Orly Summer ~ Truly Tangerine, Basket Case & a Chanel May dupe?


I’m sure I wasn’t the only one with a spring in my step at today’s sunshine and thought I’d share some Orly summer shades for this week’s Monday Mani.  While Truly Tangerine, It’s Not Me, It’s You and Basket Case are all part of Orly’s permanent collection, they are totally SS 2012 - and some of my all time favourite shades.


Naturally I couldn’t choose which to wear so went for all three at once.

Truly Tangerine is a proper sharp citrus orange. If you’re a fan of red nails, switch to this for Summer! It’s so vivid and will look amazing on darker skintones.

It’s Not Me, It’s You is a soft, but definite pink. Deeper than baby pink, lighter than fuchsia, but a definite pink and sooo pretty. I think this would work with most skintones.

Basket Case is a rather mean name for such a pretty pink. The deeper of these two pinks is a gorgeous blue toned pink, which is bright and bold, yet quite soft and easy to wear. Love it.


All three are highly pigmented creams which apply smoothly and with ease. My nails are a little sad at the moment so I’ve filed them right down and will hopefully be nourishing them back to health very soon (any recs for your favourite strengtheners very welcome!)


The above pic was taken in the shade and shows the difference between the two pinks…. they look quite close in colour in the bottle, but aren’t at all when applied.



Chanel May Dupe?

231Chanel nail polish

My favourite of the three shades is It’s not me, it’s You - the lighter of the two pinks. It’s just so pretty and wearable.  It suddenly occurred to me that it looks quite similar to Chanel May… what do you think?  It looks nothing like this pic of the bottle, but similar to other swatches I’ve seen.  Sadly it hasn’t eased my craving for the peachy Chanel June!

All three shades are available at Beauty Bay

What colours will you be wearing on your nails this Summer?


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