Review: Orly Feel The Vibe Collection Minis – Summer 2012
Happy Monday! Well, it’s happy for me because this girl has 4 nights off from her overnight job! Which means, hellooooooo Swatch-A-Thons and Ultra-Mega-Diablo III gaming sessions! What more could a girl ask for?
Today I’ve got 4 polishes from the Orly Feel The Vibe Collection to share with you all. I ended up snagging the mini set because I only wanted the neons out of the collection anyway. They’re great!
I used Cult Nails Get It On Base Coat and Wicked Fast Top Coat for today’s swatches. ^_^
Glowstick is a BRIGHT neon yellow polish, and we’re in love! It looks much softer and almost pastel in my photos because my camera took one look at this polish and said “LOL, no”. But this baby is highlighter yellow, you can get a more accurate depiction of the color [HERE]. I initially tried using 3 coats of Glowstick by itself but that was not working, it was a streak-fest. But once I layered 1 coat of it over 2 coats of Essie Blanc it was all gravy.
Melt Your Popsicle
Melt Your Popsicle is awesome. Neon orange is my kinda color. Fabulous! The formula was a pain in the ass though, hah! This is 3 coats over 2 coats of Essie Blanc. Not sure why I needed so many coats to get this to level out! Maybe I have a wonky formula? I’m almost wondering if I could get this polish to opaque in 3 coats without the white base since it’s so pigmented. I’ll have to try wearing this again and update you all.
Another thing that I love about this polish is how SUPER tan is makes my hands look! As soon as I put it on my fingers it made me look like I’d been sunbathing for days. I showed my boyfriend the difference in skintone this polish had between my polished hand and my unpolished one, and he though I’d performed so sort of illusionary witchcraft. Too much Diablo for him.
Melt Your Popsicle is going to be my go-to orange for the summer!
Beach Cruiser is a hot neon pink and another ‘instant tan’ color. I used 3 coats of Beach Cruiser by itself here, no base polish needed. The formula was nice. I foresee this one being on my toes at all times.
Skinny Dip is a pretty bright medium blue with a fine shimmer. Not really a neon, but I still love it! It was on the sheer side so I needed 3 coats to reach opacity. And like the other polishes shown above, this one dried with a satin matte finish so you’ll need a top coat to make these polishes nice and shiny.
I really love this set of minis and I’m happy I decided to pick it up! I can’t really name a favorite, I love them all! Neons can be tricky to work with but these were fairly easy to manage, save for the two where I needed a base polish. But with that being said I wouldn’t let that deter me for owning any single one of these. If you’re a fan of neon polishes the Orly Feel The Vibe Collection shouldn’t be missed! These suckers are black light reflective too!
The Orly Feel The Vibe Collection can be purchased from various E-Tailers (such as nailsupplies.us, Head2Toe Beauty, Transdesign, etc.). You can also purchase the collection from orlybeauty.com, online at Ulta.com or at Ulta stores nationwide. I’m sure Sally Beauty has it out as well! The prices vary depending on the retailer. ^_^
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