July 14, 2012

Saturday Spam: Orly

Happy Saturday! Anyone have fun plans this weekend? Tonight I'm going to the wiener dog nationals...aka dachshund races. It's pretty much the most adorable thing ever, I suggest looking up some videos on youtube if you've never seen wiener dog races before (warning...this will probably lead to hours spent on youtube watching cute animal videos). I've always thought about putting Degen in those races but knowing him he'd be that one dog that would turn around and run back to the start...or he'd be that dog that tries to play with the dog running next to him half way though the race.

Today I have Orly spam for you! These are the only Orly's I have that I have never posted swatches of before. It's fun getting my entire collection from a whole brand swatched and posted...I feel like I'm accomplishing something haha! I think I'll probably do Essie spam next for those of you wondering...but it's probably going to be a while (I'm a little backlogged right now!)

To see all the swatches please click the read more button below!



Cotton Candy is a light pink with a bit of a peachy tone to it. I love the color of this polish but the formula is troublesome. It's thick and on the streaky side, I've also had issues with it not leveling itself out. I've thinned this twice and that makes application easier but it's one you need to be patient with. I used 3 coats for the photos below.



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Dazzle is a silver foil. This is one of my favorite silver foils, I really like the formula. It goes on easily without and balding or dragging which I get sometimes with foils like this. I used 2 coats for the photos below.



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Fantasea is a gorgeous golden/red shimmer in a sheer purple base. This is hands down one of my favorite Orly's. If you don't like to layer it's not one I would recommend though. It takes a lot of coats to be opaque on it's own. I really love layering this over black, dark purple and dark red polishes...the shimmer is stunning! I used 1 coat of Fantasea over Wet 'n Wild Sea Witch (dark shimmery purple) for the photos below.



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First Kiss is a light peach/pink. I picked this up on a trip to Sally's when I was staying with my Grandma and needed a polish to put under another sheer color (I didn't have access to my stash at the time). I do like the formula of this, it's not streaky but it's very very sheer. I need 4 coats to get it almost opaque. At that point it's good enough for me but you can still see the nail line. 



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Galaxy Girl is an awesome purple/blue shimmery duochrome. This is from the Cosmix FX Collection Orly did a couple years back...that whole collection was pretty fantastical! The formula is really nice, it looks good at 2 coats but I usually do 3 to get it fully opaque!


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Gumdrop is a light blue green, one of those Tiffany Blue kind of shades. The formula was great, a little thick but I didn't have any issues with it being streaky. I used 2 coats for the photos below.



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It's Not Rocket Science is a murky yellow-y green with green glitter. This is only of those verging on ugly polishes that I like...it's not for everyone through. One of my friends said it looked like fungus when I wore it a while back lol! The formula is really nice, I used 2 coats for the photos below. 



Lemonade is a pastel yellow creme. I had the same kind of formula issues as I had with Cotton Candy. Thick & streaky etc.. but I guess that's par for the course with pastels like this. I used 3 coats for the photos below.



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Luxe is a gold foil. If you've read my blog for a while you probably know that I don't love gold polishes (which makes me wonder why I own this haha). I don't love this one my skin tone when I wear it alone but it's great for stamping and nail art since it's nice and opaque. The formula is pretty outstanding in my opinion. I only needed 1 coat for the photos below! 



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Nouveau Satin is a dusty grey purple with an awesome pink shimmer. This is an oldie but a goodie, good luck trying to find this if you want it ( I searched ebay yesterday and only saw 1 person selling it in a set). I bought it a couple years ago at a random beauty supply and have never seen it again anywhere else. I wouldn't complain if Orly re-released these Satin Hues polishes...there are a few other colors (that sadly I don't own) and they are all gorgeous.

The formula is on the sheer and watery side but it builds up nicely. I used 3 coats for the photos below. Since this is a satin polish it dries to a satin matte finish. In the first 2 photos below I do not have a top coat over it, for the 3rd photo I DO have top coat on...it looks exactly the same either way!




Pixy Stix is a medium pink creme. It's a bit dark but still a bit of a pastel. The formula was really nice, not streaky at all for me. I used 3 coats for the photos below.




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Shine is a silver foil. It's exactly the same as Dazzle that I swatched earlier in the post...I'm pretty sure they are the same polish just with different names. Why I own both...I have no idea. I used 2 coats for the photos below.



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Snowcone is a periwinkle blue creme. This is from the Sweet Collection that came out in Spring 2010 (along with a few other polishes in this post), it's my favorite from that collection! The formula is great, it goes on so smoothly! I used 2 coats for the photos below.

For a little trip down memory lane, I posted a photo of this collection when I got it back in April 2010...it was the 2nd post ever on my blog!  You can reminisce with me here if you'd like to lol!



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Star of Bombay is a dark navy with a hidden blue shimmer. The shimmer is one of those really really hidden ones but it's beautiful out in the sunlight when the sun hits your nail right. The formula is great also, I used 2 coats for the photos below.



Winter Wonderland is silvery white flecks of glitter. I just sat here for 5 minutes trying to figure out how to describe this polish. It reminds me of snow, which makes sense since this was part of Orly's holiday collection a couple years back. On it's own this is more sheer than I like wearing. As a layering polish it's pretty fantastical. I used 1 coat over Star of Bombay for the photos below.



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Orly is available at a bunch of places including Sally Beauty Supply, Ulta and CVS. The price varies depending on where you buy it!

25 comments:

  1. You have some of my favorite Orlys ever!! Snowcone is one of my absolute favorite blues. Love the spam. I agree do Essie next :)

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  2. I tried to find that set on ebay with the
    Nouveau Satin in it. I can't .. do you remember anything about it so I can find it? Thanks!

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  3. Beautiful swatches! I added cotton candy and pixy stix to my wish list!

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  4. Star of Bombay is great! And, since I'm a sucker for pink, I absolutely adore Pixy Stix!

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  5. I just searched the name of the polish...it came right up. http://www.ebay.com/itm/ORLY-SATIN-HUES-Very-UNIQUE-Colors-Rare-VHTF-Satin-Finish-Nail-Polish-circa-2000-/221069708914?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&var=&hash=item3378c80e72#ht_1401wt_1191

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  6. fun! Love seeing the shade pics, the first one looks so much peachier in the shade!

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  7. I love, love your spam posts. I find things I have bought and never tried here that make me go looking for them and pull them out to play with. I find things worth looking for great deals on Amazon. I see ones you love that I love. Great to know that these 2 silver Orly's were the same, just a re-promote. Hate when companies do that - I have a # of 'em in my stash like that and always feel that I have been ripped off AND wasted my $. If I have discovered it and I bought it at a drug store, I can take them back...but if I have bought them anywhere else, forget it - no returns. I am the same way as you are over gold foils..they just typically look like a bad Christmas ornament on. Some day, someone will come up with a soft gold that really works. I can wear some of the gold layering polishes...I love the OPI opi Spark de Triomphe. It's the right dullness and bling -plus the peppering of the black spots works well. But I know I would not like it if it was a full coverage va. a topper. Some day, someone will make the right gold for both of us!

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  8. I only got Luxe from the ones you show today. It´s my favorite gold ever! From my Orly´s collection the best in my opinion are: Samba (a berry creme); Frolic (light magenta purple); Lucky Duck (irish green creme) and Calipso Breeze (blue)

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  9. I really like It's Not Rocket Science and Snowcone. Thanks for the great swatches. I'm really enjoying the Saturday Spam.

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  10. Now you tell me! I already sold my Fantasea because it was a little too mauve on it's own. I bought OPI It's My Year to replace it - same kind of pink/purple/gold look but more glittery. Fantasea does look lovely layered! (but I don't think I'll pick it up again)

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  11. I wonder what the conversation was in the Orly boardroom when It's Not Rocket Science was pitched. Eeeck! I love Pixy Stix. Your swatches are always spot on.

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  12. I wonder what the conversation was in the Orly boardroom when It's Not Rocket Science was pitched. Eeeck! I love Pixy Stix. Your swatches are always spot on.

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  13. Love these posts. I actually just bought Galaxy Girl at Ulta a couple of weeks ago (found it in a clearance bin).

    I also have Star of Bombay but so far I've only used it as a base under DL Across the Universe

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  14. Aw, I cannot even comment on this spam, I love too many of these Orlys!!! :) I bookmarked this for reference when I go shopping next. oxo

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  15. Oh my, I love all of these.

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  16. I absolutely adore Snowcone, Galaxy Girl and Fantasea. I usually layer GG and Fantasea over Orly Wild Wisteria, which is a one-coater for me, so they don't get too thick.

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  17. I bought Orly 'Luxe' a year ago yet I've never worn it. But now you've inspired me, thank you for this great post.

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  18. I bought Gumdrop today! I love it. I've been trying desperately to find lemonade in stores but can't seem too. :/

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  19. Just bought Winter Wonderland and I adore it:) Looks amazing over anything pretty much!

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  20. I've seen that green as "Rocket Science" and "It's Not Rocket Science"... are they two different colours or what? I'm also going to want Dazzle, Gumdrop, & Star of Bombay.

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  21. It's called "It's Not Rocket Science"

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