NOTD: Orly Melodious Utopia

Orly Melodious Utopia SwatchPIN IT

Lots of apologies to start off with! Firstly, sorry I’ve been out of the loop for the past few days; unfortunately my pregnancy is still proving quite tricky and I decided to stop beating myself up about my lack of achievements and instead just chill out and watch Netflix for a bit until I felt better.  Not quite there yet but definitely getting there! Second apology is regarding the pictures in this post as I did my nails then had camera issues so I wasn’t able to take the pictures until a good four days after I applied the varnish, so that’s why it’s a bit tatty and grown-out.  

Turns out the Pug enjoys chewing rubber-ended Orly varnishes...

PIN IT Turns out the Pug enjoys chewing rubber-ended Orly varnishes…


Orly’s Melodious Utopia is a bright yellow flecked with pink glitter.  I was extremely excited about this when I saw it, as yellow is a notoriously tricky shade for us pasty types to pull off and can often be rather unflattering.  I thought the warm, golden hues paired with the brightening pink glitter could result in this shade being the pale girl’s go-to yellow, and I was hoping for a cheering shade of buttercup, but it doesn’t seem to translate from bottle to nail.  It’s a really nice shade; a pop of bright, mustard yellow that is certainly very summery, but the golden tones are lost in translation and the pink glitter doesn’t really show up.

Orly Melodious UtopiaPIN IT

I suppose I had too much riding on this shade and had set it up for a fail; as I said, it’s a very nice shade and I think it would look absolutely beautiful on darker skins, but for paleys like me it just isn’t flattering.  Oh well! Thankfully Orly are launching some mega collections this year, so there’s bound to be something else for me to get excited about soon.  Orly Melodious Utopia is available now priced at £7.50 from BeautyBay.

*PR Sample



  • Grace (allthatslap)
    May 7, 2013

    LOL at the pug having a good chew of the lid!

    I swatched this at the Orly event and I was so disappointed with it, its very very sheer and I think you need lots of layers to achieve a decent colour. Or wear white polish and then this over it…

    I am not a fan due to the formula being so thin. What a shame

    Grace x

  • NOTD: Orly Gorgeous - Beauty Geek UK | Beauty Geek UK
    May 10, 2013

    […] beaut that goes by the name of Orly Gorgeous.  I had the same issue with this as I did with Melodious Utopia in that it looks quite different in the bottle to how it does on the […]

  • Natasha D. Haro
    May 10, 2013

    Love the color! Its so lovely!

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