Thursday, April 18, 2013

Quo by ORLY Spring 2013 Swatches

Hi everyone! I'm breaking out of my finals-cocoon to share with you some swatches of some of the new Quo by ORLY polishes! I was sent three of them to swatch and review and I think I have found the shade I'll be wearing all summer long, it is amazing. Let's see the pictures!
First up is My Muse, a very interesting purple glass fleck polish. I have nothing like this in my collection. In the bottle you can see a really pretty purple/gold-ish duochrome, but I couldn't find a way to get it to translate on the nail.

I used three coats for complete opacity here. This is one I would love to try layering over black to see if the duochrome will be accentuated.

Next up is Prepster, a very pretty light blue jelly with an intense shimmer. I know the shimmer doesn't translate well in this photo, but it's very apparent in person. I used three coats here since it was more of a jelly finish than a creme. This just screams spring to me!

Here's a shot with flash that shows off the pretty blue shimmer! 

This beauty is Quo by ORLY Femme Fatale. It is a neon pink that is honestly the brightest nail polish I have ever seen. My camera couldn't capture the true pop of this colour, it's even crazier than it appears in the photo. Like many neon polishes Femme Fatale dries to a matte finish.

This is what she looks like with a coat of Seche Vite. I wore this manicure for a few days, which is rare for me. I got so many compliments on it, these nails are begging for attention. My only complaint about Femme Fatale (and all neon polishes in my experience) is that they chip quite easily. Even with the Seche Vite the wear time wasn't excellent on that. This can be combated by making a "top coat sandwich," where you put down a layer of topcoat over your polish, then add one more layer of polish, and then another layer of topcoat if you desire.

Overall I'm really excited about these three polishes. I think that Femme Fatale is a must have and I know it'll be on my toes all summer long. Quo by ORLY polishes are available at Shopper's Drug Mart or Pharmaprix and they retail for $10.00 each!


  1. What a fun collection! I'm pretty much in love with the glassfleck.

  2. My Muse is SO pretty! I picked it up the other day and put it back thinking it would be far too sheer... I'm going to have to go back.

  3. The shimmer in My Muse is so pretty!