|Would buy this product again.||72%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
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. :(
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
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.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Green
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.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Silver, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
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.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
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!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination Hair: Other Eyes: Hazel
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!!!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Black
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.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
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 :)
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I love that Orly makes their polishes in small bottles, and they are also relatively cheap compared to the limited handful of other brands available in New Zealand. I hardly ever paint my nails, so these small bottles are perfect to me.
The colour first caught my eye, as I thought it would be similar to China Glaze "Sea Spray" which I fell in love with after seeing in photos online. I could not find Sea Spray here, so I thought Gumdrop may be the next best thing. Turns out they are quite different. Sea Spray looked more saturated, and more bluey-green in photos, while Gumdrop looks a little lighter in the bottle, so I thought the colours would be similar. It turns out that Seaspray is more of a grey, while Gumdrop is much closer to China Glaze's "Audrey", a darker, brighter cyan/teal shade inspired by Tiffany and Co.'s signature colour. In fact it seems to be an almost perfect dupe.
While I agree with some others that it dries rather quickly on the nail when brushing it on (or at least when compared to some O.P.I. polishes I have), it's not so bad that I could not apply it smoothly. Overall I really do like this colour, and it goes better with my skin than I thought it would. It is really a bright playful shade that is as cute as its namesake. Slightly brighter than what I had wanted, so I am still hoping to get my hands on Sea Spray, but Gumdrop is a great colour in it's own right, looks great with black or grey clothing for me.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I love this color! Is a beautiful light blue, very close to the China Glaze "For Audrey" color.
That being said, the formula of the polish is tricky to work with. As previous posters stated, it is goopy and dries fas, but I added a few couple of polish thinner and it really improved the thing. Now I can apply it with no problems at all :)
Still, for a polish that is one of the most expensive brands I can get locally, I'd really expect it to be flawless from the moment I take the cap off. I'd buy again only because I love the color so much and China Glaze is not available in my country.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Adorable color, for my six year old! I saw these at ultra in mini sizes and figured it would be cute against my daughters olive skin-which it is. As many have stated, it's goopy, dries super quick-in between strokes (which is perfect for little girls, not for moms). Anyway, for 3.00 bucks, it is what it is.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine Eyes: Brown
Eeeck! In theory this color is neat... it is exactly the Tiffany box color! In practice... that is another story. The application is awful streaky and dries in between strokes like the previous reviewer stated. The color? It is hideaous against my NW20 skin! Would not repurchase... in fact will not even keep it... I am throwing this one in the trash.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
it looked like a really cute pastel blue that right off the bat caught my eye.... but i don't know whether or not i had a bad bottle or anything but the polish was SOOOOO goopy and gross and dried in between strokes sooo quickly so when i tried to do another stroke on my nail, it would pull the polish that i had just layed like...within 30 seconds~ god i hate this polish........
if it weren't for the formula to make me hate this polish, the color itself was not for me. totally regret buying this polish!!!!! :(
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I love China Glaze's For Audrey but the formula is horrific. I heard Orly Gumdrop is a dupe and since Orly hasn't failed me yet, I ordered it. I am amazed. The formula is excellent: It goes on smoothly, self-levels and gave me a completely opaque finish in 2 coats. No streaking or bubbling at all (a problem I frequently had with ChG FA). Ofcourse I am a huge fan of Orly's packaging - the rubberized cap (why doesn't everyone do this?) and the brush is fantastic - I was able to apply even coats with clean edges. The color looks exactly like For Audrey to the untrained eye but I think it's a bit more cool-toned. Longevity is quite good also - I have had it on my toes for 2 weeks with no chips and minor tip wear. This is also thick enough for Konadding.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Curly, Medium Eyes: Blue
I love this color! It is as close to a "Tiffany Blue" as you'll find. ... because we all know that exact color will never exist in a nail polish (sigh). I put a 5 for the packaging because I love that the handle is a rubbery material... I know in the future when I use this over and over it'll be hard to open, and the rubber handle will make it so much easier to open!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy Eyes: Green
Gumdrop debuted in the Orly Sweet Collection for Spring 2010. I bought it after reading in a blog that it is a light ice blue. However upon purchasing & applying, Gumdrop turned out to be a medium turquoise. It is a dupe for China Glaze's For Audrey. This is the first Orly nail polish I've purchased, & although I'm not satisfied with the color - the formula for their nail polishes is great! Very smooth, dries quickly, no streaking, long lasting, & the packaging is cute.
I put no for "would you buy this product again?", however I know this won't be the last Orly purchase I make.