Flirty is a bright pink shimmer, the only non-creme in the bunch. I've lifted my no buy for pinks and reds and am just trying to be reasonable (you can probably guess how well that's working). I thought it was reasonable to not leave this one at the store when I was already getting the other three. I really liked this one; it's almost neon, so nice and bold yet the shimmer keeps it from being too harsh for me.
Frolic is a bright, warm purple. I've seen photos of this looking quite a lot more blue-toned than it was for me, which I think points to how hard it is to photograph rather than there being different versions.
Frisky is turquoise. As with Frolic, I've seen a wide range of pictures for this one, some where it looks really green and some where it looks really blue. Why must you vex us so, Happy Go Lucky?
Fresh is bright lime. This one gave me the least trouble as far as photography.
I used two coats of Frolic and three coats of Flirty, Frisky, and Fresh, though they probably could have been two if I'd been paying closer attention to getting the coats even. None of these have top coat.
These colors seem like they'd be easy to match, but I didn't find it to be so. After spending way more time than I had the patience for holding my fingers next to various nail wheels looking for dupes, I decided to just do comparisons with polishes in the same family that you might already have so you can see how these Orlys differ from those shades. I didn't even worry about pulling similar finishes, since sometimes base colors tell you a lot even if it is a creme versus shimmer situation.
For Flirty, I grabbed Orly Fancy Fuchsia (the bright pink from the spring 2011 collection) and Sally Hansen HD Digital.
Fancy Fuchsia looked so bright to me when it was released, but it's no match for Flirty.
I had the hardest time finding friends for Frolic, which really surprised me because purple is my favorite color and thus I have so very many variations of it. Color Club Ultra Violet was the closest I could find, and it's a shimmer, so that speaks well for Frolic's uniqueness.
Kayla Shevonne and Rebecca had trouble finding matches for Frolic, too, which makes me feel better.
For Audrey has become the go to comparison polish for anything in the light teal/turquoise area, so I pulled that one for Frisky. I also got out Gumdrop, from Orly's spring 2010 offering, figuring if you were considering buying Orly now, there was a good chance you'd bought it in the past.
For Fresh, I found Essence Check Me Out and Orly Mint Mojito. I know mint and lime are different, but as mints go, Mint Mojito is pretty vibrant, so I went with it.
Check Me Out is the closest I came to finding a dupe for anything in Happy Go Lucky; in less revealing light, it could pass for Fresh, but it's not a twin because Fresh is brighter.
Overall, this collection turned out to be much more interesting than I first thought it would be. Flirty may be my new favorite pink. It's a pity they couldn't find a name that started with "fr" for it like the other three, though the best I could come up with was Frivolous, and that doesn't have such a positive connotation. Frolic is my second pick of these frou; any purple I don't already have is worth buying, I think. Frisky and Fresh are fun, too, so I don't regret getting them, either.