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Good Morning and Happy Mother's Day!

Today (and at the crack of freaking dawn, no less) I am bringing you one of Orly's new Summer colors!
I know I didn't receive word about the Viva collection and I just happened upon the display at Sally.
These colors are being packaged with a mini bottle of Top2Bottom basecoat/topcoat.
The collection is a nice one but really one color spoke to me so I grabbed it! However, if you'd like to see the rest you can check out Temptalia's swatches!

Thus, I bring you: La Playa

Two coats over base, indoor light

I am in love with this. It is the perfect navy creme I have been longing for. I have many delicious plans for this beauty!
Anyway, let's talk formula. It's a tad thick but not nearly as much as Snowcone. It applies smoothly and is practically opaque in one coat. I went for two because I was doing my nails practically in the dark and I had some drag marks from it. (I know, I know. But I get up ridiculously early on the weekend.) It's easy to handle though and of course, dries super fast. The color is simply glorious. It's not as dark as Star of Bombay which looks quite black. For a creme, it has terrific shine on its own but once I hit it with top coat, it's gonna look amazaeballs.

I will definitely be using this for Konad/Fauxnad but I'm also thinking of layering combinations.
Like I said, I have many plans. I will also need to post some comparison shots between it, Star of Bombay and Blue Suede. Just for funsies and all that.

Have you seen the Viva collection yet? Are you planning to pick it up? If not, why not? (And shame on you. Orly is so kick ass!)

That does it for me. I have to go to work and then I'm meeting up with my in-laws to celebrate Mother's Day.
BTW, this is also my younger idiot brother's birthday. Here's hoping it's a pleasant one, Steve!
My love and best wishes to all of you moms out there, whether your kids are furry quadrupeds or beautiful homosapiens. VIVA!


  1. I saw this display a bit ago. This is the one color I regret not picking up. After seeing your pics I regret it even more! Gorgeous!

    Happy Birthday Steve!

  2. That is a great blue creme. Love the color on you.

  3. I got La Playa and Bailamos - both are fantastic. And that tiny little bottle of top/base coat makes me laugh. I think I'll get more Orly from now on. -JenB

  4. I'm so in love with polish. I didn't think it would be that great color wise. But I love it!

  5. This is gorgeous and so SHINY!!

    and I totally laughed out loud at:
    "BTW, this is also my younger idiot brother's birthday. Here's hoping it's a pleasant one, Steve!"

    hahaha :) happy birthday to your brother!

    Hope your 'kids' gave you a good mother's day gift or lots of mother's day love - my furry children got me roses! lol

  6. WOW...Play is such a kick ass color! Love it!


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