Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Orly ~ It’s up to blue

Orly ~ It’s up to blue
A metallic turquoise

This is a beautiful turquoise polish with a lovely metallic finish. The first layer was very difficult to apply. It looked very sheer, but by being more careful and applying it more thickly, I got quite a good result. The second coat covered all the unevenness nicely.

Here it is with one layer of Seche Vite top coat:

I wanted to stamp on it, and I wanted to stamp with a darker blue. Unfortunately I don’t own Konad’s stamping polish in blue, so I went through my collection to find one. I tried “What’s your name” from Sinful colours, but that was too runny for this purpose. Next one up was a dark blue from Color Club, “Trippie Hippie”, but that didn’t work either. Then I tried “Metallic blue” from Klean Color. I remember someone mentioned on a nail blog that Klean Colors were good for stamping. I stamped it on my thumb, but it didn’t show up at all, a complete failure. I was of course seriously disappointed

So, managing to force a smile, I gave up on the blue colours and went for Konad’s white stamping colour instead. That turned out to be better than expected. The top coat has pulled a bit on the design, but it really only shows on the pictures and not in real life, so I’m okay with that.

And amazingly, when I applied the top coat something magic happened! The previously virtually invisible blue Klean Color showed up underneath the white!! I couldn’t have made it look like this on purpose, and I must admit that I think it looks pretty cool!

What do you think?

Opacity: 6/10
Colour, prettiness: 8/10
Durability: 7/10
Value for money: 7/10
Overall: 7/10
Buy again: No


  1. woah! that's awesome that it showed up underneath! What a pretty mani!

  2. Thank you so much - I was really pleased with it myself. :)

  3. Oh wow! Great stamping :-) I haven't used that image before but I like it here! And I have never heard of a colour showing up because of the top coat, magic :-)

  4. It's also the first time I use this image, but I liked it. :) I like magic like that!

  5. Thank you so much, Nicole and Chantel. :)

  6. I find the white Konad polish smears with top coat-just tried Sally Hansen whirlwind white for stamping and it works just awesomely!! No smearing!

  7. That sounds really awesome! I'll see if I can find that online somewhere. Thanks for the tip! :)