Orly Nail Lacquer in Window Shopping, swatch

Orly — Window Shopping (Nail Lacquer)

Collection: Orly 2016 Spring, Melrose

This is a newer Orly that I got from a recent NailSupplies.us order. I have neglected to review my Orlys for a long time (I’ve only swatched Prince Charming in the last several months), which is terrible of me because formula-wise, they can be really fantastic!

From Melrose, their Spring 2016 collection, I chose two shades: Feel the Funk and Window Shopping. I was under the impression that one was a pink holo glitter and one was a cranberry cream, but there was some kind of mistake. On Orly’s website, Feel the Funk looks pink (3rd from right), and Window Shopping looks pinkish-red (farthest right):

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Turns out Window Shopping (20871) is a hot pink fuchsia, despite Orly describing and depicting it as a “raspberry creme”, and just about neon so it dries a bit matte! What the…

The formula is pretty fantastic. Two coats applied like a dream, and I think you could just about get by with one coat! Still, I did two because I like that plushier look you get with extra coats. The end result was still not that plushy since this polish went on quite thinly; however, pigmentation was strong so it looked good.

If you love a hot, neon-ish pink, by all means pick this up! I actually don’t think I have another hot neon fuchsia (it’s just not my thing) so I guess this will stay in my collection. I’d just definitely slap a shiny top coat on over it, since that semi-matte look doesn’t appeal to me, but with neons you tend to get stuck with that finish.

Orly Nail Lacquer in Window Shopping, swatch

Orly Nail Lacquer retails for US$8.50 and is 0.6 US fl oz / 18 mL. Orly nail polishes are free of toluene, formaldehyde, and dibutyl phthalate (DBP), and are made in the USA.

Orly International Inc. was founded by Jeff Pink in 1975, in Los Angeles, CA, USA. Orly claims that Pink invented the “original French manicure” as a manicurist on Hollywood sets; while he might have come up with the name, and marketed it as an at-home kit in the 70s, others suggest that the style had been around since possibly the 1930s, and in France.

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