Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Orly ~ Androgynie

Orly ~ Androgynie
Black base with multicoloured hexagons

Androgynie is from the 2011 Holiday Soireé collection.

Orly is one of my top three favourite brands. They made gorgeous colours and the formula is usually very easy to work with.

That does not go for this polish though. It’s the most difficult Orly polish I’ve worked with by far. The first coat was almost impossible to apply – it streaked and kept pulling on the already applied polish. The next layer helped that a lot – and got rid of the unevenness.

Here’s two coats – no top coat.

I must admit that I’m very disappointed with the glitter value of this polish. I don’t want just two or three bits of glitter on black, on each finger. I want it to look like it looks in the bottle!

So I went and got my newest OPI – “Crown me already” from the Ms Universe Collection. It’s basically silver glitter in different sizes in a clear base. 

That helped. Here’s one coat over the two coats of Androgynie, and with one coat of Orly 3-in-1 topcoat.

I feel like there’s a tiny disco ball on each of my nails! :D

Orly ~ Androgynie
Opacity: 8/10
Colour, prettiness: 4/10
Durability: 6/10
Value for money: 4/10
Overall: 5.5/10
Buy again: No


  1. That's a shame the glitter didn't transfer well and application wasn't great either but it still looks pretty :-) I haven't tried this brand before.

  2. I think it's a pain when you can see there's so much pretty glitter in the bottle, but you just can't seem to get it to transfer to the nails!
    I'm very excited over Orly! :)

  3. Not sure how I feel about this one-

  4. The Androgynie would actually be so much cooler without the glitter. (Never thought I should say a thing like that! :D)

  5. I know, it's really frustrating!

  6. It would have been nice to know beforehand. :)