Orly is releasing TODAY a brand-new formula of polish. It is their Orly Breathable collection. This is an all-in-one formula so you don’t need to use a base or a topcoat. The formula contains vitamin B5, Argan Oil, and Vitamin C to help strengthen and grow nails.
The new Orly Breathable collection is available in 18 shades.
I was sent two shades from the collection so I can let you know how these worked for me!
The first shade is Orly Barely There. This is a super-duper light pink. As instructed, I did not use a basecoat. The first coat of polish was patchy and kind of had these weird bubbles where polish was missing. To be honest, I was pretty darn concerned about the formula at this point.
On the second coat, everything evened out. Phew!
It took longer to dry than when I use an ultra-fast drying topcoat. But once it dried, it looked and felt like normal polish. It also lasted about as long as regular polish. I typically change my polish every day and this one was changed after one day as well. There was a tiny amount of tip wear – nothing that you’d really notice unless you were looking.
Orly Take a Break is a nice creamy purple.
I know that I’m going to be on the lookout for this new formula wherever Orly polishes are sold. It’s kinda nice not having to worry about a base and topcoat. I like the efficiency and quickness of this – especially since I have less and less time to do my nails these days!