Monday, January 18, 2010

Orly Sweet Spring II 2010: Pixy Stix, Lemonade & Gumdrop

Above: Pixy Stix is a Carnation pink with a hint of Coral. This was my personal favorite of the three.
Below: Lemonade is a lighter shade of yellow, the perfect 'butter' yellow. Once the second coat was applied, an opaque look was achieved. Very rare, in my experience with yellows.
Below: My apologies for neglecting to push the Macro button on my camera for this one. Gumdrop also covered nicely in 2 coats. The official description of this is a Pastel Turquoise. I compared it to several polishes I have, and it is extremely close to China Glaze For Audrey. Before I removed this one, I applied For Audrey over one nail, and the difference was very minimal.
Orly's second collection for Spring 2010 is simply called Sweet, and includes 6 pastel creme shades that come with matching lip gloss mini's. As I've mentioned before, I get a little nervous when I use pastel creme shades, because my application skills are lacking in those types of formulas and I usually end up with more coats than I'd like, as well as streaking. Not so much with these though, I'm happy to report! I used 2 coats on all 3 of these, and the formula performed better than most pastel cremes I have used in the past. The drying time was very good, and they all finished with a high gloss shine. This is a very nice Spring collection and the colors make me happy! I don't know that I've ever noticed this before, but Orly's polishes contain 0.6 fl. oz., rather than the standard 0.5 fl. oz. You can click here to see a photo of the entire collection and read their official description.
*This post features sample products furnished by the manufacturer or PR firm.

19 comments:

  1. Pixi Stix is so pretty! I am adding it to my lemming list!

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  2. I'm not really a pink lover, but this one's really sweet!

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  3. I love that they named a polish Pixie Stix! Lovely colors! Pastels usually make me look nice and healthy. I definitely want to get Lemonade.

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  4. Gumdrop all the way! All look lovely on you, though

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  5. Sorry, not my kind of colours.

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  6. Thanks for the review! Seems like they are good quality and worth investing in :)
    I like lemonade.

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  7. They all look good but I would like to see some jellies from nail polish companies!Imagine a yellow jelly?It would be amazing!

    By the way I've read on Thoughts of Beauty that you contributed in the Hands of Hope collection by B Couture. What an amazing idea and what a lovely collection! :) Great job!

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  8. Great swatches; but I think that I am going to skip this collection.

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  9. I like 2 out of 3. Lemonade, I just *know* is not going to look good on me. But nice collection Orly.

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  10. I am actually really enjoying all these shades that you posted.. And here I thought I would maybe just like Pixy Stix.. I am getting my bank account prepared now!!

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  11. Hi Mary,how are ya? I've been seeing so many yummy pastel colors on everyones blog. It makes me look forward to spring. These Orly pastels are beautiful on your nails.

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  12. Oooh, I'm so excited about seeing this Orly collection! thank you for the swatches. Very lovely!

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  13. I'm not really into pastels but these are gorgeous. If only they didn't make my hands look too red...they look very pretty on you however.

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  14. I really love this whole collection and can't wait for it be released! These look great on you!

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  15. Evil Angel~I know it's 'just a pink' but I love it too!

    Michele~I think it's that slight hint of coral that's making me love it so much :)

    Twister~they're all fun colors, aren't they?

    April & Ashley~I also like the Blueberry Snowcone one from this collection that I've seen on some other blogs. Fun collection!

    Lacquer Laine~it is pretty, so many mint/aquas coming out, but they're all different.

    Nienna~I'm not a huge pastel fan, but I like these, bright and fun. More money saved for you though!

    Rebecca~I've always been fond of Orly polishes, very nice quality.

    Katie~hmmm, jelly pastels! That would be interesting! It was nice working with them, both are very nice ladies and for a great cause!

    gildedangel~I like the dhades, but honestly, I'm getting so many 'similar' shades with all of these pastels.

    adorepink~I am very pleased with the color range that Orly has been offering over the last year or so.

    Pinkginger~I totally agree, my favorite!

    Delaynee~so many pretties coming out lately. Not helping the bank account, is it?!!

    Velvet~I'm doing well! Nice to hear from you :) These colors certainly make me look forward to warmer weather!

    Nicole~you're welcome! Gives us some hope for Spring :)

    Millie~yellows look odd on me, even though I prefer the lighter ones like this. I do like the other two shades better with my coloring.

    Jessica~I like that these are a little 'bolder' in color than some of the other pastels.

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  16. Lovely pastels. I'm trying to ignore so many of them. I'll wait till most of them come out and then pick some. That will be a miracle if I can do it!

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  17. i definitly want all the new orly polish ? do you know han they're avaible ??

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