Another jade green colour, but this one contains a visible proportion of blue (although not as prominent as in the swatch pics).
Two coats. This is a short post, I know. But I’ve been enjoying the really hot weather, including tons of ice cream. 🙂 Need to catch up with my work a bit …
I love yellow shades. 🙂 Hook up has a shimmer finish too.
But I needed thress coats to achieve opaqueness … nevertheless, it’s a pretty colour.
Upon browsing older swatches, I found this one – Orly Le Chateau, a dark green with a jelly finish. In the bottle, it looks almost black.
But one coat shows that Le Chateau is in fact green. 🙂
This is two coats.
Here’s a small mint green collection (although Nouvelle Vague has a greater proportion of blue, it’s not really mint green, though), just for comparison. 🙂
Essie Mint Candy Apple – Essie Turquoise & Caicos – Orly Ancient Jade – Eyeko Vintage – Essence Viva La Green – Chanel Nouvelle Vague
Found this on Elena’s Blog, Pictured Tinsel, a while ago and needed to have it, since it’s purple, or, to be more precise, Velvet Rope is a metallic purple with silver micro glitter. Shown below is the miniature version of this varnish.
For the swatches, I did two coats.
Found this on my hard disk drive… multicoloured glitter in various sizes and shapes in a blackened jelly base. I’ve got the mini bottle of Androgynie, which belongs to Orly’s Holiday Soirée Collection of Holiday 2011.
Two coats, I guess. I’m going to apply it again next week, I love this polish! Missed out lots of glitter when swatching Androgynie. 😦
Basically, Pixie Dust reminds of Mirror Mirror (both are from the Once Upon A Time collection, that’s why it comes with another charm, a fairy), but it is more a medium grey with a hint of blue, containing sparkly flakies in a quite opaque jelly base.
Yesterday I had a little chat with Pictured Tinsel‘s Elena about this one… @Elena, I’m sure you’ll like Pixie Dust! Looking forward to seeing your swatches. 🙂
Two coats, artificial light.
Mirror Mirror is a light grey with a crème finish. This seems a bit plain, so at first I did not know what to think of it. Attached to the bottle is a little mirror charm; that’s why it caught my attraction.
On the nails, it looks nicer… but, as I must admit, this won’t become one of my favourite shades. Probably because most of the time I’m wearing back or grey clothes. Application is flawless, by the way.
Happy Halloween! I love love love Halloween and wish I was still in England, at least for tonight… The mani to celebrate this day is Orly Here Comes Trouble. No layering this time as in the linked post, but just three coats of this grass green glitter bomb.
Close-up, blurrrred… I think of mattifying this?
On Saturday, I got another pillowcase dress (American Apparel)… these cute jersey dresses have become my signature clothing. Forest green this time, that’s why I chose Here Comes Trouble for my nails. And there is kind of trouble, since the American Apparel guy obviously forgot to remove the anti-theft thingy; I need to go there again but they don’t open before 11am, which is a bit nasty…
I don’t own many Orly polishes although they create amazing colours, which are easy to apply. Candy Cane Lane is a classic red with a slightly jelly formula. I’ve got the mini version.
Three coats. I did these swatches about two months ago when my nails were shorter. 😉