By far my favorite polish brand. I love the rubberized grippy top - it really helps me do my right hand. I never have application issues, the formula lasts and lasts on me. I also love that it's a thicker formula and with a good topcoat gives some stability to my nails. Pretty cheap at Sally Beauty with a decent selection of colors.
Orly is probably my favorite brand in terms of formula (perfect consistency) the long, thin brush, and the rubber cap that makes handling the brush so much easier!
I have quite a bit of trouble applying Orly polishes. The formula is rather thick and difficult to spread. I also have a big problem with the drying time. It's really, really irritating to be honest and I have also had the problem of dents or damage to the polish many, many hours later beause the stuff takes way to long to dry.
It is beyond frustrating to spend so much time on my nails only to have it ruined many hours later, when most other polishes would have dried and been fine.
Unfortunately I have quite a few of their polishes before I really identified the problems.
Unless there is a color that really knocks my socks off, I really don't think I'll be buying any more Orly.
I am a nail polish addict. I have currently about 450 bottles of nail polish and of those approx 50-60 are Orlys. I love Orly. I think it applies very well, never bubbles... ever. The brush is just the right size and I adore the rubber handle, it is shaped well and never slips from your hand while polishing. I love nail art and stamping and there are quite a few Orly polishes that are fantastic for stamping. They are usually quite opaque so I don't have to put 3 layers which always drives me nuts on polishes that require so many layers to get a good finish.
Also, the prices are great. I can usually find some awesome deals online or at Sally's and today I got 10 polishes at Wholesale Beauty Club for BOGO so they came out to be $3.38 a piece which is a steal because they have 20% more polish than OPI and China Glaze and that is quite a few extra manicures when you don't have to apply to many layers to look fabulous.
So, overall I rate this a 5 star because of all the pluses. I truly can't come up with any negatives.
I have this color call buttercup. Application can be tricky for people who are not good at applying nail polish. However, It doesn't streak, no bubbles and has very smooth finishes. I'm impressed. Not sure if it is applicable to all the other colors. No chipping too after a night of heavy duty house chords.
I'm a recent convert to Orly polishes. In the past I ignored them, partly b/c I think the bottle looks clunky (I know... never judge a polish by its bottle), plus they don't usually get a nice display in the stores like OPI or Essie does, and OPI always does a better advertising job. I've changed my mind -- they're just as good as OPI or Essie or any high end polish and have a range of interesting shades seasonally. A couple of colors that I absolutely love are Sea Gurl ("basic" warmer toned gunmetal gray that applies like a dream, and as classy looking as any Chanel metallic polish. Love!); Miss Conduct (gorgeous shimmery raspberry pink); many from the foil FX collection; just about any of the blues (ex lunar eclipse, stone cold), and the list goes on. Do give this line a try if there's a shade that appeals to you. Same price as OPI $8 or $8.50 but you can get for a few dollars less at a chain beauty supply store like Sally's.
Rating more like 4.5 (I can't see ever giving an entire line of product a 5, so this rating is as good as it gets for me)
I can't believe that ORLY is a 3.9 out of 5 on here... I am a nail polish addict and this brand definitely blows me away. Maybe I am just lucky in purchasing the good colours? I have 3 from the Naughty and Nice collection (Miss Conduct, Halo, and Angel Eyes). I don't know why people are saying that this takes a long time to dry... mine dried SO FAST. And the finish is so glossy and smooth that I don't even bother with a top coat for this one. The formula is just great. One coater is all you really need. AND THE CAP GRIP IS JUST GREAT. Ahh... I really love this product. But it's hard to find in Vancouver. I got the set at Winners for $17. Definitely on the hunt for more Orlys :)
So I have 3 Orly polishes so far. I have Mysterious curse, coffee break and Oh cabana boy. My favorite is Oh Cabana Boy. I love the color and the blue/purple iridescence it has. I also really like Coffee Break as it's the perfect nude brown for my med./deep complexion. Mysterious curse I bought on clearance at Sally's, and while I haven't worn it yet, I have tried swatches on my fingers and the color is beautiful! I love the colors from Orly! I love the brush handle, it makes opening to bottle so easy and looks so different from all my other polish bottles. However, I strongly dislike the brush, it is an awkward shape and I feel it contributes to the polish streaking. The formulas I'm also not a big fan of, they streak and are thick and take forever to dry. However I find with a bit of nail polish thinner, they work okay. The other thing I dislike about Orly polishes, is they don't last very long. By the end of the second day of wear, I find the edges have shrunk. I don't know if this is the case with all of the Orly polishes but Oh Cabana Boy and Coffee Break have the same issues. Also, they tend to chip and break very fast. That's okay with me as I tend to change my polish color at least every 2 - 3 days. The only thing I do like about Orly formulation is the color. The polishes are very pigmented and with just 2 coats (med/thin) they are totally opaque. I will continue to buy Orly Nail Polishes, because I have mastered using the cheap nylon brush and I absolutely love the array of colors!
The only thing I liked about Orly polishes is that the colours are super opaque, I usually only need 1 or 2 coats. But they take so long to dry, like I mean as in hours and hours!! It's unbelievable! I even slept a full night (9 hours) with it and it still smudged it the morning when I poked it D: I don't think I'm doing anything wrong with these, just a base coat, polish and top coat. It's really frustrating, They're such gorgeous colours, but I really hate using them because they way to hard to use :(
Orly has the best polishes ive ever tried! They apply smoothly and never streaky. Lasts for 10 (!!) days on my nails. Chanel polishes stay 2days.
Def HG :D