Friday, January 24, 2014

Swatch: Orly Milky Way

The product in this post was purchased by me. All opinions are my own.

Hey! There's less than a week left to enter the giveaway I'm participating in at Marbles for Polish!

It's Friday! Anyone have any fun weekend plans? I've already started working on my next polish collection, so I'll probably spend some more time on that! (Have you checked out my shop lately?)

Today I've got a new polish from Orly's Galaxy FX collection. This is another case where I think the company looked at indie polishes while coming up with their collection--look at all the glitter! Milky Way is a pastel blue base with small white, red-orange and holographic hexes, plus light blue microglitter.

Orly Milky Way. One coat with Out the Door and Gelous topcoats.

(Time to shorten my nails, huh? They're getting a bit duck-footed.)

I love that Orly went all-out with the glitter in this one. Despite the base color being pretty sheer, I only needed one coat because the glitter covers everything up. I didn't really have problems getting even coverage. The only downsides were 1. the formula was hard to spread because of all the glitter (the polish itself doesn't seem incredibly thick) and 2. even after two layers of topcoat it still feels bumpy. The texture is only visible in closeups though.

Milky Way is available at Orly's website ($10 for 18 ml), or you might be able to find it at your local Sally Beauty like I did (I'm not seeing it on the site right now).

The product in this post was purchased by me. All opinions are my own.


  1. Nice color from Orly! Its very different :)

  2. Hah, I'm in the middle of reviewing this same polish, we have become nail twins XD

    It's Such a pretty polish, but you're totally right about the formula, it's a mess! My bottle dried surprisingly level and flat though, so good to know other people are getting bumpy results.

    1. Nail twin powers activate!!

      It's not as bumpy as a textured polish, but still annoyingly un-smooth.