12 June 2014

Orly Pretty Ugly

From last year's Summer 2013 Mash Up Collection, Orly Pretty Ugly is a gorgeously squishy, iridescent shimmer in soft, minty blue. I've used it before as a detail in some nail art (lucky koi) but never on its own, which, shame on me. I love it!

Orly Pretty Ugly swatch

This is three coats of Orly Pretty Ugly, which were nicely opaque (that ghostly hint of VNL was totally invisible in person). The formula is quite jelly-like, not that richly pigmented, so it retains a nice hint of squishiness for the bright, iridescent blue shimmer to dance on top of.

For many, two coats will be fine for daily wear (particularly if you don't mind a teeny bit of VNL under your jellies), but this is one of those polishes I could easily see I'd need that extra coat of. But half the time I'm doing a third coat anyway for compulsion's sake, so it was hardly any trouble. Especially when the payoff is that fabulous shimmer!

Orly Pretty Ugly swatch

There may be just a touch more teal to its toothpaste-minty blue, but Orly Pretty Ugly reminds me of The Blue Fairy...

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...and I can't think of a much better compliment than that.
 

7 comments:

  1. What a pretty blue! The color does remind me of that character now that you mention it too.

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  2. it's such a pretty blue! The name is completely wrong for this :P

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  3. I love this blue! Pretty Ugly is a misnomer!

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  4. LOL the name is so wrong for this poor little polish, it's beautiful :)

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  5. Ooh this is beautiful! Haha it really is like The Blue Fairy :D

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  6. Pretty Ugly? I don't think so! :-) It's beautiful! :-)

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  7. MERP. Thanks for reminding me I have this polish!!! Love it on you. :D

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