Wednesday, November 4, 2009

ORLY Hot Shots - Recap and Swatches

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?


Daily Nail said...

I love Hottie and Holla with Japanese Koi. you could do a really fun manicure using all three together- they are a great color combination! I need to find these polishes- I've never used ORLY, are they good?

Unknown said...

I only have a few ORLY polishes myself, but so far I'm very happy. A couple were a bit streaky, but I was pleasantly surprised by the brush of the miniature bottles.
Maybe I'll try marbling Holla/Hottie/Japanese Koi...

Daily Nail said...

I think that'd be gorgeous- because Koi looks like Hottie and Holla had a baby. :)

Unknown said...

*g* So true!

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