Orly – Total Eclipse of The Heart

Kismet….no other explanation for it!  I have never seen this particular Orly in any store I have ever visited.  Color Blast “Total Eclipse of The Heart” .  It was being discontinued, and I got it (full 15ml bottle!) for $2.75 ($2.70USD)

The pictures are the best part, so I will continue on with those.  (and also…I can’t find any information anywhere about this polish!)

This a multichrome polish, so in each photo I have tried to capture a different color it shifts into.




Hmph!  I am looking at these photos on my computer screen, and you can barely tell there is any change at all.  Bummer.  I wish I could figure out a setting on my camera where I can get more details.  Macro mode is great, but it seems to flatten the colors in the image.

Has anyone else had success photographing true colors of  polish (mainly glitter, holographic and duo/multi chromes).   Do you have any pointers for me?


Have a nifty day everyone!  😉

Quo by Orly – Celestial Star

I’d like to start with a little bit of an apology for not being as consistent with the amount of posts I am used to normally doing, and the amount that will be lacking in the next few weeks.

Coming up, at the end of January or early February – I will be starting, what I am naming my “Indie Polish Blogathon” 🙂

Each day will feature a different indie brand, and a selection of their polishes (info and swatches).  I am getting a bit overwhelmed (and totally excited) about the actual amount of polishes that I have to swatch!  (you know how much glitter indies usually have??  I love it!!! But it’s brutal on wee little fingers and nails!!!)

But anyways – c’est la vie  – and this is not the only exciting thing coming up – but I will save that for another post 😉

On to the polish of the day!!

Orly’s Celestial Star

Very similar, in idea, to Turquoise Moonlight that I posted about a few days ago.  But this is more of a, sometimes royal blue, sometimes purple with a teeny bit of gold, micro glitter polish.  Unfortunately, I found it exceptionally difficult to capture the multi color changes and real beauty of this polish.  What do you think?


Time for bed!  Thanks for reading!


Quo by Orly – Turquoise Moonlight Review/Swatches

Oh, how I wish I could figure out the settings on my camera so I could show the true beauty of this polish!!!  🙂

Obviously, it is a turquoise, but it also shifts to gold – and catches the light (sunlight and indoors) like no polish (aside from a holo) I’ve seen.  With one coat, it can be used as a topcoat, as it is quite sheer – but in the photos, I have 3 coats, and it seems fully opaque to me 🙂

The only issue I have with this polish is, the color of the polish comes from glitter….teensy weensy little glitter that spreads all over your fingers when removing it.  A small complaint, and a little scrubbing will remove it after a few washes.

This polish was purchased for $7.99 ($10 when not on sale 😉 ) at Shoppers Drug Mart (in Canada)



That’s my boxer Maya, in the background 🙂




















Thanks for checking out my blog!

I really appreciate the love you guys are giving me – I have so much fun blogging, and reading everyone elses blogs.  Can’t wait to see what’s to come in the new year!!






French Canadian Manicure

🙂  A little lop sided  😉   Just Joking!

I had no idea what to call this.

First, I polished my entire nail with Glitter Gal’s “Green 3D Holo” (green?) and applied those smiley looking stickers (to help make the tips even) for french manicures….but I curved them so they were sort of diagonally across my nail.

Then, the tips were polishes with Orly’s “Sweet Peacock”.

And, polished the entire nail over again with the Glitter Gal Holo.






Subtle, but I’m pleased with it 🙂  But then again, I am please with anything holographic on my nails!

Have a great weekend!

Day 1 – December Advent Calendar Nail Challenge

 December Advent Calendar Nail Challenge 2012


Day 1 – I am excited!!!   Ask me this on day 15, and you may have a different response 🙂


Day One`s theme is: RED


The polishes I used:  Wet n Wild Black Creme (which didn`t show up anyways, oh well :))   Orly`s Devil May Care (2 coats for full coverage) and 2 layers of China Glaze Blonde Bombshell striped down the middle of my ringer finger.




Orly Androgynie Images and Review

Androgynie from Orly’s 2011 Holiday Soireé Collection

Interesting, confusing, kind of pretty…..I just don’t know what words to use for this polish???  The name seems quite fitting.  A little of this, a little of that, and in the end – I’m still not quite sure how to describe what I’m looking at.

The black jelly has a fine golden dust floating around – so, it can take on a brownish look, in certain light.  There are small holographic glitter pieces, and larger green, turquoise, copper and gold hex glitter suspended in the polish – so when you see it in the bottle, it looks quite spectacular.

But once applied, it is a whole different polish.  Not a bad polish – but not what you see when you look at the bottle.

In any case, of course I have included photos – so you can see for yourselves 🙂

Is it just me?  Or is the polish in the bottle a whole lot different than what is on my nails?

Have a beautiful day!!