Friday, 20 July 2012

NOTD: Shockwave

Last month Orly released their Electronica collection of nail polishes for A/W 2012. The theme is an 80s throwback which is reflected in the range of four shades available in this collection.

 L-R: Decoded, Preamp, Shockwave and Synchro

I decided to try the vivid blue shade named 'Shockwave' as I don't have a nail polish in this colour yet! 

This is actually the first Orly polish I own and although I have tried their nail polishes before, I have to admit, it was a long time ago and so I couldn't recall what their polishes are like in terms of quality, application and longevity. I like the rubber lid as it provides a good surface to hold and grip for precise application and at 18ml the bottle is pretty large which can only mean one thing - more product!

The colour is ink blue and reminds me of those fountain pens I used to use at school! When applying the first coat of polish, I realised this wasn't the usual creamy consistency that I normally go for with polishes. It is a sheer colour which is super glossy and most definitely requires two coats. I found the brush was easy to use and the consistency was actually quite nice (although thinner than what I tend to choose).

I felt this polish required no top coat at all as it was so shiny and glossy once two coats had been applied. I do think that after two days a quick top coat is a necessity though, because the polish began to chip.

Overall, I was pleased with the colour and will be buying more Orly polishes in the future! I have my eyes on Decoded after seeing how it looks on the lovely Tanzina's nails.

You can buy the Electronica collection here at Beauty Bay. Get yours fast as they are currently priced at only £7.50 (usually £10.25 per bottle).

Have you tried the Electronica collection?

Don't forget to enter my surprise box giveaway here!

Numera x


  1. I like the idea of a rubber lid! Makes a lot of sense. I had never heard of this brand up until now and once I have a job I shall be investing in some. I really like the look of synchro.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Thanks for the mention lovely! & ooh I really like the look of this one! This collection defo had some uncommon colours in it x

  3. I love how skiny it looks! The color is great too!

    Sandra from The Puzzle of Sandra's Life