Orly Fresh is proof that it’s verrrrry easy being green!
The name ‘fresh’ really is a good choice for this polish because when I see this colour, I think of a fresh green salad or a fresh green meadow. Either way, it’s bright and ideal for the spring and summer.
This is a type of green that looks very happy and lively, not flaccid and in a coma.
Since it’s a creme polish, this is a very nice shade to use as the base colour for some nail art. I did yet another fishtail-braid design on top of this, which you’ll see this week!
Orly Fresh Pictures
Orly Fresh Ingredients
Orly Fresh Swatches
All swatches have:
√ Green creme
- Name: Orly Fresh
- Collection: Orly Happy Go Lucky Back to School Collection 2011
- Colours Available in the Orly Happy Go Lucky Back to School Collection: Fresh, Frisky, Frolic & Flirty
- Amount: 18 mL (0.6 fl. oz.)
- What I Paid: Nothing! (This was provided by BeautyStopOnline.)
- Where to Buy: BeautyStopOnline, NailPolishCanada & Head2Toe Beauty
Orly Fresh Review
I just love how Fresh by Orly looks in the sunshine. It has that softness to it that makes you smile, but it doesn’t look pale enough to be a pastel – there’s enough green to give it some energy.
If you do nail art, I think this would look fantastic as a base colour. Maybe some flower nail art? This green would be the perfect background for a meadow.
Fresh by Orly has a creme finish, which looks very clean.
Application & Formula
This one’s pretty watery, so make sure that you don’t overload your brush, or you could easily flood your cuticles if you don’t pay attention.
However, the upside to the watery formula is that the polish self-levels very well. What does this mean? Even if you don’t paint your nails evenly, the polish seems to smooth out on its own and improve the look of your manicure. Who doesn’t love that? (Now if only I can find a nail polish that paints my nails all by itself while I scratch my belly and watch TV.)
You’ll notice that I used 3 coats. You can actually reach full opacity with 2 coats, but I was curious to see if the polish would darken with an extra coat – it didn’t really.
Final Verdict: 8/10
If you’re going to wear a light, spring-like green, Orly Fresh is a great choice! No, it’s not my favourite green of all time, but it’s extremely fun to wear, and I can see myself pulling this out of my Helmer again.
What kind of nail art would you do over this shade of green? What’s your favourite Orly polish?