Howdy y’all! I return from my “bad cuticle” induced coma with some shots of one of ORLY’s FLash Glam FX polishes! I picked up “Mermaid Tale” when I went to Sally Beauty for the first time ever. I also picked up Fowl Play (be still, my heart) and Finger Paints’ Fall of Surprises (thank you Mr. J for talking me into buying it!) but those swatches were part of my sumer cuticle drama. So they will be for another day.
In the meantime, I bring you a FANTASTIC, blinged out, definitely-worthy-of-mermaid-status offering from ORLY. Now, I can’t readily get ORLY polish, because well. You know. I live in a polish black hole. The best I get is Quo by ORLY nail polish from Shopper’s Drug Mart (Canadian drug store) and they don’t always have the special collections. I will say that I saw some of the ORLY Flash Glam polishes re-bottled and re-named as part of the Quo by ORLY line. So YAY! I LOVE Mermaid Tale and if I were made of money, I would have bought some of the other polishes from this line. Instead I picked them up for free, basically, in different packaging.
Mermaid Tale is a fabulous mix of blue, green and teal glitter mixed in a clear base. You CAN build this to opacity in about 2-3 coats, depending on how
impatient heavy handed you are with your coats. But I just want to preserve my glitter, so I layered it over a white polish. (Also from the Quo by ORLY line. It is a white with blue shimmer that I can’t recall the name of right now). It was kind of on the thick side, but not “Impossible to work with” thick. But it was close. Despite all of that. I love it. I mean, come on. IT’S GLITTER!
I’m going to try smaller images in my posts to see how that looks. But until then…if you find this polish and find yourself in a position to buy it…DO NOT HESITATE! IT IS FANTASTIC AND BLINGY AND GLITTERY AND I WISH THAT THERE HAD BEEN SUN WHEN I HAD TAKEN THESE PICTURES!
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