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Thursday, June 4th, 2009

It's Tiki Time: Orly Summer 09 Tiki Collection

Orly Tiki Collection

With summer almost being here, it's time to get out the tiki torches and party it down with Orly's new Summer Tiki Collection.

Introducing four new bright shades sure to get you noticed this summer. When I say bright, it's not your typical neon bright. Just enough to get some worthy attention.

Application. Overall, some of the formula's fall on the semi sheer side, but nothing that three coats can't fix. I was able to get by with two coats on most, with the exception of Mint Mojito, which is definitley worth the three coat application.

My Favorites: Mint Mojito and Calypso Blue. Check out the swatches. 

Orly Mint Mijito nail polish

Orly Tiki Summer collection

Mint Mojito, is a little piece of mint great heaven sure to please your sweet tooth. A must have for any green lover.

Check out a comparison picture below.

Mint Green nail polish comparison swatches

As you can see, Mint Mojito is certainly special amoung the others. 

Orly Calypso blue nail polish

Orly Summer 09 Tiki collection

Calyspo Blue is pretty special indeed. Nothing like Essie's Mesmerize or Sephora's Blue Grotto. A medium to light blue that definitley stands out amoung the rest. Although, this one could have used an additional coat. Loves it!

Orly Sol Cabanna nail polish

Orly Summer 09 Tiki Collection

Sol Cabanna, is a orange creme that's more toned down.

Orly Teeny Bikini nail polish

Orly Summer 09 Tiki collection

Teeny Bikini, ultra bright red creme. Orly's Tiki Collection is now available and retails around $3.20 - $4.99. Online, you can purchase this collection at Head2Toe and Transdesign.

Have a wonderful day!

(7) Comments

Merty said on Jun 4th, 2009 11:46 am
How does Mint Mojito compare to MAC's Peppermint Patti?

Lucy said on Jun 4th, 2009 4:38 am
Love those polishes. They all look adorable on you. My favorite is Mint Mojito. These are all on my "wants" list.

liz said on Jun 5th, 2009 12:41 pm
love em! I just ordered mint I want the rest of the collection! btw does calypso blue have any dupes? thanx for posting!

Steph said on Jun 5th, 2009 6:53 am
Hi Merty, MAC's Peppermint Patti is more of a brighter pastel compared to Mint Mojito. Both are very different. :) Hi Lucy, Thanks so much! Mint Mojito is def a keeper :) Hi Liz, Great pick! Essie's Mesmerize is close, but not exactly identical. I really don't have anything right on :) It's such a great blue!

katie said on Jun 8th, 2009 5:08 am
I love all of them...especially Mint Mojito. I'm wondering though if possible if you could do a side by side comparison between mint mojito and mac's peppermint patti. If not, which color personally do you think is better (even thought they are different).Thanks!

Steph said on Jun 9th, 2009 7:37 am
Hi Katie, Why, of course I can darlin! I try to have some swatches in this post by Thursday :)

Lindsey said on Jul 6th, 2009 11:45 am
Is this collection limited edition?

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