Swatch of ORLY – Smolder

Smolder is a deep red metallic polish and so not a spring shade. But guess what, I don’t mind very much! I’m in a stage now where I just love all kinds of classic dark reds and this one falls straight into that category. This polish was a dream to work with; the formula was …

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Comparison of Gina Tricot Beauty – 188 Million Chances and ORLY – Space Cadet

Like I said in my previous post, Million Chances really reminded me of Space Cadet, so I decided to do a proper comparison. They look a bit different in their bottles due to the different shapes of the bottles – the light hits them in different angles. But, on the nails, it’s nearly impossible to …

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Swatch of Gina Tricot Beauty – 188 Million Chances

Million Chances is a beautiful shimmer polish with a very strong duochromatic effect. The base is a sheer teal, and the shimmer particles go from pink to gold to green. This is two coats on black underwear, since it’s much too sheer to wear on its own, and no top coat. Remind you of anything? …

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Swatch of ORLY – Rock-It

Rock-It is a reddish pink polish with large, slightly duochromatic shimmer flakes. The base is very magenta, but the golden flakes make it look more red once opaque. This is three coats and no topcoat. Application was alright, but I really dislike having to add a third coat. It dried fairly quickly though, so no …

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Swatch of ORLY – Meet Me Under the Mistletoe

Meet Me Under the Mistletoe is a blue based green polish loaded with tiny golden flakes. It’s slightly duochromatic in its bottle, but I wasn’t expecting any of that effect to show up on the nail. This is three easily applied coats, and even though this is a Christmas polish, I love these kinds of …

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Swatches of ORLY Cosmic FX – Space Cadet, Out Of This World & Galaxy Girl

I swatched these ages ago and then totally forgot to write a post about them! How can you forget something like that? (Well, when you have a baby to look after you easily forget everything else, actually…) I only have half if ORLY’s Cosmic FX collection, mainly because I didn’t buy them when they were …

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Swatch of ORLY – It’s Up To Blue

Note: Photo updated on May 1st, 2013 It’s Up To Blue is part of ORLY’s base line and will therefore be available to buy wherever ORLY is sold (unlike Androgynie and Fowl Play). It’s a bright turquoise polish with metallic finish which needs three coats for full coverage and regrettably it’s rather streaky (although it …

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Swatch of ORLY – Fowl Play

More ORLY! This polish is called Fowl Play and is part of ORLY’s autumn/winter collection Birds Of A Feather. It really is like a party in a bottle – shimmer, glitter and flakies in many different colors in a purple base. YUM! A bit of a pity that it doesn’t show so well on a …

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Swatch of ORLY – Androgynie

Androgynie is part of ORLY’s winter collection 2011 Holiday Soiree, and is a black based polish with gold microglitter and blue, green and gold hexagon shaped glitter. The base is sheer to let the glitter peek though but it seems that most of the glitter is stuck to the inside of the bottle. A bit …

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