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!

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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, 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.

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Haulage! Winners & HomeSense (April–May 15, 2016)

I know it’s only halfway through May, but I felt like doing another roundup of my Winners & HomeSense finds for the last month and a half. (See January–February here, then March here (well, in all of those Haulage Week posts!)

My husband, who follows these things, informed me this week that sales at existing TJ Maxx stores in Canada (that’s Winners, Marshalls and HomeSense) have gone up something like 14%! I think that’s over the last quarter…or year? Anyway, it’s gone up! I suppose I’m just doing my part for the stock price, right? And TJ Maxx has been doing better in Canada than it has been in, say, the UK (where it’s TK Maxx) and Australia.

Anyway, here’s the haulage:

Cargo Lip Gel Color Kit
Cargo Lip Gel Color Kit [CA$19.99]
This 4-pack of full-sized lipsticks was a little too well-priced for me to pass up! I gave two away (Amore and Bella) and kept Dolce and Felice for myself. I normally don’t care for lipstick tubes made of cardboard (yeah, you, old school Stila!), but these sure are purty. Made in China. MSRP US$25, though it’s currently on the website for US$15.
Cargo Lip Gel Color in Dolce
Cargo Lip Gel Color in Dolce.
Cargo Lip Gel Color in Felice
Cargo Lip Gel Color in Felice.

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Orly Nail Lacquer in On the Edge, swatch

Orly — On the Edge (Nail Lacquer) Swatch & Review

Collection: Orly 2015 Summer, Adrenaline Rush

I got this polish from a recent NailSupplies.us order.

Despite On the Edge (20853) being a medium-deep blue-toned purple, it’s somehow a kind of neon shade. Not that it’s fluorescent-looking like light neons tend to be, but the color is on the “electric” purple side, the formula dries semi-matte, and it photographs totally the wrong color as neons tend to do!

I’ve had to alter the color on my photos, because the originals came out looking electric blue rather than purple. It can look bluer in some yellower indoor light, though. The polish is also a little bit less blue-toned in the bottle than the way it dries on the nail, though I don’t think that quite came through in any of the swatches.

Here’s how blue the non-color-corrected version comes out (the index and middle nails are shiny because I put a glossy top coat on them for this picture):
Orly Nail Lacquer in On the Edge, swatch, not color-corrected for neon adjustment

A glossy top coat over this shade really amps it up to an intense indigo-purple. This is a magnificent purple!

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Orly Nail Lacquer in Feel the Funk, swatch

Orly — Feel the Funk (Nail Lacquer) Swatch & Review

Collection: Orly 2016 Spring, Melrose

Feel the Funk is the second of two Orlys I got from Melrose, their Spring 2016 collection (Window Shopping is the other). 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):

orly-melrose-collection-2016-02

Feel the Funk (20868), described by Orly as an “ultra holographic glitter”, is actually more soft lavender than intense pink. They’re spot-on with the holographic glitter, though: holographic rainbow glitter that I’d class in the microglitter size is suspended throughout the polish in the perfect amount. It’s more than a bit princess-y looking, but I love it!

Orly Nail Lacquer in Feel the Funk

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Orly Nail Lacquer in Window Shopping, swatch

Orly — Window Shopping (Nail Lacquer) Swatch & Review

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):

orly-melrose-collection-2016-02

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…

Orly Nail Lacquer in Window Shopping

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Haulage! NailSupplies.us (February 2016)

Often, when my US-based family come up for a visit, I place an order with one of the online nail polish discounters (NailSupplies.us, Head2ToeBeauty, and 8ty8Beauty—no affiliation!) for them to bring up. My mom recently came up to visit and help out with my two year old peanut, since I’m now six months pregnant and can use all the help I can get! So, I placed an order with NailSupplies back in February and she kindly brought it up for me.

Here’s the haulage!

OPI, Orly, and Misa are a bit pricy in Canada, even when you can find them at Winners (and Misa is hard to find entirely!), so over half of my order consisted of these three brands.

NailSupplies.us Haulage: ORLY On the Edge, Feel the Funk, Window Shopping / OPI 5 Apples Tall, Show Us Your Tips!

NailSupplies recently told me that they were phasing out Misa, so there’s only the remaining stock left there, and no new collections. SAD. I’m going to have to order more Misas, next time.

With the Canadian dollar at around 75¢ to the USD, the Essie and China Glaze prices aren’t great (I can get similar prices when buying in 6+ at a local beauty supply), so I only got a few Essies that were discounted more than usual at NailSupplies:

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New Release: Orly — Melrose (Spring 2016)

Collection: Orly 2016 Spring, Melrose

Orly’s Spring 2016 collection contains a nice mix of seasonal pastels with some deeper, lush shades, all in assorted finishes.

From Orly:

Take a stroll down the famous and funky indie shopping mecca that stretches from Silver Lake to Santa Monica. Here you’ll find designer couture, funky indie shops, restaurants and one of L.A.’s most popular flower shops.

  • Beautifully Bizarre, pink shimmer.
  • Feel the Funk, fuchsia holographic glitter.
  • Hip & Outlandish, teal cream.
  • Trendy, peach shimmer.
  • Vintage, mint green cream.
  • Window Shopping, raspberry cream.

I’m digging most of these, especially Feel the Funk and Window Shopping! How about you?

Orly Nail Lacquer retails for US$8.50 and is 0.6 US fl oz / 18 mL. Zoya 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.