Saturday 7 December 2013

New In: ORLY at Fragrance Direct

Hola, amigos! Some exciting beauty news for you all this weekend: Orly nail varnishes are now available at Fragrance Direct! Woo! Not heard of Fragrance Direct?.. Well which rock have you been hiding under? It's only the best online retailer for all things beauty, not just fragrance, and it was recently super hyped in the summer after everybody went crazy for their £1.99 price tag on Essie nail varnishes (RRP £7.99). Although I think the Essie polishes do now cost £2.50, it's still a fab bargain, especially when they get brand new stock in and have really recently released shades up for grabs. 

I'm not just buttering Fragrance Direct up because they sent me free nail varnish, I swear I have more integrity than that, but I do genuinely shop there regularly and you'll find more than a couple of hauls and purchases made from their site throughout this blog.  I do mainly buy Essie nail varnishes from there, but I also buy lots of OPI varnishes from the site too because they're only £3.99 instead of the ridiculous £10-£15 that other places charge. (an Essie haul link / an Essie & OPI haul link).

To celebrate and to promote Orly now being available on the site, Fragrance Direct kindly offered me the chance to try four shades and to feature them on my blog. I'll also be doing future 'Nail of the Day' type posts for each of them some time in the future, because they're lovely not to feature again in more detail. Here are the shades I chose:

Shades from L to R:
Terracotta, Charged Up, Terra Mauve, Close Your Eyes

The metallic purple shade on the end, Close Your Eyes, is definitely my favourite, but I also love 'Charged Up', the more vibrant purple, and I'm sure Terracotta will be a fun shade for the summer. When I last checked the site they had around 50 shades to choose from, so you'll be spoilt for choice if you're interested. One piece of advice I would give it to always, always Google a swatch of the shade you're going to pick for a better look at it before adding it to your basket, because the site images aren't that good for showing the true colours and you don't want any nasty surprises when your order turns up. Other than that, it's all good and you can find the Orly section here

Orly nail varnishes have an RRP of £10.95, but Fragrance Direct are stocking them for a mere £3.99 (that's a saving of almost £7 per bottle!!). I've never tried Orly in my life, and I've not tried out any of these properly yet (although my mum was diving straight into Close Your Eyes!), but I am very much impressed on first impressions: nice clean bottle design, good size bottle, great brush of medium width, varnish consistency isn't thick and gloopy nor overly runny, and I really like the rubberised lid for extra grip!

FD charge £1.95 for delivery, but do have free delivery on orders over £40.. although with these being so inexpensive you'd be buying an insane amount of these bottles to reach that total!

Orly Nail Varnish* - £3.99 / 18ml | link

Will you be adding any of these to your online basket?

Thanks for reading!
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*All 4 bottles c/o Fragrance Direct

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  1. I need Close Your Eyes! It's such a gorgeous shade!

  2. I spotted this the other day, what a bargain orly are amazing and if I remember correctly they are the only 4-free nail polish which is pretty impressive for that price!

    Jamie-Lee | Glitter Infatuation | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog!

  3. Love all the shades you got. Need to place an order from FD soon :)

  4. These colours are so gorgeos - I love them!

  5. Fabulous colours. I've never used Orly before but received one in a swap the other day so I can't wait to gee it a try.


  6. Absolute bargain, haven't tried them before but for that price don't mind if I do haha! Xx

  7. Can't wait to see what close your eyes looks like on your nails :)

    Danniella x | Famous in Japan

  8. Hi Hannah,

    Thank you ever so much for your lovely words about my blog! I've really enjoyed looking through your posts so far, can't wait to read more!

    I know what you mean about Fragrance Direct, I absolutely recommend them, they offer great service and prices!

    I've been sent some of these Orly polishes this week to try out too, I love the look of the shades you've chosen, especially Terra Mauve and Close Your Eyes, they look gorgeous, perfect for Winter! :)

    Laura x |

  9. I cant believe I’ve never heard of this brand! And soo cheap too!x

  10. Love close your eyes such a pretty metallic for this season <3
    I tagged you in the tag Confessions of a Beauty Blogger :) hope you do it xx
    Emma xx

  11. what great news! i love fragrance direct for the fab bargains :)

  12. Those shades look soooo nice!! Also - so JEALOUS of you going to New York.. I saw on your instagram a few days ago. Have an amazing time hun! xx

  13. Close your eyes is a gorgeous colour!


  14. These nail varnishes look so pretty, and for so cheap! What an awesome place to have stumbled onto. Wish they had places like this in australia. Although I'm about to check to see if they ship internationally, haha. Lovely post and looking forward to hearing a full review on these polishes :)

    Debra Bros Blog

  15. Fragrance Direct really do sell great things at bargain prices! x

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