Orly Beach Cruiser Nail Polish is part of the Orly Feel the Vibe Mani Minis Summer 2012 Collection (photos & nail swatches). I received the entire collection from Orly Romania last week and as a dedicated fan of pink colors Beach Cruiser was the first one I’ve tried.
I received Orly Beach Cruiser in a mini bottle of 5.3 ml / .18 fl oz for 20.00 Lei while the full size bottle is 18 ml / 0.6 fl oz and retails for $7.50 / 45.00 Lei. The color is a bright fuchsia with a semi-matte finish which looks rather sheer if it’s applied in one coat and still a little bit transparent in two coats. The texture is very light and creamy so the polish will be dried in seconds, which is one of the things I love about neon colors.
The application went fine without pooling, bubbling or streaking but it took me longer to apply the color because of the mini brush which must be dipped in several times to get a nice coverage.
I’ve applied a layer of Orly Gripping Base Coat (photos & info) before adding color but in the end I gave up applying top coat because I didn’t wanted a shiny neon. This is one of my favorite pink shades for summer and the mini bottle has its advantages and could easily fit into my purse (the entire mini collection actually) when I go in vacation or just to have it close by for a quick retouch.
Orly Beach Cruiser Nail Polish – one coat
Orly Beach Cruiser Nail Polish – two coats
Orly Beach Cruiser Nail Polish after 4 days wear
Except the middle finger where the polish chipped badly (I don’t know if you notice so far from my reviews but polishes always chip or fade faster on my middle finger) the rest of the nails are looking pretty good with only minor tip wear. The color is bright, no lines in the polish from typing or other stuff. Being a neon polish and having the advantage of quick drying within seconds it’s known that they are not very long lasting or chip resistant so a neon polish is usually removed after 2-3 days (some girls change it daily).
I hope this review was fun and helpful for you. Please let me know what do you think of this color. Would you wear it? Have you already bought it?