Orly Plastix Collection Revew, Photos, Swatches

Orly Plastix Collection

Orly’s Plastix Collection is a short and sweet debut of a new finish type — satin matte. It reminded me a bit of Chanel Black Velvet, which after much thinking, definitly has a pleather-like finish.

I like these. I don’t love them, because they’re not entirely my style (I’m also not huge on matte polishes, either–again, all personal style preferences), but I do really love how they played with the finish and gave us something different. It’s not matte–there’s definitely this played down, barely there glossy sheen… but it’s not glossy. It’s not shiny. It’s very pleathery.

The formula felt a little on the thicker side to me, but I didn’t encounter any major issues. Each coat felt like it dried down pretty quickly–similar to mattes–though for 100% dry, it seemed a little faster than average but not super speedy. Despite each coat seemingly being pigmented, two shades still needed three coats. Like matte finishes, you may want to use a ridge filler to minimize any imperfections on your nail.

I wore these with Zoya’s base coat underneath, and I didn’t get any chips after five days, just minor tip wear. I skipped the top coat so I could maintain that satin-matte finish. The base coat didn’t seem to affect the appearance or finish of the polish at all, so at least I could lock it down with a base coat even if I couldn’t protect with a top coat!

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NARS Fall 2010 Collection + NARS Coupon Code for Temptalia Readers!

NARS Fall 2010 — Available Online!

NARS has extended an exclusive coupon code for Temptalia readers. When you spend $25 or more at NARS and use the code TEMPTALIA at checkout, you’ll receive a miniature lipgloss trio featuring Turkish Delight, Gothika, & Greek Holiday as a gift with purchase, expires 8/15. Head on over here to check out the new collection!

Free for Haul Friday, Volume #037

Welcome to Free For Haul Fridays!

A play on Oh No They Didn’t’s “Free For All Fridays,” every Friday is Free For Haul Fridays! Friday is a day for fun — whether you’re already off enjoying your weekend or if you just need a way to get through til the end of the work day, FFH is here for you!

Share your latest beauty hauls! Once you’ve done that… say anything you’d like. Tell us about the greatest thing that happened to you this week, why your pet is the cutest, what you’re doing this weekend… whatever!

First, I’ll share mine!

Haul: I grabbed my Digi-Pops stuff from Nordstrom on Tuesday! :)

Excited for: Catching up on my to-do list, seeing my sister!

Friday plans: Hang out & have lunch with my sister!

This week’s Mellan photo…

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I Spy Temptalia @ Revlon Lashes

I Spy Temptalia @ Revlon Lashes

Around 9PM tonight, I got some pretty EPIC news! The lovely @scorpio21090 tweeted me a picture of Temptalia’s Award logo stickered onto Revlon’s lashes.  Back in January, when the results of the awards came out, Revlon asked if they could use the award logo on stickers for some of their false lashes, and I said yes… and I had almost forgotten about it until Anna tweeted an image to me!

This, of course, meant that the boy and I had to race out and see if we could find them locally!  Anna got hers from Rite Aid, but we found ours at Walmart!   It’s kind of this big moment in Temptalia history, so I picked up seven pairs (one for my mom, one for each grandma, then my aunts… the boy’s mom, ME!).

Anyway, thank you SO much for all of your support!  It is because of your amazing and unwavering support that Temptalia has gotten to where it is today and I even get to blog about something like this.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

Love & Lipgloss,
Christine

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2010 is Here!

NORDSTROM.com Anniversary Sale. Fall Fashion Now. Shop Early. Save Big.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Begins!

Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale has officially kicked off and will last through August 1st at 11:59pm PST. In case you’re unfamiliar with it, the Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale spans two weeks with new-for-fall accessories, clothing, shoes, etc. marked down. Beauty brands also participate with exclusive products, sets and GWPs.

Did you stay up to catch the sale?  ‘Cause I totally did, though, admittedly, midnight isn’t that late! I’m all about the SHOES. SHOES. SHOES!  Share any and all hauls you may make!  See ya there!!

My haul:  I picked up darling Burberry flats because I clearly have a thing for Burberry.  Couldn’t really allow myself much else after those!