Saturated Nail Polish || Orly Baked Summer 2014 Collection {swatch and review}


In my last post, where I reviewed Orly’s Neon Heat, I mentioned that I picked up the polish at Sally Beauty Supply as they are having a B1G1 sale on Orly polishes this month.  Well, alongside Neon Heat, I picked up the Orly Saturated nail polish, also from their Baked Summer 2014 Collection.

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My Thoughts on Orly Saturated Nail Polish

I tend to favor darker polishes more, so second only to a pink polish {which I favor the most}, I picked up this blueish, bright-yet-dark purple shade.  Even though it is a dark polish, Orly somehow created the ability to have this dark polish look bright and neon.  You can literally see the brightness behind that dark color {I you do not believe me, you will just have to try it for yourself}!

Formula and Application

Orly nail polish is 5-Free (Formaldehyde, Toluene, DBP, Formaldehyde Resin and Camphor). Orly polishes come with that very distinguishable and overly loved rubberized cap. That signature, no-slip-grip topper makes it easy to control the polish. The brush is long and thin with flexible bristles.

Saturated is a medium dark purple. For me, it was fully opaque with three coats. And just like with the Neon Heat polish, it dried with an almost satin matte finish. It wasn’t quite matte and it wasn’t glossy.

Being dark, and being purple, made the color very difficult to photograph for you, however.  I took a lot of bad photos before I was able to get the ones in this post.  But, I promise it is a really pretty color and you will not be disappointed with it.

Long Lasting Test

The polish lasted the pretty standard length for me {which is about three days before I start itching to change the color….so, you could probably extend this time by a day or two if you add additional top coat}.

However, I am not sure I am giving my polishes a fair shake when using the Seche Vite Quick Dry as a top coat.  I did a lot of research and it seems like EVERY nail blogger loves Seche Vite.  However, it is causing my polish to peel off in huge chunks {I am talking like the whole nail}.  I have tried thin coats, thick coats, buffing, not buffing, etc.  What am I doing wrong with Seche Vite?

Enjoy the photos…

Orly Saturated Nail Polish || Swatch and Review on

Orly Saturated Nail Polish || Swatch and Review on

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2 Comments on Saturated Nail Polish || Orly Baked Summer 2014 Collection {swatch and review}

  1. Megan
    June 16, 2014 at 6:08 pm (5 years ago)

    I like this colour. I think it’s cool how it is bright and dark at the same time!

    • Jen Cassellius
      June 16, 2014 at 6:13 pm (5 years ago)

      It is a great color, for sure! I love that you can wear a “neon” without the {bam, right in your face} extreme pop of color.


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