Don’t be shocked. You didn’t accidentally visit the wrong blog. (Well, even if you did, come stay a while!)
I’m actually wearing a pink nail polish! *Gasp* And, yes, I chopped my longer nails to little nubs. (I just love growing my nails long and then trimming them super short. I just can’t settle on one length. I need to experience them all!)
This is the teeny tiny bottle of Quo by Orly True Love that came in the Quo by Orly 18 Piece Mini Nail Polish Gift Set I blogged about earlier. (It’s available in their full-size core collection.)
Since I don’t photograph pink polishes often, I didn’t realize that this shade would morph so much on me.
In dim lighting, it looked completely different than what you see in real life. With flash, it’s closer, but not accurate. And I wasn’t able to get any photos of me wearing it when the sun came out.
So, why even bother showing you this if the colour in my photos isn’t accurate? You can see the finish and get an idea of the opacity.
Plus I’m learning as I go. I’d like people to see my improvement over time. I don’t want to be a blogger who only shows photos when they come out as expected. That’s not real life.
I believe that you can learn a lot from all kinds of photos…even the bad ones. It’s not about having immaculate swatches. It’s about who’s willing to share a piece of themselves with others. (At least that’s how I think.)
My nails are an open book to all of you! 😉 Some chapters will be better than others.
Quo by Orly True Love Pictures
Quo by Orly True Love Ingredients
Quo by Orly True Love Swatches
All swatches have:
- High gloss finish
- Fast drying (I didn’t wait long before slicking on my fast-drying top coat.)
- Long lasting (I didn’t wear it for long solo.)
- Name: Quo by Orly True Love
- Collection: Quo by Orly 18 Piece Mini Nail Polish Gift Set
- Colours Available in the Quo by Orly 18 Piece Mini Nail Polish Gift Set: Very Vixen, Mystic Night, Garnet, Precious, Sapphire Sparkle, Cold Stone, Rock Show, Rock Star, Night Sky, Turquoise Moonlight, Celestial Star, First Class, Filthy Rich, Red Hot, Wine & Dine, Old Hollywood, Love Game & True Love
- Amount: 4.4 mL (0.15 fl. oz.)
- What I Paid: $1.83 CAD ($32.99 CAD on sale for entire mini set)
- Where to Buy: Exclusive to Shoppers Drug Mart stores
Quo by Orly True Love Review
Ahh…the colour was so simple yet I had a hard time capturing it. (I need to play around more with the Warm and Cool settings because I think that would fix it. And I’m not great at doing colour balance. More stuff to learn!)
It’s a fun, girly pink that is very Barbie-esque. It has a bit of a bite to it because it’s not anaemic like a pastel pink, but it’s not as loud as a neon pink, either.
Sometimes under artificial yellow light, I noticed that it looked like it had a hint of reddish orange. But most times, it looks like a deeper bubblegum pink.
Note: It is not purplish or fuchsia in any way like some of the photos above would suggest.
(When I publish a future post on the Konadicure I did over this, I’ll show you what it looks like in sunlight. That’s the most accurate.)
Edit: Check out the Pink & Black Konadicure I did with Quo by Orly True Love here!
All this being said, I felt good about trying another pink. (As many of you know, I’m on the quest to find pinks that work for me. Most pinks look horrible on my skin tone.) Quo by Orly True Love doesn’t seem to clash, and it looks alright. It just doesn’t wow me. But this is one step in the right direction!
Quo by Orly True Love is a creme polish, so this means it’s really easy to remove. No scrubbing like you would to get a glitter off!
Application & Formula
True Love went on smoothly and the formula was so easy to control. (If only true love were as easy as True Love!)
This definitely needs at least 2 coats.
Even though the mini bottle came with a super small brush, I found it very easy to manipulate because, well, my hands (and therefore fingers) are small.
Those who have larger nail beds may find that they need to keep re-dipping the brush into the polish to get more. And for them, I’d recommend just getting the full-size bottle with the regular-sized brush.
Also, even if you have larger nails, consider using these mini brushes to apply polish to your toenails. (I have small feet, too…women’s size 5 shoes, and I prefer the mini brushes for my toenails.)
Final Verdict: 6/10
True Love didn’t win my heart over. There’s nothing wrong with the colour, but I feel like it’s not my pink soulmate. I’m still on the hunt for one that pulls my heartstrings. This, however, at least didn’t clash with my skintone.
Do you wear pink nail polish often? Which brand do you think makes the best pink polishes? Have you found your true love?