Today I am going to review a new line of nail polish by the brand ORLY. It is the Orly Color AMP’D polishes and I’m going to tell you what I think about them… are they worth the price or just a waste? We shall see! Keep reading to find out more!
ORLY Color AMP’D Nail Polish Review
What it is:
“ORLY, a leader in professional nail care since 1975, redefines how you think about at home manicures with ORLY Color Amp’d. Watch smudges disappear with our 2-step Flexible Color system. Our innovative formula contains shock absorbing polymers allowing the finish of your manicure to bounce back, remain elastic and flex with the nail, reducing chipping. This advanced system wears for up to a week.”
The packaging is a lot like Orly’s regular packaging with the rubber handle making an easier application and the bottle itself has nice bold writing on it. There are 17 shades in this collection. Mine is in the color LA Selfie (which makes me laugh every time)
Price and Where to Buy:
Individual colors and the top coat are $9.99 each, but they do offer a set that comes with 1 color and 1 top coat for $14.99… I highly recommend doing that then if you want to buy another color you won’t have to buy the top coat again you will already have it. The only place I’ve seen the AMP’D line is at Target, not sure if it’s a Target exclusive or other stores just haven’t started carrying them yet.
What to Do:
Step 1 // Start out with clean polish free nails and apply one coat of the color (LA Selfie). Let them dry for a few seconds and go in with another coat if you wish. (These are pretty opaque with just one coat in my opinion)
Step 2 // Apply the top coat to all of your nails and magically see your nails become super smooth.
I forgot to take a picture of my nails with my real camera, so a phone picture is as good as I got, sorry!
I absolutely love this new innovation from Orly. I’ve had several people ask if my nails were gel nails because they were so smooth. I have read some other reviews saying that this didn’t last long on their nails, but this lasted 8 days on mine without any touch ups! It does tell you to re-apply the top coat every 3 days for a longer lasting finish, but I didn’t even do that and it lasted so long. It gives a very smooth application. I’m totally into these, and I love all the fun colors they have to offer! :)
Would you try these?
Nail polish is a problem for me because I do a lot of painting and craft stuff that is hard on nail polish. I had pretty much given up on a good manicure, but I bought this nail polish as soon as I saw it in Target. The official site does say it is a Target exclusive, but that is wonderful for me because Target is my “happy place.” So I bought this months ago in June and I’m still using it now in August. The previous post about the top coat leaving it streaky can be true. I experienced that the first time I tried it, so there is a learning curve. I fixed that by making sure I had good color coverage before applying the clear top coat with very minimal pressure. The great thing about this is that even if it does chip, you can go back and fix it with your original color and top coat which will fuse again with what you already have and it doesn’t look like you had to fix anything. I actually got about 10 days wear out of it this way. Very much worth the price. I will be buying more colors for sure.
That is awesome that this works so well for you! I love mine, I really need to go back to Target and get more colors, I don’t know why I haven’t yet! And Target is my Happy Place too, haha it’s okay! :)
I have not tried it, yet. I just purchased it a couple days ago. I got it at Meijer. The Target, in my area, closed in January. I miss it. However, I do love Meijer.
I really like this nail polish, I have heard others don’t like it tho which is kind of annoying. Love Target!! I’ve never been to Meijer but I have heard of it!
I applied it yesterday. Today will be a true test. I will be working in my flower beds and veggie garden. I wanted to let people know, if they have no Target nearby, where they could get it. It also, can be purchased on ebay. I’ll let you know, how it holds up today.
How did it hold up?!
I HATE this nail polish. I used it and had very huge chips the next day. I’ve tried it multiple times now and it just doesn’t last for more than a day before it begins to peel off. The top coat also leaves awful streaks. This is the worst nail polish I’ve ever bought.
Oh really? That stinks… I haven’t had that happen to me at all with this polish! I’m sorry you didn’t have a good experience with it!
Jenna Brussee (@aSavoryFeast)
Wow, 8 days?!? Usually I consider $10 to be too much for a bottle of nail polish, but I’m starting to realize it’s worth it when it lasts longer. I like that this has a gel look to it. Plus the colors are so bright and pretty!
Yea I wouldn’t normally pay $10 for a bottle of nail polish either, but the color really intrigued me then knowing how long it stays on I might just have to get more. I was really really impressed! They have a ton of fun colors!!
I cannot imagine a nail polish lasting that long! It sounds absolutely amazing!
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Haha I know right! It is so great, try to get your hands on them if you can! :)
I’m not a fan of bright pink for myself, but I think they look great on you! I followed your link over to the Target website, and it looked like they had some colors I might like! I’ll have to check them out in store.
Thanks for the suggestion!
Yea definitely check them out because they had some really great colors that you may really enjoy!