Saturday 31 August 2013

Orly Black MegaPixel FX Review + Nail Art

Hey everyone! Today I have another review for you (I have a lot to get through), using the new Orly Black MegaPixel FX polish*, but this time I've included a bit of nail art. I'm actually really proud of these nails and I kept them on for a whole 3 days! Hopefully you will like them as much as I do. There's quite a few pictures in this post so I'm going to put them after the jump.

First up: the nail art! These nails were inspired by some shoes Cherry Healey posted on her Instagram, I screenshot them and when I was scrolling through my photos a couple of days later I saw them again and knew that I just had to recreate them, and I'm so happy with how they turned out. If you'd like I'm thinking about doing a tutorial for these nails, rather than explaining how I did them now, so let me know in the comments. The colours I used for the dogs were Butter LONDON - Cuppa, MASH - White, Butter LONDON - Cuppa mixed with a bit of MASH - Black for the grey, and black acrylic paint. Topped off with a coat of Seche Vite

The MegaPixel FX collection was released for Spring 2013 and features 6 'textured' glitters, although this is the most textured of the bunch. However, unlike the rest, this polish comes to life with a coat of topcoat, as you'll see below.  

This was 2 coats without topcoat and whilst it is textured it's not that textured. It's not uncomfortable and you could easily get away with wearing it just like this. 

Then I added 1 coat of Seche Vite topcoat, and I was in love. I've been lusting after Zoya - Storm for ages and I think I found the perfect replacement. 

Of course I couldn't resist the temptation of nail art on such a blank (albeit pretty) canvas, and along came the dogs!

What do you think? Let me know in the comments. 
If you like the look of Black MegaPixel you can find it here with free shipping worldwide!

*some of the products in this post were provided to me for review but all opinions are entirely my own and were not influenced in any way


  1. Hi Alice! :)
    Your design Looks amazing! I will definitely try it out!
    And how adorable is the black polish!!??
    Elisa :)

  2. Adorable nails. I love that base polish too. I missed out on it but I was bale to grab a few others from the collection. I wish I had the black one too it is so beautiful on you! I am going to have to try out your adorable mani on my own nails. I love it. I have a cute paw print image on a stamping plate i have been wanting to use.

  3. beautiful color, these are adorable!

  4. Gah....... I love that black... It's so sparkly and pretty and I think I like it better without the topcoat. I think. But then, if it was quite textured, I would hate it. I don't like it when my nails aren't smooth.... Also, I bet it would make fabulous galaxy nails. :) Oh, and I love the little doggies too. :)


  5. love those dogs!! they are so cute!!

  6. this is so adorable! they're faces look so cute and i like the glittery background you used, makes it look 3d :)

  7. Oh my, I love these design of the doggies and I ADORE that Orly FX. Black and glitter, two of my *ahem* many polish weaknesses!

  8. These nails are super cute! I have designed seals, penguins and pigs before but never dogs :) Jennie x

  9. these dogs look so sad but still cute! xx

    Martyna | NEON MIZZLE


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