I’m mesmerised by sparkly things – a little Orly Duo caught my eye in TK Maxx a few weeks and I couldn’t say no – mainly because of this colour! I mean look at it! I’m not very clued up Orly – but an online search shows that it was from last years holiday ‘Sparkle’ collection.
Orly Steal the Spotlight is a gorgeous bright teal microglitter that edges more on the side of blue, with a chunkier mid pink hex glitter which is scattered through it. The formulation isn’t brilliant – needing 3 thin coats to get it to be opaque, it does take a little while to dry but for a gorgeous and unique colour like this I can cope. It has a semi matte finish and need a topcoat to bring back the sparkle otherwise it looks totally lacklustre. But as you can see it’s completely gorgeous with a topcoat and has had many compliments.
The downside? It doesn’t last very long at all – with a tendency to just flick off completely in one whole piece after a day means you don’t get to enjoy this rare gem very much before your mani is ruined. Whilst I haven’t tried this yet, I can imagine this might work better with 2 coats over a similar coloured cream base to help it last a longer than it has done for me.
I’ve not tried too many Orly polishes as they’re not the easiest brand to get hold of here in the UK- only reviewing 2 others on my blog thus far. I’ve found them completely hit and miss! If you’ve got any Orly recommendations (or ones to completely avoid…) please let me know in the comments below!