[sponsored] ORLY – velvet dream & darlings of defiance

Hello everyone,

today I would like to introduce to you the velvet dream and darlings of defiance mini kits polishes from ORLY.

In this post:

  • introduction to the ORLY velvet dream fall 2017 collection
  • overview of the available polishes
  • swatches of the 4 polishes I tried
  • introduction to the ORLY darling of defiance winter/holiday 2017 collection
  • overview of the available polishes
  • swatches of the 4 polishes I tried
  • conclusion: what I think

Disclaimer: advertisement – the following products were sponsored by ORLY Germany, it does not affect my opinion though

This week I received a surprise package from ORLY Germany with the velvet dream and darlings of defiance mini kits. They are the fall and winter/holiday collections for 2017. They also sent me their sec ‘n dry quick dry top coat and a sachet of the rich renewal creme in pretty, which can be used for hands, feet and body. It will be great for treating my hands after a long day of nail art and has spiced vanilla and white tea scent.

I am always excited to try new ORL polishes, because I find them to be really high quality. They have amazing neon polishes and also great crème polishes. Almost all their polishes have a glossy finish and if you pay attention to the ingredients, you will find ORLY polishes to be fantastic. They are 12-free! That means their nail lacquers are formulated without toluene, formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate (DBP), formaldehyde resin, camphor, ethyl tosylamide, xylene, MEHQ/HQ, MIT, parabens, animal derived ingredients or gluten. They are also vegan and most importantly, cruelty free.

We will start with the recent fall collection 2017 – velvet dream.

As all collections, this comes in 6 new shades, silken quartz, just bitten, black cherry, velvet kaleidoscope, blue suede and november fog (left to right). To me these are great fall colors. The mini kit always has 4 of the shades and after trying these, I can say that black cherry and november fog are my favorites, though I wish I could have tried blue suede too.


silken quartz – nude beige shimmer


black cherry – deep magenta crème


velvet kaleidoscope – duo-chrome shimmer


november fog – lavender crème




winter/holiday collection 2017 – darlings of defiance

Again we have 6 colors that are meant to match the christmas spirit, I feel they really do. The collection includes champagne slushiefaux pearlstiletto on the runpenny leathersecondhand jade and once in a blue moon. We basically have all the typical holiday shades, a nice gold, red, dark green and frosty light blue. As addition they have added a light pearl creme color and a leather brown. My favorite is definitely once in a blue moon, it’s such a pretty color.


champagne slushie – gold shimmer


stiletto on the run – deep red crème


secondhand jade – dark green crème


once in a blue moon – blue shimmer



I don’t know if you recognized, but I tried a different hand pose to showw off the polishes, what do you think?


Conslusion: what I think

I actually think both mini kits are a hit. The dry time and application is always good, only for silken quartzgolden slushie and  once in a blue moon I added three coats. Velvet kaleidoscope was also added on top of a black base, so the duo-chrome would show up better. I also like the color selection, I think they fit the fall and holiday theme very well.


Let me know in the comments what you think of these polishes and which color is your favorite.


Have a great evening

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