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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Orly Skinny Dip

Hello gentle readers.

How's things? Week going well? Looking forward to the weekend? I am. We are planning a day trip to the Valley and I am planning to hit a few spots and do some shopping I can't do up here in Podunkville. I can't wait. I need to spend some time in a real city. I need traffic and noise and bustle and different shops and smog. I need it so bad.

Today I am sharing Orly Skinny Dip. This is a polish from their Summer Feel the Vibe collection of neon polishes. I also bought After Party, which I will show you soon. I don't know if I am going to buy any more of the colours from this collection. I have so many neons and while I really like this finish, I just don't wear it, a whole lot and I don't see the point in spending all of that money. Maybe if I catch some on sale I'll snap up a few more. We'll see.

Orly Skinny Dip is, in my opinion, one of the standouts in this collection. This bright, pool blue neon has a beautiful blue shimmer running through it. In some lights is looks like a neon creme, in others, the shimmer  springs to life and transforms this polish. It's kind of amazing. I wore this polish for four days, if I remember correctly and it was in great shape when I removed it. This is three coats topped with Seche Vite.

This polish is so bright and fun and pure Summer. I am going to wear this next time I do a pedicure; I think it will be fabulous on toes. Lots of photographs coming up. All were shot in the sun. Don't forget your sunglasses!








The formula on this is a little better than some neons I have worked with but it is by no means perfect. I had to coax this one a little bit. The first coat was a little too thin and it streaked and dragged a bit. I applied thicker subsequent coats, but still needed three to get it smooth and opaque. I had some bubbling, thanks to the thick coats and the fact that I tried to overwork this a bit. It is best to apply this polish as swiftly and smoothly as humanly possible. Dry time is quick and this polish dries satin matte. The shimmer in this polish does form a few brushstrokes but Seche Vite smoothed those out and killed the bubbles, too.

Man, I can't get over what a pretty and fun polish this is and, in spite of it's iffy application is well worth a little work.

What do you think of Orly Skinny Dip? Loving neons, this season? They seem to be everywhere! Neon is hot, hot, hot. If you don't think that you would wear neon clothes or makeup, neon nails is a great way for anyone to embrace this trend. The Orly Feel the Vibe is in stores and online, now.

Thank you for popping in. Have a terrific Thursday and may your polish never bubble.

24 comments:

  1. Ahhhh...to me it sort of has a caribbean water feel to it. Beautiful! Curious if you've ever used any total matte polishes? I can't decide if I want to try that or not. Hmmm...

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  2. This is a gorgeous color! I love neon shimmers--the shimmer softens them just a bit so they seem more wearable to me.

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  3. It does feel tropical, doesn't it? It's bright, cool and very flattering and I loves it. :) I have used a total matte polish, a Nubar polish but I didn't like it all that well. When I want a matte finish, I prefer to use a normal polish then a matte top coat. 

    Skinny Dip isn't completely matte, it is more satin matte but to get a true shine, it needs a top coat. 

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  4. I like neon shimmers, too. They have a lovely glowing quality that is very special. 

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  5. What a gorgeous colour!

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  6. Thank you, I agree. It was a ton of fun to wear. :)

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  7. http://goo.gl/GGs53

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  8. I NEED to get this color!  It is so cute!

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  9. i love it! i should have bought this one but i figured the blue zoya matte was pretty similar lol, i was wrongg!

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  10. This one is fabulous, it's one of my fav colors out of summer collections!!

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  11. I agree. You should go get it. :D 

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  12. From the photos I have seen of the Zoya, they aren't the same. I don't have the Zoya so I ca't say for certain, tho. :)

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  13. It is fab, isn't it? It leaped into my basket when I was passing the display at Sally's. I had no choice but to buy it. :D

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  14. this is the only one i got from the feel the vibe collection, i am not a neon lover but this shade is on the border of breing super bright or neon. Plus the name is cute :)

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  15. This makes me remember the one time I actually DID go skinny dipping in my early 20s with a dude-nothing happened, but I do remember that feeling of nakedness in the water.  It was awesome!  Just a random factoid for you!

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  16. That is how I felt about it, too. I just loved that bright, fun blue. The name brings back memories for me. I like it. :D

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  17. Even if it had... ;) Skinny dipping is lovely. I haven't done it in years, I need to do it again, one day. :)

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  18. Very nice. Have fun on your city trip. Lol

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  19. Wow!  That's the color of happiness, IMHO!  :)

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  20. I think so, too. :D

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