Sunday, August 19, 2012

Random Swatch Spam - China Glaze, Essie & Orly

Hi everyone!

I know I'm not the only one who is always looking for new places online to purchase nail polish. Well recently I was approached by an online retailer called Beauty Stop Online to review some of the polishes that they sell.

Beauty Stop Online offers brands such as China Glaze, Essie and Orly and their large stock consists of both new and older collections. Best of all, their prices are quite good and they offer international shipping.

Let's check out some of the polishes I picked to review!
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First I'll show you the China Glaze polishes that I chose.

Fiji Fling is the namesake of the Spring/Summer 2006 Fiji Fling Collection and it's a sheer coral-pink with pinkish gold shimmer. The shimmer is definitely much more noticeable in person than it is on camera. This goes on sheer, so I layered two coats over a white creme. The formula was quite good, which made the application effortless.


Sky High Top is a bright sky blue with subtle shimmer. This one is from the Summer 2009 Kicks Collection, which is an awesome collection in my opinion and I'm happy to be adding another of the Kicks polishes to my stash. My swatch is two coats and the formula was really good.


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Next up are the two Essie polishes that I chose.

Navigate Her is the namesake polish from the recent Spring 2012 Navigate Her Collection. There were a few colours from this collection that stood out to me, but Essie is just way too expensive here, so I didn't pick any up myself. Navigate Her is a light yellow-toned green creme. I like this shade a lot and I don't think I have anything quite like it. My swatch is two coats and the formula was very smooth and easy to apply.


She's Picture Perfect is another recent release, this time from the 2012 Resort Collection. It's a light lavender with subtle pink shimmer. The shimmer is subtle, but it's mostly visible under bright light. You can kind of see it in the bottle near my nail tips. The formula was on the thin side, but it was easy to work with and opaque in two coats.


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I picked two Orly shades to review as well and both of them are from the recent Summer 2012 Feel the Vibe Collection.

After Party is a dark blue-black with heavy blue, pink and purple shimmer. This doesn't exactly feel like a summer shade to me, but it's amazing nonetheless! It does dry a bit flat though, so I added top coat for my swatch. The formula was on the thick side but not at all hard to work with and my swatch is two coats.


Glowstick is a retina-blinding neon yellow. Seriously, this is most neon polish that I've ever seen. And you guys know how much I love neons! I think this might actually be my favourite of all the polishes I'm showing you today! My swatch shows two coats of Glowstick over a white creme. The formula was good, but it can be patchy if you're not careful. Keep in mind, my photos are taken in natural light - there's no use of flash or anything like that, so it really is as bright as my photo shows!


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As I said above, the prices on Beauty Stop Online are very good. China Glaze retails for $2.99 a bottle ($4.99 for the crackle shades), Essie retails for $5.99 and Orly polishes will run you $6.50 each ($7.59 for the black-capped FX polishes).

The product(s) in this post were provided by the above retailer in exchange for an honest review.

12 comments:

  1. Fabulous swatches! Sky High Top is gorgeous, I love this whole collection and really need to start adding more of them to my stash!

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  2. After Party is absolutely beautiful! :)

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  3. Love Glow Stick and After Party! Love the shape of your nails & thanks for the website!

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  4. Really like 'She's Picture Perfect'. I think essie is worth the extra; very durable and long-lasting, especially if you invest in one of their Top Coats.

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  5. How is the shipping from this website? Oh and great swatches too ;)

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  6. I love the Orly After Dark shade but I'm a fan a fan of fall shades in general. Was the shipping to Canada reasonable?

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  7. I can't find int shipping cost on their site. Do you know what it'd cost to ship, say 3 bottles, to Canada?

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  8. All those colors looks really good on you :)

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  9. I always felt the Feel the Vibe collection didn't get enough love this summer. Everyone went Gaga over the China Glaze neons, which are awesome but not as true "highlighter neon" as the Orlys!

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  10. I'm longing for After Party.
    I bought Orly's mini neon set and, only once at home, I saw swatches of this black/blue pearl. Damned me! I couldn't find it anywhere...My only chance is to find it online, but it's hard to find shops shipping to Italy!

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