ORLY Color Pass is a new subscription box from Orly. Each quarter you will receive the newest collection of nail polish from Orly, along with a few extras to round out the box. For this subscription, you can only purchase an annual up front.
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
About ORLY Color Pass
The Subscription Box: ORLY Color Pass
The Cost: $119 for an annual subscription + free shipping
ACTIVE DEAL: Save $10 off your first box!
The Products: 6 nail polish shades per box (total of 24 Shades a year) + bonuses
Ships to: US
ORLY Color Pass Spring 2019 “Radical Optimism” Review
This box includes an info sheet detailing the bonuses included, as well as a nail art idea using the colors.
We also received this fun sticker.
Purlisse Watermelon Energizing Aqua Bomb, 0.34 oz – Retail Value $20
I love watermelon, and I have been wanting to try this new line from Purlisse for a while! This moisturizer is made with watermelon (naturally), aloe, cucumber, and white tea. It smells amazing, and it left my skin feeling nourished.
Orly Nailtrition, Full-Size! - Retail Value $10
I take after my mom in that I always have an acrylic overlay on my natural nails, but before I jumped into the expensive world of nail appointments every three weeks I actually used this stuff! This contains Keratin, wheat protein, bamboo, and collagen to help with peeling, brittle nails get stronger and healthier. You can wear it on its own, but I usually used it as a strengthening base coat. If I ever decide to divorce my acrylics I will be reaching for this bottle stat!
Here is the full set! Isn’t it gorgeous? One thing to note—the following photos were taken with no top coat, and all of the bottles are full-size. Now let’s dive in!
Coming Up Roses – Retail Value $9.50
This is described as a bubblegum mauve and I think that is a great description. You have the classic bubblegum pink that is muted by the mauve undertones, making this a neutral pink rather than an attention-getter. Orly has really perfected their crème polish formula, so this applied like a dream.
Positive Coral-Ation – Retail Value $9.50
This is described as a light coral crème, but it is a little more muted than what I think of when the shade coral pops in my mind. It doesn't lean too orange, making it a shade that should work for almost every skin tone. As I have come to expect, this formula was easy to work with.
Everything’s Peachy – Retail Value $9.50
This is a peach crème that is a perfect spring color- it is light and fun, and the formula was smooth and fully opaque with two coats.
Glass Half Full – Retail Value $9.50
This is described as a light aqua shimmer, but since I am very fair it actually leans more neon than pastel on my skin, which I love. Deeper complexions will experience it as a pastel, but I don’t know if they will experience shimmer- there wasn’t any discernable shimmer when I applied it, and it really just wore like a crème.
Lovella – Retail Value $9.50
This is described as a nude crème, but it definitely has some purple undertones that I love. As usual, the formula was perfection.
Spirit Junkie – Retail Value $9.50
This is described as a lilac pearl shimmer, and though the shimmer doesn’t translate well from the bottle to the nail I still love it. This is another pastel that looks vibrant against my skin tone, and the formula was fully opaque and smooth with two coats.
Here is the nail art I decided to go with. Orly crème polishes are perfect for ombres because they are so smooth, and I really felt like Lovella (closest to my cuticle), Spirit Junkie (middle), and Glass Half Full (tips) were made to be paired together. I was on a time crunch so I didn’t ombre all of my nails, but I think I liked the accent ombres even better!
Here is another shot in different lighting. I wore this nail art for over a week (with topcoat), and I didn’t experience any chipping and only mild tip wear. I was impressed!
The Verdict: Honestly, I probably sound like a broken record- but each seasonal collection from Orly really blows my mind. I am loving the pastel cremes that are really perfect for Spring, and I really enjoyed the positive vibes in the collection and polish names, too. I thought the extras included this month were right on point, and I am happy to finally have that Purlisse moisturizer to try. Orly is an established brand that has really nailed their formulas down, and I love that all of their polishes are vegan, cruelty-free, and 12-free. I know it can be hard to swallow the sticker shock of an annual subscription up front, but you really will get a year’s worth of quality and fun nail polishes. Considering the quarterly cost of the box is $29.75, finding the whole collection for cheaper than the Color Pass price will be difficult. If you love nail polish, I really suggest giving this box a shot.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes! If you sign up for the ORLY Color Pass, your first collection will be the Spring box.
ACTIVE DEAL: Save $10 off your first box!
Value Breakdown: The annual subscription costs $119, or $29.75 a box, and I calculated a value of $87 for everything. That means you are paying approximately the following per item:
- Purlisse: $6.84
- Nailtrition: $3.42
- Each Polish: $3.25 (for a total value of $19.50)
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What do you think of the ORLY Color Pass Box? What was your favorite color from the set?