Mar 11 2014

Orly Baked Collection for Summer 2014

Disclaimer: Purchased by me.

The last thing I expected this week was to come across a summer collection – I’m still reviewing spring sets!

But while walking around IBS New York City 2014 Sunday, I stopped to look at the colorful Orly booth. That’s when I spotted the Orly Baked collection for summer, and the neon hues really jumped out at me!

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I made the impulse decision to get them. Check out swatches! I had to go back and forth between my camera and my iPhone, because the vibrant colors of some of these swatches were freaking out my Nikon!

Neon Heat:

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Neon Heat is a hot pink neon. Eye-searing!


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Ablaze is a beautiful neon orange with a shimmer I didn’t even realize it had until I started applying it! But it’s a golden shimmer you can see in my flash photo above. It gives Ablaze a glow in indoor lighting.

Tropical Pop:

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Tropical Pop is a cool neon orangey yellow. This is one of my favorites of the collection.



Lush is a spring green jelly with longish bar glitter and fine silver glitter. I used two coats, but then had to dab a bit into the middle of the nail because the polish pooled on the sides of my nails. I wasn’t impressed, but I would advise thinner coats and maybe a third for more opacity, and waiting in between coats. I’m thinking because I swatched it pooled quicker. I’m on the fence about this. I’m not sure I like it or not. It’s kinda random.

Hot Tropics:

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Hot Tropics is a hot fuchsia shimmer. Such a great summer color! the shimmer looks glass flecked.


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Saturated is a neon purple. These two photos were the closest I could come of all the photos I took of this. It’s one of those hard-to-photograph purples, but stunning! It’s probably a smidge darker than my photos reveal it to be.

I did two coats for all these polishes, except Lush, which I had to dot more of in the middle of my nails because it pooled on the sides of my nails, as I mentioned.

The neons started drying matte, as neons are prone to do! The neons and the neon shimmers applied really nicely.

So what do you think of this summer collection? Do any of the colors jump out at you?! I think my favorites are Tropical Pop, Ablaze, Saturated and Hot Tropics!!

Disclaimer: I purchased the Baked set. Please visit my Disclosure tab for more information on how keeps it real!

  • MandyDoll

    Did you apply these over white or no?

    • BeautyJudy

      Nope! These are shown by themselves 🙂

      • MandyDoll

        WOW! That makes me even more excited! I can’t wait to buy this set. Thank you for your swatches. =)

  • Aly MaiSenzaSmalto

    Hot Tropics and Ablaze *_* I love that shimmer!

    • BeautyJudy

      Those are so beautiful!!

  • Kellie

    I like them all except the green one. I don’t care for the shade of the green one and I can’t stand bar glitter. My fav is the last one. I love purple and that looks like a real stand out. It sort of reminds me of China Glaze Creative Fantasy. I would love to see a comparison swatch with them.

    • Maiya

      Yes! I would also really want a comparison between those 2.

      • BeautyJudy

        If I have CF, I will definitely get a comparison done. Just not sure I have it, bummer!

        • Kellie

          Were you ever able to see if you have CF to see how close they are?

          • BeautyJudy

            Unfortunately j don’t have Creative Fantasy in my stash! I’m sorry!! 🙁

          • Kellie

            That’s ok. Thanks anyway hon.

    • BeautyJudy

      Oh man! I’m not sure I have Creative Fantasy in my stash! I will check and see.

  • Arachne646

    I don’t usually like bar glitter, but I’d kind of like to try Lush!

    • BeautyJudy

      I may have to wear it in a mani before deciding on it. I’m keeping an open mind!

  • Cali Clarke

    So bright! Love Ablaze and Hot Tropics and their secret shimmer and Saturated looks gorgeous

    • BeautyJudy

      YES! I love that secret shimmer too! LOL

  • Phyrra

    OMG all of these are gorgeous!

    • BeautyJudy

      They really are, I’m so ready for brights!

  • Casey @ Beauty 101

    Ablaze is my favorite!! I think I need it!

    • BeautyJudy

      Yes, nice choice!