ORLY Color Blast Disney Ariel Collection Swatches & Review

by Lisa Heath
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ORLY Color Blast Disney Ariel Collection Swatches & Review

Purchased by Me

I’ve previously shown you both the ORLY Color Blast Disney Elsa and Belle collections that are exclusive to Walgreens – and of course when I heard they released 3 more recently – I went and bought them.  This week they released Ariel, Mulan and Pocahontas. While my heart said “OMG YES!” my wallet said “DON’T YOU DARE DO IT!”

But I did it.

I’ll be showing you the Ariel collection first, because this is the one I was waiting for. The Little Mermaid is my favorite Disney movie done and I knew I would either be incredibly happy with this set

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GIF Credit to Loads Of GIFS on Tumblr

or incredibly disappointed (like with the Belle collection)

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GIF Credit to Loads Of GIFS on Tumblr

So let’s jump into this collection and see what I thought of it!

Hidden Treasures

ORLY Color Blast Disney Ariel Collection Hidden Treasures Swatch

ORLY Color Blast Disney Ariel Collection Hidden Treasures Swatch

Hidden Treasures is probably my hands down favorite of the set.  This is a bright borderline neon red with a gorgeous subtle pink shimmer to it.  I used 2 coats and a top coat for these photos.

I was thrilled that they did a shade to almost match Ariel’s hair.  I had perfect application with this shade.

ORLY Color Blast Disney Ariel Collection Hidden Treasures Swatch macro

And one more closeup to get a better look at the shimmer.

ORLY Color Blast Disney Ariel Collection Hidden Treasures Swatch front macro

Under The Sea

ORLY Color Blast Disney Ariel Collection Under The Sea Swatch

ORLY Color Blast Disney Ariel Collection Under The Sea Swatch

Under The Sea is a bright blue with fine aqua shimmer throughout.  I do love the color of this, but application was a little bit of a pain.  It does dry down to a satin finish, and it dries fast when applying.  I added top coat to it, but without top coat it looked a little uneven. I used 2 coats for these photos.

ORLY Color Blast Disney Ariel Collection Under The Sea Swatch macro

Part Of Your World

ORLY Color Blast Disney Ariel Collection Part Of Your World Swatch

ORLY Color Blast Disney Ariel Collection Part Of Your World Swatch

Part Of Your World is a clear based top coat with green microglitters and small holographic green hex glitters mixed in. I used 1 coat over Under The Sea and a glossy top coat.

Application was really good on Part Of Your World and glitters distributed evenly and the base was a good consistency so no fishing or goopiness in this one.

ORLY Color Blast Disney Ariel Collection Part Of Your World Swatch Macro

Magical Voice

ORLY Color Blast Disney Ariel Collection Magical Voice Swatch

ORLY Color Blast Disney Ariel Collection Magical Voice Swatch

Magical Voice is probably the one shade that didn’t fit the Ariel theme for me.  This is a neon pink creme and I used 2 coats for these photos.  Application was good and it’s a nice, standard neon pink.  Nothing original for me, but I do like neon pinks.

I do think Magical Voice should have been a pale gold shimmer or something a little “magical” since in all scenes where her voice is taken or restored its a vibrant light.

ORLY Color Blast Disney Ariel Collection Magical Voice Swatch macro

Gadgets & Gizmos Mini Kit

Gadgets & Gizmos Mini Kit

Now for my main complaint.  Each of the new sets has 4 full sized bottles (like the 4 shades I just showed you) and then a mini trio pack.  Each trio pack contains 1 shade that is also available in a full size (in this case Magical Voice) and then 2 shades you can only get with the mini kit.  I would have liked the option of buying them all in full size OR buying a mini kit to save money.  To show you the full collections, I also purchased the mini kits.

Secret Grotto

ORLY Color Blast Disney Ariel Collection Secret Grotto Swatch

ORLY Color Blast Disney Ariel Collection Secret Grotto Swatch

Secret Grotto is a pastel mint creme with a slightly dusty quality to it.  Application was good and I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

ORLY Color Blast Disney Ariel Collection Secret Grotto Swatch Macro

Dinglehopper

ORLY Color Blast Disney Ariel Collection Dinglehopper Swatch

ORLY Color Blast Disney Ariel Collection Dinglehopper Swatch

Dinglehopper is a slightly dusty lavender creme.  I used 2 coats for these photos, no application issues.

ORLY Color Blast Disney Ariel Collection Dinglehopper Swatch Macro

ORLY Color Blast Disney Ariel Collection Overview

PicMonkey Collage

Overall, I do think ORLY Color Blast did a good job on the Ariel collection.  I loved that they did a stunning bright red for Ariel’s hair and overall I think the collection colors fit the theme.  The only one out of place for me was Magical Voice.  I would have liked to see an Ursula color in there – but I’m not complaining with what I got.

Under The Sea gave me some issues in application, so be prepared for that if you pick it up.

My biggest gripe is that to complete the collection, you have to buy a mini pack and I’m not a fan of minis. Luckily the shades in the mini pack that aren’t available in full size (Secret Grotto and Dinglehopper) aren’t incredibly original, so you probably can find duplicate shades elsewhere or even already in your collections.

Price: $6.99 Full Size | $10.99 for Mini Kit

Where To Buy: Exclusively at Walgreens

I will have the Mulan and Pocahontas sets up to show you within the next day or 2.

What did you think of the Ariel collection? Do you think ORLY Color Blast did The Little Mermaid justice?

*The products in this post were purchased by me. All opinions are honest and my own*

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12 comments

Megan Glazer June 27, 2015 - 10:20 am

I think that these represent the movie wonderfully! I am absolutely in love with the red…if I pick up any at full price, it’ll definitely be that one!

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Lisa Heath June 27, 2015 - 10:24 am

I was incredibly pleased that the colors for the most part made sense! But the red is a definite must have!

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Viktoria June 27, 2015 - 11:55 am

Definitely better than the B&B collection! I love the red one, indeed the color of Ariel’s hair.

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Lisa Heath June 27, 2015 - 12:19 pm

Yes, huge step up! And they nailed the red to go with her hair!

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Polarbelle June 28, 2015 - 12:58 am

I’m going back to Walgreens for the Ariels, I bought…uh, some from one of the others, and I eyeballed that coral like a kid in a candy store. I knew I needed it. Your macros are just killer!1

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Lisa Heath June 28, 2015 - 11:21 am

I actually didn’t realize that Hidden Treasures had shimmer until I put it on. It’s a gorgeous collection!

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Phyrra June 28, 2015 - 10:01 am

This is such a cute collection

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Anastasia June 29, 2015 - 4:08 am

That collection is perfect! I can totally see the inspiration behind each shade :)

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Nidia - Lit From Within June 29, 2015 - 1:13 pm

I love Orly polishes, so it’s a bummer to hear that the formulas aren’t spot on for some of these. That neon red is really cool, though – I don’t know if I have anything like it!

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Natasha Powers July 27, 2015 - 12:34 pm

The pink definitely reminds me of the pink dress she wore for at least part of the movie. :D

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