Hey lovelies! I am so, so excited to share this new launch from ORLY. I get giddy over two things; nail polish and nail treatments. It’s no secret that I have a huge collection of polishes and I’ve tried nearly every nail hardener, cuticle oil, nail enhancer, base coat, top coat- if I can get my hands on it, I have tried it. For the first time ever, a nail brand took these two and fused them together in what ORLY Is calling “Breathable“. This new line allows oxygen and hydration to pass through to the to promote nail growth, increase nail thickness and help heal damaged nails.
As someone who loves to wear nail polish, I also know how important it is to allow your nails to breath. I have an extensive nail routine and change my polish often. In times where I don’t change my polish, my nails are very quick to get dry and brittle (putting them at risk for breaking) and my nails will even curl if they are long. I’ve found that not matter how much lotion or oil I use when sporting a long-wear mani, it makes little difference! A good nail polish creates a tight barrier from the world- including oxygen and any hydration. They’re literally being smothered!
This formula features an advanced oxygen technology and is packed with argan oil and vitamins B5 & C for healing, stimulating and hydration!
I got to try 2 out of the whopping 18 new shades in this lineup and of course, I have pictures for you all! With this special new formula there is no need for a base or top coat. For me, this set high expectations! If ORLY claims to need no base coat, I’m expecting this polish to be long lasting, chip resistant and non-staining! If I don’t need a top coat, I want this polish to be self leveling, have a great drying time and offer a killer shine! That is one tall order for a one-bottle mani!
ORLY absolutely delivers. This breathtaking bright coral shade is called “Nail Superfood.” Dare I say the shine on my nails is even more than the reflection on the glass bottle?! This is two thin coats. That’s it. ORLY did include adhesion promoters and shine additives so it’s safe to say, they thought of everything.
My favorite of the two shades is this beautiful, pale pink called “Light as a Feather.” For this one, I did need 3 extremely thin layers. This isn’t unusual for a pale shade.
So, the polish looks amazing. (I also want to note that I did absolutely NO cuticle clean up for either of these manicures. The brush inside perfectly fit my cuticles for a super clean end result) But do they leave your nails. ORLY had 500 women test Breathable against traditional nail polish:
99% of women tested saw a noticeable difference in the overall health and appearance of their nails.
Felt their nails were STRONGER + HEALTHIER after using Breathable for 1 week.
Experienced measurably FASTER nail growth.
Experienced LESS CHIPPING and PEELING.
50% of the testers reported that the Breathable formula lasted longer on their nails.
10 out of 10 nail technicians felt the formula was easier to apply and control.
I will be wearing “Light as a Feather” for the next five days and keeping you all updated on Instagram and Facebook!
All 18 shades + a clear polish in the same great formula will be available in stores starting TODAY. And in stores August 2016. These beauties retail for $8.99. You can of course, get them straight from the source at OrlyBeauty.com/Breathable and you can check out all the shades there as well!