Thursday, January 10, 2013

ABC Challenge Letter A - Orly Androgynie

Hi all!

Today I'm getting a late start on the ABC challenge! You might have already seen some other blogs' posts yesterday but alas, I'm starting up school again and getting all my courses in order so it's been a bit hectic. This semester I'll also be a research assistant so, hopefully, my schedule won't get too crazy and I'll still have time for the blog. If anything changes, I'll let you guys know. I'm not planning to drop off the face of the earth ;).

Back to the challenge, I chose to go with an untried for today, Orly Androgynie. This came out a while ago and it was a disappointment to some people because the glitter would sink and generally not look as fantastic as the bottle. I knew this beforehand so I placed my bottle upside down so that the glitter would redistribute. And then, I bumped the table and this happened:


Sigh. But, because I'm a trooper and I didn't have a backup plan, I grabbed the brush and just painted my nails straight from the puddle. That's also the reason my nails look a little lumpy with a messy cuticle line, since I was just dipping into a puddle and from the bottom of the bottle, I managed to get a LOT of glitter.  I'm showing two coats for the pictures below.




See? SO MUCH GLITTER. It's a shame that I lost this bottle but I've also had it for months and never used it so maybe I don't need to replace it. I kinda want to, but maybe I shouldn't.

Remember to have a look at the other awesome ladies participating! I'm psyched to be doing another challenge with a great group of blogs (some from the 31 Day challenge) and it's gonna be a very mellow schedule, just once a week with no nail art required. Don't get me wrong, I'll definitely include some because I still want this blog to have nail art but it's a relief to know that if I'm swamped with school I can just pick a pretty polish and go back to studying.


Have a great day! 

23 comments:

  1. Gah!! I may have nightmare tonight thinking about broken polish! lol.

    But, this looks great on you. I have the same problem with the glitters, but I do like you and turn it upside down a few hours before I am going to use it.

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    1. Lol nooo! I'm sorry if I caused nightmares! That trick works great for glitters, just don't do like me and bump the table when the polish is upside down :P.

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  2. Ahhhhh tragic! I admire your perseverance though!

    I came so close to using the same polish! Mine is literally gathering dust!

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    1. GMTA! Mine was gathering dust too, now I have one more spot for another polish in its place at least!

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  3. Aww how awful! I thought bottles of polish were unbreakable! And the should be! I have my bottle of Androgynie standing on a shelf, I never make my mind on trying it! You were really in the mood of making this post happen, painting your nails from what was left! ;) Great story!

    BTW I'd love to participate in this challenge at my own pace..! Can I? Who do I need to contact? :)

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    1. You can definitely still join! Kimber at Kimber's Lacquer Korner is in charge of the master list, we're posting on Wednesdays but let her know if you're gonna have a different schedule, should be fine :)

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  4. I would have done the same thing! Rip bottle. It really is a lovely color!

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  5. I'm so sorry that happened to your bottle but I think it's pretty priceless that you still did your nails with it :D That's a true nail polish enthusiast spirit!

    I started a FB page for us :) If you want to join here's the addy http://www.facebook.com/groups/318728534911715/

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    1. Polishing is serious business, I've always said ;)

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  6. Noo thats terrible! lol but love that you still painted your nails from the puddle :D I love how it looks!

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    1. Thanks! I'll admit, my mom's face when she walked in to see me painting my nails from a puddle was pretty priceless.

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  7. Aw bummer! i hate it when that happens :( you try to salvage the most you can lol! but even though i have this color i've never used it neither but it's pretty

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    1. Then that makes 3 of us that have it but have never used it. How weird, maybe it doesn't want to be used, mine certainly didn't!

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  8. Oh no :( Broken bottles just suck :( But it must have been funny to look at you while grabbing the polish from the floor. ROFL!

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    1. I think it was a mixture of funny and sad for my mom, lol.

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  9. Painting from a polish muddle ♥ only us lacquerheads could come up with such a thing!

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    1. Haha very true! But... the polish was too pretty to let go that easy :D

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  10. You are one helluva trooper! OMG. I'd be on the floor, bereft. You go all thirty shades of Superwoman.

    Girlfriend, I want you on MY side when the I next get in trouble.

    And btw, the polish is great! LOL.

    I still don't have my A post up. I'm working on that now.
    It was a killer week.

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    1. LOOL I shall now call myself SuperKat thanks to you :D

      I know all about killer weeks! Take your time, we're all lazy.

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  11. Sorry about the bottle but that is the best looking androgynie manicure i have ever seen! if only the polish would look like that without having to make a sacrifice to the polish gods. ;)

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    1. Haha true, sometimes sacrifices have to be made. Truth is, I probably wouldn't have used it again so it's very poetic in a way, lol.

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