I had today off to finish errands and pack for vacation. I am bringing a small supply of nail stuff for the week and I needed polish remover so I stopped by Sally's. The display shelves were totally empty. I stared for a minute and then the woman in the store yelled to me and said she was putting new stuff out. By new stuff, she meant the entire China Glaze Neon Colection and the entire orly Flash Glam FX collection.
Question???? Is this bad timing or good timing? I bought the whole Orly Collection. Minus the black. I have plenty of that at home. I knew right away that I would take it home, swatch it and then hunker down until I reach 200 (which could very well be for another 6 months) and give it away. More on this in a minute......with a SUPER interesting twist.
But first, here is the final product with two coats on each finger over one base of another Orly (Glitz, Green Apple, Lollipop, Snowcone) and one Mattese Elite in Pucci-licious.
I put together a collage here so you can see one versus two coats. The larger photo of all nails has only one coat and the smaller picks surrounding it have two.
Thumb-"Sashay My Way". This is a mixture of gold hex glitters and gold tinsel in a clear base. It went on smooth but the glitter was a little sparse compared to the others.
Index-"Be Brave". This was a strange addition because it had no hex glitters like all the rest. it was purely tinsel but it really sparkled in the sun and went on well with good coverage.
Middle-"Mermaid Tail". This is a mixture of hex glitter along with smaller glitters. The glitters turn from blue to green in the light. If I were to do it over, I might have put it over a deeper blue because I think it would look terrific and bring out the bluer tones more. This got a little thick and was harder to work with than the others. Not as hard to work with as the last two.
Ring- "Can't be Tamed". This was very thick and looded with Purple hex glitters and smaller silver and purple glitter. Tough to work with and started to get a bit lumpy but it is so pretty on.
Pinky- "Spazmatic". Wow, this was amazing . Like blue foil on your nail. it also had a nice surprise and that was some holo in the base. So pretty in the sun. I am usually a purple girl but if I had to buy one, this would be it.
So.......ready for the UNUSUAL part?? I think there are a lot of amazing bloggers here. I like them all for so many different reasons. Some people take great pictures, some are good educators, some are super supportive of newbies and fellow bloggers, some take amazingly good care of their nails. I think many people don't really know how much they are respected by others for their various levels of expertise. When I start the next giveaway (at 200 followers), I will again be using the rafflecopter but with a twist.
Each person who enters will be asked to answer a series of questions (no wrong answers here). You will be nominating a fellow blogger in a particular area of expertise. For example, best blog layout, best tutorials, best photography, etc. So start thinking about your community while you are looking through blogger and put some thought into whose stuff really inspires you to be better and gets your creative juices flowing. When I announce the winner, I will also post the list of blogs that received the most nominations in each area. I think it is a great opportunity to let others know how great you think they are.
thats an awesome idea!! i love that.. so nice of you. and the colors are so prettyReplyDelete
They are prettyDelete
That's so wonderful!!ReplyDelete
That's such a lovely idea and I adore the collection of polishes! xxxReplyDelete
It is certainly a different mix.Delete
Wow the glam collection is amazing! Love it!ReplyDelete
Such a great idea for the giveaway! I will start my thinking cap :)
There are so many great artists and people. :)Delete
This is a great idea for a giveaway twist! Interacting with fellow bloggers is my favorite part.ReplyDelete
I found this collection at Sally's yesterday and I'm sorry to say that I'm a little disappointed. They're cool glitters but I feel like I've seen them before from other brands. I did like Mermaid's Tail enough to pick it up though. I liked the gold one too but unfortunately gold looks terrible on me!
Yours are the first real swatches I've come across, so thank you for sharing!
My favorite part too. I agree about the collection. It has a lot of layering potential but I have Sooooo many glitters already.Delete
Me too, glitters are a weakness! Also, I linked to your swatches in my post today. I just wanted to let you know in case you wanted me to take the link down.Delete
ooo be brave looks super gorgeous! and your giveaway idea is genius! :)ReplyDelete
That's a fantastic idea for the giveaway. Congratulations on getting 187 followers, Sue. You totally deserve it.ReplyDelete
Great idea! And man, those glitters are just amazing!!! :)ReplyDelete
That's a great idea!ReplyDelete
I just saw this collection today. That is such a cool idea!ReplyDelete
I love your idea!!!ReplyDelete
Fantabulous idea, Sue! Love your Orly swatches, btw :)ReplyDelete
This is such a great idea, I always love sharing the word about other great blogs! There are so many I'm still finding every day that make me go "Oooo I wanna try that!" Also OMG I need all of these glitters like yesterday.ReplyDelete
Such an awesome idea!ReplyDelete
I am in love with the yellow glitter, so pretty. I wonder how it would look over black!ReplyDelete
And that is a great idea for your giveaway, I'll have to start thinking ;)
clever,, love that idea,,, and i love your nails,,,ReplyDelete
Love your new nails and great idea for a giveaway I can think of quite a few to nominate!ReplyDelete
Great idea for a giveaway!ReplyDelete
And I was looking at the Orly collection and the only one I really liked was Mermaid Tail. Bar glitter looks like hair. And the rest were just ok to me.