Barely There and Give Me A Break by ORLY

8 Aug

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Good afternoon!  I hope you are having a great Monday!  Today I have two lovely shades from ORLY’s new Breathable Treatment + Color line.  This is a new lacquer that combines treatment and color all in one lacquer.  The idea is much like a contact lens, it allows air and moisture to penetrate the lacquer and in turn help nail growth and health.  This lacquer contains Argan oil and vitamins B5 and C which will help strengthen your nail and repair damage.  There is no need for a base coat or top coat, just lacquer and allow to dry.

First up we have Barely There.  This is a white creme with warm pink undertones.  Application was surprisingly easy, since it is a white, and leveled out nicely.  In my photos I am wearing just two coats of Barely There.

Barely There 1 Barely There 2 Barely There 3 Barely There 4

Next up we have Give Me A Break.  This is a bright magenta pink creme.  Again application and formula were both perfect.  The extra wide brush head made cuticle edges crisp without much work.  In my photos I am wearing two coats of Give Me A Break.

Give Me A Break 1 Give Me A Break 2 Give Me A Break 3Give Me A Break 4

So what do you guys think of the new Breathable Treatment + Color line from ORLY?  It is certainly an interesting concept and could certainly see using these on my toes, I tend to wear lacquer for much longer periods, or even for giving my nails a break between traditional lacquer.  The only downside is to get this to work, you will have to skip on the fast dry top coats and I am a bit addicted to those.  All in all I think this is an interesting concept and while this may not be for everyone, it does have a needed place in the community.  Be sure to check out all the amazing lacquers ORLY has to offer and give them a follow on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram for up to date info.  Thanks a million for stopping by today and I will see you all again tomorrow.

These products were provided for review but that does not influence my opinions.

20 Responses to “Barely There and Give Me A Break by ORLY”

  1. Kristi V BeginNails August 8, 2016 at 9:11 PM #

    How fast is the dry time? I am such a quick dry top coat kind of gal – not wearing one would feel so abnormal. Give Me A Break is lovely!

    • Nina August 9, 2016 at 8:53 PM #

      It really seemed on par with your standard lacquers. Not super quick but manageable.

  2. Krystal E. August 8, 2016 at 9:34 PM #

    I’ve heard a bit of backlash from the professional community on it but I liked it when I wore it. I especially loved how easy it was to remove.

    • Nina August 9, 2016 at 8:54 PM #

      I understand what ORLY is trying to create and think there is certainly a place for it. One thing I noticed was the smell was almost nonexisiting which was really nice!

  3. Erika August 9, 2016 at 12:03 AM #

    Those are pretty. I don’t grok the breathable thing… Nails don’t need to breathe.

    • Nina August 9, 2016 at 9:00 PM #

      I think this is a great option for women in the Muslim community. Wudu is a very common procedure before prayer and this would allow a person to wear polish and not have to remove before hand. The water could still penetrate the lacquer.

  4. Emily Draher August 9, 2016 at 6:58 AM #

    I’ve heard a lot about this line lately. These colors are pretty!

    • Nina August 9, 2016 at 9:01 PM #

      It is certainly an interesting idea and would love to see the long term effects!

  5. Stacie August 9, 2016 at 12:12 PM #

    I’ve been hearing a lot about breathable polishes lately, they sound really cool! I’m up for anything that lets more people wear polish. 🙂

    • Nina August 9, 2016 at 9:01 PM #

      I totally agree!!! I love seeing the community grow and offer more options for lacquer lovers! <3

  6. CosmetopiaDigest August 9, 2016 at 4:39 PM #

    I love Orly’s formula. Give Me A Break is one of those polishes you can wear through the year, no matter what season it is!

    • Nina August 9, 2016 at 9:03 PM #

      I totally agree!!!!

  7. Ann August 9, 2016 at 9:19 PM #

    Love both of these!

    • Nina August 9, 2016 at 9:21 PM #

      They are pretty fabulous and great core colors! <3

  8. Honeygirlk August 10, 2016 at 2:23 PM #

    I love a great white shade… these colors are absolutely gorgeous.

    • Nina August 11, 2016 at 8:28 PM #

      Me too! There are a must have for sure! <3

  9. Nichole C August 12, 2016 at 11:50 AM #

    I got a breathable mani at CPNA. I still don’t know what I think of them…but that fuchsia is amazing.

    • Nina August 17, 2016 at 8:24 PM #

      I am always up for a good bright lacquer so this is perfect for me!

  10. Fairytalesnails August 14, 2016 at 4:37 AM #

    Two stunning Orly polishes 🙂 and fabulous swatches x

    • Nina August 17, 2016 at 8:24 PM #

      Thanks! <3

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