Monday, July 23, 2012

Monday Blues: Orly Skinny Dip

Hello loves! Another Monday and another blue coming your way! This is one that is already famous and I heard so much about. It's Gosia's favorite so naturally, I had to try it right away. It was definitely a win! 

Orly Skinny Dip in the sun
Skinny Dip is a shimmery light blue. I can't say that it's a neon, but it's bright nonetheless. The shimmer flashes almost purple in the bottle, but that doesn't show up on the nail. It is however a very evident blue shimmer. 


To give you an idea of the shimmer, I also took an artificial light photo that doesn't show the color very well. It's lighter in reality so the sun pictures are the accurate ones. 

Orly Skinny Dip indoors, artificial light
I really like the formula on this one although it is rather sheer. I did 3 thin coats to achieve this look. It's easy to apply and I love the Orly brush because it has the perfect size and the polish doesn't drip down the stem while you work with it, like with some other brands. It dries rather slow but you will need a fast-drying top coat anyway because you have to make it shiny. Being a so-called neon, it dries to a semi-matte finish. It was also a bit streaky, but nothing a good coat of Seche Vite won't fix. 

Orly Skinny Dip in the sun
I really like this polish but China Glaze Splish Splash still remains my number one when it comes to summer blues. Don't forget to stop by the other blogs that participate in the Monday Blues challenge: 

Gosia from Life in Color!
Mandy from Chameleon Stampede
Marisa from Polish Obsession
Marta from ChitChat Nails




9 comments:

  1. Love it. I have something similar from Color Club.

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  2. I love this one! I haven't bought it yet but I am going to need to add it to my collection. I love the shimmer.

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  3. Wow, that's amazing! Such a awesome color :)

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  4. *an awesome color, ofcourse :)

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  5. Not sure about the Color Club ones. I've seen that they came out with some dupes for the China Glaze neons. Maybe they have a dupe for this one too.

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