Monday, 25 March 2013

Orly High on Hope - swatches and review

One of the few perks with working week-ends is that you sometimes have a week-day off and today I had such a day! :) So today I had a lie-in, took a long walk and then spent a few hours at my hairdresser's :) So my Monday has been anything but blue ;) but nevertheless - today it's still Blue Monday! ;)
I'll continue on the Orly path and today I give you High on Hope from their new spring collection!


Type of polish: Shimmer with duochrome effect.

Colour: A dusky medium blue packed with a duochrome shimmer that shifts from orange to pink. I can also see some sparse purple shimmer.

Collection: Orly Hope & Freedom Fest Spring 2013.

Opacity: Very good! This is two coats.

Formula: Very good! A nice formula which is easy to apply if you apply it with thin coats. Perhaps a tiny bit thin but not runny.

Brush: Good. A bit thinner than the "normal" Orly brush, but the grip cap is amazing to work with!

Shine: Very shiny on its own but I have one coat of Seche Vite in these pictures.

Accurate colour, photo vs IRL: Quite accurate! Depending on the lighting the shimmer shifts from pink to orange (if you enlarge the pictures you can see a hint of the duochrome effect) and this also effects the shade of blue which can look both darkblue, blurple or dusky navy blue. A fun effect but oooh so hard to capture! ;)

Grade: 4/5 :)

I think I would have liked this polish better without the duochrome shimmer... To me this is a little bit too much going on at the same time... But it's a wonderful blue polish and perhaps I just need to get used to this effect... ;)
High on Hope is a big 3-free polish and in Sweden you can get it at Åhléns, and

How do you like High on Hope?
Did you have a good or Blue Monday today? ;)


  1. Jag köpte precis det här och det ser väldigt fint ut i flaskan. Det ser väldigt fint ut på dina bilder också. Det ska bli spännande att testa lacket! :)

    1. Jag tror du kommer att gilla det! För en gångs skull så följer verkligen skimret med ut på nageln ordentligt! :D

  2. Jag gillar det här lacket, och jag tycker nog att skimret var lite pricken över i:et. Det hade kanske blivit lite tråkigt utan det. ;-)
    Så skönt det låter med en riktigt lugn dag!

    1. Ja, det hade kanske blivit tråkigt utan skimret, men det kunde kanske ha varit i en annan färg...? ;)
      Hm, jag kanske inte skulle kalla det en riktigt lugn dag, men iaf en dag utan att stå att jobba i blombutik ;)

  3. Hi cupcake I love, love, love High on Hope on you!!! I love anything duo or multi chrome, and your Monday sounds great, I love those days I have for myself - they are my biggest luxury :-) Küsschen

    1. Hallo pet! Oh thanks!! :D I had a great day! Hope yours was great too darling! Küsschen! xxx

  4. Beautiful idea Blue Monday! :-) High on Hope looks gorgeous! :-)


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