Amor de Lacquer: Orly’s Foil FX and Sweet Collections

Welcome to another post of Amor de Lacquer….the series all about nail polish and nail care! Send me your requests, suggestions and ideas to

“I was walking along, minding my business,
When out of an orange-colored sky,
Flash! Bam! Alakazam!
Wonderful you came by.”

I grew up on Nat King Cole and one of my favorite songs by him is “Orange Colored Sky”. I swear I started singing it when I first saw Orly’s Foil FX collection.

I know what you’re thinking. Something is missing right? Yep! I snagged 2 of Foil FX’s 3 polishes and 1 of 6 from the Sweet collection. I can explain. Watch this!

The color missing from the Foil FX collection is Rage; a rusty rose foil. It didn’t tickle my fancy so I passed on it. What was left from the collection were these two wonders.

Shine is amazing! This polish is seriously a must have. This is the foil-est polish I own. I got so many compliments when I wore it. While nothing can compare to getting your nails Minx-ed with silver foil, Shine ain’t too far behind.


Luxe is GOLD! Really really gold. It isn’t as bling-y as I wanted it to be but it is still a great foil. I’m not a fan of most gold polishes but this has enough shine power to keep me happy.


 The formula on the Foil FX polishes are impeccable. You can get complete coverage in a good 2 coats. I did 3 on these, though…just because I like to push it to the limit. Enormous fan of this collection, Orly!

Now of the 6 polishes in Orly’s Sweet collection, Snowcone was the only one that I really wanted. The other 5 were quite tempting but not terribly unique.

Snowcone is a blue yummy-lusciousness! Now that I’m looking at it, it may a dupe to Zoya’s Yummy.

I did have an incentive for buying this though. Each of the polishes in this collection come with a gloss.
I put mine on my keychain!
It’s a clear gloss but is surprisingly moisturizing and perfect for on the go.

That’s the thing about Orly. There are such a unique polish company. You’ve got the rubberized handles, cool polish names and you never know what cute little knick-knack you’re going to get with your polish.

I got these from for $3.50 a bottle.

Your fellow nail polish junkie,

  • Nicole

    Y'know, I thought I was going to love Rage the most out of that collection, and although it is really pretty, I liked the silver and gold better! Foil FX was a lovely collection though :)
    I only got the minty colored one from Sweet, and that was really pretty too. These all look great on you!

  • Polish Earthgirl

    That gold looks great on you!! I actually never picked up any of the recent orlys :(

  • Askmewhats

    Shine is definitely a favorite! I own a similar gold polish from local brand, I'm not a fan of it too! but SHINE!!! WOW!

  • Colette

    I haven't tried any of the lipglosses that came with my Sweet polishes … I think I'm worried I'll fall in love & then run out & be unable to get more LOL =)

  • Erzbet

    I'm not a big biiiig fan of bling-y polishes, but the silver one is nice! I'll give a check at my Sally's.

    Snowcone stole my heart! perect for spring!

  • Beauty Is Diverse

    I like these colours.