24 October 2013

Product Review: ORLY Secret Society Collection with Swatches

As I may have mentioned a few times, I am in love with the nail polishes from Orly, as even for someone hopeless with nail polish the polishes always give a nice result. So I was happy when I was asked to trial the new *Orly Secret Society Collection;

What They Say:
"All ORLY colours are 4 free – free from DBP, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin and Tolulene. Each ORLY nail lacquer bottle delivers a vibrant, chip resistant formula while the brush glides smoothly on nails without clumping or streaking for maximum impact and colour density."

RRP: $23.95 (4 x 5.4ml) – Available from select pharmacies and from ORLY Online.

What I Say:
You may remember that I told you about a new Secret Society nail polish collection from Orly a few months ago. The Secret Society a collection includes a rich palette of bold and seductive tones, while offering a variety of finishes - from shimmers to a crème and even glitters.

Well now they have released the collection in mini kit which includes four 5.4ml bottles of new season colours, including Risque Encounter (bright red crème), Voyeuristic Adventure (taupe foil shimmer), Masked Ceremony (charcoal holographic glitter) and Macabre Masquerade (midnight blue glitter).

L-R: Risque Encounter , Masked Ceremony,
Voyeuristic Adventure, and Macabre Masquerade

I love Orly nail polishes not only because they are ‘4-free’, but also because they are so easy to apply evenly and streak-free.

Some polishes require three coats for a decent coverage, but I find that all Orly polishes only need two coats for a full coverage.
L-R: Risque Encounter , Masked Ceremony,
Voyeuristic Adventure, and Macabre Masquerade

Used with a top coat, I get about 4 days wear of the nail polish before it starts to wear and chip at the edges. But in that connection it is also important to mention that I do wash my hands a lot during the day having two large two dogs living inside, and not to mention changing countless nappies each day on our 4 month old baby boy. So if you don’t use your hands and wash them as much as I do, I am sure you can get a longer wear from the polishes.  

Removing nail polish is very easy, although it takes a little longer with the Macabre Masquerade and Masked Ceremony, but I think that is pretty standard for nail polishes with glitter particles – but again, that is nothing an extra turn with the nail polish remover wont fix.

What I Like:
  • Great value
  • The mini bottles are a great way of experiencing more colours
  • A nice variety of colours in the pack
  • Easy to apply evenly and streak free
  • The polishes are free from DBP, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin and Tolulene

What I Don’t Like
  • The glitter polishes are a little tricky to remove

At $23.95 for four mini bottles, I personally find this mini kit great value. A full sized bottle is normally priced at $18.95, but I rarely – actually I don’t think I’ve ever finished up a nail polish, so I love that this smaller and cheaper price allows you to have more colours. I love all the four the colours in the kit, but love Risque Encounter, which is such a gorgeous bright red, and Masked Ceremony, a classy charcoal with just a subtle hint of glitter.

The mini kit is also a fantastic stocking filler for Xmas, which by the way is just over two months away... I certainly wouldn’t be disappointed receiving one of these packs.

* Products were kindly provided for consideration, and have been reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.

What about you, what do you think of this new range from ORLY? Which colour(s) do you like the most? And what do you think of wearing bright colours during winter?


  1. Replies
    1. I am in particular loving the red one, so bright and gorgeous!

  2. All the shades look very wearable, might come in very handy for the party season ahead of us! Thanks for sharing this new Orly collection with us. I love the red shade. Claire

    1. Thanks Claire. Yeah I cant believe the party season is upon us already - I love the red colour too, it will be perfect for Xmas!!


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