As much time as I spend changing my nail colour, I hate waiting for multiple coats to dry so I was excited when I heard about the new line of Breathable nail polishes from Quo by Orly. These colours promise two coat coverage but with a built in base and top coat as well as technology to make your nails stronger. As you can tell, I broke my ring finger nail AGAIN so I am all for things that will make my nails stronger!
Now I know, you are screaming the old “Nails don’t breathe” thing at me, but we all know that they love cuticle oil and absorb water. The technology in the new Quo by Orly Breathable line is similar to that of a contact lens, they allow oxygen and hydration to pass through which promotes nail growth and are great for damaged nails. They have nice medium length wide brushes that make the polish a dream to apply. Seriously, no cleanup on the base coat in my swatch, just the red nail art to show you how well they apply for “regular people” who do not have clean up brushes and the like.
I decided to do some simple nail art with Quo by Orly Breathable in Fresh Start and The Antidote using some floral vinyls I picked up from Born Pretty a while back.
Quo by Orly Breathable in Fresh Start is a light minty green. It does not suffer from that chalky look of pastels even without top coat and is fully opaque in two coats. Dry time is good, I was able to apply vinyls without issue after just ten minutes.
Quo by Orly Breathable in The Antidote is cherry red compared to the other reds in the collection. It gets quite dark with two coats as you can see by how opaque the flowers are with one coat used for the floral vinyls. It has a slightly thinner consistency than Fresh Start but not enough to flood the cuticle and a third coat dries quickly for a dark cherry red shade.
Quo by Orly Breathable is exclusive to Shoppers Drug Mart. You will find 18 new shades ranging from the palest neutrals to dark red and purple in stores starting at the end of July. Quo by Orly Breathable polishes will be priced at $10.99 each – and with no basecoat or topcoat needed, you can get more colours!