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Two lovely Orly’s!

Posted in Blue, Orly, Purple with tags , , , on July 18, 2010 by ainamakeup

Hi Everyone!  I was Sally’s Beauty Supply the other day and they had some great polishes on the clearance table.  One of them was the oh-so-coveted shade Enchanted Forrest from last fall’s collection.  I was shocked to see it there.  I remember it being a bit hard to find last fall, but I digress… Two polishes in particular caught my eye and I couldn’t help but pick them up!

Orly Velvet Rope

This is a gorgeous purple with glitter that’s small, but not micro.  What I love is that while the color is rich and vibrant, it’s not vampy or almost black.  I love it!

Orly Royal Navy

I had already made my purchase when I found myself going back to the clearance table to look at this beautiful blue.  It’s different from the other blues in my collection, and I’m so glad I bought it.  This picture does not do it justice!  In true sunlight it looks beautiful!  Scrangie has some amazing pics of it here.


My Latest Haul & the Conclusion of the CND saga

Posted in China Glaze, CND, glitter, Matte, Orly, Purple, Red on January 22, 2010 by ainamakeup

My last post was about how I mistakenly received a CND color and effect set in my mailbox.  Once I realized the name on the package was incorrect, I (reluctantly) placed the box back directly on top of the mailbox that had the first name of the person I thought it belonged to.  When I arrived home the next day and the box is now at my front door.  What’s a girl to do?   I’m keeping it!  I figure it’s the same as the “found money policy”.  You return it.  If someone doesn’t claim it within 24 hours, its yours to keep.  Add to that the fact that someone went out of their way to put the box in front of my apartment door.  I think I can safely say it’s mine to keep!

CND Rhubarb

Rhubarb is a tomato red creme that I unexpectedly like!  I’m not really a red girl- it feels too obvious for a nail polish color, but I think I’ll be wearing this shade every now and again.  Especially on my toes. That’s the one place I love to wear red polish.  I have to say the formula on this was really great.  It was perfect in two coats.

CND Rhubarb with Copper Shimmer

This is a nice effect, but I think I prefer Rhubarb on it’s own!

I also decided to treat myself to a few goodies from 8ty8  Beauty.  I just love that site!  I received my shipment unbelievably  fast! I got one of the colors from China Glazes Up and Away collection, and a bunch of cool Orly’s too!

Orly Iron Butterfly

I was going to skip this one.  I thought I didn’t need it, but I’m glad I changed my mind.  I find it hard to let matte colors be and not add a top coat, but I think this is really nice!  Of course I did indulge myself and added a coat of clear.  It looks even better with a top coat!

Orly Iron Butterfly w/ clearcoat

I was afraid this was going to look similar to the color Goth by Orly, but it is different.  The glitter is denser, and not really glitter.  More than that, removing the polish was much easier than removing the OPI suede polishes.  Taking off the OPIs is just as hard as removing glitter polish.

China Glaze Grape Pop

I wasn’t 100% sure I was going to like this, but I LOVE it!  This picture just doesn’t do it justice.  It’s way brighter in real life. Not grayed out at all.  It’s a fun color for spring but I’d wear it now in anticipation of lovely spring weather that coming soon, right, Mother Nature?

Orly Wild Wisteria

I have so many dark and vampy nail polishes and I don’t care!  I love them all.  This one is a deep violet purple creme.  Somehow it still reads “spring” to me.  Maybe it’s because of the name.

Orly Wandering Vine

I was surprised Orly went with another green creme for spring when they released such a great (and similar) green creme for last fall, “Enchanted Forrest”.  Then again, did that stop me from purchasing this one?  Not so much…..

I really happy with my haul!  Off to pick a NOTD for tomorrow.  Until next time addicts!!

NOTD: Orly Goth

Posted in Black, glitter, Orly on December 20, 2009 by ainamakeup

Orly Goth

I got  a mini bottle of this black with silver glitter because I wasn’t sure I was in love.  Well I am in love.  This pic was taken after more than a day of wear.  I really like this polish and thanks to a coat of Seche Vite it wore quite well!  Just a bit of semi noticable tip wear.  The silver glitter shows up in real life better than this picture demonstrates, but you get the idea.  I like that the glitter is loosely packed so you can still see the black in it.  If you think you only need one black nail polish in your stash, you’ll change your mind after picking up this little gem!