a line of nail polishes with Orosa Beauty. I have heard of Orosa before but never purchased from them. I figured what was a better time to try out a new polish company than the support my favorite teenage creators?

Charli is a fan of bright, bold, neon nail colors and always is rocking something funky while she does her dances. Dixie, in nature, is more subdued and their color lines reflected that. In the 'Coastal Craze' collection, each sister has her own set of four polishes and as a customer, you can buy each box set or mix and match colors.

While I love my girl Charli, her colors were too out there for me, especially as we enter the Fall season so I chose the shade "Piggy Pink" from Charli's collection and then "Abyss" and "Baecation" from Dixie's.

The collection is only available via Orosa's website so I ordered directly from there and to my surprise, received my package within 3 days of ordering it. Immediately, I applied Piggy Pink as we still are in summer and I was craving hot pink.

Upon opening the polish, I noticed that the brush was incredibly short. I thought it was going to make application difficult but quite the opposite happened. I had more control over the brush and the brush applied an even later of polish on the first try. The brush itself is thick and flat to make application even easier.

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This is all my chipped polish
Not chipped

While the application was seamless, the polish itself looked a little dull. It was borderline matte but it was not meant to be a matte polish. After a glossy topcoat, the polish looked great and nothing was strange about it-- maybe my eyes were playing tricks on me.

The polish didn't last terribly long, the max, 4 days, and then it started chipping. I painted over the chipping and it was less than spectacular but I don't hold that against the polish - who paints over chipped polish?

I'm very excited to try Dixie's colors because the light, neutral colors are a vibe for Fall and I'm curious to see if formulas differ. 

All in all, I think Orosa is an interesting new nail polish brand and not terribly expensive. I like their packaging (it was so cute and they included free nail stickers), the shipping was lightning speed, and I think their formulas are solid. 

Stay tuned for another Manicure Monday soon featuring Dixie's colors!



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