Orly - Artificial Sweetener

Hi everyone!! Happy Pink Wednesday!!

Today I have Artificial Sweetener from Orly's Cool Romance collection, recently released for Spring 2012.  To be honest, I wasn't really wowed by this collection, only because I feel like I've seen all of the colors before.  However, being the addict I am, I had to get at least one of them and what did I go for?  The pink of course!  Oh, I also am not a fan of the name of this polish.  If you haven't been able to tell already, names really have an affect on me.  I'm not into artificial sweeteners, give me the real thing and I'll use it in moderation.  Also, the color doesn't remind me of artificial sweeteners, were they going with the color of Sweet n Low?  IDK, it just bothers me.

Okay, on to the polish.  Artificial Sweetener is a dusty bubblegum pink creme with a slight shimmer in it.  I think it's a really beautiful polish, but the formula leaves something to be desired.  I ended up having to use three coats because when applying, the polish was very patchy and it took the three coats to even everything out.  I also experienced slight bubbling on one or two nails :(.  I still really like the color though.

In these pictures, I used Essie All in One Base, three coats of Artificial Sweetener, and Seche Vite Fast Dry Top Coat:

Artificial Light

Artificial Light

Artificial Light

Sunlight

Sunlight

What do you do when you have a color you really like, but imperfections in the application?  That's right, add glitter or flakies over it ;0).  So I decided to add Shine of the Times.  Here is the result:





I really love SOTT over light colors.  So pretty!

What do you think of Artificial Sweetener?  Did you pick up any polishes from the Cool Romance Collection?
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27 comments:

  1. Love this colour! Especially with Shine Of The Times over it! <3

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  2. This is the only polish from this collection I wanted too! It's a shame about the application but I do really like it on you! And I like SotT over it! Must try that with pink as well! Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. Anytime Amanda ;0). I'm still in love with the color. I'll just have to be patient with the formula.

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  3. wow that's a truly pretty layering combo!! <3

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  4. You know me and pinks don't mix, but I do like this one. I thinks it's because you said, "dusty pink." HEHE It looks great on you :D

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    1. LOLOL!! You're hilarious Minnie! Glad you like it ;0).

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  5. This polish is so cute...*-*
    when this happen with me I use some flakies too^.^

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  6. This is REALLY beautiful!!! :D It looks amazing on you! :D

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  7. This looks beautiful on you Mari Jo! Love the addition of flakies too =)

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  8. I got this polish but haven't tried it yet, too bad the formula is not so great :( I do love You're blushing from the same collection :) your final mani looks pretty

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    1. I hope you have better luck! It didn't bother me enough to not wear it again though. Thanks hon ;0).

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  9. Flakies are always the solution!

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  10. This is really pretty! Too bad for the formula. The flakie combo looks great. Makes me want to use my Nubar 2010 again. Ah, so many polishes, so little time...

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  11. It looks really sweet though. Hate when good looking polishes have poor applications.

    I like how SOT looks over this as well.

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  12. Aw I love the pink! So spring like :) It looks so nice with Shine of the Times!!

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  13. I've been searching everywhere for this polish with no luck. I hate ordering online because i hate paying shipping. It looks great on you. Too bad about the app but i'm still hoping to find it.

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