Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Orly Beach Cruiser

I picked up Beach Cruiser and Skinny Dip from Orly's new summer neon collection Feel The Vibe at Sally's yesterday. I don't own a neon yellow or orange so I was tempted to get those, but I didn't and stuck with these two instead. Unfortunately, I'm a little disappointed in Beach Cruiser because it's really not what I expected.

Orly Beach Cruiser
Orly Beach Cruiser
Orly Beach Cruiser
Orly Beach Cruiser
Orly Beach Cruiser
Orly Beach Cruiser
2 coats Orly Beach Cruiser
1 coat Poshe
I know I said I'd try to cut back on photos since I tend to post so many, but I figured since at the time I'm posting this, this is a new polish, the extra photos might help since they're in slightly different lightings.

The color is where I'm disappointed. I was under the impression that these were true neons. I know Skinny Dip isn't going to be, but I really expected that Beach Cruiser was. It's a very bright hot pink/fuchsia-ish color that's a little darker than I expected. But I'm really not seeing neon. It kinda borders between a neon and bright, but unfortunately, I just don't think it's a true neon. The other thing that gives me a hunch that it's not a true neon is it doesn't have that satin, semi-matte finish that is a trademark of a neon. I did a swatch on my nail wheel because I always top coat my polish anyway, and it looks quite shiny even without a top coat. When I picture summer neons, I picture China Glaze's Poolside collection. And don't get me wrong, this is still a BRIGHT color. I'm just still not convinced it's a neon. And also don't think that I don't like this polish. I still think it's a beautiful color. I just really expected more of a real neon.

The formula was flawless (another reason why I think it might not be a neon! lol). Not streaky, patchy, or sheer. Completely easily opaque in 2 coats. It was a perfect consistency, and I don't think this needs to be layered over white at all as some neons do to reach their full potential.

Overall, it's an amazing quality polish, a beautiful summer bright hot pink, but it's not the neon I expected it to be.