Sunday, May 18, 2014

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Orly Baked Collection

Tonight I have my picks from the Orly Baked Collection, which has six new bright shades, or as it's described in the Australian press release, a vivacious palette of six uber-saturated colours!

First up though, I want to share the nail art I create with the polishes, because I love how it turned out!  I attempted another mini leopard print design, and this time I've managed to make it a little smaller than the last one I did, but I'm still a way off how small I want to make it (which is like Tips and Topcoats).

I used three polishes from the Orly Baked collection, Ablaze, Neon Heat and Tropical Pop.  To create this mani I first started with a white base.  Once that way dry I did a full gradient using all three colours on my middle finger, and a half nail (taped off) on my index and pinky.  I really loved the golder shimmery finish that Ablaze had, so for the final sponge I did one layer of Ablaze over the entire gradient.  It didn't change the colour at all but just applied the golden shimmer over the full nail.

Next I painted the mini leopard print free hand using black acrylic paint and the dotted in Neon Heat and Tropical Pop to make a slight gradient effect.  Lastly I added some stripes on the pinky and thumb nails to finish up the design.

Here are some swatches of each colour on it's own.

Ablaze - Bright orange with a gold shimmer.

Neon Heat - Fuchsia Creme

Tropical Pop - Neon Orange creme

I was really impressed with the formula on these.  Usually I wear a white base when I'm putting on a neon polish, but these neons didn't need it.  I used two coats for Ablaze and Neon Heat and three coats for Tropical Pop.

The Orly Baked collection will be available in Australia in July.  Check for stockists.

Polishes provided for consideration.


  1. Wow I want these orlys. I need new neons this yr!
    And your mini leopard looks great. I don't think I've seen anyone do super mini like that.I really love it!

  2. Ooooh I love that neon gradient leopard manicure! And Ablaze goes straight onto my wishlist!

  3. I've been wanting to try Orly, thanks for this post! I've found that Gelish neon colors are still a little too sheer for my taste after 2 coats and need the bottom white coat. Nice to see that Orly has opaque neon colors. The orange one looks perfect for summer and I am excited to try it!! I also really love the color combo you used for the stripes!!


  4. I am in love with neons and can't wait to get my paws on these. The cheetah really makes the colors pop too ~

  5. Wow,l I love the gradient, but Ablaze is absolutely gorgeous by itself too!

  6. The colours are fab and I totally adore the design!

  7. The mini leopard print looks so great!

  8. Your Design is just amazing - stunning :O
    I really like the colors, orly made, coz if they call something "Neon", Neon is in there (on essie for example you can not rely in this point)! They really pop and I can't actually tell you which one's my favorite....

    Greerings from Germany

    PS. I like your blog so I decided to follow you ^^ Maybe you would like to visit my nail blog, too? :)


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