Orly Hope and Freedom Fest

Spring nails and make-up in general usually means pastels, pastels and more pastels…which is why I really like this collection from Orly, because it’s not just the typical pastel selection. It has a hint of pastel, but with the added interest of some darks and brights in there for a mix – I love the red and yellow brights, they actually feel more Spring like in a way as they remind me of tulips, which are about as Spring-like as can be!

The two shades from the collection I’ve been using are Boho Bonnet (grey lilac) and High on Hope (dark purple metallic)…


Orly Hope and Freedom Fest
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Boho Bonnet is my ideal pastel sort of shade – but with just enough grey in it to keep it from being sickly sweet for a pastel shade. Just a couple of coats and this one is opaque, it also works really well as a base for the various glitter/textures that are all over the place right now (more on these on a future blog post!)

High On Hope is very similar to Mac Factor Fantasy Fire – it has that blue/purple/shimmer combination that’s really special. I have to say this is better quality than the Max Factor version as the colour looks much stronger and the shimmer shines consistently rather than just in some light.

Overall – I love this selection of shades. So good to see something outside of the usual pastel predictable selection!

What nail shades are you loving for Spring??

PR samples.



  1. Lilly W
    April 24, 2013 / 5:20 pm

    I really like Boho Bonnet, I might give it a try! I am currently loving Zoya Jacqueline and Blu. They are gorgeous pastel shades that look better in person than in photos. You should check them out! xx


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