Orly Precious Swatches
Got some swatches for you guys today. 4 out of 6 ain’t bad. I managed to score Royal Velvet at my local Sally Beauty Supply. I spotted the collection display at ULTA too last night on a polish run for a swap.
ORLY Spring 2011 Collection
Luxurious, Sophisticated Hues to Covet
For centuries, people around the globe have been enamored with lush fabrics, rare stones and extravagant finishes. ORLY celebrates the refined glamour of porcelain, the vibrant sheen of silk, and the lush sparkle of priceless gems with Precious. Lend a sense of romance and richness to every spring ensemble by sporting lavish shades on fingertips and toes. The six lacquers in the Precious Collection signal a fresh approach to spring fashion and a renewed appreciation for the exotic workmanship, ornamental engravings, and sumptuous fabrics known to accompany the luxe life.
The six Lacquers in the Precious Collection include:
Pure Porcelain: Beige Crème
This one’s a creamy creme shade. A perfect shade to sport without any worries at work. I accidentally dinged it at some point, but didn’t notice until posting. 😦 Sorry guys. Formula didn’t give me problems at all. Shown is 2 thin coats with no top coat.
Gilded Coral: Coral Gold Shimmer
This one took me ny surprise. I love it. It looks a little different each time in different lighting. A sure hit when I polish my co-worker/friends’ nails next Tuesday. I think they’ll love this one. Perfect light, shimmery shade. Can be brush stroke-y, but not a deal breaker for me. Shown is 2 thin coats with no top coat.
Fancy Fuchsia: Pink Crème
I didn’t think I’ll like this one. I tend to like creme shades the least, but my palate have been changing the past few months. I’ve grown to love cremes and this is no exception. Glided smoothly onto my nails, this one dried pretty fast. Shown is 2 thin coats with no top coat.
Ancient Jade: Green Crème
Sapphire Silk: Deep Teal Crème
Royal Velvet: Purple Blue Shimmer
Undoubtedly the most popular of the 6 shades, Royal Velvet came up a bit short for me. This is partly my fault, as I expected it to be more opaque for some reason. Initial reviews? Initial swatches? I don’t know for sure anymore. But all is not lost. I have grown to love this shade even though I still wish it was more opaque. Shimmer is gorgeous. It makes me think of space and universe and all that. This one can show brush strokes as well during application. Shown is 2 generous coats with no top coat.
All ORLY Nail Lacquers including the Precious Collection are free of DBP, Toluene and all traces of Formaldehyde and Formaldehyde Resin.
The Precious Collection Lacquers will be available starting March 2011 for $7.50 each. ORLY Nail Lacquers and Treatment products are available at orlybeauty.com, Sally Beauty, Ulta and other purveyors of beauty throughout the U.S. and in over 70 countries worldwide.
*Products in this review have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*