Orly Nail Lacquer in Sweet Temptation, swatch

Throwback Thursday! Orly — Sweet Temptation (Nail Lacquer) Swatch & Review

Brand: Orly

Sweet Temptation (20415) is listed in my database as being coded 40415, so I think at some point Orly changed their numbering system. I don’t know which collection it’s from—the oldest review on MUA is from 2006—and it’s possible that it’s even from the original core collection. The name is generic enough, isn’t it?

I also wonder if the color has been changed up a bit, since the MUA reviews generally describe a cream shade that has very subtle gold shimmer in it. My bottle of Sweet Temptation is a newer bottle that I bought at Winners last spring, in a duo pack for CA$9.99.

The shade of my new bottle is an intense azalea pink with fine pink and silver shimmer,  giving Sweet Temptation a satin ribbon finish.

(If you have an older bottle, I’d love to know whether it has gold or silver shimmer.)

Orly Nail Lacquer in Sweet Temptation

Orly Nail Lacquer in Sweet Temptation

Orly’s formula tends to be wonderful, and Sweet Temptation is no exception. The color applies smoothly, evenly, and with minimal streaking, considering the near-frost finish. Two coats give full opacity.

Orly Nail Lacquer in Sweet Temptation, swatch

Orly Nail Lacquer in Sweet Temptation, swatch

There’s definitely a hint of retro flair to this color’s frostiness, particularly when coupled with a hot pink. I think the smooth, icy shimmer does lend it a bit of modernity, though.

It’s not usually my kind of shade, but I think I’m going to love this one as a summer pedi!

Orly Nail Lacquer in Sweet Temptation, label

Orly Nail Lacquer in Sweet Temptation, label

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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’s UK website states that the company is vegan and cruelty-free; oddly, it makes no mention of this on the main US site.

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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