Friday, August 6, 2010

Orly Old School Orange

Old School Orange is slightly less opaque than Retro Red - I still had faint VNL and a couple bald spots after two coats, so this is three, and the pictures are color accurate.

 indoors, artificial light
 outdoors, shade
outdoors, sunlight

Um...if you could just ignore the hangnail on my thumb in that last picture? Yeah. That'd be great. *cringes* Anyway, I like this color a lot. I'm not a huge orange person, though I like the color, but I think this one looks really nice on my nails. Application was very good, as it has been with all the Orly polishes I've tried, and I don't have a dupe for this in my collection. At first I thought maybe Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Sun Kissed might be a match, but it's a shade or two lighter and more yellow. I'm very glad I got Old School Orange, and I can definitely see myself wearing it again!


  1. It looks very nice on your nails, you're right! I feel like it wouldn't look good with my skintone, but I still want to try it :)

  2. I really need to try to expand my orange horizons. this may work for me.

    by the way.. you've been tagged! :)

  3. I'm so weird about nail polish textures, I like the extreme of either crazy shiny or extremely matte, the whole Plastix just is meh to me

  4. This looks great! I really like the idea of orange polish - it's just that it's not so great with my skin tone :) Oh well.

  5. Aurora's Nails- You should try it! Oranges don't usually suit me, but this one actually does for some reason.

    Karen- Haha, you should! :)

    Mai- Huh. Each to their own, I guess. :)

    Pinch- Orange usually doesn't look good on me either, but this one does - I'd recommend giving it a try.

  6. I like orange, but shoot what color clothing goes well with it?? What would you wear with it?

    Nice job as usual...:)



  7. I really like orange and blue together...I don't pay that much attention to "matching" my nail polish with my clothes, though, unless I'm going somewhere I have to be professionally dressed.

  8. I love this color! Really nice :)

  9. Lois- Thanks! I'm glad you like it.