September 9, 2011

Orly Androgynie

This color is so amazing in the bottle! If you expect the same bottle goodness on your nail, you'll be disappointed. But if you don't let your expectations of the bottle get the best of you, then you'll find that this is an amazing polish. It's a sheer black with gold fleck glitter, tiny silver holo hexes and iridescent hexes. I did not like it on it's own. It took 3 coats and the black is imo too thick so it sort of hides the glitter from the layers underneath, giving the glitter what I like to call the 'dead' look. So in these pics I did 1 layer of Androgynie over 1 coat of American Apparel's Hassid.

Direct sunlight

Underneath my lighbox's lamp

Kind of blurry here so you can see the holo glitters stand out a bit more

Quick video out in the sunlight

 This polish has so much depth! I think what would have made it better on it's own is perhaps the black needed to be a bit more jelly and perhaps Orly should have added a bit of a glitter suspension base to it. The glitter sinks and sticks to the bottle. It reminds me of Royal Navy. If you have that, you might be familiar with what I'm talking about. The shimmer in Royal Navy sinks and you have to shake it up before using. This is the same thing. They're still somewhat sparse on the nail as compared to the bottle. But I think it is what adds to the depth of the polish.

But you know what this polish reminds me of? With the name and the look? This guy:

I had the hugest crush on him in High School. He used to sing me to sleep everynight :p I know you guys know that's Dave Gahan, but I can't be the only one who is reminded of him with this polish, right???

That's it from me for today. I wanted to update you on the details of the giveaway. As Jan stated, I ordered a few things online 3 weeks ago and they still have not shipped :( So I guess you can say we've encountered a hiccup. I've contacted the company and hopefully this will get straightened out soon. We'll let you guys know as soon as we hear back. If they take too much longer, I think I'll just cancel the order and find a replacement item to add from Sally's or Ulta because it's getting quite ridiculous. If it weren't for the fact that this item is not available for me to buy locally and I really think it'd be a great addition to the giveaway, I'd have told them to shove it over a week ago. So I do apologize to you guys for the delay, though. It was not my intention to string it along this much. But I hope you're all doing well and have a wonderful and safe weekend!


  1. I love this look! The bottle is such a tease though!

  2. Beautiful, it looks like the universe on your nails!

  3. Thank you so much for stopping by!

    Katie - You're right, the bottle does promise a lot glitter!!! Glitter tease :p

    Tera - Thank you so much, it does remind me of staring into space a bit :D

    You guys have a wonderful weekend!

  4. Who is Dave gahan? Love this color! So ccol!

  5. Loving this polish! Too bad it took three coats and the black is too thick and hides the goodness!

  6. Fingers, Dave Gahan is a band member/singer from Depeche Mode :) Seems to have gotten better with age and his voice is just phenomenal! Just my opinion, of course, but thanks for stopping by!

    Connie and Amy, thanks so much for stopping by as well :) Glad you guys like it!