Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Orly Mash Up Collection for Summer 2013

It's been a couple months since I had any Orly on my nails. It's easy to overlook them in my swatching boxes now that the handles are just plain black (for the regular line; the blue/purple ones on the FX ones do stand out). In my boxes (and in my Helmer drawers, for that matter), I see the cap first. Used to be the Orly O was right there, now the name is spelled out black on black, which just blends in with all the other brands (when I get my stash back to sorting by brand, it won't matter so much in the Helmers, but right now, when it's by color, it's a jumble).



I did finally manage to corral all the colors in the Summer 2013 Mash Up collection and get them out of my swatching box: Harmonious Mess, Pretty-Ugly, Choreographed Chaos, Mayhem Mentality, Sparkling Garbage, and Beautiful Disaster.



Harmonius Mess is a blue-leaning lilac creme. This was a surprising two coats; as light as it is, I expected three for sure.



Pretty-Ugly is oddly named; there's nothing ugly about this light turquoise shimmer. At three coats, I had the barest hint of visible nail line.



The blue of the shimmer is quite pretty in lower levels of direct light:



Choreographed Chaos is a bright pink shimmer. The shimmer shows blue/purple in the bottle but not so much on the nail. Swatch is three coats.





Direct low light brings out the shimmer a bit more, but not the to the level of the bottle shot:



Mayhem Mentality is a really bright orange creme. I used three coats; it dried with a bit of a satin finish, though as bright as it was, I was surprised it wasn't even more matte a la many neons. With a white base coat and some topcoat, I imagine this would be even more eyecatching than the swatch makes it look.



Sparkling Garbage is a slightly greyed green jelly packed with small silver holographic glitter. I used three coats, and it wasn't quite opaque. If I wear this for a full mani, I'll either do skintone undies or layer it over a colored base.





Look at all the pretty colors sparkling of Sparkling Garbage in low light:



Beautiful Disaster is a warm purple shimmer. It's ever so slightly brushstrokey, perhaps the darker base color makes that more obvious than it would be otherwise. I used two coats for this swatch.



Here's Beautiful Disaster in low light:



I like all these colors individually—well, maybe not the orange quite as much, since it looked like I had mini traffic cones at the end of my fingers and that's even more distracting than blingy glitter. I'm less sure how they hang together as a collection, but I guess with a name like Mash Up, they don't need to coordinate, they're just all shoved together.

15 comments:

  1. Gah, I hate the new Orly bottles, lol. But I had to buy Sparkling Garbage!

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  2. These are all pretty! I didn't get any of them for some reason. I may just have to now!

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  3. Ohhhh I really like those. I am going to have to try and remember to look for these. For some reason I always forget about Orly.

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  4. I love your swatches and picture <3 I'm waiting for my sparkling garbage to arrive, I think it's an amazing color combo, it's my favourite :)

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  5. Sparkling Garbage is SO fabulous! So glad I have it or I'd be searching for it right now.

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  6. I'm not crazy about the new design on the bottles either. I do like Sparkling Garbage though, and Beautiful Disaster. I did actually also buy Pretty-Ugly, but I think I may have gotten a bad bottle, because the formula really sucked!

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  7. Sparking Garbage is just amazing. I also really like Pretty Ugly and Choreographed Chaos.

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  8. I here we go again - I just decided not to get any of these, but now Karen, the friendly neighborhood enabler is messing with that decision :)

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  9. Beautiful polishes and swatches! :)

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  10. Love pretty-ugly! But... why that name, Orly?

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  11. Harmonious Mess looks a LOT like Boho Bonnet from the Spring Collection. I picked up Sparkling Garbage but am deciding whether to keep it or add it to a giveaway.

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  12. I preferred the older bottle but the colors are very pretty :)

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  13. I love Pretty-Ugly! Although...the name is very unfitting lol

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  14. I gave up and surrendered to Pretty-Ugly only, even if my first love's been Sparkling Garbage since the beginning.
    About the new design, I must say I love the new cap, but I preferred the older style!

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  15. I haven't been able to find these yet, but I love all of them!

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