- Product: Orly Gel FX La La Land collection
- Price: $88.95
- Purchase: www.amazon.ca
- Size: 6 x 9ml bottles
- My rating: 4.5/5
Today I will be reviewing the Orly Gel FX La La Collection from Spring 2017. Though this collection is a couple years old now. The colors really are timeless and I don’t think they should be forgotten about.
Lets Break it down.
Five milky light pastels and one sparkle in this collection. This is usually the standard that they put out for each season. There is a color for every skin tone in the box. So that is a nice bonus when investing.
My current supplier here in BC CA stopped carrying Orly for some ungodly reason. So I have purchased this collection on Amazon.ca
Head in the Clouds:
This is the lightest color of the bunch. A very light pastel pink. Almost white but carrying a little purple undertone. Maybe not great for those people that carry a little blue in their skin tone. But will look amazing on anyone with a tan!
About three coats to get perfect coverage on this one. Never streaky, which is really hard to find with most pastel gel polish.
I wore this one recently and got a ton of compliments on it.
As Seen on TV:
What a perfect purple. No skin tone issues with this one. This color looks great with anyone. Tanned or not!
A good three coats for this application. Again not streaky at all. They really nailed the formula with this collection. Over the last few years I have noticed a massive improvement on the application of Orly Gel fx. In years past, these chalky colors would tend to wrinkle if applied to thick. Anyone remember “Pink Chocolate”? That color drove me crazy. lol I would stop swatching it so clients wouldn’t ask for it.
Cool in California:
What a fun pink! There is a little bit of a peach or coral undertone here. Actually appears quite a bit brighter when applied. Definitely gives you a pop of color in this otherwise rather tame collection.
Three coat application. Not the greatest on yellow undertones. But again these all look wonderful once we get a little sun. Nothing a little fake tanner can’t get rid of. Am I right?!
Finally our sparkle in this fabulous collection! This one is by far the most interesting of the bunch. The base has a very tiny glitter. Almost reminds me of a pigment powder. The way the sparkle is so fine a subtle. Though, once you use a second coat you actually get some good coverage.
The fun surprise in this color is the little stars and circles (sequins) that are mixed in. They are heavier than the actual gel polish itself, so I find that they like to hide at the bottom of the bottle. I give it a good shake and then I am pretty strategic about where I place them. So it doesn’t get too clumpy. But overall such a cute look. And pairs very nicely with all these other pastels. Spicing things up a little bit.
Big City Dreams:
A pretty spring green. I have to say I don’t do green on my nails very often. Just not something I gravitate towards. But this one is quite pretty. A subtle green and not too punchy. A great way to go outside of the box with color. lol Start small.
I found this green needed four coats upon application. Not a huge deal. But the standard seems to be 2-3 across the board. Even with that fourth coat the gel doesn’t come out too thick. I love Orly Gel FX for that, they have such a nice thin viscosity.
Forget Me Not:
Our last color in this La La Land review. Forget Me Not is a nice soft blue. Actually, quite similar to Big City Dreams. I have to hold the two side by side when my client asks for one or the other. You wouldn’t think they are that similar. But I catch myself asking, is it blue? Or green?
Anyhew, once I get this figured out we are off to the races! I did this set for a client the other day and we finished it off with a matte top coat by Light Elegance HQ (just cause it is my favorite matte). It looked so pretty. Very lovely with those that have more of an olive skin tone. Very complimentary. Three coat application for perfect coverage.
Are there any Cons?:
I know you must be asking yourself if I actually have anything bad to say about this collection. Nothing bad really. But nothing is perfect 😉
- Like I mentioned, Big City Dreams needs an extra coat. Not a huge deal breaker, but it is something to consider if you are in a time crunch or have one of those clients that is scared of the fourth coat. Believe me this does exist. I would steer them away from this if that is the case.
- Anything Goes glitter gel. Maybe could use some more stars and sequins in the bottle. I find that the clients are really in it for that so I am picking them out often. I will run out of the stars and sequins before I run out of polish. Then what?
- It is a pretty tame collection. All very soft and pretty colors but aside from Cool in California, there isn’t really anything with a punch! Even the glitter is pretty mellow.
All in all Orly Gel FX La La Land Spring collection is a must have for your arsenal. It covers a wide variety of client needs. And is really quite useful anytime of year. Not just the spring. The softest pink, Head in the Clouds, for example would make a beautiful bridal set.
The price point is pretty standard. Sitting around the $90 mark. Which would break down to about $15 per bottle. That is pretty average across the board. Actually even a little on the cheaper side.
Would I recommend this collection to a friend or client? Absolutely! and I do all the time!
Worth the $90? Yup!
Have you used any of these colors before? Are you a fan of Orly Gel FX? Let me know what you think.
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Good Luck out There!
Cheyanne/ The Nail Lamp Tramp