I FINALLY got my hands on a bottle of Orly RIP. This may not seem like a big deal, but after the ordeal of picking up Orly So Go-Diva accidentally thinking it was RIP and then followed by weeks of failed attempts finding it in stores, this was a feat. My bestie and I drove 35 minutes to the new Ulta which happens to be the only one near us two weekends ago. We came up empty handed with Orly RIP, but found the China Glaze Wicked Collection at the smaller beauty supply store next to Ulta. Then as we were having dinner she mentioned maybe there was a Sally’s near there. I looked it up on my phone and there was one like .02 miles down the road from us lol. So we booked it over and TADA!!! There were two bottles of RIP sitting there waiting for us. Good thing there was two and not just one…that would have been awkward
* I must also add that in the middle of my writing this post I lost power because of Sandy! I have power again obviously, but I wanted to point out how difficult this polish is being!!
Orly RIP is part of the Spellbound Collection, which I also think is considered part of the Glam FX Collection as well. It has a sheer black jelly base with micro and medium sized burnt orange glitter. Formula pretty much sucked for this. I first attempted to build it up to opacity, but after the first coat I changed my mind. The jelly base was super streaky and goopy. That combined with the glitter sticking together into balls of gunk and some severe pooling changed my mind on building this into layers. I started over and used a black polish as my undies and then applied one coat of RIP on top. The polish was still goopy so I did a bunch of dabbing and pushing so in reality it may have been 1 1/2 – 2 coats worth of polish. The upside was that it wasn’t a top coat eater and it looked pretty decent once it was complete.
So thats Orly RIP. Despite the crappy formula it’s an alright polish, but probably not worth an extensive amount of effort to get.