Thursday, January 1, 2015

Swatch and Review - Orly Holiday 2014 Sparkle Collection

Hello readers!  As I mentioned in my previous post, I will try to catch up and share swatches of some 2014 Holiday collections I enjoyed and did not have time to post until now. The 6-piece collection below is Sparkle by Orly.

swatches of orly sparkle nail polish collection


Explosion of Fun. This polish is a fuchsia holographic glitter with blue shimmer in a clear base. I like how the shimmer reflects light, but the glitter is too sparse for my taste. Shown are 2 coats over Finger Paint Bonna Blue plus top coat.

swatch of explosion of fun nail polish by orly

swatch of explosion of fun nail polish by orly

Glitterbomb. This polish is a multicolored multisized hex glitter and microglitter in a clear base. This polish has a good formula and good glitter payoff, but falls short of being a true glitter bomb! Shown are 2 coats over Fresh Paint Pinkpalooza plus top coat. 

swatch of glitterbomb nail polish by orly

swatch of glitterbomb nail polish by orly

Steal the Spotlight. This polish is a teal microglitter with medium sized fuchsia hex glitter in a clear base. I love teal polish and this is quite unique so I am pretty happy to have it in my collection. The formula is good and you can achieve some pretty descent opacity without an undie. Shown are 3 coats plus top coat.

swatch of steal the spotlight nail polish by orly

swatch of steal the spotlight nail polish by orly

Bling. Bling is a gold shimmer and holo microglitter in a clear base. This is one of the standouts of the collection in my opinion. Again, the formula is very good and it builds up to opacity without the need for an undie. Shown are 3 coats plus top coat. 

swatch of bling nail polish by orly

swatch of bling nail polish by orly

Mirrorball. Mirrorball is a silver shimmer and holo microglitter in a clear base. In other words, Bling's fraternal twin! If you are thinking of only getting one of the polishes in this collection, this one is it! This makes a great topper, a great art base, or looks stunning just by itself. And just like Bling, the formula is very good and you can achieve great opacity without an undie. Shown are 3 coats plus top coat. 

swatch of mirrorball nail polish by orly

swatch of mirrorball nail polish by orly

Tinsel. This glitter features green rods, red hexes and red microglitter in a clear base. This polish makes your nails look like miniature Christmas trees! Another lovely polish and the formula was good with good glitter payoff. Shown are 2 easy coats over Mirrorball plus top coat. 


swatch of tinsel nail polish by orly

swatch of tinsel nail polish by orly


My final verdict, this is a very nice collection from Orly. You will not regret getting Mirrorball and will be using year-round. Bling and Steal the Spotlight are very unique and would make nice additions to any lacquerista's collection as well!  As always, thanks for reading and feel free to leave a comment.  









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