I Want Out!

Good morning my loves!
I don't know about you but I had one hell of a weekend. It made me really anxious for my vacation, that's for damn sure.

Today I am bringing you an oldie and HTF polish that Matt scored for me on ebay.

Orly Satin Hues in Satin Royalty.
Two coats over one coat of Nailtek Foundation II
Indoor light

I chose this as my nail of the day for yesterday. I had no idea just how sheer this was going to be. I was really surprised. I believe this is full of the big 3 but I'm not certain. I could have looked at the ingredients but I did not. Anyway. This applied fluidly albeit streaky. I never could quite get the streaks to even out at least not without applying several coats. Which is too bad because it has a slight duochrome going on that flashes blue and pink. Very pretty but hard to capture on camera. The satin finish is delightful and has a lovely subdued glow.

I was undaunted by the sheerness, so I decided to keep going and see what kind of result I would get.

Three coats over one of Nailtek Foundation II

As you can see, the color deepens with each coat but it would take an unholy amount of coats to really match the darkness of the bottle color. I really like this color so I decided I'd go with it and try some nail art to cover my smile lines. Good thing I went to the mall with Matt and picked up something to help with that.

Art Club Nail Art Kit

I found this at Ross while looking for new golf shirts for Matt. Score!

So I used the silver glitter striper and I gave myself this look:

BTW, I added a FOURTH coat before I did this.
The good news is it dried incredibly fast.

I really like how it turned out. It's kind of a sleeper mani. It's a little subtle but it has so much dimension. 
To sum it all up, I really do like this but I will most likely use it to layer with. It's way too hard to build color and keep the streaks under control. I will say that I think my Orly fangirl status is getting out of control. I'm stalking all kinds of HTF Orly on ebay now. Oy.

That will do it for me today. I have another challenging day at work and some chores to finish. I hope your week will treat you well or at least better than mine is ending. Have a great day!


  1. I really like the sheerness - sometimes (like when my nails aren't horribly stained like they are now), I love sheer polishes :) But with four coats it is really gorgeous - and I love the silver tip design you did!! It looks really cute! I hope work goes by quickly and painlessly!! (oh, and those chores too... I have a few of those looming over me too - ugh). Have a great day!

  2. Love,love,love your glittery nail tips. :)


  3. I love it with the glitter tips! Looks like it would be an amazing layering polish.

  4. Looks good with the glitter tips. The sheerness would probably annoy the heck out of me. I am one of those people that prefers to have everything nice and covered.

  5. I love that color but was also shocked at the sheerness of it. Still pretty, just not what I expected. I like it best with four coats, that's more like what I expected from it. Looks good with the silver tips too!

  6. Ooo, that's a nice color! You should try it over black.

  7. I'm pretty shocked by the sheerness! I'm sure you'll be doing a layering experiment with that one soon, but it does look good at four coats with the cute silver strips on top! I hope your time goes by super fast until you get your vacation.

  8. Holy smokes- that's a hot polish!


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