ORLY Color Pass Darlings of Defiance – Winter 2017

ORLY Color Pass is a subscription service from ORLY that gives you their seasonal collection four times a year. I signed up in time to get my hands on the winter collection, and I wanted to show it off and let you know what I think of the colors. The polish is good and the same polish every time so unless there is a noticeable quality flaw I’m going to skip over reviewing the polish formula. You can sign up for Color Pass here and watch my YouTube unboxing here.

Penny Leather

 

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Ignore my ugly nubs.

 

Alright, the website described this as red. No. It is not red. Look at the title you gave this. It is a red tone brown reminiscent of leather penny loafers. Despite my complaints about the description, it is a beautiful color. I only wish I had it for fall; I would have worn it a lot more then than I will in winter.

Once in a Blue Moon (Paired with Julep Missy)

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Once in a Blue Moon might be my favorite polish in this whole collection. I absolutely adore this color. It’s a perfect shining icy blue for the winter months and went great with this icy inspired winter design I wanted to do on my nails.

Faux Pearl + Stilleto on the Run

 

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I can paint false nails but apparently, everything goes to shit on my real nail.

 

A nude and a red. Not a lot more to say about it. That’s not to say they aren’t nice. Faux pearl has a totally awesome gold shimmer in it that I only wish showed up more on the nail, and Stilleto on the Run is really a beautiful deep red. They just aren’t particularly exciting to me.

Secondhand Jade + Champagne Slushie

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Can I really say anything too nice about Secondhand Jade after whining about a basic red? Yes, I can because this is my blog and I’m in charge. I am so in love with this green. It is a perfect deep evergreen color and I adore it. Is it equally basic? Yes. Am I 5000% more into it? Also yes.

Champagne Slushie is a great shimmer/metallic in, you guessed it, champagne gold. It’s got the lightest pink but is mostly gold, and it’s really just a well-done shimmer polish. It looks beautiful, the glitter is properly finely milled to leave a beautiful sheen and sparkle, and it looks awesome paired with Secondhand Jade if I do say so myself.

The Verdict

Overall, I do love the colors, but I will say this: it seems like a very safe holiday time collection. You have a winter blue, you have a holiday red, green and gold, you have a neutral, and you have a brown that almost doesn’t work even if it’s a beautiful color.

So don’t get me wrong, I really love this collection. I loved every color, and they are awesome for winter, but I think that there is also an opportunity to be a little more creative with the next season.

Did you know? Two of these designs are available on Etsy at Brightline Nails

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