Wednesday, February 27, 2013

ABC Challenge 'H' - Orly High on Hope

Well 'ello there! Forgetting the fact that I suck and missed a post on Monday....

I had something really awesome planned for today. I promise, it was gonna be so boss, you guys. But then I ran out of time and realized one of my new polishes had a name starting with H and this polish is so complex and awesome that I decided just swatches would be good enough. Especially since I had such a hard time picking the pictures for this post, they were all pretty. And that's not a compliment on me, but the polish.

So which is this new and awesome polish (as if you hadn't read the post title)? Orly High on Hope from their spring 2013 collection! This polish is just... nghh (yes, I'm using guttural sounds to describe a polish). It has a slate blue-gray-greenish base with a chunky multichrome shimmer, almost glass flecky but finer than a glass fleck, the overall appearance on the nail is a shimmer. Formula was a little thick but not difficult at all, two coats is all you need for perfect opacity.





At very extreme angles and in low lighting, you can even see a little green shimmer a la Fantasy Fire or Clarins 230. In regular lighting and from afar it looks dark but the pink shimmer is still noticeable though not overpowering like it is in pictures. Still such a great polish in my eyes that I couldn't bring myself to add anything over it.

Also, this is the haul I made last night at Sally's. With coupons, sales and discounts all I paid out of pocket was $12.27!! My jaw dropped at the cash register when the girl said it was just $12. Spring polishes are my weakness :(.


That's it from me today, have a great day!!

38 comments:

  1. OMG! What a haul for $12!! I need to get to Sally today! I have a coupon too. WOW!

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    1. Yes, definitely go and coupon away! And if you can't find anything you really want and the coupon doesn't expire yet, save that baby for later! That's what I did, I had a couple saved up :D

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  2. Gorgeous!! I have to have this And I'm so jealous! My Sally's doesn't have the Spring polishes yet.

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    1. My Sally's didn't have them either but this store, which is just 10 minutes away did (?). For some reason, this store always has everything before mine does and I'm about to think the girls at my store hoard stuff for themselves before putting it on display! Lol

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  3. 12 BUCKS...WTF HOW!?!?! i hate you. okay really i dont, but you get it. *insert cat face picture here*

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    1. I took my top off at checkout... =^.^= (I think that's a cat).

      But really, I collected a couple of coupons that didn't expire just yet, including my bday one, used them all together and just got plain lucky that there was a sale on ChG at the moment <3.

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  4. I'm so jealous of prices and offers you have in US! :(
    Love this polish, I really like the Spring Collection by Orly! :)

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    1. That's definitely a trend I'm noticing, I don't understand why polish has to be so expensive outside of the US.

      There were definitely some gems in the Orly collection! Also, I'm too weak to resist any spring polishes :P

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  5. Lol! I hadn't read the title! Hahaha
    I wish Sally had sales like that here! :P
    I also thought it looks like a darker Fantasy Fire :) pretty polish you chose Kat! :)

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    1. AHA! Then you are my demographic, the non title readers! lol

      Sally's has some good sales every once in a while but this time I was mostly lucky with the coupons :). And thank you!

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  6. Ooh thats a great haul! I love your pick but it's so funny that this is in the spring collection because it just shouts fall to me XD And BTW, you owe us something super awesome now lol! I hope you will still do it and post it on another day :D

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    1. I thought so too! A little dark for spring but just so happy to have it, lol. And yes, I will definitely do it another day!

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  7. I've been on the fence about this color, but seeing photos, it is so pretty. And nothing beats an amazing bargain!

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    1. I actually looked up swatches in store before I bought it and the pictures I saw confirmed I needed it. Even better, it looks so much prettier in person!

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  8. OMG! What to comment on first? :p Magic haul, 12 bucks? Bargain! That's super cool! And that color is just stunning and so complex! I congratulate you on the pictures! :D

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    1. Thank you!! I took a small crapload of pictures of this one :P

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  9. For the love of all that is good and holy, CHIT, that's some gorgeous polish. Another group o'lacquers that completely escaped my radar. And 12.27? How much would you charge to go shopping with me for polish? I mean, airfare and your further compensation aside, it's GOT TO BE CHEAPER than my buying every freaking WRONG polish on the planet, when you could come along...free as a bird, without a care in the world and nail a Pantone palette of colors on first try. With a coupon to boot.

    :)

    Unbelievable.

    And High on Hope is gorge. Absolutely gorgeous.

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    1. Lol, I'd go just to buy the polish that isn't available here! Let me know and we'll set it up :D (It can't be cold though, I don't deal with cold).

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  10. I just grabbed High on Hope today at Sally's myself! I thought I was doing good with my haul cost, but you're a bargain maven! Beautiful color!

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    1. Haha I'm usually not a bargain maven but it definitely felt good this time! I hope you like the color, so much nicer in real life!

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  11. Aaaaaaaah!!!! I need to get my butt to sally's This is hot! I need to get the new orly's!

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    1. Yess you do! There's a few of them that are similar to others so it's not really worth it but there's definitely a few gems in there. Like the white with square glitter? NGGHH

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  12. I'm green with envy for that haul! Plus the Avant Garden is on my wishlist so I keep drooling over your picture! The Orly is also super cool! Definitely a fine glass fleck I'd say!

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    1. I still have 2 more of the Avant Garden I'd like to get, this collection really cleaned my wallet out, lol! Hope you get them soon, they're really great :D

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  13. yep me thinks i'm gonna have to own this one. Love your macro shot!

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    1. I can't wait to see it if you get it. Thank you! I had a hell of a time capturing the shift on camera, I should have tried underwater.

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  14. OMG this is gorgeous!!! Must have! I havent seen this at my Sally's yet, but I think I'm gonna have to start stalking them now.

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    1. When I saw this on thePolishaholic's site it was instant love, then I totally forgot about it until I saw it in store. This shade gets my stalker-worthy seal of approval :D

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  15. Wha!! Why didn't I see this when I went to Sally's?!? If it wasn't 11:49 pm, I would be there in a flash!! So pretty!

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    1. When I saw it in the display, it looked very blah. Like a dark grey we all have. Then I picked it up and the light hit it and BAM! DUOCHROME. So I don't blame you, it doesn't really stand out.

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  16. $12!!!! Wow!! So many lovely spring shades :))

    Orly polish looks amazing!

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  17. I love your nails!! I found your site because I have this app on my IPhone called "Nail Designs" and I found a really pretty one and saw your watermark "hooked on polish" so I decided to look it up. Then realized your doing the ABC Nail Challenge too!! I thought it was funny, but anyway, your nails look great and Im so glad I found your site and followed :)

    Kelly
    xoxo

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    1. Lol, such a funny coincidence! The world seems really small sometimes. And how awesome, I had never heard of that app! I'm really glad you like my ramblings and nails, lol :D

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