Sunday, 23 October 2011

Orly Seagurl and Sweet Peacock

Hello readers! I thought that I would show you some of the goodies I was given at the Maxted Thomas.PR pre gala dinner event I attended as part of the ABBW.
One of the brands who were represented was Orly, who were doing free manicures to promote their Mineral FX collection and Gel FX. So I had my very first manicure not done by myself.
Clumsy Julia managed to whack her finger on the bottom of the table when she sat down for dinner, so please ignore the whoopsie on my middle finger, totally my fault.

This is Rococo A-Go-Go from the Mineral FX collection, a deep purple with a slight duo-chrome effect.

Then I got to bring home a gift pack with two polishes from the current Birds of a Feather collection.
After playing with them a bit, i've decided that the Orly brush is my favourite that i've used so far. It's a little like a China Glaze brush but less floppy.
Seagurl was the first one I tried. The formula was good, and it is definitely unique in my collection, but it looks a little too sophisticated on me in my opinion.

My favourite was Sweet Peacock! It is a lovely electrical blue metallic shades with flecks of silver throughout. This is going to get a lot of wear through summer :)

I wore this one as a full mani for a full week before it started to chip.

*These products were provided to me for consideration*


Vita said...

Sweet Peacock is such a stunning colour - on my lemming list for sure! BTW I've nominated you for a blog award - check out my current post. xoxo

Anonymous said...

Look so nice! Do you use any base coat and top coat? Which ones do you use?

Julia said...

Thank you :) I use Dr Lewinn's Revitanail ridge filler because my nails aren't brilliant but I would prefer not to buff them and Out the Door fast dry top coat.

Anonymous said...

I have a cheapy no name top coat and when I paint it on I find it kind of disturbs my nail polish and streaks it and blurs it. :( Does yours ever do that?

Julia said...

I have had that happen when I either don't have enough top coat on the brush or I haven't waited long enough for the coloured polish underneath to dry.
If you're looking for some nail products I would recommend S A Hair Nail & Beauty Supply on lv 8 of the Dymocks building next time your'e in the city. I get all my acetone, top & base coats etc there and they are quite reasonably priced :)

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