Friday Morning Mental Fog and the Orly Mash Up Collection

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Orly Mash Up Collection

Orly Mash Up Collection

Day five of a really long week…

The cat woke me up this morning by leaping off my tum (specifically, my bladder). It was shocking. My pillow was wet with drool.


Two cups of coffee and I have yet to find my mojo. Where is it? Cloudy, cloudy, cloudy in my brain…

I lumber back and forth between the kitchen and the dining room, out of sorts, my feet sliding along the tiles like a zombie dragging its foot. What should I be doing? What day is it? Why is that large cat stalking me?

In the living room, I see the bottles on a white table, a mish-mash of sparkling green glitter, creamy pastel, a bright orange like a highway worker’s vest and a deep, dark purple that looks like the paint job on a 1970s muscle car.

“How random,” I mumble into my coffee cup. “A mash-up of nail polish colors.”

My right eye twitches and time escapes me. I lose consciousness in a fog of bright color and swatches with the six-piece Orly Summer Mash Up Collection while the Millionaire Matchmaker drones in the background.


This is my Friday morning so far…

Orly Pretty-Ugly

Pretty-Ugly (three coats), a baby blue with subtle shimmer, really does need babying, but I love how it looks.

Orly Mayhem Mentality

Mayhem Mentality (two coat), totes reminds me of those orange highway worker vests. It’s bright! And pretty smooth, too.

Orly Choreographed Chaos

Choreographed Chaos (two coats) has been SO hard to work with because it’s thick, and the brush splayed, making it quite streaky. Not my favorite color of the bunch.

Orly Harmonious Mess

Harmonious Mess (one coat). Super thick and opaque, and again, trouble with the brush, which I think struggles with the thicker formulas.

Orly Beautiful Disaster

Beautiful Disaster (two coats), a shimmery plum. This one’s easygoing, and no streaks!

Orly Sparkling Garbage

Two coats of Sparkling Garbage indoors, where I think it’s just okay…

Orly Sparkling Garbage

Sparkling Garbage (two coats in full sunlight). Outdoors, Sparkling Garbage is intoxicating! — which sounds like something Oscar the Grouch might say, LOL! It applies with even coverage and glimmers with sparkle for the win.

PRICE: $8.50 each
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Sally Beauty stores and online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B (I wish the formulas were more consistent among the colors and that the brushes handled the thicker ones better)

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,




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  1. Mayhem Mentality is too pretty! And for a minute there I thought you were going to say that the pillow was wet with something else, considering how Tabs decided to use your bladder as a trampoline, lol 🙂
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  2. Jen says:

    Ooh… I like Sparkling Garbage!

  3. Angel says:

    You’ve described my morning to a T. Just replace the cat with a pug. Oh and no sparkly nail polish to wake me up. I sometimes wonder how the world goes round with half of us walking around like sleeping zombies. Have a great weekend Karen!

  4. Kim says:

    I really dislike thick polish formulas so Orly clearly should have consulted me first! 😉

    On a more serious note, I think Ugly-Pretty would make a great color for a bathroom wall. It would be so cheerful, paired with crisp, white trim.

    And, omgwemadeittoFriday. I’m very excited about that! I hope you have a great weekend!

  5. Barb says:

    Hi Karen. I have Pretty Ugly and Sparking Garbage and love them both. I do agree that Pretty Ugly does need some babying. It was a bit patchy but after the third coat, it’s nothing but gorgeousness! Hope you have a great weekend!

  6. gio says:

    Sparkling Garbage is gorgeous!
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  7. Phyrra says:

    I have the orange and purple. They’re so pretty!
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  8. Nicole says:

    I have Mayhem Mentality, and it is my absolute favorite polish EVER. No joke. And I’m really digging the glitter…it obviously didn’t catch my eye in the store, but now I have to go buy it!!!


    I have morning fog most days. I love those wonderful nail colors.

  10. Amber says:

    I like all the colors, but Sparkling Garbage is really a stunner! I’m all out of sorts today too. I have a cold and just can’t seem to function.
    Amber recently posted … NOTD – Gelish Radiance is My Middle Name & lime dots

  11. Aly says:

    Pretty, but I feel like I’ve seen these already…

  12. vanessa says:

    new packaging from orly? Looks better definitely..

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