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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Orly - "Androgynie"


Currently on my nails is "Androgynie" from Orly's new Holiday Soiree' Collection.

When I first laid eyes on Androgynie, I fell in love. I had seen pictures on The PolishAholic's website from when she went to Cosmoprof in Vegas in July. I was so anxious to see it for myself in person, I didn't think I could wait 3 or 4 months for it to be available!

So needless to say, when I did finally find the collection at Sally's a couple of weeks ago, I knew I needed Androgynie. The others in the collection, in my opinion, are very "passable", and I don't plan on buying any of them.

I've seen/heard some very mixed reviews of Androgynie from nail polish bloggers. Some are just head over heels for it, others are disappointed with the final results. I, myself, may have found a new favorite polish that will never - ever - go in the "swappable" pile! I LOVE it! It's so unique and unlike any of my other polishes!

Based on the pictures I had seen previously, I knew I wanted to layer Androgynie over a black creme polish to avoid it's jelly-like formula. My only complaint about this mani is that I didn't wrap my tips when I was applying the black creme polish. It looks like I have a lot of tip wear here, but I just forgot a step in my mani! Otherwise, this was a breeze to apply. I used 2 coats of Poshe' topcoat because it was still a little bit rough after 1 coat of top coat. Some have said that Orly polishes take longer to dry, but since I used the Poshe', my mani was completely dry within minutes.

OPI Chip Skip
2 coats of OPI Nail Envy, Original Formula
2 coats of OPI Black Onyx
1 coat of Orly Androgynie
2 coats of Poshe' Super-fast Drying Topcoat
OPI RapiDry Spray

What do you think? Are there any colors from this collection that you're anxious to get your hands on, or that you already own? Which ones?!


  1. This looks awesome - great review and your nails look gorgeous as always!!

  2. Beautiful! I have yet to try a single polish from Orly but I really really need to.

  3. I keep seeing this polish at the store and I almost buy it but then decide not too! I personally think it needs more glitter. BUT it looks so pretty on your nails. maybe I need it after all LOL

  4. Black and flakes make me bonkers.Sadly, no orly to be had,where I live:(

    Konad Nail Art Stamping Giveaway
    I don't think you need it but still:)

  5. I bought 2 bottles of this shade, the light champagne & the red one. Thanks for letting me know this shade needs a dark base coat.

  6. This is sooo pretty on you!!:3 I dun think I have seen anything like this out there before!I just ordered this 2 weeks ago!!I cant wait to try mine :3

  7. I've heard so many negative reviews about this color, but I they don't change my opinion on it - I LOVE it! :-) I hope you all enjoy yours, too!