Amor de Lacquer: Orly Plastix Satin finish collection

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Check out Orly’s most recent nail polish collection…Plastix!

I recently cut my nails down and was feelin’ super sad about how nubby-ish they looked.

I was super excited when I heard about this collection coming out. I’m not sure why because mattes polishes are getting a little annoying. We’ve seen so many different variations of them; vampy, velvet-y, shimmery…how could these be so different? These kiddos dry to a “semi-gloss” finish. So to my matte haters, could these make you start to like mattes? A little bit? Maybe? Let’s take a look.

Old School Orange reminds me of an orange Push Pop! Quite delicious and I love how it applied streak-free.


Viridian Vinyl has to be one of the most stunning blue-greens I have ever seen. This kid is just begging to be konad-ed.


Retro Red is not a true red, nor does it lean on the coral side. It almost reminds me of what would happen if you mixed a little bit of cream with red punch.

Purple Pleather is stunning. But then again I would say that considering I love just about every purple.

Well, what can I say that hasn’t already been said about matte polishes? I do like how these apply with minimal streak-age. I only applied 2 coats for each without a base and top (duh!) coat. I like them but I’m not in love. I think I’m over the matte trend. They are still beautiful nonetheless and are nice additions to my nail polish collection.

The must haves? Viridian Vinyl and Retro Red. I got these from TransDesign for $3.50 a pop.

Whatcha think? Had enough of the mattes or can you get down with these?

Your fellow nail polish junkie,

  • Miss Yaya

    I can get down with em minus the red

    Don't call those nubs. You have no right to claim of nubs

  • B

    Hahahaaaa! Don't let my long nail beds fool you. These are considered nubbies.

  • Askmewhats

    I can't get over the shades Orly comes out with, such gorgeous shades!

  • rmcandlelight

    These are all so pretty on you and I want to try them. I better put in my order or need to check my local sally's :)

  • Amour

    B, I really like these and the fact that it is a semi-shine matte just makes it that much better. I think I'm going to get the mini collection and wear it on my toes since Summer is slowly coming to an end.

  • B

    Nikki–Don't they? I wonder what their availability is like in your hood?

    rmcandlelight–Ohmigoodness, these would look stunning on your nails. I couldn't find it at Sally's here in the O. So online I had to go.

    Amour–Yep, these are fabulous summer colors!

  • gio

    These are all so pretty, I want them all.