3.31.2016

Orly Melrose 4PC Mini Kit Swatches + Review

While binge-buying spring and summer nail collections a few weeks back, I absolutely could not pass up Orly's Melrose 4PC Mini Kit. As a SoCal gal, the shade range just oozed walking in LA, palm tree, toes in the sand vibes {so apropos given the collection name}, and felt like such a necessary purchase. Bottom line: I dug the entire quartet, and am pretty confident you will too. Swatch time!

Window Shopping is a Blazing Magenta Creme. How fun is the name of this shade? It makes me think of day trips to Rodeo Drive. And the color itself? Lush! I plan on using Window Shopping as a pedi shade when the weather warms up; but for now, it's stunning on the tips. The berry undertones make it ultra-versatile across seasons; while the nearly-neon satin finish is straight-up posh! To give it a glossy look you def need to add top coat, which also works to brighten the shade. This was a surprise favorite for me, and my top pick from the quartet. This is 1 1/2 coats.


Feel The Funk is a Lilac Shimmer with Scattered Holographic Glitter. Ermagersh ladies this color is killing me! It just oozes thoughts of unicorns and rainbows and magic, amiright?! Feel The Funk applies semi-sheer, but builds to opacity lightning fast, making it a total breeze to work with! This is 2 coats.


Hip & Outlandish is an Electric Teal Creme. Shades like this make me go ooh - especially during the summer months; and what you're seeing isn't nearly as vibrant as it appears IRL, because Hip & Outlandish is a true prob to photograph. Nevertheless, it's one of my fave shades from this quartet, and a true stunner to work with. Like Window Shopping, Hip & Outlandish dries down to a dark, satin finish, so load up on the top coat to give it a glossy look. This is 2 coats.


Trendy is a Crystal-Flecked Neon Peach. Ladies, I am in complete and total L-O-V-E with this shade because it makes me look hella tan, and is the most perfect nod to summa summa summatime; but OMG it legit refuses to be photographed! Though Trendy looks, overall, like an eye-searing peach, in certain lights the crystal flecks are visible, giving it an extra kick of dimension. Formula here is not bad; though slightly patchy, it reaches opacity and levels nicely. Oddly enough, this one has a slightly textured finish, but a touch of top coat counteracts that. This is 2 1/2 coats.


AVAILABILITY: Ulta

PRICE: $16.80 for the mini boxed quartet; $12.00 for each individual full-size bottle


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7 comments

ellie said...

Beautiful! Love Orly! Looks likes some perfect colors!

ivy said...

Awesome colors! Love that last one you mentioned. Also the one with the glitter looks amazing too!

Couture Carrie said...

Love these, especially the teal!

xoxox,
CC

little luxury list said...

Ooh I want to try Trendy - the flecks sound like a killer touch!

xoxo,
little luxury list formerly Chic 'n Cheap Living

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Ooh such fun colors, and perfect for the spring! I love the purple and blue colors.

Elle Sees said...

feel the funk needs to be mine. GORGEOUS.

Johanna L said...

Beautiful colors ♥

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