Only giving this 2 stars for the color. The formula on this polish is the worst—especially for novices. I've been getting my nails done regularly since April 2012, but I haven't tried polishing them myself very much until very recently. When I got my nails done on Wednesday, even the manicurist had a hard time with this formula. It's so thick and streaky. Very tough to get a nice even coat. However, I loved the color and my nails looked awesome when she was finished. By Saturday, it was chipping a lot. When my boyfriend noticed that half the color had chipped off my right index fingernail, he (jokingly) asked me why I had peeled my polish off. Ugh!! So on Sunday, I got the bright idea to redo my nails. This turned into an all-day affair. I had to started over again and again because the polish was too thick yet runny, streaky and dried way too quickly. It was horrible. Determined to finish, I finally got them looking nice, but this polish has really put me off doing my own nails. I never had this much trouble with China Glaze. I'm taking the rest of the Orly colors I got at Sally last month in their BOGO free sale back. The lady stocking the shelves there told me Orly was comparable to OPI, too. Nope. :(
The color of this polish is simply gorgeous! I had set off to find a Tiffany Blue color, and had my eyes set on this. I like that this has more green than for Audrey, but I have never tried FA so no actual comparison.
Formula: thick and tends to drag if you aren't careful. BUT... if you add about 4 drops of thinner and shake a lot, this is amazing! This (along with lollipop, which I love even more) becomes a smooth, self-leveling ONE COAT nail polish. This is extremely opaque, and although it is not perfect initially, the few drops of thinner make it wonderful.
Love this color and formula. I am on a nail polish kick lately, this has been one of my favs. Orly def beats Opi in terms of formula and the bottle (ease of use when applying), but no one can compete with OPI's variety of colors. I am not a huge Essie fan and Sally Hansen is always a good choice. Anyway, this is a "Tiffany blue" like shade. Its surprisingly versatile and i can wear it to the office in a professional setting without it looking too trendy or whacky. I always get compliments on this color. One coat can be opaque but i usually do two and a top coat. NYC minute top coat is my fav.
Fabulous nail polish. I'm in love with the light pastel color. It looks exactly the same on your nails as it does in the bottle, I find unlike most OPI polishes. Orly is a great brand, with no trace of formaldehyde at all. It does crack a little if you apply too many coats than your nail can handle because it has somewhat sheer coverage, but place Seche top coat over it, and it's pristine. The grip top of the brush is not only convenient but makes the product a little more cutesy and unique.
I love this polish! The color looks great and will look even better in the summer with a tan. The color goes on smoothly and without streaks. It covers well with one coat but looks even better with two. I receive many compliments when I wear this color. Love it!
I really like this color. Looks pretty on my dark skin. Every time I wear it I get so many compliments. I also like the rubber top and I didn't have a problem with the consistency like other reviewers.
I just bought a bottle of this stuff at a great sale at Sally's. I used a base coat of Nail Life, then, two coats of Gumdrop. I had sufficient coverage and had thought about putting on an iridiscent coat of a color that looks like abalone shell. But I decided to just leave this new color alone and put a 2nd coat of it on, topped with another Nail Life coat. I love it! I also saw a color very similar to it at the Estee Lauder counter and a new L'Oreal color. Glad I got this one...I had a buy 3, get $5 off, then, I had a $5 coupon to use. Not bad!!!
There are lots of options for that "Tiffany blue" look, and I randomly picked this up at one of those godless big-box stores that I won't admit to frequenting. Ahem. Anyway, I found the color to be a nice medium turquoise, and not too cool either. In low-light situations it seems to lean ever-so-slightly mint, but otherwise is a nice neutral kind of tone. No probs with application. First coat was streaky, second was very nice, and though I was too lazy for a third coat, the Seche Vite melded it all together. So far, the formula wears well. One teensy corner chip after I changed the headlights on my car.
As many have stated this is a close dupe for ChG in For Audrey.. I will be uploading a comparison on my nails of these two and two other Tiffany Box blues! In comparison to FA this is the tiniest bit lighter, that being said it's still as opaque and lovely.
I do appreciate the grip handled on Orly polishes it's a nice detail I think more companies should consider. It applied creamy, and not thick or goopy at all unlike some reviewers below. The formula was actually very easy to work with, and much less thick opposed to FA.
This variation of color is very flattering against my NW15 skin. I would repurchase this one, as I prefer it in all areas. See my comparison of Tiffany Blue polishes above :)
I wanted to buy China Glaze's For Audrey very badly, but it wasn't available at my local Ulta for some reason.
I did research, and this color was said to be a close dupe.
Since I don't own For Audrey, I can't confirm this, but Gumdrop by itself is a beautiful color.
It's a gorgeous turquoise, the kind that everyone went crazy over for a while. I think I'm a warm skinned girl, and we're usually advised not to wear blue, but this looks good with my skin. It's summery and bright but still sophisticated. I can imagine anyone being able to pull it off.
The formula is average, and I don't think I had any trouble with it.
I LOVE Orly's cap. It's so easy to grip. Plus, the bottle is pretty big, which means you have more of it to use.
Overall, I'm very satisfied. This is the first Orly product I've ever bought, and I think I may try some more because of Gumdrop.