Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Let's talk about Orly

I've been M.I.A for quite a while i do apologize but i've been busy with school. 
School is still as great as ever we've been preoccupied learning about bacteria, chemistry, anatomy etc... of nails. I have a lot of pictures to post ill be doing that over winter break. 

I'm supper exited to tell you all about my wonderful experience at Orly International. We went as a school field trip to Orly.

The entrance was really pleasant with Orly posters and a mini Christmas tree adorned with mini polishes (forget to take a picture of it.)  

Catherine Baek (Orly International Inc's Educational Manager) met and told us all about Orly.
I took notes and would like to share the very intresting story of Orly.

We first had breakfast and settled down in a very comfortable theater room.

With a power point and slide show in hand Baek gave an excellent and very educational Orly introduction.

Orly was founded in 1975 in Tarzana by Jeff Pink a beauty supply owner.
Who was interested in his clients wants and needs. At the time L'Oreal and Revlon were the leading professional brands. Pink wanted to create a brand name that would take into consideration his clients demands. 

Jeff Pink

Known for their Bright edgy colors (water base.) He created one of the leaders world wide in natural nail care. Pink named it Orly (which means My light in Hebrew) after his current wife. 
Orly is now one of the top selling and professional nail lacquer in 83 countries.

Jeff Pink is also credited for creating 'The Natural Nail look' well known as 'The French Tip' he wanted to create a clean, natural, classy world-wide versatile nail design for any occasion. 
Named it the French tip after taking it and introducing it to the city of Paris where it was an instant hit. 
He also paved the way for the white-lacquer.

Being the first in having 23 nail treatments Orly paved the way for other professional nail lacquers like OPI. 

 Orly doesn't only have150 wonderful permanent lacquer shades but is also known for its quality and quantity with 20% more lacquer in every bottle. Orly really does think about their clients, their gripper cap is by far one of the best nail polish caps.

Orly prefers to better their products rather than endorsing them. They let the product speak for themselves. 
Celebrities like Barbra Streisand and Cher have given Orly free endorsement by always wearing it.

Orly is always coming up with new lacquer collections but has also introduced the soak-off Gel fx. With 32 wonderful colors they have become one of the top professional and prefer soak-off product.

They weren't the first to come up with them but they have studied the product and market to make it better than other leading products.

I personally love these soak-off gels there's nothing like them. From the size and shape of the bottle to the wonderful colors and lasting shine.I yet have to find another product that can compare to Orly soak-off Gel.

According to Baek Orly Bonder is the #1 base coat chosen by professional world wide. With its rubberized texture it adheres better to the natural nail.

Just got my very first Bonder bottle so can't wait to test it out.

Found it very interesting that the movie 'Saturday Night Fever' was the first to use the products in their film.

I learned so much, i had no idea how Orly has first begun. We then had a a very fast pace tour around the warehouse and production room.

We were also given a demo of how to apply and remove Gels by one of their Techs in a very relaxing spa room.

We then had lunch provided by Orly and were able to enjoy their show room and purchase not yet released nail polish collections.

my purchase including the #1 base coat

 Masks Jeff pink has collected from the places he has visited world wide

Very beautiful my favorite is the purple one

 Awesome display products

I want his collection 'Birds of a feather'

 Class mates over seeing the machinery

 Where Lacquer is deposit to empty bottles

Polish ready to be shipped out
 employee posing for the pic                    

 Production room

Spa room inside Orly where they test out all the products

From the color scheme to the feel of the room is so relaxing
Pedi stations

Vanity mirror
Orly LED lamp (i need it)

Show room (Nail polish Heaven)

More polishes

and more polishes this is where we got to purchase our products

Cristina (friend/classmate and I at the Orly entrance

hope you enjoyed and have learned something new from my wonderful experience

If you want to more about it check out the website


  1. Great post very informative!! Sounds like you had fun and you learned a lot. Thank you for sharing with us!

  2. Frankenstyna: Thanks for being an avid reader. I had a great time and learned so much! I'm so glad you found my post informative