Orly Mash Up for Summer 2013 Swatches and Review

Orly Mash Up

Orly Mash Up for Summer 2013 is literally just that. A mash up of colors and finishes. There isn’t anything necessarily “cohesive” about this collection except it’s all very different. And I like it!

Cremes with iridescent shimmer, deep jewel-toned chrome, holographic glitter, screaming neon. This collection has it all!

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Orly Pretty-Ugly

Pretty-Ugly is a pale blue with iridescent purple shimmer. There is nothing ugly about this one, except maybe the streaks I had to deal with. The formula is a little on the thick, yet patchy side. But the color is so damn pretty. It looks a billion times better in real life. I used three thin coats here.

Orly Harmonious Mess
Harmonious Mess

Harmonious Mess is a slightly greyed out lavender creme. This had a nice thick formula, not a streak or issue in sight. Not the most unique shade ever, but still nice. This was two coats.

Orly Choreographed Chaos
Choreographed Chaos

Choreographed Chaos is a bubblegum pink with iridescent purple and blue shimmer.  This pink is really quite bright and will dry matte without a top coat. It is a little bit streaky but maybe not quite as much as Pretty-Ugly. Either way it’s a pretty shade and one of my favs. This was three thin coats.

Orly Mayhem Mentality
Mayhem Mentality

Mayhem Mentality is a SCREAMING neon orange creme. I mean this sucker is so bright it’s hard to look at. Great formula though, easy as pie to apply and just two coats. Love it.

Orly Sparkling Garbage
Sparkling Garbage

Sparkling Garbage has a pale murky green base and tons of holographic glitter. I really wanted this to cover better than it but, but alas, after three coats there is visible nail showing through. It would make a nice layering shade though. It’s super holographic!

Orly Beautiful Disaster
Beautiful Disaster

Beautiful Disaster is a bright, rich magenta chrome shimmer. Wow. This is one I expected to like the least just from the bottle, but it would up being one of my favorites once it was on. It’s such a rich glowy shade. Work slowly with applying because it tends to want to be brush-stroke-y a bit. This is just two coats and it covered great.

Orly Mash Up Collage

Overall: I like that this collection isn’t predictable at all. It’s not filled with only neons, or only bright cremes. There is a shade and finish for everyone. My favorites are Pretty-Ugly, Choreographed Chaos, Mayhem Mentality and Beautiful Disaster.

Availability: This month.

Pricing: $8.50.

What do you think about Mash Up? Will you be picking any of these up?


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  • May 1, 2013

    I’m wearing Mayhem Mantality at this moment and I LOVE this polish! It’s sooo pretty. And I think it’s more that just a neon orange. I’d say it has some coral undertones in it too. It’s super special. And I’m wearing it over a white base that makes it even more bright! :)

    But unfortunately my bottle has the old design. I would love to see the new bottles irl!
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    • May 1, 2013

      I agree, it looks a bit coral to my eye as well.

    • May 1, 2013

      When I first saw Mayhem Mentality I was like Meh.. another neon Orange. Since I was at Sally’s I compared it to Melt Your Popsicle, it looked coral in comparison. I had to have it, and already wore it :)

  • May 1, 2013

    Look at Mayhem Mentality, so bright and gorgeous!!
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    • May 1, 2013

      Crazy bright!

  • May 1, 2013

    I think I’ll go for the pretty-ugly. although it may need an undercoating to remove the streaks. I’m not a fan of the new font on the bottle, but I’m glad others like it!
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    • May 1, 2013

      I’m not either their old font was much better.

  • May 1, 2013

    I like Pretty Ugly and Beautiful Disaster. I bet Sparkling Garbage would look great layered too!
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    • May 1, 2013

      Over a green it would probably look fab.

  • May 1, 2013

    I haven’t purchased any Orly since the new bottles came out. Just curious, have you noticed if they changed the brush too or is it the same?

    • May 1, 2013

      The brush is the same.

    • May 1, 2013


  • May 1, 2013

    Pretty Ugly is gorgeous!! That shimmer makes it look like it’s glowing! And Choreographed Chaos is a close second.
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    • May 1, 2013

      I love glowing shades!

  • May 1, 2013

    What a great orange, love Mayhem Mentality!

    • May 1, 2013

      Glad you like!

  • May 1, 2013

    What do you think of the new bottles? Some people were calling them ugly, but I think they look like they’ll be easier to open than most bottles on the market.
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    • May 1, 2013

      Well the only thing that changed is the font and cap color. It still has the same rubberized top, which is nice.I don’t like the new font though!

  • May 1, 2013

    The names are cute. I’d love to see Sparkling Garbage over Pretty Ugly.

    • May 1, 2013

      Good plan!

  • May 1, 2013

    Ooh! I love Pretty-Ugly, Beautiful Disaster & Mayhem Mentality!!
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    • May 1, 2013

      Glad you like them. :)

  • May 1, 2013

    The names of these shades make me laugh.

    I need more neon in my life, so I’m definitely picking up Mayhem Mentality!
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  • May 1, 2013

    I probably need them all, though I feel like there might be a couple of Essie dupes in the lighter shades (PU? CC?) and I feel like maybe that neon might have a China Glaze twin.

    I only have one new bottle so far and functionality-wise, it’s fine. I might even rave about it if it were some new brand, but I’m a stickler for tradition and keeping my collection uniform. Plus, the new black cap means it keeps getting lost among my FX collections. Among the dozens of other brands with black caps, silver was a unique look. I’ll miss it (but not enough not to get these ASAP!).

  • May 1, 2013

    I like all of these! This is a good summer collection.
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  • May 1, 2013

    I really like Pretty-Ugly, but I’m sad the formula is sub-par. I also like Choreographed Chaos and Sparkling Garbage!
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  • May 1, 2013

    I was holding Mayhem Mentality today, but decided against it because I have SO MANY orange polishes already. Now I wish I got it lol.
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  • May 1, 2013

    Pretty-Ugly and Choreographed Chaos have to be mine!
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  • May 1, 2013

    NEEEDDD Pretty-Ugly!
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  • May 1, 2013

    Loving Pretty-Ugly. As usual I am compelled to buy anything in light blues!

  • May 1, 2013

    Mayhem Mentality and Beautiful Disaster are my favs. LOVE.
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  • May 1, 2013
    Emily B

    I got Sparkling Garbage. Strange name haha but I really like it. I was pretty satisfied with the coverage actually, but it will be really good for layering!

  • May 1, 2013

    Totally need that orange! But they all look awesome!
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  • May 1, 2013

    Not at all a fan of the new bottles :(
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  • May 2, 2013

    I really like the aqua and the pink.
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  • May 2, 2013

    I’m sure Mayhem Mentality would look atrocious against my skin tone, but oh, how I want it. I love Pretty Ugly, too, but my nail polish skills aren’t quite built for tackling known streakiness just yet. :)
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  • May 2, 2013

    Oh my gosh the neon orange is so fun. I’m such a neutrals girl but once in a while I love a bright nail polish esp for toes. Bright orange is a fav of mine in general, and the tone of this one is extra pretty
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  • May 2, 2013

    I am in total shock but I love every single one of these, love your swatches!
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  • May 4, 2013

    This collection is fab! I got them, swatched them all in the same day and did some nail art on the next day. Because the colours are irresistible!!! Pretty-Ugly shade is a bit too sheer though. but other then that… loving them.
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  • May 4, 2013

    Choreographed Chaos and Meyhem Mentality are fantastico!! I could definitely see those two shades getting a lot of play this summer. Thanks for the swatcheroonis!
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  • May 4, 2013

    I’m wearing Sparkling Garbage right now! Three coats and only the tiniest hint of VNL. Your swatch looks like my nails did after one coat! I wonder if something is weird with your bottle. I love it, and after seeing your swatches, I think I need to go back for Pretty-Ugly!