Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Alphabet Challenge: B is for Butterflies by Orly with Blonde Bombshell and Blasted Gold - Swatches and Review




The lovely Gosia from Life In Color started a new nail challenge and I am so excited to join in!  Check out her post HERE for all the details and rules, but in a nutshell, we are posting our polishes in alphabetical order by color name.


I went bonkers with the letter B for todays mani!

I started with 3 coats of Orly's Butterflies. I picked up Butterflies recently on clearance in Sally's for $2.69! I'm so glad I did! I love it and I only have a few Orly polishes. It is a gorgeous coral pink jelly.  I would probably use 4 coats in the future because I still had vnl.  I love the color though and I think it will be great for jelly sandwiches!
  As I was debating adding a fourth coat, I decided on some accent nails instead.  It has been a while since I did an accent nail! It used to be a staple in my manicures!
 I added Sephora by OPI in Blasted Gold on my ring finger and thumbnail.  I was very pleased that it crackled beautifully.  I have used this one before and sometimes it doesn't play nicely with other polishes.  I don't use crackles often, but I am far from over the trend.  I enjoy a good crackle now and then. Am I alone on this? I feel like everyone is over crackles!
Then I added China Glaze Blonde Bombshell on my middle finger.  This is another from my untried stash and I was surprised that the glitter was so dense! It looks like it would give full coverage in 2 coats! I only used one coat and it covered more of Butterflies than I intended. Still fun though!


Check out what the other participants did for this challenge! Want to join in the fun? You can jump in anytime! Just let me or one of the other ladies know so we can add you to the list and link to your blog.


9 comments:

  1. Love it both with the Gold and without the Gold ....probably would wear it with Gold blast at night.
    Pretty nails.

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  2. Oh my, 3 B's in one post!!! I LOVE Butterflies but i would prolly hate to put 4 coats though... I don't know though, I'll stop by my Sallys and if its on sale I'll prolly pick it up!!!

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    1. The formula was thin so I didn't mind so many coats. Totally worth it for the sale price! And I just got an email that all clearance is 50% off at Sally's stores July 19-22!

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  3. This is such an amazingly beautiful coral red!
    And I like your accents on it

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  4. Pretty pink! It looks almost grapefruit-y, like that one Zoya Blogger color...gorgeous!

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    1. Good call! I have those, too. I should post a comparison :)

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  5. That Orly is gorgeous!!! Love the glitter accents too!!

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  6. I love what you did here, I actually really like the Sopi Blasted tc. Oh and 3b's! yaa

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Thanks for reading and taking the time to comment!