Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Pretty Little Liars: Orly Bus Stop Red

It's been a while, hasn't it?  I'm soooo sorry for abandoning the blog!  I've been really missing it and you guys, so I'm going to work hard to get myself back on track!  Especially because we're quickly approaching my 2 year birthday!  So, what better way to kick off the restart of my blog than to dive right into some #RedCoatTuesday!  

The rules are easy!
  • Paint your nails red, do your lips red, do a shadow design in red, or do anything beauty related that is mostly red.
  • Add your blog and photo to the inlinkz!  If you don't have a blog but do have an IG, you can check this link for directions on how to use your IG for inlinkz.  If you don't have a blog or IG, you can just add your photo to the linkup or send it to Color Me So Crazy, and she will get them up for you!
  • Use the #RedCoatTuesday tag when you share your photos on IG, Twitter, or Facebook!

So, last season, I missed the first 5 or 6 episodes of Pretty Little Liars when it first came back, and by the time I wanted to catch up, they weren't online anymore.  Womp womp!  So I was pretty much a season behind when I participated in previous Red Coat Tuesdays.  However, Netflix finally added in season 4, so I was able to catch up just before this season started!  Now, I've got it safely scheduled on my DVR, so I won't be behind again!  It's definitely a guilty pleasure show and not something that I ever thought I'd watch religiously.  I actually find myself screaming at the television more often than not because those girls are just so dumb!  Hah!  My friend Rachael of Polished for Reals pointed me in the direction of this hilarious Buzzfeed called 41 Thoughts Everyone Has While Watching "Pretty Little Liars," and it's pretty dead on. Don't read that, though, if you're not caught up.  It's not super spoilery, but it may not make as much sense.  Ok, so let's get onto the review!  (Please be prepared for some not so awesome lighting as well as some right-handage!)

I purchased this polish myself.

Color: Deep red creme.

Finish: Crème – a flat polish that finishes smooth with full opacity.

Bottle / Brush: Orly (old) round - large round bottle that is easy to hold onto.  The handle is rubber, which makes it easier to hold onto when you’re painting.  Wand and brush length are average.
Opacity: High – opaque at two coats!

Glitter Application: N/A
Consistency: Medium – applies easily and doesn’t flood the cuticles.

Overall Ease of Application: Easy – applies well without pooling, dragging, streaking, or balding.  Spreads evenly and smoothly.
Stampability: Not tested for stamping.

Dry Time: Medium – dry to the touch with minimal smudging in 3-8 minutes.

Overall Thoughts: I wore this polish a long time ago, so my recollection of it isn't as awesome as I would have hoped. However, I do remember that it was super easy to apply, and it wore well with Ninja Polish Divinity on top for several days without chips. It didn't stain my nails, but it did slightly stain my skin when I took it off as you can see on my thumb. It doesn't help that this is my non-dominant hand, so my application wasn't exactly tip top! Although, I'm super proud of my hand poses! They usually look so horrible with my righty, but these only look slightly awkward! Hah! Anyway, Bus Stop Red is a lovely creme, but it's not super unique. I have others in my collection similar, so I ended up selling it. If you're looking for a blood red creme, though, this would be a great option!

You can purchase Orly at Sally Beauty, Ulta, and other beauty supply shops.

I purchased this polish myself.


  1. I really like this color on you!

    1. Thank you, Ashley! I actually wore this 2 summers ago (holy poop this pic is old!) when I had a tan, lol! I think it would still look good with my pale skin, though. ;)