Orly x Muslim Girl #HalalPaint Nail Polish collection (Summer 2017)

New Release: Orly — Muslim Girl #HalalPaint (Summer 2017)

Collection: Orly 2017 Summer, Muslim Girl #HalalPaint

Orly and lifestyle blog MuslimGirl.com have collaborated to release a fully halal nail polish product for Muslims. (The polishes are, of course, still wearable by anyone!)

Orly x Muslim Girl #halalpaint nail polish collection (Summer 2017)

From halalpaint.com:

The first collaboration of its kind where an American beauty brand is catering to Muslim women, the #HalalPaint collection features six uniquely water-permeable nail polishes that are made out of 100% halal ingredients.

Some Muslim women avoid wearing traditional nail polish because it creates a barrier on their nails against ablution water for prayer. With ORLY’s breathable technology, both oxygen and hydration are able to pass through the layer of paint. The collaboration with MuslimGirl.com aims to present a viable beauty solution for Muslim women, as well as a new way to promote nail health.”

There are other lines of nail polish that cater to this demographic (Inglot and Maya Cosmetics immediately spring to mind), and Orly themselves actually released their Breathable Treatment + Color line last summer.

The new collection falls under the same Breathable product line and consists of six new shades with sassy names developed by the Muslim Girl team.

From halalpaint.com:

The nail polishes feature tailored names created by Muslim Girl like “Haram-Bae” and “Wallah Bro Wipe Out”, as well as common Muslim girl names like “What the Fatima?”, “Ig-Noor the Haters”, and “The Perfect Amani-cure”, named after the MuslimGirl.com founder Amani Al-Khatahtbeh.

“Many of us are the girls who could never find our names on a keychain, so we wanted to make sure we provided that experience through this collection,” Al-Khatahtbeh says.”

“This line is important because there are so many girls and young women who aren’t represented by mainstream industries. They see things about them that are designed without them instead of for them and by them,” explains MuslimGirl.com chief of staff Azmia Magane. “This is our way of bridging that gap.”

The six shades are:

  • Haram-Bae
  • #MuslimGirlFire
  • The Perfect Amani-cure
  • What the Fatima
  • Ig-Noor the Haters
  • Wallah Bro Wipe Out

The collection ships on July 1, 2017, and you can preorder the set at the official site, halalpaint.com.

Happy shopping!

Orly x Muslim Girl #halalpaint nail polish collection (Summer 2017)

[Images: halalpaint.com]

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

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New Release: Orly — Coastal Crush (Summer 2017)

Collection: Orly 2017 Summer, Coastal Crush

Orly’s new Summer 2017 collection, Coastal Crush, consists of six bright new shades for the season.

Orly Coastal Crush (Summer 2017) collection, available in Nail Lacquer and Gel FX

Four are eye-popping creams; the two blues are shimmers:

  • For the First Time (poppy purple crème)
  • No Regrets (magenta crème)
  • Sea You Soon (bright blue shimmer)
  • Summer Fling (peach crème)
  • Surfer Dude (orange crème)
  • Under the Stars (navy shimmer)

For the First Time, No Regrets

Sea You Soon, Summer Fling

Surfer Dude, Under the Stars

And now, I need to go and watch Point Break again. (There was not a 2015 remake. Nope.)

Point Break 1991 poster, Keanu Reeves, Patrick Swayze
Point Break (1991). Directed by Kathryn Bigelow.
With Keanu Reeves, Patrick Swayze, Lori Petty, Gary Busey.

Happy shopping!

[Images (except for the movie poster): orlybeauty.com]

fivezero, 3 Spring Nail Favorites (Collaboration)

3 Spring Nail Favorites (Collaboration)

Today, my blog is dipping a toe into uncharted territory! This is my first ever collaboration, with the lovely Kanza of Faded Rouge. We’re each sharing three favorite nail colors for the spring.

I’ll review each of these selections in more detail later this week, but here are my current top 3 picks for delightful, spring-inspired nail colors! I’ve selected them from Orly, SinfulColors, and Zoya.

Coming into spring from the icy winter, I always love pastels and brights on the nail, with a touch of crisp sparkle.

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Orly Nail Lacquer in Haute Red, swatch

Classics: Orly — Haute Red (Nail Lacquer) Swatch & Review

Brand: Orly

Haute Red (20001) is listed in my database as being coded 40001, so I think at some point Orly changed their numbering system. I also don’t know which collection this came from, though it was released as a miniature in 2006. All of Orly’s codes are 5-digits, however, so as an -0001, I feel like Haute Red just might be Orly’s first ever shade!

It is, after all, a pretty standard cherry red cream that would be included in most collection launches.

Everybody needs a red cream—just my opinion but yeah, you do!—and this is a fairly basic, flattering, true-to-slightly-cool-toned light-medium red cream. It’s bright without screaming, sexy yet sweet, and so on.

Orly Nail Lacquer in Haute Red
Orly Nail Lacquer in Haute Red

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New Release: Orly — La La Land (Spring 2017)

Collection: Orly 2017 Spring, La La Land

Orly’s Spring 2017 collection, La La Land, appears to be hitchhiking on the coattails of the hit movie of the same name; I don’t think the film is affiliated with this collection. “La-La Land” is a common enough phrase, though, and Orly is based in Los Angeles, after all!

The collection consists of six new shades: one holographic glitter and five pastel creams:

  • Anything Goes (holo opal glitter)
  • As Seen On TV (lilac creme)
  • Big City Dreams (mint green creme)
  • Cool In California (poppy pink creme)
  • Forget Me Not (pastel blue creme)
  • Head In the Clouds (light pink creme)

Anything Goes, As Seen On TV

Big City Dreams, Cool In California

Forget Me Not, Head In the Clouds

It’s not the most exciting collection, but it’s spring-pretty and a nice way to get geared up for the Oscars tonight! I imagine La La Land will pick up a fair number of statuettes.

Happy shopping!

[Images: orlybeauty.com]

New Release: Orly — Mulholland (Fall 2016)

[Images: orlybeauty.com]

Collection: Orly 2016 Fall, Muholland

Orly’s Fall 2016 collection, Mulholland, introduces six shades of bronzes and greys, plus a plummy shimmer and a fiery red cream thrown in for good measure:

  • Mansion Lane, grey cream.
  • Hillside Hideout, plum shimmer.
  • Cahuenga Pass, red cream.
  • Million Dollar Views, copper shimmer.
  • Meet Me at Mulholland, bronze shimmer.
  • Party in the Hills, grey glitter.

The shades are available in three formulas: Nail Lacquer, EPIX Flexible Color, and GelFX.

A mini kit in the regular Nail Lacquer is also offered, with little 0.18 fl oz bottles (full sized bottles are 0.6 oz) of Cahuenga Pass, Party in the Hills, Hillside Hideout, and Million Dollar Views.

I’m loving the shimmers, especially Meet Me at Mulholland and Million Dollar Views!


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, dibutyl phthalate (DBP) and camphor, 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.