Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Orly Mirror Mirror

I had planned on doing all of the Orly Once Upon A Time collection back in November, but it didn't happen. So I'll try to finish it up in December! So here we have Mirror Mirror.


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2 coats Orly Mirror Mirror
1 coat Poshe

Mirror Mirror is a light grey creme that can look a little different in different lights. Indoors in not so bright like, it looks blue-ish almost with a lavender feel, and in brighter lights it can look like a light cement or it can be a little darker. Regardless, it always looks like a lovely light grey-light/medium grey. I would expect this polish to not work great with my pale, warm toned yellow/olive skin tone, but it actually works very well.

The formula was unfortunately NOT like most Orly cremes. Orly does a great job with pigmented, smooth, flawless, opaque cremes that are amazing to work with. This polish did not fit that standard. It is on the thinner side, which would generally be an ok thing, but the pigmentation isn't there. If you use too many brush strokes, the polish already put down lifts from the nail. By the second coat, it is completely opaque, but it is VERY uneven. Uneven in the sense that it's not smooth. I have like 2 ridges in 2 nails, and the way this polish leaves the finish makes it look like my nails are not smooth and have lots of ridges.

I overall suggest that you make sure you use a generous coat of a thicker top coat (SV, Poshe, etc), and if you have imperfections on the surface of your nail, use a good base coat or a ridge filling base coat to help smooth the nail and give you a good surface. Other than that, the uneven surface is combated well with a thick topcoat. And the color of this polish is just beautiful.

3 comments:

  1. This is such a pretty color, but a bummer that the formula didn't live up to what we usually see from Orly. Still gorgeous though! I would love to see the whole Once Upon a Time collection =)

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  2. Ack! Now I'm bummed. I've been trying to get my hands on this whole collection (only missing HEA and PD) but I have this one, currently untried, and now I'm kinda dreading it. :/

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  3. Jacqui
    It was a perfect fall collection. I only need to post 2 more I think? Pixie Dust and Poison Apple. I've done Enchanted Forest (and I'll prob post about it again because it's one of my fav polishes), Prince Charming, Happily Ever After, and now Mirror Mirror. I'll get it done!

    Melissa
    Don't be bummed! It's really not THAT bad. Just disappointing because I know Orly is capable of better, ya know? I LOVE HEA, PD isn't the best with my skin tone... I don't think? It's been a while since I've worn it, but maybe when I post about it I'll have different feelings :)

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