Color: Hayley’s Comet
This is my second bottle of ORLY polish. This color is STUNNING. It’s got a viberant blue base with green and blue crystal glitter suspended through out. Hayley’s Comet is so shiny. It stands out on the nail and catches light no matter where you’re at.
Two coats of this polish is great, but for an added oomph, I’d recommend going for three. There’s something about this one and Space Cadet about being layered up that just adds even more to the color. It makes it that much more eye catching.
Add a high gloss top coat and like Hayley’s Comet, you’re ready for an adventure.
I have finally managed to pick up my first two bottles of ORLY nail polish. The ‘Cosmic FX collection from ORLY features six shades made with exclusive Mineral FX raw material technology, which delivers multi-dimensional lacquers that reflect light in a sparkling spectrum of intense color’.
Space Cadet is a jade green base with multi-dementional crystals of green and gold. It’s got some magenta in it too which is amazing. This bottle stood out for me. It was the first one I picked up and I knew I needed to have it.
The first coat is a little on the thin side, and would probably work as a secondary coat over a solid base color. Adding a second, or even a third coat to this polish just brings out the colors even more. I’m so pleased with this polish. With the addition of a high gloss top coat and you’re set to go with this polish.
In this post I’ve swatched all four of the Fairytale Fashionista nail polishes put out by Ulta. These high shimmer metallic polishes come in four shades: Glass Slipper (light blue), Belle of the Ball (light pink), Magic Forest (light green), Back by Midnight (peach champagne.
It actually only took one coat for each polish to cover the full nail and achieve bottle color. To me personally, I think that Magic Forest could have been a touch more green than it is, but I’m actually quite impressed with this whole set. It’s a very fun set, and perfect for any little princess. :]
Color: Dive Bar
Once again, this is one of those shades that was a must have when I was out shopping for polishes. It’s a part of their 2011 Fall collection. It’s a bluish-black base loaded with blue micro-glitter. It’s got a little bit of a green hint to it when you hold your nail in a certain direction in the light, but not too much. This color is all very blue.
The sight uses mysterious in it’s description for this polish, and I agree.
The formula is on par with all Essie polishes. Two coats and you have full coverage and it drys relatively quick. A top coat keeps the shine going on this polish for long lasting wear. It’s totally a color to wear out to the clubs.
Color Used: Barbados Blue
This baby blue is so amazing to work with. It actually reminds me of a warm summer day with those white wispy clouds floating across the sky.
The formula on this polish is a little on the thin side, I ended up using about three coats of polish to achieve complete bottle color. It doesn’t bother me much, this color is one to make you smile.
I love how easy Essie polish is to work with, and it’s always well worth the price. This shade is currently sold out on their web page, but if you have an Ulta near you, (Or even a CVS) you might luck out and find this color. Totally worth picking up. It could be either a happy spring color or a really flirty summer color- excellent for spicing your week up!
Use a top coat to really make the highlights in this polish come out and you’re set!
Color used: Kennedy
So I bought this color originally because it’s my best friend’s last name and I thought it would be kinda cute. Secondly because out of this line, it’s actually the only color that really grabbed my attention. (I had a short attention span. :p )
Kennedy is apart of Zoya’s “Feel” collection. On their web page it’s described as a pale, french beige cream. I actually kinda disagree with that. I feel that it’s more of a pale french pinkish cream. At least that’s how it looks in the bottle and on my fingers.
The formula is fantastic to work with. Two coats will give you complete coverage- which is really nice. That first coat is a little on the streaky side, but give it a little time and you’ll get a great coverage with it. It drys quickly and shines so brilliantly with a great top coat.
I think that this polish would be great for a french manicure. Either using it as the base or as the tip color. It would be brilliant paired with a super dark color like Anja.
Ok! I had a MAJOR excite when I got my Julep maven box in the mail yesterday. I switched styles SPECIFICALLY for Marisa. And I am not disappointed.
Marisa is described as a rich cobalt blue, and I totally agree. It’s got microscopic blue glitter in it to give it a wonderful shine. It’s deep, but still very inviting. It’s actually really close to my favorite shade of blue.
The formula for this polish is so easy to work with. I never have anything bad to say about the Julep line. I wish I had other polishes to test out, other than what comes in the box every month.
I’m wearing two coats of Marisa in this picture, and as an added bonus, I did an accent nail of Oscar.
Oscar is LOADED with gold glitter. You get so much on the nail in the first coat that it could easily stand alone as its own base coat if you wanted.
I would totally encourage anyone out there who loves blue nail polish to pick up this bottle. It’s a brilliant choice for this award season. (:
Colors used: Big Money Frost (NYC) & En Voyage (Wet n Wild)
So I did little mock-tux nails. Everything but the bow-tie I suppose. These were fun to do. And easy to achieve.
I used Big Money Frost for my base coat. I’m a little disappointed with how SHEER this polish is. The first coat is so thin, it hardly covers the nail. And you need to let this polish dry COMPLETELY between each coat or you run the risk of just brushing it right off your nails. If you’re VERY generous with your second coat, that should be all you need. A third coat is more than likely. However- that aside, I REALLY like this color. It does kind of remind me of money. Which is fun. I love the sparkle it has.
En Voyage is part of Wet N Wilds new MegaLast line. It has a nifty manicure pro brush inside. This polish was SO easy to work with. It’s got great consistency, and really you only need one coat. It’s a thick coat and covers the nail completely. The polish glides across the nail filling any holes left by the brush. Very neat! I really love this glossy purple. It’s pushing the lines to a lavender. Very smart choice.
Big Money Frost will probably be better off being a thin top coat to give a base color some shine/sparkle. En Voyage can totally stand on its own.
Color: Oasis by SinfulColors
I am usually not much of a pink fan, but this hot pink grabs a hold of you and doesn’t let go. The color is so rich and vibrant- it grabs attention and makes people look. I’ve gotten so many complements on this color! And very well deserved.
The formula is great to work with. The first coat comes out a little thin, which is great if you’re attempting to layer with another color. Two coats of this polish should get you full bottle color. Add a top coat, and it catches light from all angles.
Oasis is a little iridescent. It’s got micro-glitter is seems that shines with a little lighter pink, making this color almost two toned.
Even if you’re not much into pink- I highly recommend picking this bottle up. It makes a statement. (:
I am in love with the Julep line!! Their polish is so spot on.
Maria is described as a platinum shimmering rose. And I couldn’t agree more. This color has a softness to it that is really wonderful.
The formula is perfect. It says on the bottle to use two coats, but for this polish I only needed one. It covers the nail so evenly and it gives you the color with a pop.
Add a top coat to keep this brilliant shade shiny! Highly recommended for you polish collectors out there. (: