|Would buy this product again.||100%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
Product's Claims: True or False?
1) Fast Drying: True
2) Long Lasting: True
3) High Gloss: True
The polish has a long black rubberized handle with a slight inward curvature. The bottle is clear glass with four distinct edges - these and their corners are rounded off - and there is a bit of roundness to each of the sides. These design features make the bottle very comfortable to hold in my hand while opening and the opening of the bottles is very easy overall. You can find the name of the polish on a sticker on the bottom of the bottle, and there's a large white Q stamped on the top of the cap. Where the packaging lacks a bit is in the brush. It works well for me but the brush overall does look a bit cheap in comparison to the rest of the bottle as the bristles are not cut evenly (some bottles are more pronounced than others in this, but they all seem to have that same unevenness). This doesn't seem to affect application for me. The brush is long and slender, but I feel like it's just slightly too slender for its length and could benefit from a bit of added width, but overall I have no issues with applying polishes from this brand with its brush.
Similarly to Celestial Star, Night Sky is a shade that looks gorgeous in the bottle but doesn't quite translate onto the nail. It does however translate better than the former, and is definitely my preferred out of the two. Night Sky has a dark blackish blue base with lots of fine glitter than shines red, purple, and at certain angles the polish will give off a bit of bronze-y khaki olive shade. It's fairly subtle on the nail but it does still show up in some lights and at some angles. On the nail it predominantly shows up as a very dark violet shade with very pretty reddish purplish sparkles. The formula overall seems to be a bit better than Celestial Star, going on completely opaque in two coats and without any problems that I could see. The first coat is mostly even but it does require a second to completely even everything out. The consistency seems to be just right - not too thick or too thin. It doesn't flood my cuticles and it applies quite smoothly overall, no brush strokes or nail imperfections could be seen. Nice and glossy as well.
Overall it wears just as well as the majority of my polishes, although I would say that I tend to see the start of tip wear a bit sooner than with others - but once it gets that bit of wear it doesn't progress any further and my nails look the same as with other polishes near the mid-week point. I did apply it over a base that I didn't give lots of time to dry though, so I will update once I try it out again and give my base more time to dry completely (as giving the base more time to dry does give me better wear with all of the bases I've tried).
Bang for your Buck:
14ml or 0.48 oz for $10.00 at Shoppers Drug Mart. This is definitely a pricier offering, although most who shop at Shoppers will know that Shopper's brands are often on the pricier side compared to other drug stores. Seems to be similar in price and product amount as brands such as OPI, so it's definitely not a big splurge.
This is a very pretty shade and great for those who want something vampy but aren't big on reds or blacks. The finish is very nice and even though the colour doesn't look exactly as it does in the bottle with al the glitter I still very much love how it looks on the nails. I definitely do hope though that Quo brings down the price a bit considering you get less than you do with the original Orly brand for about the same price!
* Overall Rating: 4.5/5
* Price: 2/5
* Packaging Quality: 4/5
* Repurchase: Yes.