With all the photos I take of my nails, there are quite a few that don't make it to the blog. Sometimes the photo doesn't come out quite right or the color isn't unique. Sometimes I am in a deadline to swatch other polishes and some get pushed to the side, lost in my 150+ pages of Flickr archives.
As I was flipping through my photos recently, I found a few shots of Orly polishes I haven't shared. Even though they are from different seasons and different color families, I decided to mash them up and share them in the same post. Like the idea? Hate it? Let me know in the comments, please!
First up, this is Push The Limit. I would describe this as a neon peach. Is there such a thing? It is a creme formula but bright enough that is is slightly streaky and dries fairly matte. Three thin coats and a topcoat will get you the look you see here.
Next, this is Hot Shot, a neon red. Apparently, Orly has a thing for taking basic colors and amping them up like crazy! The formula on Hot Shot was not as creamy as Push The Limit, so make sure to wipe off your brush before application. Colors like this can be near impossible to get off the cuticle.
Zoya and China Glaze, in my opinion, get most of the mainstream love. Orly, however, (and Barielle) shouldn't be overlooked. In fact, if I was stuck on a desert island and could only bring one polish, it would be Orly Prelude to a Kiss. I really do like this brand!
Again with the neons! Risky Behavior is a neon purple. Magenta? Not really sure where this falls but I love the color! Formula was great, no complaints. This is two coats, with topcoat.
Jealous Much? is a seafoam green creme polish. Pastels can be a tad streaky so use thin coats for this beauty. I love the insta-tan look that pastels can do for you.
Last but not least, this is Choreographed Chaos. I bought this beauty a few years back, when Sam of A Girl Obsessed and I went to a nail tech convention in Long Island. I have way too many light pink polishes but the very light pink, almost white, flash makes it special. This is three coats with topcoat. No issues with this one!
What do you think? Do you have a favorite Orly polish?