A day out with Orly.

By | February 7, 2011

Hey dolls, I’m back in blogging mode. A couple of weeks ago, before I went into cyber hibernation, I was invited to Grafton’s for a training course in Orly manicure! I was so EXCITED to go as I had never done anything like that before. Grafton’s is a distributor of many brands, a lot of which can be hard to get a hold of readily in the UK. These include Orly, ExFlow & IDB along with many, many others! Any who, I was joined by the lovely Leanne from DO NOT REFREEZE, Sarah from I HEART COSMETICS, Katie & Farrah who’s the lovely Marketing & PR doll that organised it for us (she also blogs on over as MAKE UP IT GIRL). Our teacher for the day was the lovely Laura – you can tweet here over HERE.

Prepare to be bombarded with pictures NOW

We were all given a little folder with all the information about nails, nail care and Orly. I did not know that Orly, well Jeff Pink the founder, INVENTED the French manicure!! I learnt a lot of stuff during the course which I didn’t know previously :)

Look at all the PRETTY colours they do!

I just had to take a picture of my FAVOURITE lines ;) Corals, pinks & reds.

Laura had set up a table with all the Orly manicure products. Some of them were real interesting & fun to use which you’ll see further DOWN the post.

After all the background knowledge was given to us, Laura gave us a demonstration on the different stops of a Orly manicure. Farrah was the lovely MODEL for the day.

Here Farrah’s got her fingers in Orly’s nail whitener which FIZZES every time you move your hands – it feels so nice!

It’s cuticle pushing & filing time! The metal cuticle pusher (I forgot the brand :oops:) was FAB, I have to say!

I had to take a picture of the scrubbing part of the manicure. I’ve never had my arms scrubbed during a manicure but it definitely left my hands super, duper soft & somewhat EDIBLE – it smelt like chocolate rice crispy cakes ;)

This was the self warming hand repair wrap… Seriously one of the BEST inventions ever!! They should make bubble bath like this – self warming anything, especially during winter, is a must have!

Last but not least, it’s polishing time! After watching the demonstration we were let LOOSE! Okay not really but we were given the chance to do a Orly manicure! My partner was the Sarah, who was a doll! Unfortunately I didn’t take any pictures of that as we were too busy yapping away :) But none the less… It was such a lovely day filled with lots of information, laughs & manicure fun!

Here we’ve got me, Laura, Farrah, Katie, Sarah & Leanne. The LOVELY Orly Manicurists ;)

At the end of the day we were all given a certificate for our training! I can’t wait to do manicures now. FIRST person on the list is my mother bear :)

We were all given some Orly products to TRY out & also…

… I went a little CRAZY in the really cute shop they had in their office. Yes, a shop!! LOL. I managed to snap up 2 of their new polishes in their ‘Precious’ spring collection 2011, as well as one from their ‘Plastics’ collection :) So make sure you watch out for some swatches & reviews.

The whole day was really good – I’d like to say a huge thank you to Farrah & Laura for giving us this amazing opportunity :D You’re both so lovely! If you live near Tamworth I would definitely recommend Graftons for TRAINING in nails & many other beauty areas! Check out their website HERE for more details :)

Have you tried Orly products before? I had only tried them once, YEARS back when I had a manicure in America but am definitely loving the quality of their polishes!

  • http://vivabeaute.blogspot.com/ Sana

    Omg WOW!!! What a fantastic opportunity! Looks like a very informative and fun day. And how adorable are you?!! <3 xxx

    • Kaushal

      EW – I look gross in it! LOL I wasn’t going to put it up but it’s of all the girls so thought why not! Hehe xx

  • roshni

    looks like you had a great time :) wow orly have sooo many nailpolishes! xx

    • Kaushal

      I know, I was surprised at just how many gorgeous colours they have :D their quality is like salons so super good xx

  • http://www.wandesworld.com Wande

    i love orly, and recently lost my fav polish from them *goes and cry*

    • Kaushal

      Oh nooo!! Which colour?! All I’ve been wearing recently is Orly lol – I’m definitely investing in more :) x

  • Corrie

    Aw wow that looks like a lovely day! Lucky thing being trained to do Orly manicures now! The polishes look sooo pretty! x

    • Kaushal

      Hehe, thanks my lovely! They are, the pink is AMAZING! It’s simply the definition of a Barbie pink :) x

  • http://www.innerbelle.blogspot.com innerbelle

    aw u look well cute!! :) bet u had a fun time, now u can cum do me a manicure :P

    • Kaushal

      Lol thanks doll x

  • http://www.starvioletbeauty.com Jess

    I’m so jealous! I lovee anything to do with nail polishes.
    Looks like you had a lot of fun :)
    x

    • Kaushal

      Oh me too! It definitely was lots of fun :) x

  • Sriya

    Ooh this must have been so fun!! :D
    I haven’t tried Orly nail polishes before! The colours you picked are lovely :) x

    • Kaushal

      Oh my gosh, the pink from the Precious collection is amazing! x

  • http://www.thebloginista.com Alexandra

    Congrats on the certificate! How exciting! I love the polish colors you picked out for yourself – the coral one is my favorite :)

    xo

    • Kaushal

      It’s totally a summery/holiday colour (so I had to grab it hehe) Thanks doll x

  • http://sharon-871sher.blogspot.com Sharon

    had never heard of them before but thanks for sharing hun.so many nail polishes.Looks like u had a fab day,nice pics&evry1 looking niceeee too

    • Kaushal

      Thank you! They’re super good quality – don’t chip as much as normal brands! x

  • http://rosebeautybox.blogspot.com/ Sundari

    all I can say is yumyumyum!!
    I feel like I NEED a manicure!! if only I could call you up :P and look at you all cute with the certificate!
    Congrats!! Looks like suuuch a lovely day :)
    Those fairy cakes look sooo delish xxxx

    • Kaushal

      Lol thanks! Ahh, my hands/arms felt SOO soft after my manicure! Oh those fairy cakes are things to put in your bath!! Hehe x

  • Geetha

    Seemed like a fun day and I really badly want an Orly manicure! awww and don’t you look really cute there in the last pic :)

    • Kaushal

      Thanks Geetha! x