Monday, 11 June 2012

Review: Orly Polishes

It feels like its been an absolute age since I posted a review! Today I'm reviewing Orly polishes. Normally I wouldn't bother reviewing polishes but this is my first experience with Orly and I've thoroughly enjoyed using the brand, so I thought I'd share my thoughts.

L-R: Lola, Passionfruit and Butterflies.


The polishes apply well, with both Passionfruit* and Lola* needing the standard two coats. Butterflies* took a bit of building to achieve opacity but I was being picky as I don't like to see my nail tips through polish. Passionfruit is a matte shade although I feel it was more of a satin finish. Lola and Butterflies are both creme polishes and I found they gave a beautiful glossy finish sans top coat! The only thing that I didn't like was that these polishes have that strong nail polish scent. But as application is pretty quick, it wasn't a major issue.

Application & Removal

As I mentioned above, 2-3 coats is adequate for achieving opacity and the polishes dry quite quickly which is always a bonus. The standard cremes give such a glossy finish you don't need a top coat, however I always use one to help prolong wear. I had Lola on for 6 days which is a record for me and I had absolutely zero tip wear or chips. This is somewhat unprecedented considering I spend my working week typing away like crazy. Removal was super quick with all three polishes. I used my trusty Pretty Quik Instant Polish Remover (a not so fragrant version of the new Bourjois 1 Second Polish Remover that I've been purchasing for donkey's years) and all traces of polish were gone in seconds with no staining.

Price: £10.25
Size: 18ml
Availability: Look Fantastic, Beauty Bay, and Boots


Product: 9/10
Price: 8/10
Packaging: 10/10
Overall: 9/10
Purchase?: Absolutely

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Nail polish that gives such a gorgeous long-lasting wear are my idea of heaven so I'll definitely be stocking up on some more colours soon!

Pssst. Did you know Orly are launching in Topshop?! The 'Feel the Vibe' mini trio (RRP £13) is a set of gorgeous neons perfect for accompanying that holiday tan.

Are you a fan of Orly?

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