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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

I Went Dotty

Hello gentle readers.

Today I have a very recent nail look. So recent, in fact that I I type this, it is on my nails. :P I went a little candy coloured crazy on my tips and used the entire Orly Sweet Collection from Spring 2010. All. Six. Polishes. I painted my nails, two coats each, in skittles with (starting from pinkie) Orly Snowcone, Pixie-Stix, Lollipop, Gumdrop and Cotton Candy and topped them with Seche Vite. Then I dotted my nails with all six polishes, including Lemonade and added Sinful Colors Snow Me White, as well. I didn't dot the nails with their own colour, naturally. Then I topped the whole shebang with Seche Vite.

When I wore this out and about, people really liked it. I got a lot of positive feedback on it and a lot of "How did you do that?" Type questions. When I told them that it was as simple as painting my nails and dotting different colours on with a dotting tool, they didn't believe me. They looked at me as if I were understating it to be modest, or something. But it really is just that simple and easy. If I, the most nail art challenged person... Ever to walk the planet can do this, anyone can.

I took the photographs of this mani out in the late afternoon sun.


 Skittles in Orly Snowcone, Pixi-Stix, Lollipop, Gumdrop and Cotton Candy.

Dots of all of the above (tho not on their own nails, of course) in addition to Orly Lemonade and Sinful Colors Snow Me White.

I don't own many full collections. My budget doesn't allow for unfettered polish buying, so I pick and choose the ones that I really like. I have some partial collections, some almost full collections but this one, for some insane reason captured my fancy and wouldn't let go of me until I finally, just not long ago, acquired the last of the six polishes in this collection. I don't understand my mad delight with owning all of these sweet pastel polishes. I just know that that they all had to be mine. 

This collection was, upon it's original release that oh-so-popular white based milk paint creme that flooded the market that season. I purchased three of these polishes during the original release; Gumdrop, Lemonade and Snowcone. The last three, Pixi-Stix, Cotton Candy and Lollipop are from later releases and are of a different formula than the originals. The new ones are crelly type cremes, slightly squishy, very silky and, yes, a little easier to work with. I don't care, tho. I have all of them and I love them. 

Do you own any of the Orly Sweet polishes? What do you think of them? Are they great? Too sweet? Did this post give you a toothache? Please share, I love to hear about it. If you like the look of these pretty polishes, many of them are part of Orly's core line and available at places like Sally's. Those that aren't in the core line are still easy to find online and here and there. Don't let anyone tell you that any of these are rare or HTF, that simply isn't the case and for heaven's sake, don't pay even a penny more than fair current market price for Orly polish. 

Thank you so much for popping in. Have yourself a great day and may your polish never bubble. 

34 comments:

  1. I so love the Orly Sweet Collection.  I have Pixie Stix and Cotton Candy so far and keep picking up the rest and putting them back when I'm in the store.  I love these manicures!  Those dots look so cool.  I actually  have a phobia of clusters of holes or dots in one place but this manicure doesn't make me cringe - I think because it's sooo cute!

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  2. Christina PowellJune 13, 2012 at 6:49 AM

    SO cute. I actually only own 3 ORLY polishes! I need to work on that.

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  3. So so pretty! Maybe I will attempt this someday too.

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  4. oh wow! you are so good at that. must have a super steady hand - which I do not. it takes a LOT of effort and zen-breathing to just do a regular polish job. I love the way it looked before all the dots too. Fun fun fun! :D

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  5. I think it's high time I found some Orly lacquer. I love the smoothness of that type!

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  6. It is. Orly is remarkable polish. I think that you would really like it. :)

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  7. Oh, thank you. :) Actually, I don't have a super steady hand. I have a slight tremor in my left hand and I am usually highly caffeinated so... Yeah. lol I have practiced and learned to adapt and that is how I can do what I need to do. Dots lend themselves well to slightly unsteady hands, as you can load the tool with polish and just dive bomb your nail and pull back. Bracing the nail you are dotting and your working hand helps, too. :D 

    I also am really good at cleanup, so when I do make a little whoopsie, I can immediately whisk it away. 

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  8. Thank you. :D

    You really should. It is so easy and, once you get into a rhythm, pretty fast, too. 

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  9. Thank you. :)

    Yes, you do. Orly is splendid polish. I love that brand. 

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  10. Aw... I don't want to scare you. :D It's funny how pastel colours can make just about anything look friendly and fun, isn't it? 

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  11. Thank you, Vic. :)

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  12. Super cute! It looks really good and now I want candy.

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  13. Thank you. :) Sorry that I woke your sweet tooth. ;)

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  14. http://goo.gl/7UXPK

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  15. Lovely. : )

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  16. Seriously???? Please don't spam my blog comments. 

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  17. Thank you, Erin. :D

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  18. Love it, love love it!  Such a cute and fun manicure. I'll bet you made a lot of people smile just by looking at it. Like me ;)

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  19. Thank you for your sweet words. :D

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  20. Oh, I love this! So super cute :)

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  21. this is amazing! you are so cute at dotting! My inspiration!

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  22.  so good** at dotting, what is wrong with me haha! sorry

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  23. Oh I absolutely love this! Everything is perfect, the colors, the dots, the application, everything! Well done!

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  24. Thank you, Biba. :D

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  25. Typos are fun, aren't they? lol I got your meaning. :D And thank you, so much. 

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  26. Aww... Shucks! :D

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  27. Why, thank you.  :D

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  28. DUDE!!! You absolutely need to teach me how to dot like this!  I want to do manis like this so bad!!!!  But alas, I cannot do dots-

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  29. Tell ya what, if I can work it out with Old El Crappo (my camera) I'll do a photo tutorial. :D Otherwise, it will have to be mostly text. Let me see what I can put together, next week. I'd do it this weekend but the next two days are going to be positively Insane and I won't have time. :)

    I have every faith that you can do dots. :D

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  30. Wow!  Simple and fun!  I'm not surprised you got a lot of compliments. 

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  31. Thank you so much. :D

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  32. Sooo cute! I need to try this out! :D

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