Orly Mirrorball (over white)

One of the sought-after goals of the polish-making world is a true white holo; the trouble being that holographic particles are themselves generally metallic in origin, in other words, silver, such that the very act of adding holo dust to a base tints it toward grey.  A recent facebook group discussion had no consensus on who has the closest effort, with all offered candidates being at least a little grey.  Might as well try to squash that lemming layering spectraflair topcoats over white instead of buying an endless parade of barely-grey holos, right?

indoor, bright CF lighting
Orly's Mirrorball looks so much more like an indie than a mainstream polish, and I've actually seen a couple of indies release something close to it in recent months.  It's a true silver (neither golden champagne tinted, nor pewter gunmetal) linear holo spiked with tiny holo microglitters.  I've layered 2 coats of mirrorball over 2 coats of Pretty Serious Presence (a stark true white crème)... and utterly failed to come up with anything approximating a white holo.

indoor, window-filtered daylight
Oh well.  The rainbow flash and little sparks are eye-catching regardless of how this experiment ended up.  Mirrorball is dense enough that one thin coat masks a lot of whatever is beneath it.  Though I've seen it looking great layered over a bunch of stuff, it can be worn alone at 2-3 coats just fine.

outdoor, direct sunlight
Rating:  4 out of 5 stars.  Orly's formula is fantastic on me, and this was no exception, with smooth and even coverage over the brighter base polish.  It's blingy as all get-out in a fun way, and I'm glad to have found a bottle.

Where to buy:  this was released as part of the 2014 Holiday collection but is getting a resurgence of attention lately since it's being discontinued from the core line.  Lots of people (including me) are snagging it from Sally's on deep discount for just a couple of bucks, so zip on over there and grab ya one.

~Michelle

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