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Quo by ORLY Summer 2015 - Alexa Likes

Quo by ORLY Summer 2015

The new Quo by Orly Summer 2015 nail polish collection is filled with neons, which will undoubtedly brighten your mood on this gloomy Monday!

I have four shades to swatch from this collection, but bare in mind that it is a little difficult to accurately picture neon shades on camera. This is why I rarely take nail polish swatch photos with a white background, because it throws off my camera’s colour balance.

QUO by ORLY Summer 2015 Nail Polishes

Que-by-Orly-Rush-nail-polish-swatch-Summer-CollectionRush is a bright cream purple, I had some trouble getting the formulation to go on smooth and evenly. I’m not to sure if it was the polish reacting to my base coat. I needed a top coat to help level out the polish and add some shine, because it almost had a semi matte finish.

Que-by-Orly-jawbreaker-nail-polish-swatch-Summer-CollectionJawbreaker is a cream neon orange that is pretty accurately depicted in the photo above. I thought the formulation was good, as it offered up great opacity in 2-3 coats. The formulation runs on the thick side, so I recommend either applying thin coats or at least waiting sufficient time between coats so as to prevent smudging.

Que-by-Orly-Hype-nail-polish-swatch-Summer-CollectionHype is a neon hot pink, the shade applies very similarly to Jawbreaker.


Lastly, Adrenaline is a true neon green. It was probably my favourite shade in the bunch, along with Jawbreaker. However, the formula was sheer and difficult to build up. I highly recommend using it with a white base coat or ridge filler, because otherwise, you will be applying 3-4 thin coats. It requires patience, but the colour is stunning.

My one gripe with the entire collection was that the nail polish brushes have uneven bristles, which made getting a flawless application difficult. It was next to impossible to get a smooth edge along the cuticle. Jagged bristles make for streaky nail polish application, which means that using a top coat to conceal imperfections is compulsory.

Availability: currently at Shoppers Drug Mart / Pharmaprix at $10 each.

Which neon nail polishes have you worn this summer?

This post contains PR sample(s) sent for editorial consideration.


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