January 21, 2011

Orly Spring 2011 Precious Collection Swatches + Review

Happy Friday! Yesterday I went to one of the beauty supplies near me to get my Mom some stuff, I'm slowing turning her into a lacquer head like me! I walked in and was surprised to see Orly's Spring 2011 collection sitting out for purchase. I thought I wouldn't be seeing this for a few more weeks! It was a nice surprise! This collection, in my opinion has been getting some hate but it's really pretty great. I guarantee it's better in person than in the promo pictures we have all seen!

First up, Gilded Coral. I thought this would be sheer, not the case at all! Gilded Coral looked in the bottle to be a light rosy pink with a golden shimmer. Once on the nail it transformed into more of a peachy rose pink with a really strong golden shimmer. I unexpectedly love this polish, it's not something I would usually buy so I'm glad I stepped out of my box and bought it! The formula was great, a little on the thick side but easy to work with. This is 2 coats of Gilded Coral.


Sun

ohhhh, pretty!

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Pure Porcelain, the boring one in the Spring offerings from Orly lol. I almost didn't buy it since I'm sure I have 4 or 5 just like it, but I actually quite like it. It's a nice change from the glitter fest I had on for 10 days haha! Pure Porcelain isn't just a straight up white which is nice, it has a bit of a pink tone in it which  makes it a little more wearable. I don't know about you guys but I absolutely cannot do white nails, they look ridiculous on me. I feel like this is a white that is wearable. The formula was again on the thicker side but it was easy to work with. It wasn't too streaky either which is a nice change for a white polish. This is 2 coats of Pure Porcelain.

Sun

Shade

Ancient Jade is a well a jade green ha! I like these tones of light green, they don't give me lobster hands. This is actually the only polish I thought I would want from the press images, but turns out it's my 3rd favorite. The formula on this was thick, again easy to work with though. The benefit on this one being thick is that I only really needed 1 coat for full coverage. If you tend to use thinner coats you will probably need 2.

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Fancy Fuschia is a bright pink, it feels like it does not belong in this collection if you know what I mean. I feel like this is more of a summer color. Regardless of what season this color makes me think of it's great! This is the kind of pink I love, bright and in your face! The formula was thick, if you have a heavy hand you could easily do 1 coat for full coverage on this. I did 2 coats for the pictures below just to even things out.

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Sapphire Silk is an awesome teal, it applies like a creme polish but is squishy like a jelly...kind of a jelly creme finish, crelly?!? This is the kind of polish I looooooove, hands down this is my favorite of the collection! The formula was great, not thick like the previous ones! I really cannot rave enough about this one! I used 2 coats for the pictures below

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After I took photos of Sapphire Silk I posted a picture of it on my twitter, Ange from Scandalously Polished thought Sapphire Silk looked similar to CND Urban Oasis, so I did a comp. They are similar but not dupes, Urban Oasis is a touch darker.


Last but not least, Royal Velvet. Royal Velvet is a rich dark purple with a strong blue shimmer. I thought that this would be mega duochrome-y in the shade but it wasn't as awesome as I was hoping. The duochrome is there but it's not a terribly strong one. I had some issues getting it to photograph :( I think this one is best in the sun, you can still tell it's purple but the blue shimmer is like WHOA!

The formula on this was pretty sheer but it builds up nice. I used 2 semi thick coats for the pictures below, but once I looked at my pictures I sure wish I had done 3 coats, there are a couple bald spots!

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Indoors, I felt like the duochrome came out most in this kind of lighting

And a bonus Degen picture, while I was taking the photos for this post this is how Degen was laying in the backyard. He is a weird dog...


33 comments:

  1. Gilded Coral looks so beautiful and charming! I love it!

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  2. royal velvet is apsolutely gorgeous!

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  3. thanks for these swatches! I love ancient jade and sapphire silk! all of them are beautiful though!

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  4. nice post just wondering if you could do a comparison with sapphire silk & MAC blue india, i had already made my decision on getting 3 sapphire silk,royal velvet, and ancient jade.thanks

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  5. Bwhahahahahaaaaa, nice polishes, but I like the last pic best :-)

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  6. Nice polish, even BETTER dog!! Adorable.... ;)

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  7. Wow, Gilded Coral looks great on your nails!

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  8. Hrm. I like Ancient Jade a lot...but otherwise I just can't seem to get excited. :( Booo.

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  9. Uli prefers lying like that too :)their belly needs to tan as well ;)

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  10. Gilded Coral is definitely my favorite out of these-- thanks for the swatches =) Oh, and Degan looks like he's doing the classic "scratchy my tummy" pose... hehe

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  11. ooh very pretty. i usually dont like greens but i like ancient jade =)

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  12. @Jule

    thanks! I was so surprised at how much I liked that one. It's a very flattering polish!

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  13. I really like the teal. the duo looks kinda like one of the cosmicfx :/ I'm probably going to pass on most this collection

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  14. I was pleasantly surprised by Gilded Coral! And I like Royal Velvet.

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  15. woooow!! so many of the colors are so amazing, definitely going on my wish list! :)

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  16. I would love the Royal velvet. But also Fancy fuchsia. I have a soft spot for those kind of pinks.

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  17. Hahaha, your dog is so cute! I think Gilded Coral and Fancy Fuschia are my faves.

    How does Royal Velvet compare to Orly Galaxy Girl??

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  18. @BeautyByBrittany

    I think Royal Velvet and Galaxy Girl are pretty different, different finishes & different base color mostly. I'll add it to my list of comparisons to do!

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  19. I am so getting two of these colors if not 3. love them! i was so excited i went to sallys today and they said they wouldnt expect it til march or something. trans design will have them in feb they said so cant wait!

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  20. I think I'm only getting sapphire silk, I've always loved blues and teals and this one looks quite nice. The other colors are not so much my thing or I already have them from other brands ... royal velvet does look much like sparitual health, wealth and happiness. also crazy duochrome in the bottle and nothing on the nail :(

    the pic of your dog is cute, mine lies around like that, too :)) straight on his back and his feet into the air *g*

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  21. @Caitlyn

    I heard that about that SpaRitual polish too, I wish I had that one to compare to it but I don't :( judging from pictures they look pretty close. I think that Orly actually owns SpaRitual so it would make sense if they were dupes...sneaky Orly lol

    I love that your dog lays the same way as Degen, dogs are so funny!

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  22. I've been under a rock lately and haven't seen anything on this collection and I'm impressed. There are 2 or 3 must haves for me. And Degen is just freaking adorable!!!

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  23. Wow...that is an interesting array of colors. I'll have to think this over as to which ones I want. You make me want them all too. lol

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  24. I love Ancient Jade. I just don't get tired of these greens. Gilded Coral is also pretty. I just had to laugh at your dog. I'd love to see some grass to do that in! I'm sick of this cold and snow!

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  25. Gilded Coral and Royal Velvet are soo pretty <3

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  26. I like Sapphire Silk and Ancient Jade a lot! The duochrome is a bit disappointing, I think, and in my opinion doesn't really fit in with the rest of these polishes. I love your dog, haha! My little puppy can sleep in the weirdest positions, too :)

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  27. Gilded Coral is so gorgeous! I need it.

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  28. Wow, Gilded Coral, Ancient Jade, and Pure Porcelain are just gorgeous!!!

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  29. Thanks for these swatches! :) Your dog is cute hehe! x

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  30. ahahahahah!!
    your dog! he's cute!!
    i was so exited when i see the promo pict
    specially for the Royal velvet, i thought it will be amazing color, but it's kind disappointed me :(

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