Today's Nail of the Day is one of Orly's Satin polishes, a calming shade of purple. This line is no longer produced by Orly and even though the label on the handle lid shows 'Matte Finish', these have a satin finish. The bottle shows a title of 'Satin Hues' and that is a more accurate description of the finish. They have a bit of gloss, but it's a more toned-down shine. This shade is a shimmer with flecks of various colors and is also somewhat iridescent. For those of you matte lovers, Orly is coming out with a 3 piece matte collection next month entitled Matte Couture. It includes a blue (Suede Shoes), a black (Vinyl) and a purple (Purple Velvet), all in cremes. While I've always loved Orly products, both their polishes and their treatments, I've often thought that the majority of their shades were on the conservative side. I'm thrilled that over the last year or two, they have come out with some very stylish, even edgy colors or polishes and collections. This Spring and Summer brought us some unique shades that are right at the top of the current trends. Their recent debut of the Once Upon A Time collection has been a hit with polish lovers due not only to the colors themselves, but because of the theme and polish names. I'm excited about their matte collection and I was impressed by their upcoming Femme Fatale Holiday Collection that I showed you last week. I'm looking forward to seeing what else they have in store for us.
Orly is one of the polish companies that I'm including this month as an innovator of safe products, when discussing natural and organic beauty. Founded in 1975 by Jeff Pink, their products are completely free of DBF and all traces of Toluene and Formaldehyde. Their offices and factory, both based is Los Angeles, CA, are praised for being eco-friendly, using recycled material whenever possible. If you'd like to have a look at some of Orly's products, you can see a wide range of them here and also get a look at the various pricing. I finally got around to adding labels to my posts and if you scroll down a way on the right hand side, you'll see I've done a number of posts involving Orly products, if you'd like to read about and view some of them.
I'd like to say thank you to Orly for coming out with some fabulous shades for us to enjoy, as well as for producing a product that is safer not only for us, but for our environment. In honor of them, if you'd like to receive 4 of the new polishes from the Once Upon A Time Collection (Prince Charming, Poison Apple, Pixie Dust and Happily Ever After), leave me a comment below with your e-mail stating that you'd like to have them. I'll cross-post on Twitter for those following me that way and announce the winner tomorrow morning, randomly drawing from the names I've received at that time.