Thank you to everyone who purchased from my blog sale! I was quite surprised at how fast most of the polishes were sold. There are still a couple items left, and I've highlighted them in blue text so they are a bit easier to see. To those who paid on Saturday, I have already shipped your packages out today. For those who paid on Sunday, I will be shipping them tomorrow!
A couple weeks ago, Noelie (from Noelie's Nails) and I did a "swatch swap". We each picked 8 polishes from each other's spreadsheets, and exchanged them (temporarily!) so we could swatch them! I choose mostly Orlys from her stash, so I'm going to show you those today.
Orly Lollipop - Good formula, but not as great as some other Orlys. It leans towards the purple/lavender side on me. I've already purged OPI Panda-monium Pink and Lucky Lucky Lavender, but I think this would have been somewhere in between those two.
Comparison: Orly Lollipop vs. Essie French Affair - I have very few pastel pinks remaining, so here is the Orly compared to Essie French Affair.
Orly Frisky - This is a very vibrant blue, almost turquoise leaning. I think this was 2 coats (I should really make notes while I'm swatching rather than relying on memory, huh?)
Comparison: Orly Frisky vs. Essie Greenport - I really thought I would have something close, but I don't!
Comparison: Orly Frisky vs. Essie Greenport, Turquoise & Caicos, Orly Gumdrop - Seriously, Frisky is surprisingly unique!
Orly Ancient Jade - Beautiful formula again! Nice colour.
Comparison: Orly Ancient Jade vs. OPI Mermaid's Tears - When I picked up OPI Mermaid's Tears, people were saying it was dupeish to this Orly. I had to see for myself. I do not think they are dupes. The OPI seems dustier to me. I'm glad I didn't buy this, because then I would be agonizing over which one to keep. It's much easier to resist buying it knowing how close they are, though :p
Comparison: Orly Ancient Jade vs. Essie Greenport, Turquoise & Caicos - Some more comps to help you get an idea of what the colour is like.
Orly Royal Velvet - I didn't buy this myself because I was highly suspicious that it would clash with my skintone. So I borrowed it from Noelie to confirm this :p It's not as bad as I'd imagined, but I don't think it's particularly great on me (though it is an amazing polish!!)
Comparison: Orly Royal Velvet and Zoya Ki - not that they are similar, but Ki is another duochrome, so why not.
Orly Wild Wisteria - 2 coats, great formula! I wanted to see how close this was to Zoya Pinta.
Comparison: Orly Wild Wisteria and Zoya Pinta - I heard these were exact dupes, but I think the Zoya is a tiny bit bluer. Both are nice. Again, I'm glad I didn't buy the Orly and have to choose which one to keep :P
Orly Luxe - I've already shown you this in the OPI Glitzerland post, but I should probably keep this with the rest of Noelie's polishes! This is an amazing pale, gold foil. Two coats and totally opaque. I fell in love with this, said so when I posted these pics on NB, and Noelie generously told me to keep it!
Comparison: Orly Luxe vs. OPI Glitzerland - Just to remind you, the Orly is only 2 coats, and the OPI is 4 coats :'( I actually slightly prefer the colour of Gliterland, but not enough to endure two additional coats :p
I have two more polishes I need to show you, but I'll save those for the next post!
Big thanks again to my nailbed-twin, Noelie! I had a great time swatch-swapping!