Showing posts with label Orly. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Orly. Show all posts

Wednesday

Orly Nail Polish in Orange Sorbet

I was in Boots the other day looking for a unique summer shade nail polish as it's 'technically' approaching (by that, I'm making a negative reference to British weather!). I came across Orly and saw loads of lovely summer colours, but one colour really caught my eye as the colour matched a pair of orange coral wedges I recently bought. I always like to match the colour of my nails to the colour of my shoes!

Orly in Orange Sorbet is a lovely neon orange colour with yellow gold shimmering tones. It's such a gorgeous shade and reminds me of candy rock stick from Southend when I was a young girl.

The golden shimmering tones in the nail polish make the orange shade a lot more mature, and it makes your nails shine beautifully in the reflection of light. Also, the more light that's shining on your nails, the more neon and bright the orange colour looks.

I painted a thin coat on my nails, which I actually liked as the polish gave off a sheer look, and then I painted a second coat which instantly made the colour burst into a bright, pigmented orange colour!

I bought this shade in the mini nail polish, retailing at £5.00 from Boots. I prefer the larger bottles of Orly- partly because I'm a fan of their sparkly silver lids! But they didn't have any in Orange Sorbet :(
What do you think of this colour? Are you a fan of Orly?

Friday

Bags of Beauty Blog: Orly Nail Lacquer in Basket Case!

Susmi Patel
If you've never heard of Orly, Orly is a professional nail brand specializing in nail colours and nail treatments. I love this colour called 'Basket Case'; a vibrant pink that reminds me of the name 'Barbie Pink'. It's my favourite pink shade. 

This shade makes me feel ultra girly (in a good way!) and I like bright colours like this as it's a colour that's easily spotted by others- such a grabber for compliments! The colour is also a lot darker in reality as opposed to the images below and the press images on the Orly website.

Orly is another one of my favourite nail polish brands- they always release nail colour collections to match the current trends, and they usually keep the nail colours in their main line. They actually have the best pastel colour collection which was released two years ago, but the colours in the collection are perfect for this season's love for pastel colours!

Nail Polishes by Orly are extremely chip-resistant, and they have a decent drying time- by 'decent', I mean that you have enough time to paint over and correct any polish streaks before it dries (which would then create even more streaks!). And when you're finished, you don't need to wait long before you can stop waiting for your nails to dry!

Are you a fan of Orly? What do you think of this shade?

Wednesday

Bags of Beauty Blog: Orly Nail Lacquer in Terracotta

Orly is best known for its professional, salon quality products. Orly products are perfect if you want a lacquer that offers a full, smooth coverage that is available in loads of different colours.

I'm loving the one in Terracotta- a lovely pink/red coral colour. This shade is gorgeous and is incredibly glossy when two coats are applied. I love coral shades, but this shade in particular appeals to me because it's a perfect mixture. Not too red, not too pink, and not too orange. 

The drying time of the lacquer was spot on as it doesn't try up too quickly before you paint your whole nail, so it doesn't streak.

This nail lacquer doesn't chip! I was really surprised when my nails were still in perfect condition after washing the dishes! I think minor chips started to show around day 3/4- but they were only minor...

Orly Nail Lacquer in Terracotta (The actual colour is a little lighter
in this image because of the camera flash).
For me, the brush of the lacquer is great because I'm not a huge fan of maxi-brushes as I hate it when I paint over my cuticles and lacquer gets on my skin. Orly's brush allows you to paint the main surface of your nail as well as the sides (which can be tricky, let's be honest...).
Orly Nail Lacquers can be purchased as a 5ml bottle at Boots for £5.00, and as an 18ml bottle at BeautyBay.com for £6.75. Check out Orly's website here: http://www.orlybeauty.co.uk/