Swatch of the Day: Chocolate Martini by Orly

Hello lovelies!  Today I have a polish for you that, to the best of my knowledge, is only available in mini size.  I finally found Chocolate Martini by Orly at my local grocery store.  It is a beautiful copper color.  Here are the pics:

Choc Martini Mini Choc Martini Mani Choc Martini Thumb














The application was wonderful as Orly usually is.  It has a bit of a burnt-orange tint to it.  I really like the color, but it’s just not right for me.  This really disappoints me because of how long I had been looking for this one.

Happy Wednesday, all!


Challenge Time! Summertime Nail Art – Day 1: Bright Colors

Hello lovelies!  Today I came across the Summertime Nail Art Challenge hosted by the Facebook group Challenge Your Nail Art.  As they welcome all to the challenge, I decided to give it a shot!

June Nail art Cover Photo
Day one’s theme is Bright Colors.

These are the colors I chose for my mani:
Butterflies - Crush on You - Green Apple
From L to R: Orly Butterflies, Crush on You, and Green Apple.

I decided to do something I hadn’t ever done before: Polka Dots.
Complete ManiThumbnail

I found that it took quite a bit of concentration to do this mani.  I also learned that it is good to clean the dotting tool between nails.  I wasn’t doing this at first and you can see that some of the dots are larger than others.  I used a bigger dotter for the pink dots and a smaller one for the orange.  Overall, I like the look and found it easy to do after a little bit.  I’d say this is just above beginner nail art – especially when you get to your non-primary hand!