Orly Arctic Frost Winter 2019 Collection

This review was fully intentioned to go up this past Sunday. But then I picked up a lovely chest cold for the whole weekend. And then my train going back home for Thanksgiving was delayed for THREE HOURS. These are all just excuses and ranting to say that I had a schedule and THEN SOMETIMES THINGS HAPPENS AND YOUR SCHEDULE IS BLOWN OUT OF THE WATER. But it’s here NOW.

Let’s just talk about the polish shall we? We’re continuing right on with the Holiday posts. Today we’re looking at the Orly Winter 2019 collection. This is the Arctic Frost collection, and features 6 shades, full of glitter and shimmer and sparkle.

But now here we go!

As always, I got this collection as part of my Orly Color pass. I’ve talked about Color Pass in every Orly collection review, but a quick rundown again: you pay once an upfront discounted fee ($119) and then throughout the year you receive 4 boxes, one for each season, containing a collection and various other goodies. As I’ve said before, it’s fantastic if you’re already planning on purchasing all of the shades like I am – otherwise the individual shades are always available for purchase on 8ty8beauty.com (that is the website I found them for the cheapest price!).

Now for the Winter 2019 box! It comes with the Arctic Frost collection, an Orly Dry brush, the Orly French Manicure White Tip Guides, and a perfume sampler set from Skylar.

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Orly ‘Dreamscape’ Fall 2019 Collection

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I’m currently on ‘vacation’! I’m home to my parents house for my cousin’s wedding this weekend, and I have a lovely 3 days of just doing nothing before and after the wedding planned ahead of me. I think I’m more excited to have time to just sit down and catch up on blog posts than anything. I know right, a pretty exciting vacation. But sometimes the best ones are where you can just disconnect and catch up on life! Vacation is about relaxing, right?

And of course, I’m catching up and working through a constant stack of polish and makeup that’s on my desk. We’re slowly making our way through fall collections, and there’s only a few more to look at after this! Then we’ll get Halloween collections, which I also love so much.

But getting ahead of myself, let’s talk about today’s review! We’re looking at the Orly Dreamscape collection for Fall 2019! I’ve had this box sitting on my desk for a little bit, just waiting for me to open up the goodness inside.

As always, it’s a 6 piece collection. It features soft neutrals and moody cool-tones that I think will be perfect for the cooler weather. Let’s get into it already!

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Orly Euphoria Collection – Comparisons

Original Review Post: Orly Euphoria Summer 2019 Collection

Another comparison post! I’m hoping to try to get these up on Saturdays for collections that have been swatched throughout the week. I’m not totally committing that yet, but it’s been working out so far! Comparison Swatch Saturdays! If there’s multiple posts during the week (if I can keep my schedule up) I’ll try to get multiple posts up throughout the day. All planning right now, so we’ll see how it works out!

Today’s post is talking about the new Orly Euphoria collection! I compared the 4 cream shades – I knew I wouldn’t have any dupes for the toppers. Let’s get right into it!

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Orly Euphoria Summer 2019 Collection

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Good God, it is HOT today. My sweet little Midwestern self can’t handle this heat. It’s 95 here today (with a heat index of 104), and I’m melting. You can bet I parked my happy lil butt right in front of the AC when I got home, electricity bills be damned! I was naive and thought the 70s we enjoyed for the past couple of days was here to stay, I just forgot the 90s we had the week before ever happened. Call me weak, but I live in a place that had a Polar Vortex this year. So yes, I’m going to comment on the heat as it continues on like a normal summer.

So it’s fitting that there’s a polish called ‘Muy Caliente’ in this collection we’re talking about today. HEYOOOOO.

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I picked this collection up as part of their Color Pass program! I’ve talked about this in my other Orly posts, but a little refresher: it’s where you pay $119 up front, and then you get the 4 Orly collections for the year shipped to you as they release. You also get little fun extras in each box!

I’ve told many people, it’s definitely worth it if you’re planning on picking up all of these collections like I do. It can be a big cost up front, but it’s done and over with, and then you’re set for the rest of the year. You can start it at any time – however, you’ll only get the summer box if you sign up before July 14th! (Most likely, you would have to wait until the fall collection releases, and get the 4 collections starting then if you sign up after).

However, if you want to buy individual shades and aren’t looking for full collections, of course, this wouldn’t be your best value. I’ve found the best prices on transdesign.com for individual Orly shades!

Now, let’s talk about this box!

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Orly ‘Radical Optimism’ Spring 2019 Collection Swatches

We’re continuing on with spring reviews! (As it continues snowing here as well). My apartment was being shown all weekend, so I definitely got less swatching than I wanted done. But of course, posts will still be coming, don’t you worry about that. For now, shall we talk about this polish?

Today I have the Orly Spring collection! This is called the ‘Radical Optimism’ collection, and came in the Orly Color Pass.

Funny story, this box actually came to me free! I got a delivery notification for it, and was confused as I hadn’t renewed my Color Pass yet (but was fully planning to later). I hadn’t gotten charged for it, so I emailed customer service to see what happened. And turns out they had sent it to me accidentally! They told me to go ahead and keep it – super quick response and lovely customer service. It was just a lovely surprise for me. I had fully planned on renewing and getting this box myself, so I wasn’t mad!

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Orly ‘Deep Wonder’ Holiday 2018 Collection

I was so caught up working on the longer Wet N Wild collection post, I forgot to have smaller ones scheduled in between while I was working on it. Whoops. How do these other YouTubers and bloggers do that so well? Scheduling, and having posts pre-written will definitely be one of the skills I work on in 2019.

But here’s a post! It’s here, and I’m working on more! Hah, I swear I’m a great blogger after these 2 years. (Wild to think it’s been over 2 years). Enough blabbering. Onto the review.

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Orly ‘The New Neutrals’ Fall 2018 Collection

It’s officially fall (yeah I know it has been for a while now, but now it *really* feels like fall, it’s got that just smell in the air), and it’s my favorite season, both in weather and nail polish and makeup.

So Orly is up first for the fall posts (with lots more to follow)! As I always say, I have Orly Color Pass. That means, I paid up front at the beginning of the year, and then throughout the year, they automatically send out the 4 collections along with some other fun goodies in each box. I really like it, and it’s the cheaper price I’ve found for Orly (it worked out to $4-$5 per polish).

The box for Fall 2018 showed on my doorstep not too long ago. The collection for this season is ‘The New Neutral’, and as you can imagine it’s some lovely neutral shades. It’s a 6 piece collection just like normal, with 5 creams and 1 metallic. It’s not the most exciting to us collectors, I’ll admit. But I love a good Orly cream formula, and if you’re looking to build up a collection, these are great shades to have. Let’s get right into it!

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Up first is the lightest and most neutral of the collection. This is ‘Snuggle Up’ (which I always want to do in these chillier fall months of course), and it’s my perfect “mannequin hands” shade for me and a lovely palette cleanser.

This had a sheer first coat, but it was a smooth formula, so at least it wasn’t uneven. I got it opaque in a 2nd thicker coat. The formula is beautiful so it’s so easy to control and won’t flood the cuticles.

When I get neutral this light, they can weirdly wash me out, or be sheer with a difficult formula. I surprisingly loved this nude, and it’s a perfect palette cleanser that still makes my hands look alive.

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Up next is ‘Mauvelous’. (This is a little more peachy than mauve so who knows). This is a warm toned peachy neutral shade. Another that had a smooth 1st coat, but it will need at least 2 coats. This was another thicker formula, so it didn’t run the brush and I was easily able to paint all my nails. It was still easy to control. Another with 2 easy coats.

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‘Cashmere Crisis’ (sounds like a crisis I want to have) is a lovely taupe shade. This is another lovely cream shade from Orly – 2 easy coats.

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‘Olive You Kelly’ is an olive green cream shade. All of the cream shades in this collection are just stunning, and all 1-2 coats. This shade was almost 1 coat. I used 2 here to smooth out some of my ridges, but 1 thicker coat will do it.

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The last cream shade of the collection is ‘Seize the Clay’. This is a nice deep raspberry shade, and it’s got a nice touch of warmth to it. Perfect for fall.

Just like the previous shade, this was almost 1 coat – I used 2 to smooth out any uneven spots and my ridges. Again, I can’t sing the praises of the cream shades enough.

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Last but certainly not least, is the metallic shade of the bunch. This is ‘Fall Into Me’, and it’s a nice bronzey shade for fall. This was pretty well opaque on 1 coat. As you can see, there are brush strokes – really any metallic like this will get them, you can sponge on the last layer to get rid of them. Or just paint straight and carefully to help that. It can run down the brush a little and flood the cuticles if you get too much on the nail, so just make sure to wipe the brush off before applying.

Metallic shades like this aren’t my absolute favorite because of the brush strokes, but it is a nice standard shade for fall.

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So of course I’ll be honest about this, and point out how they’re not the most original and unique colors and finishes. But that’s the collector in me. Considering I’m constantly getting in the new mainstream collections, and have a large amount of polish already – so a polish has really gotta step it up to wow me. So that’s always what I mean when I say that. I fully understand that when mainstream brands are making collections, they’re for, you know, sane normal people, unlike me LOL. These are still beautiful colors, and if you see some that you like, I recommend because there were beautiful formulas here! Random little sidebar over.

Overall, I think Orly is an underrated brand. They’ve been putting out great collections this past year, with beautiful formulas. They’re becoming one of my favorite brands. So I recommend the creams from this collection.

As I always say, lots of reviews are on their way! I’ve got fall AND halloween collections (which I love so much) coming up! Stay tuned!

 

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