A New BB Cream – For Our Nails! Orly Launches BB Crème Polish

BB Creams have been big news over the last few years, providing a great base for those of us that don’t want to cake our complexions in foundation. BB Creams (Blemish or Beauty Balms, depending upon the brand and product,) aim to even out skintone and provide a super radiant finish that practically glows from within – I for one am a complete convert and am rarely seen without a BB or CC Cream on my face during the day, saving heavier foundations for the evenings. However, with the increase in popularity we’ve now seen BB Creams being launched for pretty much every area of the body: including the hair, feet, limbs and even lips. Now American nail brand Orly are pushing the boundaries even further with the launch of their BB Crème for nails, described as ‘a unique strengthening, brightening and protective tinted moisturiser for your tips.’

It’s designed for use without nail polish (it’s neither a base coat or a top coat) and is formulated with nourishing ingredients including Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C; their inclusion supposedly helps to protect your nails look both in the short and long term. The formula contains glass microspheres to give the nails a natural radiance and chip-fighting finish, the overall result being healthier looking nail beds. There’s even the inclusion of UV protection, helping to product nails from turning brittle and ageing when exposed to the elements; this is very much a skincare product reformulated to target an area of the body often rejected. The result on the nail is really quite nice, providing a subtle peach tint that helps to minimise imperfections and discolouration. It’s extremely thin, meaning your nails still feel as if their au naturel even when they’re not, and dries within seconds to leave a fab looking nail.

Although I was quite dubious, this is a great little product that helps your naked nail to look a little bit better without the need for endless lotions and potions. It’s pleasant to apply, makes nails look and feel fab, plus has added benefits to keep them looking great in the long term… (They always say the key to a woman’s real age is in her hands, so anything that prevents them ageing is surely a good thing!) Although this is £15.00 a bottle and you can probably get a peach tinted polish for much cheaper, what you’re paying for is the expertise and long-term results – not unlike investing in a serum or moisturiser. Right now you can even get a free bottle of Orly Argan Cuticle Oil (worth £15.95) if you buy online, helping your nails to look even healthier. 

What do you think of this latest innovation for nails? Do you buy into the idea of BB Cream for your talons, or do you think it’s a step too far?



  1. Mary Tohill
    August 22, 2014 / 1:49 pm

    To be honest, I'm completely over the BB thing – skincare products, haircare products and now nail care products all coming with the name BB on it. Why can't they just call a spade a spade!beautyonthecheap.net

  2. LucyLovesLipstick
    August 22, 2014 / 3:15 pm

    I am still a bit of a sucker for anything new, even when it goes by the oft used BB or CC tag. I am keen to try this Orly treat! LucyLovesLipstick

  3. alicekatex
    August 22, 2014 / 3:24 pm

    Not sure about this one! I like the idea but it's an idea that will squeeze £15 out of lots of people and probably won't do a lot!alicekatex ♥

  4. Inge | blogboutique
    August 22, 2014 / 9:32 pm

    I don't know what to think about this product, but i'll probably try it..

  5. Anonymous
    August 23, 2014 / 9:17 pm

    As far as I knew, Nails Inc created this product way before this one came out! I have heard the Nails Inc one is excellent though xTina xoxoubercrazygirlsworld.blogspot.com

  6. Becky Smith
    August 28, 2014 / 12:38 am

    Although I'm not a fan of brands transferring the term BB to every single type of product I do like the sound of this. One of my favourite nail varnishes is, I think it's called Amazing Gracie, by Ciate which gives nails a light subtle peachy pink colour that makes me think of ballet. I love the look of that on my nails so having a similar colour that also comes with nail care benefits sounds great x Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty

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