05 May 2013

Orly Pretty-Ugly and Sparkling Garbage from the Mash Up Collection (Spring 2013)

Picked up the only two shades that interested me from Orly's Spring 2013 Mash-Up Collection. I have to admit, I'm more in love with the names of these two more than the colors themselves. Pretty, but nothing that blows me away.

Orly Pretty-Ugly swatch

Orly Pretty-Ugly is a pretty aqua-blue with a gorgeous blue shimmer. I love the way this looks, but the formula was a pain. This took four coats and it's still a bit patchy in places., You can see a bald spot on my index finger.
More after the cut!



Orly Pretty-Ugly swatch

Orly Pretty-Ugly swatch

Orly Pretty-Ugly swatch

Orly Pretty-Ugly swatch



Orly Sparkling Garbage swatch

The star of collection is of course Orly Sparkling Garbage. This is a holo microglitter in a very pale tinted aqua jelly base. This one, for all the hype, was a bit disappointing to me. I'm not sure what it is, I was hoping it would be more saturated and bright. Instead, the name is a bit apt, it's so murky and sheer. It took three coats for this swatch, but I will probably only want to wear it over a base color.

Orly Sparkling Garbage swatch

Orly Sparkling Garbage swatch

Orly Sparkling Garbage swatch

Orly Sparkling Garbage swatch


Orly Sparkling Garbage layered over Pretty-Ugly

Just for the hell of it, I layered one coat of Sparkling Garbage over Pretty-Ugly. You can see how sparse the glitter is and why it needs so many coats.

Orly Sparkling Garbage layered over Pretty-Ugly

6 comments:

  1. I'm sorry you didn't like Sparkling Garbage more. It's beautiful to me - but murky, green and sparkly are 3 of my favorite things. I used 4 coats and it stayed on for almost a week with very minimal wear. 4 coats is usually a deal breaker for me - but it wasn't so bad bcs the polish is thin and dried fast.

    I also have Pretty Ugly - but I detest the formula, so I doubt I will reach for it much :(

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    1. I like sparking garbage too! Did yours not get goopy after the 3rd coat?

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  2. No - bcs I wore 3 coats for a solid day, then added a 4th. I was really pleasantly pleased with how long it lasted - I didn't use a topcoat at all.

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  3. I got these 2 and love them. Didn't have a problem with the formula on Pretty Ugly... 3 coats and it was perfect. Love Sparkling Garbage-- currently wearing 2 coats over China Glaze Aquadelic... I'm really loving this combo!

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