Orly Mermaid Tale

Today's polish, Mermaid Tale, is one of my favorites from Orly's Flash Glam FX Collection. I knew when I bought these that Mermaid Tale and Spazmatic (tomorrow's) would be my fav two. I wasn't wrong. I am having trouble deciding which is my absolute fav of the bunch nd I thought it'd be Spazmatic but after this I'm not sure. Anyway, Mermaid Tale is a clear base chock full of green holographic glitter in medium and small sizes. There is also small green glitter. Beautiful! This one had a nice application for being on the thick side (again LOTS of glitter). This is one coat over a black creme topped with one coat of Gelous.

I admit I didn't want to take this one off. Much Love, The Dragon Lady

Orly Can't Be Tamed

Today's polish is from Orly's Flash Glam FX Collection, called Can't Be Tamed. It has medium purple hex glitter and small silver hex glitter in a clear base. I expected it to be one of my favs but sadly due to some application issues it sits at the bottom of the list. The formula (at least my bottle) was pretty thick, I imagine this has a lot to due with the sheer amount of glitter in there. There is A LOT!! Another issue I had with this one was that it was a pain to get the individual glitters to lay flat. I had to poke them down before they dried and it probably needed another coat of Gelous or Seche Vite to smooth it out. This is one coat over a black creme with one coat of Gelous.

Can't Be Tamed isn't as "Blingtastic" as the others have been but I think I'll try thinning this one out a bit and trying out again. Much Love, The Dragon Lady

Orly Sashay My Way

Today's polish is Orly Sashay My Way from their new Flash Glam FX Collection. Sashay My Way is holographic yellow toned gold bar and medium sized hexagon glitter polish in a clear base. Okay, I admit that I was a bit biased going into this one. I really don't do the whole yellow gold thing. I don't even slap it on for Christmas. I'm more of a silver girl. My mom still thinks it's weird because gold matches my redheaded complexion far better. That said, I LOVE this polish. I mean hello bling! Sadly, it was extremely hard to capture all the fire going on in this polish. So take what you see in the pictures and multiply it by 10. Here is Orly Sashay My Way one coat over a black creme topped with one coat of Gelous.  As for application it was pretty easy, did have to place a few glitter but not as much as Be Brave. Glitter stayed down pretty flat too, I hit it with a coat of Gelous anyways.

Much Love, The Dragon Lady

Orly Be Brave

This first swatch of Orly's new Flash Glam FX Collection is Be Brave.  Be Brave is a bunch of holographic pink bar glitter in a very faintly pink tinted clear base. The application wasn't bad at all but I did need to "place" a few bars of glitter but far less than other bar glitters I've worked with. This is one good coat over a black creme topped with one coat of Seche Vite.

I love this polish, it looks like little bars of pink fire in sunlight. Hope you liked this one too. Tomorrow starts my vacay at O'Dark Thirty so this is my last live post for the next few days. I will try to post the mani I decide on for my vacation as well as more Orly Flash Glam swatches for you while I'll gone.
Much Love, The Dragon Lady

P.S. Don't forget about the giveaway!!! Ends on 5/31!

Orly Flash Glam FX Collection Teaser

 In my last post you saw that I managed to score Orly's new glitter collection from Sally Beauty. I decided to sample them before I choose my vacay mani and wow. Just wow! I couldn't believe how sparklie these were I just had to post some pics. I am going to attempt to squeeze the time to swatch these all over black before I go and use them as posts while I'm in Fort Bragg. So on to more pics!

On the nails, 2 coats of polish no undies. On rings, one coat over black. I haven't finished the rings I am making from this collection yet (still need to set stone) but keep an eye out for them either in a future giveaway or on Etsy or both. Hubby has been bugging me to do something to pay for this addiction to polish, LOL!





Can't Be Tamed Macro

Spazmatic Macro

Mermaid Tale Macro

Be Brave Macro

Sashay My Way Macro

Stay tuned for more glitter-awesomeness! I'm swatching Be Brave first and I'll post that later today. The rest will come over the next four days! Don't forget to enter my current giveaway ending 5/31! Much Love, The Dragon Lady

May Haul

Since I am basically broke until the beginning of next month anyway (at least as far as polish buying goes), I figure it's safe to post my haul for this month. I am getting ready to sit down and do my nails and I have decided to do a set of gel nails because I am not feeling my nubbins at the moment AND this is kind of the last chance for longer nails this summer. Coding doesn't work as well with long nails. =(

So here's what I added to my collection this month!

Unnamed Color Zone - Neon Pink, Neon Yellow, Neon Green
 The pink and yellow of these Color Zone polishes have this white shimmer to them, I was kind of bummed the green didn't. Scored these three for $4.99 at TJ Maxx.

 I have been wanting Bubbly Bombshell, Sweet Peacock, and Fowl Play for so long. I was getting ready to order them online, happened into my local Sally Beauty and BAM! there they were.

Orly Flash Glam FX Collection

Same day in Sally Beauty the lovely cashier was telling me I had to be there on June 1st when they put out the new Orly Flash Glam FX Collection. I told her I was so bummed but I'd be on vacay and then asked if she thought they'd still be here when I got back. Her answer, "No way." Then she got permission from the owner to sell them to me early! Woo hoo! So far I think Spazmatic is my fav!

Cutie Girl - Ocean Blue, Sweet Lilac, Green Apple
 These and the LA Colors one from below were Dollar Store grabs. I figured what the heck, they're a buck!
Unnamed Sally Girl mini (Emerald Green), BS Ridge Filler Base Coat, L.A. Colors Live

Grabbed these up at Ross for $3.99 each. I have never used a nail whitener. I figured I review these after my vacation.

Color Club Neons
These are Color Club neons are Almost Famous, Wham! Pow!, Poptastic, Warhol, Pucci-licious, Twiggie, and I think, Mrs. Robinson. All but Mrs. Robinson are back-up bottles for me, but for $7.99 I figure it's like I ordered Mrs. Robinson and got the rest free. ;)
Is that bottle leaning?

 I am curious to see if I can stamp with the blue and purple metallics....hmmmm.

That's it for now, off to do my nails and I'll be back! Once again, don't forget to enter my current giveaway! Ends on 5/31! Much Love, The Dragon Lady

Anyone still here?

Hello? Remember me? I didn't fall of the edge of world or die in some freak nail polish bottle avalanche. I finished up my finals week yesterday and can't wait to do my nails. I am pretty sure I got another round of A's. I have maintained a perfect 4.0 since starting college and I work really hard to keep it there. So very excited to be leaving for Fort Bragg with my hubby and our friends from the Horticulture Club at my college. We busted our tushies for the last 2 semesters with the club so we get a four day paid vacay to the coast. We rented 2 huge houses on the beach. Works for me! So basically, I am going to pack and try and get some manis and swatches prepped for auto-posting while I am gone.

I am happy to be back blogging and can't wait to show all the polish I have been hording since my last real polish post! So let's kick this off with a haul post!

If you remember, I was on a No-Buy for the month of April...let's see how well that went. Shall we?

Snagged the other Boho set for $5.49 at Ross

Kleancolor minis

Kleancolor minis

Kleancolor minis

Barielle Growth Activator & Speed Dry Manicure Extender - $6 for both at Ross

Orly Dayglow, Beach Cruiser, Melt Your Popsicle, After Party

China Glaze Glitter Crackles

Finger Paints - Late Night Rendezvous

China Glaze - Agro, Harvest Moon, Spontaneous

Unnamed Cosmetic Arts polishes - purple, steely blue, lavender

Color Club Factory Girl

So, seven of these my mother bought for me other than that No-Buy April = Big Fat Fail! It's even sadder when you find out I bought all these on the last day of the month. I blame Sally Beauty and that buy 2 Get 1 free Deal they were having (and of course my 15% off coupon on top of that)! LOL!!! I have a smaller May haul that I'll try and show you tomorrow. Hopefully a mani too! Oh and don't forget to enter my current giveaway if you haven't already! It ends in 5 days!

Much Love, The Dragon Lady