Rated 4.15 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review I love you, orly
After a few bad experiences with OPI, a brand which I used to love, I stumbled upon Orly by accident. I had a very specific shade of blue in mind and had conceded my defeat in its acquisition until the shade of my dreams jumped out at me and slapped me from the comfort of its display. I bought the bottle and fell in love. This particular brand, though there is a difference in polish viscosity from time to time, has managed to be the longest-wearing nail polish I have ever used. I almost always pair it with Orly's Bonder and have nearly perfect polish for weeks. The special color offerings change often, so the variety is nice. I am often complimented on my nails and especially that shade of blue (which I have now purchased several times over). Unless there is a ohmygoshineedthatnow shade in another brand, I wouldn't buy anything else.
Most Helpful Critical Review Compare to OPI
I still polish my own, natural nails by myself :-) unlike women in my group. So I buy nail polish and keep them and use them multiple times, unlike those who go to salons.
I've been buying OPI for 20 years when a bottle was around $6, and switched to ORLY when I found them on sale because paying for $10 for a bottle of polish is not feasible for me.
I LOVE the Beach Cruiser BTW, it's the best Hot Pink color you'll find!. I've gone through 3 bottles before reviewing.
What I don't like about it: It chips in chunks, compared to the way OPI polish recedes.
After 3-4 days, my old OPI polish would recede off the sides and front of the nail. With ORLY, the polish peel off in large chips, as in whole corners of the nail.
Now I have Hot Pink chips everywhere... I'd see hot pink flecks on the floor of the car, in the bathroom, between the keys on the desktop keyboard, and on the bed.
I find myself picking up Hot Pink chips everywhere I go....
As far as long lasting: I find them the same or less than my previous ones.
If these were not on sale, I would stop buying them.
Reviewed by 380 customers I would buy it again
Maro from TN
I'm a nurse so my hands are always between hand sanitizer and washing, and this is day 3 and it looks very good.
Chipped in less than 12 hours
Jenn from Chattanooga
Loved this color for my beach weekend but didn't even make it out the door before every nail chipped. Do not recommend.
Beautiful Colors to Play With
Nails for Fun from Portland, OR
The colors are gorgeous, but it tries more slowly than I'm used to from other independent brands, so I ended up smudging it a lot at first. This was the first time I tried Orly and now that I have a better idea of what to expect, I'm sure my next Orly mani will be better.
Beautiful but gunky
Grazmite from NY
Color: So fly
I purchased a few but this is the first I've applied. Amazing color but it was kind of a nightmare to apply.
Tip: for the first coat just work on covering the base of the nail near the cuticle and then kind of haphazardly spread it up towards the free edge. For the second coat apply liberally in 2-3 strokes. You can't do thin coats with this so just use that method and then use seche vite. It looks absolutely stunning if you can get it on neatly which I did using this method and then cleaning up with a brush dipped in acetone.
It's a beautiful color, also great quality nail polish.
B from Miami, FL
Ultimately has great products, but need to stock up a bit more.
Love the colors, formula is AWFUL
JessieOH from NJ
Used to love Orly's nail polishes. Bought a few of the neons and other creme colors and the formula is awful. So thick, doesn't dry, and way too much polish stays on the brush (even after wiping it off). Would recommend ANY brand over this one.
So Fly & Oh Snap
Miche from Chicago, IL
I tried the neon yellow and neon orange colors. This is my first time using this brand and I LOVED how bright and beautiful these neons looked. However the polish was so thick, the brush was awful to use and was just overall hard to use. I was disappointed to have such a hard time with such beautiful fun colors.
Must have been OLD
sunlover56 from Ortonville MI
Purchased this got home and the insides were clumpy so I returned
sasshaw from ogden utah
This brand has such beautiful neon colors but the blazing sunset was thick and gunky. No matter what I tried it would not dry down either. I will be returning it.
Wow! Whoa! POP!!
HMR from Myrtle beach, Sc
I love the brush and the way the polish went on! It was super bright and attention grabbing for sure. It did, unfortunately chip after only a few days, but looked great until it did.
Gorgeous, vibrant color I will wear year-round!
Honeycita from West Texas
Don't be afraid to wear this color all the time! Perfect for every season. One of my favorite colors for nails.
Orly "So Fly" polish
Skye from Novi
I'm extremely disappointed in this product, because I love Orly and usually their products are great. However, this polish is extremely thick and hard to apply. It's also impossible to apply it evenly. On top of being thick and hard to work with, it takes 2+ coats to get a good color payoff.
I would buy this product again
Britt from Kansas city
I hear everyone says it bubbles and I think my polish bubbled as well but I just assumed it was the top coat I was using. I used two different ones. I used seche vete and I've had the same problem with the bubbles on different polishes so I don't believe it's orly. This polish lasts very long, longer than opi and I think I'm gonna start building a collection.
Queen Crystal from Bloomington, CA
Even after a week in cancun and being in the water the color looks better than ever, didn't chip
First time trying this brand
S-mart from Idaho
And I love it. It goes on smooth, drys fast, and lasts a good amount of time for regular polish.
I like this.
kayceewy from Mills, WY
It looks quit nice on my nails, I didn't think it would work on my nails but it is a better fit than on my feet. I can show off my nails and it lasts longer than other polishes.
Love this color!
Rachel from Soldotna Alaska
My middle school daughter adores this color and wears it all the time. Constantly gets compliments. I may use it on my toes this summer.
Not as purple as pictured
Rebeccdh from Los Angeles
Applied two coats over Orly top2bottom. Finished with a top coat of top2bottom.
Orly Turn It Up Review
Lady of the Lipsticks from Greenbelt, MD
Orly's Turn It Up is a really fun, colorful, matte glitter topper. I used this over China Glaze's Celebri-tree for a Christmas tree-inspired manicure and Turn It Up worked perfectly as little "ornaments", with a normal base and topcoat. I think this will also work really well in the summer over bright colors. Also, the bottle is absolutely packed with glitter; the real-life bottle looks just like the picture.
The only downsides for me are that the glitters don't apply evenly, so you may have to do a little bit of careful placement if you want them to be nicely spaced. It's also a little bit more effort to remove this than your average polish since it is a glitter polish. I don't know that either of these are actually "cons", it's really just the reality of using a glitter polish.
Purchased bright purple
MADA from Raeford, NC
Tip: prenatal vitamins, 6 month later one can grow/do their own nails.
Cracked and peels. Bubbles
B from San Francisco CA
The brush itself is nice. The polish dries and bubbles form. Within 2 days the polish was cracking and chipping off.
No, doesn't even last a day!
drmwvr929 from Lancaster, PA
Applied base coat, two color coats and top coat.
Best Polish I've Ever Used
Becky Jo from Central Florida
"In the groove" is the PERFECT burnt orange color for fall.
No, the nail polish was very Gunky.
Sandy Cheeks from Bakersfield Ca
That's a nice color
ORLY has the best formula and even more importantly the best
Savannah from San Antonio,TX
I only need 2 layers of this nail polish but I do 3 for good measure. I use the polish with the base and top coat and they work wonderful together.