Thursday, June 21, 2012

My Picks from the Orly Flash Glam FX Collection

Happy Thursday!!

  First off! Thank you all so much for the sweet and encouraging feedback on yesterday's post! You guys are so nice! I think I will continue to do make-up features here and there since you guys were so receptive to the idea of my branching out. Thank you!!!

 Today I have Six eye-popping glitters from the Orly Flash Glam FX Collection. I picked these up a few weeks back while at Premiere Orlando 2012. While there I met up with some of my gals from the Central FL Beauty Blogger group I belong to. The second I found the group among the sea of people the first thing Courtney said to me was "You HAVE to see these Orly glitters". Needless to say she had me at "glitter". 
  I obliged, pretty much immediately, and we practically skipped to the Orly booth where an array of amazingly flashy glitters were waiting to be inspected by me! Narrowing it down to Six would prove to be quite the challenge....
You know you totally wanna see some close-ups of these! Just continue reading :D! 

Orly Go Deeper over Revlon Sheer Seafoam

Go Deeper is a mix that resembles Deborah Lippmann Across the Universe. Go Deeper is a lighter blend and has more of a prismatic effect. They are not dupes by any means. Go Deeper is a mix of prismatic Teal and Green glitters in different sizes. These glitters are suspended in a sheer Teal jelly base. This is absolutely stunning and very "cosmic".

Orly Can't be Tamed over O.P.I Care to Danse?
Can't be Tamed is a mix of Large vibrant Purple hexes and smaller Gunmetal hexes. The glitters in this polish are suspended in a clear base. I like the sprinkled effect this creates. I was told by one of my readers that the jelly sammich I did with these Two colors resembles Lynderella's Nosegay. Can't be Tamed does not have prismatic glitter in it.

Orly Monster Mash over Essie Pretty Edgy
So... How AWESOME is this one? Monster Mash is a dense mix of prismatic Grass Green hexes, micro bars and fine glitter suspended in a light lime Green jelly base. There is something so very interesting about how this looks on the nail and in the bottle. The micro bars really add texture. My nails looked like I had crushed Emeralds sprinkled on them.

Orly Right Amount of Evil over O.P.I Ya'll Come Back Ya Hear?
Right Amount of Evil is pretty much the same concept as Monster Mash. The obvious difference being that one is fiery Orange and one is Grass Green. The Orange jelly base in Right Amount of Evil does have a hint of Coral micro shimmer making it a bit more dense than Monster Mash. This reminds me of Koi fish.

Orly Be Brave over Del Sol Foxy
Be Brave is made up of prismatic Pink bars suspended in a light Pink, barely there, jelly base. This is an interesting polish. Bar glitters seem to be a "love it or hate it" type of thing and I definitely love it. This polish was actually pretty easy to work with, I had no issues getting the bars out or on the nail. This combination is awesome because in the Sunlight my base color, Del Sol Foxy will shift to a deep Purple shimmery base and the sparkles contrast with the Purple shade as well. Pics of that soon!

Orly Sunglasses at Night over Revlon Royal
Sunglasses at Night was the first one of these glitters that I knew I just had to have. This is something that I had definitely never seen before. Sunglasses at Night is a deep inky Blue jelly base packed full of prismatic dark Blue bar glitters. This combination was much better in person but it proved to be harder to capture in photos.
  From this collection I also picked up Sashay my Way while at an impromptu Ulta shopping trip with Miss Courtney (Yay for lunch dates<3). I will have a swatch of that later on, that one was a more recent purchase. I'm so happy to see Orly doing something super glittery and fun. Orly is usually pretty quiet, and not one of my go-to brands if we are being honest. That being said, about Once a year Orly releases one super kick ass collection and I think this might be it for this year. All of the glitters I have seen are super unique, flashy and chunky, BUT they lay flat and they don't take 17 coats of top coat to smooth out. They dry nice and shiny!
  At this point I'm not even sure how many glitters there are in the Flash Glam FX collection. My guess is 12 but I've yet to see a FULL display. Either ways... These are awesome and I absolutely recommend checking these out if you love glitter. And even if you don't... These might just change your mind.

  I am over the moon with these!! Which are your faves?

37 comments:

  1. Beautiful collection!! :)


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  2. Ohhhhh I've only seen 6 of the glitters so far! I love the new ones you showed!

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  3. Oh, wow, I can not WAIT for these to arrive! At the bare minimum, Go Deeper and Monster Mash have a deep and abiding need to come home with me. ^_^

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  4. I 'think' there were 30. And it got 6 too. I was hard-pressed to limit myself to just 6, they were all such amazebalz! Your nails and work are DA BOMB, girlie!!!

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  5. OMMMGG I want Sunglasses at Night soo badly! Apparently there is 22 in this collection but I've only seen about 7 or 8. I love Orly so much!

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  6. Florence McPartlandJune 21, 2012 at 8:39 AM

    OMG. My Sally didn't have all of those colors when I picked up the two Flash Glam FX I have (Sashay My Way & Mermaid's Tale). I NEEDNEEDNEED Monster Mash, Right Amount of Evil, Sunglasses at Night... holy crap.

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  7. Ahhh, you make me want them all! I saw them in the store and didn't think they were that cool...until I saw this post:)

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  8. Monster Mash is so fun! x

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  9. Oh wow!! I thought it was more than 12. I keep seeing more and more but I have not seen them ALL. Can you imagine how amazing a FULL display of these must be!

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  10. Lucy from Lucy's StashJune 21, 2012 at 10:48 AM

    Lovely swatches as always :)

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  11. that's weird, I got the green/blue from this collection but mine says Mermaid Teal not Go Deeper ... its sooo pretty my favorite fromt his collection

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  12. Love the first one! really pretty!

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  13. Holy crap, these are friggin' AWESOME!

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  14. I totally passed on these just the other day but now you have me rethinking! Gah!

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  15. It drives me crazy that you swatch new collections or indies without showing them on their own. I see absolutely no point at all in not showing people what these look like before they're layered.

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  16. And if it bothers you that much then go look for swatches on another blog. Dont come in here and give me an attitude over how I do MY swatches.

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  17. And you are so smart you can't even identify with your own name. Right?
    I see absolutely no point at all in you commenting anywhere.

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  18. Ufff that orange is simply everything I need in life..... <3

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  19. Just proving that they are nothing more than internet trolls with nothing better to do on this wonderful day.

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  20. Go deeper needs to be mine!!!!

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  21. Yes, it certainly is trollish to try to give you feedback. Bad on me.

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  22. Gorgeous glitters! My favorite is probably Go Deeper and even Monster Mash.

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  23. Next time you "try" to give someone feedback.... Try to watch your wording because your comment is nothing short of rude and just unecessary. As I said, if my layering bothers you so then go find your swatches on another blog. And FYI the Orly Flash Glam FX glitters are being marketed as Layering glitters so... Theres that...

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  24. Right Amount of Evil is gorgeous!! I've read that there are 22 glitters coming out. Only 6 have been released in stores yet though (or at least I've only seen 6!).

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  25. It is 22. WOWOWOW!! I should have picked them ALL up while I was at premiere lol! I think they did have the full display there because I remember thinking "gosh how many are there?!" So it does look like they will be released in "phases".

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  26. even layered you still get a pretty good idea of what the polish looks like, people are so rude

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  27. oh and monster mash will be mine! it's gorgeous

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  28. Maesbeauty.wordpress.comJune 21, 2012 at 7:47 PM

    Omgoodness these are beautiful!!

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  29. I neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed!

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  30. Kristen Davenport ByrnesJune 21, 2012 at 10:00 PM

    Monster Mash over Rags to Riches for toes I think? Or Green With Envy? Will need to get this and play

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  31. THANK YOU Orly for giving us awesome glitters! Love your swatches and layerings!

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  32. I heard 22 or 24 glitters. I was wondering which company would be the first to jump on the Indie polish/glitterbomb bandwagon! :) Thanks for the swatches; honestly they did not look so great in person but these make some look WAY better.

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  33. I desperately need Orly Go Deeper over Revlon Sheer Seafoam. I don't have either of those.

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  34. coolpurplerabbitJune 24, 2012 at 3:10 AM

    I saw these somewhere else and I just thought "meh." But your swatches make them look amazing! As they should considering they are awesome glitters. I've just been spoiled by indies. Lol
    -Leslie

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  35. I have be brave, monster mash, right amount of evil. Just got them at one from a friend out of their destash and the rest from Tj max haul. Loving them!!

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