Orly Miniature Nail Lacquer Swatches and Review

Hey beauties! I am back (well almost :P, still have one more exam to go ), with the most requested review on my blog of the Orly nail paints. Sorry that I had to make you guys wait for so long.

I am thankful to the online websites who are making it possible to get the most coveted foreign brands at our doorstep and we are now able to try them out. :D
So without much further ado, let’s get on with the review.

PRICE:  $3.99   (Available for Rs.269 at StyleCraze.com)

QUANTITY: 5.4ml 

As one of the nail care industry's renowned color houses, ORLY has established a dynamic palette composed of subtle sheers, vivid cremes, dazzling shimmers, smooth glitters and hot neons. Each ORLY shade is free of DBP, formaldehyde and toluene, and features the award-winning Gripper Cap.”

Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Nitrocellulose, Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol/ Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer, Triphenyl Phosphate, Trimethyl Pentanyl Diisobutyrate, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Ethyl Tosylamide, Tosylamide/Epoxy Resin, Sucrose Acetate Isobutyrate, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Etocrylene, Benzophenone-1, Citric Acid, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Aluminum Powder, Water,Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Dimethicone, Polyethylene Phthalate, Polyvinyl Butyral, Propyl Acetate, Silica, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Synthetic Fluorphigopite, Tin Oxide, Trimethylsiloxysilicate
May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Black Iron Oxide, Red Iron Oxide, FD&C Yellow #5, Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyde Anide, Bismouth Oxychloride, D&C Red #7, D&C Red #6, D&C Red #34

SWATCHES: Enjoy the pics. :)

Witches Blue-1 coat, Luxe- 2coats
Witches Blue - 3coats

Closer view

Goth - 2 coats
Closer view
I ordered three Orly mini polishes in Witches Blue , Goth, Luxe from StyleCraze.com (Check out my StyleCraze haul). When I received the package I immediately went on to try out all the shades and swatched them on each nail and I was so glad to pick up such gorgeous shades (even my mom seconded that :D) esp. the Witches blue and Goth.
I did a mani with Witches blue and the Luxe shade as you can see above and another one with only the Goth shade. All of them are without any base or top coat.
Here is what I think of about each of the three shades, 

Witches Blue: A true royal blue with finely milled shimmers which would definitely earn your nails a second look ( third and fourth too :P ). 1 coat gives complete coverage, however 2-3 coats enhances its gorgeousness. In the above pictures on all my fingers except the thumb have 1 coat of WB. On thumb it is 3 coats to show you its true beauty.
Luxe: A foil effect nailpolish with micro glitters which gives opaqueness with 2-3 coats. I bought this to use in Konad stamping, however this is not very helpful in that section, but it is a gorgeous gold color nonetheless. In the above pictures the ring finger have 2 coats of Luxe.
Goth: A black polish with heavy silver glitter. I applied it in between my exams. So whenever I peeked at my nails instead of my ‘notes’, I would just go on staring at it and I would get a feeling of a starry black night and could almost find some galaxies in there. :P The large amount of sparkles make it look a bit like dark grey instead of black when viewed from a distance and can make hands look a bit dirty that way. 1-2 coat gives opaque coverage. Above pictures have 2 coats of Goth.
Now my overall view of the Orly Mini Polishes,

  • Each of the polishes has even consistency and spreads easily.
  • The brush is of very good quality and helps in proper application.
  • Too many gorgeous shades available.
  • The chipping time is exponential to the number of coats, i.e. 1 coat= chips next day, 2 coats= chips in 2-3 days, 3 coats= no chipping till 7 days ( *depending on the torture your nails face, and chipping is at the edges only.)
  • The price is ofcourse a bit on the higher side for the quantity, but getting those gorgeous colors compensates for that I think.
  • Can’t be used in Konad stamping.
VERDICT: I guess you already know. Just go and buy them now :D

RATINGS: 4.5 out of 5

Whew! That was quite a long post. All the pent up blogging ideas I guess.. LOL :P


  1. Goth is such an intense shade, love it! Even Witches blues mani with gold accent is looks super pretty. How are your egg-jams coming along?

  2. I am making a whole new recipe out of all the eggs and jams =)) =)) teeheehee =))
    And yes the shades are really pretty :)

  3. looks lovely on ur nails pooja :) esp goth :))

  4. Witches blue looks so pretty on your nails Pooja, love that color :)

  5. Thanks gals :D I am glad that you all liked them :)

  6. I love the Goth shade! I'm partial to darker nails, and I love anything with a bit of sparkle!

    Love this post!

    chloe ** http://flowerponychloe.blogspot.com

  7. These look awesome...my favorite would be Goth :)


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