As I finished the separate reviews of the four polishes making up the ORLY mani minis set Hot Shots earlier, I have decided to do a quick recap and also to show you some swatches of the polishes over a white base and mattified.
The pretty box (all photos with flash):
This set comprises:
All of them apply very well and are on the sheer side. I've swatched each with two coats and on their own they should be opaque in 3-4 coats. To get a nice shiny finish you really need a top coat (I recommend Seche Vite): Hook Up and Blue Collar are reasonably shiny, but Holla and Hottie are almost satin-y.
I love Hot Shots and will probably wear these polishes very often. If you love neon and brights, give this set a try.
Now for the swatches: I applied two coats of China Glaze White on White and two coats of each colour. I decided that it would be neat to compare Holla and Hottie to China Glaze Japanese Koi, so I applied this on my thumb in the same way:
The first two photos were taken without top coat. As you can see, Hottie and Holla look a bit streaky and I forgot to neaten the edges, sorry.
Then I applied a coat of Essie Matte About You.
What do you think about Hot Shots, do they tickle your fancy?