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Orly Androgynie

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Androgynie is from Orly’s Holiday Soireé collection. The combination of the sheer black base and the gold and multi-colored glitter make me think of New Year’s Eve. This is a fun color, and I got a lot of compliments while wearing it.

Orly Androgogynie

Orly Androgogynie in natural light

Application was ok. I would have liked the hex glitter pieces to have distributed more evenly (some nails got more pieces than others).  Three coats and a top coat shown.

Orly Androgogynie

Orly Androgogynie

Orly Rock Solid

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Rock Solid is one of the new polishes from Orly’s Mineral FX collection. It is a dark charcoal with s bit of silver shimmer and holographic glitter. Even with a top coat the polish has a textured finish. It reminds me of asphalt  with little bits twinkling in the sun. I mean it in the best possible way :-D  That may not sound pretty, but it is!

Orly Rock Solid

Orly Rock Solid in sunlight

Application was very good. Two coats and a top coat shown.

Orly Rock Solid

Orly Rock Solid

Color Club Revvvolution and Worth the Risque

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After a string of overcast days, the sun peeked out. I wanted to do something fun with some major sparkle :-D

Worth the Risque

Worth the Risque is a bright silver holo.

Application was very good, and this polish dries quickly. I used a base coat, so I did get some bald spots with the first two coats. The polish was totally opaque in three coats. Three coats and a top coat shown.

Color Club Worth the Risque

Color Club Worth the Risque in sunlight


Revvvolution

Revvvolution is a beautiful black holo. Yummy!

Application was very good. I used a base coat, but this color did not have the same bald spot issue. I had excellent coverage in two coats. Two coats and a top coat shown.

Color Club Revvvolution

Color Club Revvvolution in sunlight


Color Club Worth the Risque and Color Club Revvvolution

Color Club Worth the Risque and Revvvolution (with flash)

Sephora by OPI Halloween 2010

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This year I have been having a lot of fun with holiday polish. :-)

Kitty Loves Black

Kitty Loves Black is a slightly sheer dark charcoal grey with teal shimmer. I like it! The shimmer gives it a nice depth on the nail. I could see myself wearing this beyond Halloween. :-) Please excuse the cat hair that sneaked into this picture!

Application was good. Two coats and a top coat shown.

Sephora by OPI Kitty Loves Black

Sephora by OPI Kitty Loves Black in sunlight

If You’ve Got It Haunt It

A chunky multi-colored glitter in a somewhat sheer soft black/dark charcoal base. It is pretty opaque after two coats. This is ok, but I don’t love it. I think I would like it better if the glitter was a bit more fine, or if it was a holo glitter.

Application was a bit uneven, but a top coat leveled it a bit. Two coats and a top coat shown.

Sephora by OPI If You've Got It Haunt It

Sephora by OPI If You've Got It Haunt It in sunlight

Full Moon

Full Moon is a white crème. It does glow in the dark, but not very strongly. For the price, $9 a bottle, I expect a bit more. A $3 drugstore glow in the dark polish would probably perform just as well.

Application was a bit streaky and uneven. It dried a soft matte, but needed a top coat to even it out. Three coats and a top coat shown.

Sephora by OPI Full Moon

Sephora by OPI Full Moon in sunlight

Sephora by OPI Full Moon

Sephora by OPI Full Moon (glowing in the dark)

Kitty Loves Black is pretty, but overall I liked Color Club’s Bewitching set more than these.

Sephora by OPI Kitty Loves Black, Sephora by OPI If You've Got It Haunt It, Sephora by OPI Full Moon

Sephora by OPI Kitty Loves Black, Sephora by OPI If You've Got It Haunt It, Sephora by OPI Full Moon

Color Club Bewitching

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I love fun holiday themed sets!  Color Club’s Bewitching includes four mini polishes and a sheet of nail decals.

Hocus Pocus

I generally love sparkly nail polish, but I tend not to be as crazy about regular glitter polishes. Most of them remind me of craft glitter that I used as a kid. I prefer micro glitter, holo glitter and shimmer finishes. I figured Hocus Pocus would probably be just “ok,” and best used as a top coat on a darker color. I was in for a surprise – WOW! The glitter was very dense, and had a knockout combination of silver, multi-colored and holo glitter! I probably wouldn’t look at Hocus Pocus and think Halloween, but I would think “magic”! :-D

Application was good. Although I had fairly opaque coverage after two coats, I used three for maximum sparkle! Three coats and a top coat shown.

Color Club Hocus Pocus

Color Club Hocus Pocus in sunlight

Color Club Hocus Pocus

Color Club Hocus Pocus showing its sparkling personality

Spellbound

Spellbound is really orange. Although it looks pretty bright in the pictures it was a bit photo shy, because it is much brighter in real life.  I would describe it as being an intense “caution” neon orange! It practically glows in the dark! Being a neon it was not a surprise that it dried matte, but it was a softer matte like an eggshell paint. Although it was way too orange for me to wear on a regular basis, it is a cool color for Halloween. The soft matte finish is also more appealing to me than a harsher matte.

Application was good. Two coats shown (no top coat).

Color Club Spellbound

Color Club Spellbound in sunlight

Charmed I’m Sure

A blue leaning purple polish with lighter purple shimmer (although it is not quite as blue as it appears in the picture). It looks like it has a bit of a duochrome effect in the bottle, but I didn’t notice it on the nail. This was a nice color, but it did not seem like it was that unique. The nail decals that come with the package include a number of fun designs like ghosts, a graveyard, haunted house, etc. They were very easy to apply, and secure with a layer of top coat.

Application was good. Two coats and a top coat shown.

Color Club Charmed I'm Sure

Color Club Charmed I'm Sure in sunlight (Spellbound & decal accent)

Bewitching

Bewitching had an eggshell matte finish similar to spellbound. I like this matte black much better than OPI’s Halloween mini, Obscurity from the Go Goth! set.  Application was much easier and smoother compared to Obscurity.

Application was good. This polish was extremely opaque. I probably could have gotten away with one coat, but added a second anyway. Two coats shown (no top coat).

Color Club Bewitching

Color Club Bewitching in sunlight

Color Club Bewitching Set

Color Club Bewitching Set

Bewitching is a cute little set! I also found Color Club’s mini brushes easier to work with than OPI or Essie’s mini brushes. If you love Halloween, this set is a must buy! :-D

OPI Go Goth!

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I love fall! The crisp cooler weather, apple and pumpkin pies, and holidays like Thanksgiving and Halloween! :-D I was excited when I saw this set, and knew I had to have it!

Obscurity

Obscurity is a matte black. It is kind of cool for Halloween, but not really my thing.

Application was uneven, and the results were so-so. From farther away it looked pretty cool, but upon close examination it was quite uneven. Two coats shown without a top coat.

OPI Obscurity

OPI Obscurity in natural light

Unripened

Unripened is a black base with fine teal glitter. In the bottle it looked like the glitter had a duochrome effect, but I didn’t really see this on the nail. I had hoped for more duochrome, but this is still a yummy color!

Application was very good. Two coats and a top coat shown.

OPI Unripened

OPI Unripened in sunlight

Nevermore

Nevermore is a lovely shimmery purple! I have other shimmery purples for sure, but I don’t know how you could have too many! :-)

Application was very good. Two coats and a top coat shown.

OPI Nevermore

OPI Nevermore in sunlight

Suzanne asked how Nevermore compared to OPI’s Ink, so I took a comparison picture. I think the shimmer in Ink might be a tad bit more vibrant, but essentially they look the same to me.

OPI Nevermore and OPI Ink

OPI Nevermore on pointer and ring fingers, OPI Ink on middle and pinky fingers

Sanguine

Sanguine is a shimmery blackened red. I LOVE it! :-D This polish looks like glowing embers!!! :-D

Application was very good. Two coats and a top coat shown.

OPI Sanguine

OPI Sanguine in sunshine

The polish also came with a lace cuff bracelet that I gave to a friend. She regularly frequents a Goth club, so I figure she would get more use out of it! Overall I really like this set! I would absolutely love to have full-sized bottles of Sanguine and Unripened :-D If you love Halloween and lovely dark colors then Go Goth! is a must buy!

OPI Go Goth!

OPI Go Goth! OPI Obscurity, OPI Unripened, OPI Nevermore, OPI Sanguine

Nfu Oh GS-14

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Nfu Oh GS-14 is a holo glitter in a black base. I know it’s a cliché, but in the bottle the rainbow flash of  the dense glitter contrasting with the black looks a bit like the night sky :-)

Nfu Oh GS-14

Nfu Oh GS-14 in artificial light

Nfu Oh GS-14

Nfu Oh GS-14 in sunlight (slightly out of focus, but highlights the glitter)

Application was not so great on this one. It went on fairly thick, and dried with a gritty finish. I was able to smooth it a bit by using two coats of top coat. The color and texture reminded me a bit of asphalt. I love sparkle and I think it is a very striking look, but I can’t help being a bit disappointed in the texture.

Nfu Oh GS-14

Nfu Oh GS-14

Two coats and two coats of top coat shown.

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