Happy Friday! Today I have an Orly polish to share from the 2011 holiday collection, Holiday Soiree. Au Champaign is a soft white polish with a little something special. At first I thought it was a white shimmer, but during application I noticed a bit of a frost due to the brush strokes. Also in between coats it dried to an unexpected satin finish! Not what I expected at all! Once I added a top coat I remembered why I tracked this down early last year. A glossy finish made the brushstrokes disappear!
It's super hard to explain the finish of the polish, it has sparkle, but I would consider it a shimmer. It is also a very bright white which I didn't expect, I thought it would have been softer like a frost. In my photos I only used two coats but I would probably use a third next time.
Application was a little weird since the polish was a bit goopy, but few drops of thinner helped with that and the second coat. Plus the final layer of top coat evened out any little imperfections.
Overall this is a very wearable white meaning it does not look too stark like white out on your nails! The shimmer makes it so pretty and delicate, similar to the texture/appearance of snow. Such a great holiday and winter polish :)