Hola, amigos! Some exciting beauty news for you all this weekend: Orly nail varnishes are now available at Fragrance Direct! Woo! Not heard of Fragrance Direct?.. Well which rock have you been hiding under? It's only the best online retailer for all things beauty, not just fragrance, and it was recently super hyped in the summer after everybody went crazy for their £1.99 price tag on Essie nail varnishes (RRP £7.99). Although I think the Essie polishes do now cost £2.50, it's still a fab bargain, especially when they get brand new stock in and have really recently released shades up for grabs.
I'm not just buttering Fragrance Direct up because they sent me free nail varnish, I swear I have more integrity than that, but I do genuinely shop there regularly and you'll find more than a couple of hauls and purchases made from their site throughout this blog. I do mainly buy Essie nail varnishes from there, but I also buy lots of OPI varnishes from the site too because they're only £3.99 instead of the ridiculous £10-£15 that other places charge. (an Essie haul link / an Essie & OPI haul link).
To celebrate and to promote Orly now being available on the site, Fragrance Direct kindly offered me the chance to try four shades and to feature them on my blog. I'll also be doing future 'Nail of the Day' type posts for each of them some time in the future, because they're lovely not to feature again in more detail. Here are the shades I chose:
Shades from L to R:
Terracotta, Charged Up, Terra Mauve, Close Your Eyes
The metallic purple shade on the end, Close Your Eyes, is definitely my favourite, but I also love 'Charged Up', the more vibrant purple, and I'm sure Terracotta will be a fun shade for the summer. When I last checked the site they had around 50 shades to choose from, so you'll be spoilt for choice if you're interested. One piece of advice I would give it to always, always Google a swatch of the shade you're going to pick for a better look at it before adding it to your basket, because the site images aren't that good for showing the true colours and you don't want any nasty surprises when your order turns up. Other than that, it's all good and you can find the Orly section here.
Orly nail varnishes have an RRP of £10.95, but Fragrance Direct are stocking them for a mere £3.99 (that's a saving of almost £7 per bottle!!). I've never tried Orly in my life, and I've not tried out any of these properly yet (although my mum was diving straight into Close Your Eyes!), but I am very much impressed on first impressions: nice clean bottle design, good size bottle, great brush of medium width, varnish consistency isn't thick and gloopy nor overly runny, and I really like the rubberised lid for extra grip!
FD charge £1.95 for delivery, but do have free delivery on orders over £40.. although with these being so inexpensive you'd be buying an insane amount of these bottles to reach that total!
Orly Nail Varnish* - £3.99 / 18ml | link
Will you be adding any of these to your online basket?
Thanks for reading!