Orly Androgynie

Hello gentle readers.

Today's swatch action is coming to us with Orly Androgynie from this season's Holiday Soiree Collection. This black jelly is packed with all kinds of yummy stuff. Kind of like a jelly sandwich on steroids all in one bottle. There is silver and gold micro glitter and large hex sequins that flash copper, green, blue, gold and even purple.

I applied two coats and topped it with top coat for this swatch. I had to take the photographs in my lightbox. I suspect that sunlight might have been better. This is pretty but I think I did a bad job, here.


See what I mean? Not much of the good stuff showing. 




I mean, look at this bottle shot! My fault? *sigh* I'll try again. I think with three coats and in the sun, next time.

Appearance aside, this polish is nice to work with. Not quite as easy and fluid as a creme or a jelly. Those big glitter pieces mean that a little extra effort is required but it certainly isn't difficult. Drying time is decent. By the time I had taken my photos, it was well on the way to fully dry and a bit more difficult to remove. When a polish is a sucker to remove after swatch shots, it is a faster drying polish, in my experience.

So, not a slam dunk rah-rah for this one but not a fail, either. I will definitely wear this again because it is pretty, to be sure. I'll just change my SOP a little and see if it doesn't rise to the occasion.

Do you own this lovely polish? Are three coats better than two? Do they give more of the good stuff? I'd appreciate knowing what you think and would welcome any input you might have.

Thank you so much for popping in. Have a wonderful day and may your polish never bubble.

28 comments

  1. I have this polish too, I found that even with 3 layers it wasn't as sparkly as I would of liked. I found that all the sequins and glitter wouldn't mix that great in the bottle too, I wasn't sure if it was just mine :(( but like you I think it's gorgeous and will try it again.

    Love your posts :)) thanks for sharing with us!!

    Have a fab day xxxxx

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  2. This polish is probably one of my favorites.  I just love the overall look of it.  I also like how it is gorgeous but understated in a way; there are beautiful golden bits and gorgeous glitter but not too much to take away from everything else.  It's almost like a surprise with how much glitter you get.  Love it!!

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  3. Mmm... Understated. I can see that. Maybe I was just asking too much of it. I like understated but I usually expect sparkle plenty with my glitter. Time to appreciate this one for it's less obvious beauty, hey? :D

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  4. It still looks  pretty, even without sun :-)

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  5. I really want this one.  I've never seen a polish come so close to "galaxy in a bottle."  Come on, Sally, restock!

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  6. I think that might have been what I was expecting. And I expected too much. lol 

    Sally's needs to do better on restocking products. They really annoy me, since I have to get the timing just right or miss out. 

    I think that this polish is listed on Amazon. It was, the last time I cruised Orly polishes over there. You might want to check them out. :)

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  7. I've layered this over black and like the results better. I've also read a lot of people store the bottle upside down the night before using to get more glitter.

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  8. You and Nicole both are killing me. Haha. Such a pretty polish! :)

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  9. We ARE in each other's heads! That's trippy. I actually love this on me, I think three coats definitely would help.

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  10. Meg @ Kitschy SuburbiaDecember 8, 2011 at 9:36 AM

    I want to love this one, but I just don't.  It looks pretty but it's just not for me, I'm afraid.   But you can't really go completely wrong with a jelly...

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  11. I love this polish. It' just so pretty!

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  12. I got this polish in the candy cane holder (which holds 3 tiny orly polishes).  I didn't get much glitter on my nails, it all seemed to stay in the bottle.  The bottle surely looks pretty with the big pieces of glitter.

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  13. That's what I was hoping for - easy galaxy nails by using this polish! 

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  14. I really love this polish. I tried wearing one thick-ish coat over black and it looked awesome - the glitter isn't covered by another layer so they really show. Maybe give it a shot over black?

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  15. Sally needs to do better on re stocking. Seriously! 

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  16. Nicole is my sister in crime, today. :D

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  17. I am going to try three next time. Hopefully that will bring me closer to the promise of nirvana the bottle makes. :D

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  18. I feel you, Meg. We can't all love every polish. I know that I see some that I admire on others but know that I can't like it and would never wear it. 

    Jelly rules. :D

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  19. You and I, both. :D

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  20. I honestly hadn't even thought of that. I must give it a try. Thank you! :D

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  21. I was expecting more glitter and sparkle to hit my nails, too. I am determined not to give up on it, tho. It is beautiful and I think that I can make it work. :)

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  22. Pretty.  I have this polish but haven't had a chance to use it yet

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  23. Thank you. :)

    I have a pile of polishes that I haven't got to, as well. They are on a shelf of my bookcase. I should say... They are covering a shelf in my bookcase. lol 

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