ORLY Coastal Crush Collection 2017

ORLY Coastal Crush Summer Collection 2017

ORLY Coastal Crush Summer Collection 2017

Orly Coastal Crush Summer Collection*

This collection from ORLY features six new shades for Summer. It seems ORLY has stayed away from the NEON trend and opted for more subtle but still vibrant shades and I like that. I think ORLY have covered all bases and offer a selection of shades which most people would associate with a Summer holiday. Although I have to say I’m on the fence about the dark blue shade – Under The Stars, I am not sure it fits in with the collection for me, what do you think?

NEW ORLY Coastal Crush Summer Nail Polish Releases

I found the two shades I was testing to be opaque in two coats and the formula was fluid and easy to work with. The shade For The First Time (Pink) is my favourite out of the two I have tested and it looked instantly Summery on my nails. This colour would look gorgeous with a nice tan (which I do not have). Under The Stars (blue) had a little sparkle to it and it is a pretty shade but I think this is more of a Autumn / Winter shade.

The collection features six shades,

  • No Regrets – Vibrant, bold fuschia pink
  • Sea You Soon – Sweet blue with a shimmer running through
  • Summer Fling – Gorgeous peach
  • Surfer Dude – Stunning bright orange
  • Under The Stars – Deep blue shimmer
  • For The First Time – Pretty bright purple / pink cream shade

ORLY Summer Coastal Crush Collection

New ORLY Summer Nail Polishes 2017

The blue took a little longer to dry and I wish I’d have used three coats as I felt it wasn’t as opaque as I’d hoped. The pink shade was stunning and I am still wearing it on my toes, having chosen to reapply it for the 3rd time in a month. It looks super cute with my open toe sandals and it is for sure my go to nail polish for Summer 2017.

I do like the look of a couple of the other shades in this collection – No Regrets and Summer Fling. They both are very beachy shades and I can imagine they would look beautiful with a tan.

ORLY Coastal Crush Collection Summer2017

Have you picked up anything from this new ORLY Coastal Crush Collection? Which are your stand out colours?

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Mavala Jelly Effect Collection

Mavala Jelly Effects Collection

This Jelly Effect Collection* is the latest release from the Swiss nail brand Mavala, it has 6 gorgeous bright shades that give your nails a gorgeous wash of colour. I have 5 of the 6 shades.

One of the things I really like about Mavala polishes is that they come in the sweetest little 5ml bottles, the brush is quite long and fairly thick and I found the polishes easy to apply. If you like your nail polish to be bold then these won’t be for you. The Jelly Effect collection give your nails a wash of colour & even after 2 coats they are still quite sheer – as the name suggests, just like Jelly pretty shades but sheer in colour.

Mavala Nail Polish Jelly Effect

I think its great trend for pretty subtle Summer nails, I know YSL & OPI have previously released their own version of sheer nail colours & this year Mavala have joined the trend. I like the colours in this collection, they’re all quite fresh and fruity. I’m a sucker for pinks and purples, I think they are colours that are easy to wear and they look pretty on both fingers and toes. In the collection they have,

Jelly Grape – A vibrant purple grape

Candy Apple – A sheer red with pink undertones

Smily Orange – A sheer tangerine

Happy Cherry – A vibrant pink with purple undertones

Sugar Berry – A sheer red with orange undertones (not really a berry shade)

Jammy Plum – Is the shade I don’t have but it looks like the darkest shade in the range & is a deep plum

Mavala Nail Polish 2015

I think my favourite shades are Candy Apple & Smily Orange, they look so cute on the nails and just add a bit of Summer to my look. These polishes dry to the touch within minutes and last 5 – 7 days on my nails (using the Essence Better Than Gel Topcoat). They do have a wet look finish but I like my polish to have that really glossy look so I always use a glossy topcoat.

Is this translucent nail trend one you’re on board with?

Mavala Polishes are available from John Lewis or larger Boots stores £4.75 for 5ml

Mavala Nail Polish are free from parabens, formaldehydes, camphor, cellophane, animal ingredients and heavy metal. So all non toxic.

Products that are marked with an * have either been sent to me for my consideration or I’ve received at events. I’m under no obligation to review them on my blog. However if I do, the reviews are 100% my own.

Barry M Summer Nails

BarryM Polish

I love Barry M nail polishes, they are affordable & quite often on offer, the colour selection is huge and they are always bringing out limited edition collections. I have a few shades and finishes in my collection and thought I would share with you my top 5 BarryM Polishes for Summer. Like most people I reach for bright shades in the Summer & love wearing bright colours on my toes, Summer is the perfect excuse to wear NEON polish and also rock the brightest oranges.

Let me know what your favourite colour to wear in the Summer is.

Summer Barry M Polishes

Pink Iridescent 264 – This is a glitter top coat with pink, silver and gold flecks in a light pink polish. So pretty on top of almost any shade. The glitter flecks catch the light & look so pretty. I like it because the glitter isn’t chunky and its easy to remove.

Block Orange 301 – This is a bold bright orange, it looks gorgeous on your toes especially if you have a tan. This is opaque & vibrant in two coats.

Pomegranate 235 This is a Gelly Hi Shine Formula and these leave your nails looking glossy. The colour is a gorgeous vibrant deep berry pink. I love this on my nails and it lasts a really long time. I have to admit even thought this is a Hi Shine finish I like to use a glossy top coat just to prolong my manicure but you can skip this step and your nails will have a good shine to them. I do find this Hi Shine formula only needs 2 coats and you could get away with one coat if you were in a rush.

Guava 334 – I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this shade when it came out. Its my most worn BarryM nail polish & it just reminds me of swimming pools & being on holiday. The colour is a pretty turquoise blue (more than green). Its bright and looks so nice on fingers & toes. This is another Hi Shine formula & I find these dry pretty quickly on my nails & I’m terrible at messing up my manicure because I’m always in a hurry but this formula only takes a couple of minutes to dry.

Passion Fruit 350 – This is just the perfect holiday coral red colour. It looks bright and fresh on your nails. This is another Hi Shine finish and again the formula is quite thick but easy to apply and you could get away with one coat but I like to apply two just for that pop of vibrant colour. I love this shade & think it makes your nails look so pretty and summery.

Barry M Nail Polish is available from Superdrug and www.barrym.com

Let me know what your favourite Barry M Summer nail polishes are.