Saturday, December 17, 2011

Orly ~ Sweet Peacock


Orly ~ Sweet Peacock
A Turquoise shimmery foil

and

L.A. Colors ~ Jewel Tone
A clear base packed with turquoise and pink glitter

“Sweet Peacock” is from Orly’s “Birds of a Feather” collection from Autumn 2011. It’s a vibrant electric blue with a foil finish. I used one generous coat for full opacity. Looking at the pics I might go for two coats next time. Here it is without topcoat, one coat:



I had plans for the Sweet Peacock though. I wanted to use it as a base for L. A. Color’s “Jewel Tone”, which looks like a very pretty glitter, in the bottle. I did however try to apply it on its own first, and could tell that it was going to be a 10 coater or something like that, so I cleaned it off and decided to layer it over the Sweet Peacock. And *that* worked very well. The blue glitter blended in nicely with the base colour, and the pink looked so sweet on top of it.

Here it is, two coats of “Jewel Tone” and a generous coat of Seche Vite top coat:



I quite like that. I’ll try the glitter over a pink and a black as well, but I definitely like it over turquoise.


Orly ~ Sweet Peacock
Opacity: 10/10
Colour, prettiness: 8/10
Durability: 9/10
Value for money: 9/10
Overall: 9/10
Buy again: Yes


L.A. Colors ~ Jewel Tone
Opacity: 2/10
Colour, prettiness: 8/10
Durability: 8/10
Value for money: 6/10
Overall: 6/10
Buy again: No

10 comments:

  1. Hmm, i keep telling myself i dont need Sweet Peacock.... Its $20 a pop here.... But then i keep seeing all the pretty swatches, then the layering i could do with my never ending obsession with glitter...... Having serious second thoughts.... Might go have a 'wander' throught the shops next week and see what comes home :p

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  2. I only bought this one and Fowl Play from the Birds of a Feather collection. I'm glad I did, especially the Sweet Peacock.
    $20 is a bummer though. I bought mine online from a US store. US$5, I think, or thereabouts.
    I'm looking forward to hearing what you bring back home. :D

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  3. Wow what a pretty color! Going on the wish list!

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  4. I'm looking forward to seeing it on you.

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  5. I nominated you for the Top 10 Award! http://whimsicalglam.blogspot.com/2011/12/yet-another-lovely-tag-from-amanda.html

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  6. Really? O___o!
    Thank you very much, that's so sweet of you. I'll get to it as soon as I can! ♥

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  7. I LOVE the LA colors polish so pretty, even if it's not too opaque I think it would look awesome over a black polish. I've been putting a lot of my glitter polishes over my black polishes lately, I like how it looks a lot!

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  8. This is the only polish I've got from LA colors, so I didn't quite know what to expect. It's fine if I can use it layered like in this mani. I don't wear black that often, but perhaps I should. :D

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