Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Orly 'Tis the Season Part I: Rockin' Rocket, Meet Me Under the Mistletoe, Candy Cane Lane

It's a little early to be thinking about the holidays, and with temperatures in the low 90's here it makes it all the more ridiculous! Orly's 'Tis the Season collection includes 6 polishes, 2 cremes and 4 shimmers and glitters. The 3 I'm showing you now all applied easily using 2 coats, and Candy Cane Lane had an exceptional "applies like butter" application.

Above & Below: Rockin' Rocket, a faded burgundy shimmer, has gold shimmer that gives the illusion of an overlay of gold. When I removed this one, the color on the cotton ball was straight up purple. Interesting.
Below: Looking like it does in the bottle, I expected a little more action from the gold shimmer, but that was not the case.
Below: Meet Me Under the Mistletoe is a deep emerald green with the slightest hint of blue. The foil glitter is abundant and a lighter shade of green.

Below: I prefer the look of this shade indoors and in the shade, because the glitter takes on such a glowy look.
Below: Candy Cane Lane is a beautiful classic red creme shade that has a hint of pink. The formula made the application fast and easy.
Below: The high gloss finish is very jelly-like, adding to my love for this one.
Maybe it's just too early for me to be wowed by holiday polishes, because none of these really impress me all that much. Or maybe we've just been inundated with so many colors and finishes that we need to see something truly unique, of which these 3 really are not. Meet Me Under the Mistletoe reminds me of Zoya Ivanka only a little less green, Rockin Rocket reminds me of too many to list, and Candy Cane Lane, while it gave me a perfect application for a creme, is just a classic red. Or maybe China Glaze's Holiday collection is looming in my mind, which looks a lot more original to me.

19 comments:

  1. Candy Cane Lane is very pretty on you but I agree. There's nothing really special here and more excited about China Glaze.

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  2. Wow, these are awesome! Want them...

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  3. These are nice; I think Meet Me Under the Mistletoe is the stand-out. Thanks for swatching!

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  4. Ehhh...nice colors, but I don't feel like I have to rush out and buy them.

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  5. Meet Me Under the Mistletoe is gorgeous!

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  6. CANDY CANE LANE <3
    Oh my Gosh, that is such a stunning red.

    Pokapikanails.blogspot.com

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  7. I definitely love the first two. I also think these would look SO awesome matte!

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  8. oe.. I love Under The Mistletoe!

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  9. love Meet Me Under the Mistletoe ...but indeed, rest doesn`t really do it for me :S

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  10. I'm always excited to see a green, especially one with lots of glitter. Nothing to be thrilled about on the whole. Too hard to visualize the Christmas season here also.

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  11. Nice colours

    http://becksmakeupcorner.blogspot.com/2010/07/my-first-giveaway.html

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  12. oh i said i could look the other way but the green is sure another pretty green

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  13. I like the first two, but I definitely feel like it's too early to be thinking about Christmas.

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  14. Meet Me Under the Mistletoe looks nice. The others are meh to me but I'm not a huge creme person.

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  15. Meet Me Under the Mistletoe might as well be named Meet Me at the Cash Register since I have a huge soft spot for greens. I have my fingers crossed that Winter Wonderland doesn't fail like most non-creme whites do. They usually end up with really visible brush strokes or looking bumpy rather than glittery.

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  16. these look amazing! great job swatching :D i have to say MMUTM looks like HEAVEN but i'll probably get all of these!

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  17. Its a bit too early to be thinking about Christmas, I usually refuse to do anything Christmas inspired until after Thanksgiving :)

    BUT..that green is pretty unique, I like it :)

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  18. Meet Me Under the Mistletoe is awesome! I also like Rockin Rocket!

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