When I was given the opportunity to review some ORLY polishes recently, I jumped at the chance. There are a couple of reasons that I love ORLY – I love that their bottles are a massive 18ml and they have one of the most comfortable caps around to paint with thanks to its shape and rubber cover. I’ve never had a bad polish from ORLY either, formula wise they’re all awesome….I’ve also used their cuticle and stain remover – Cutique since I started blogging and it’s about the only product that I haven’t felt like I needed to try others in search of something better! All in all, I’m one happy fan. Today I have swatches of two polishes from the Mash Up collection – Harmonious Mess and Sparkling Garbage.
I think Harmonious Mess could have actually been inspired by my desk in recent months given the state it has been in and the amount of lilac polish I have floating around. Harmonious Mess is a gorgeous, grey leaning lilac creme that applies perfectly in two coats. Lilac polishes can be notoriously streaky and difficult to apply so to find this was only a two coater made me very happy. It’s also unlike any other lilac creme I own which are all more saturated or pinker than this one.
Sparkling Garbage is a pale green jelly that is loaded up with super fine holographic glitter. This polish can be worn as a topper over other colours or over a green creme to pull out the base colour however I found it a little too sheer to wear alone. I put two coats over OPI Thanks A Windmillion which made it match the bottle perfectly.
I loved the scattered holo effect that came from wearing two coats of this polish, it sparkled in every light and I had no trouble catching the holo effect in my lightbox which is pretty rare.
With some careful application, one thin coat can also be layered over other colours – here I layered on coat over Harmonious Mess. The base colour did darken slightly because of the tinted base in Sparkling Garbage but not enough to drown out the base colour. Worn like this, this polish reminds me of a denser version of the ever popular China Glaze Fairy Dust.
These polishes are available now for AU$18.95 each from selected pharmacies and salons nation wide, as well as online at www.orlybeauty.com.au
The products in this post were provided to me for consideration but this in no way influenced my review. For my full disclosure policy, please click here.