Orly Super Bloom Breathable Spring/Summer 2021 Collection and Swatches!
Updated: May 17, 2022
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Good afternoon, friends! How are you on this fine day? Up in Chicago we're a bit unexpectedly sunny, which is a nice surprise. :)
I wanted to post my swatches of this collection online because it's totally underrated! One of the most pretty Spring collections I've seen, the Orly Breathable Formula is unbeatable in no-chip, super shiny, long-wearing manis.
So, let's dive right in! I'll go rainbow order this time. :)
First is "All Dahlia'd Up." This one is a top contender for my favorite! Any time of non-creme "off-red" red is a yes for me. This one has a little bit of pink in it, so it makes it definitely more of a wearable shade for me.
This one is opaque in two coats.
Second, in rainbow order, is "She's A Wildflower." Now, I'm not a huge fan of bright pink.
I know, shocker.
There are probably dozens, if not hundreds, of nail polishes on the market where I could not care less about purchasing them. To me, hot pink on my skin tone is a hard color to pull off and it often looks trashy. Now, with this shade there is the addition to shimmer, so it pulls the polish more "cute" than it does "Spring break in Miami." This was opaque in 3 thin coats.
Our third polish in the collection, and the polish that finishes off the more pink-toned shades, is "Orchid You Not."
This one I had found the least exciting. There is a beautiful hint of blue in there, however for some reason it reads as more dull than giving the polish a beautiful blue shifting effect.
However, even though this particular shade is more toned-down compared to the others, it is still quite beautiful. This shade in particular would look amazing on anyone with a cool skin tone. It's opaque in three thin coats.
Moving on to our green/blue trio of the collection, we have one of my favorites, "Here Flora Good Time." This green is just gorgeous, particularly on lighter skin tones. It's opaque in two coats and is an airy and refreshing shade, really balancing this collection from becoming too "berry-colored."
The fifth polish is the only creme in this collection, which I thought was interesting. While I wouldn't have minded if they added shimmer to "Downpour Whatever," the fact that it's a creme is intriguing to me.
They do have similar shades in the Orly book selection that are similar to this, so I wonder if maybe the green or orchid should have been creme, but then again the green looks amazing with shimmer! I think this particular shade would be really beautiful with some rain drop nail art. It's opaque in two coats.
Lastly, we have my favorite name in the collection, "You Had Me At Hydrangea." This one is a beautiful "blurple," or blue-purple mix. It would look AMAZING on very, very fair or deep, cool toned skin.
What do you think of this collection?
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