Quo by Orly Nail Polish in Ravishing Maze

Quo — Ravishing Maze (Nail Polish by Orly) Swatch & Review, Plus Horror Movies for Wimps

Brand: Quo

Happy Halloween to you all!

Halloween is tomorrow, and I just had to post this glittery autumnal orange!

My local Shoppers Drug Mart was clearancing some Quo by Orly polishes, and although some of the shades available were kind of dried out (really, Shoppers?), I managed to rescue two polishes that were in good shape. I guess I’ll see in a few months whether these also dry out…

Ravishing Maze (59415) is a rich, pumpkin orange packed with amber microglitter. This stuff is really glittery, even in dim light!

Pumpkin spice
Image: bostoncommoncoffee.com

The name is pretty weird, though. I don’t get what they’re referencing…maybe a play on maize? But why spell it as maze, then? And what’s so ravishing about it? Someone please enlighten me!

Application was easy and two coats gave great coverage. My only complaint is that my particular bottle had a wonkily-cut brush, which did make application a bit trickier. Presumably I just happened to get a lemon.

Quo by Orly Nail Polish in Ravishing Maze, swatch

I suspect this shade is being discontinued since it was being clearanced, and I don’t see it on the Shoppers Drug Mart site. However, if you do happen to see it around and you love oranges, this is a really nice one to get, particularly for Halloween!

Quo by Orly Nail Polish is 0.48 fl oz / 14 mL and retails for CA$11. It is free of toluene, formaldehyde, and dibutyl phthalate (DBP), and it is made in the USA.

Quo Cosmetics is a Shoppers Drug Mart private label brand that offers a variety of beauty products, ranging from foundation and eyeshadow to nail polish and makeup brushes. The product lineup has changed over the years, but their current nail polish is manufactured by Orly. Quo was launched by SDM in 1991. Shoppers Drug Mart is based in Toronto, ON, Canada.

I’ll finish off today’s post with some horror movies. Basically, I love the idea of watching horror movies, but I will let my imagination run away with me, so if a movie is too creepy (particularly the imagery), I won’t be able to sleep! (For a while after watching The Ring, I couldn’t walk past a television without my heart skipping a beat.) Gore is not too big a deal, but psychological—and, oddly, supernatural—horror can really get to me.

Isabelle Fuhrman in Orphan (2009)
Isabelle Fuhrman in Orphan (2009)

So here are my current favorite 20 Horror Movies for Wimps.

  1. Alien (1979)
  2. The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
  3. The Descent (2005)
  4. Drag Me to Hell (2009)
  5. The Faculty (1998)
  6. Fallen (1998)
  7. Final Destination (2000)
  8. Ghostbusters (1984)
  9. The Host (2006)
  10. Let the Right One In (2008)
  11. Orphan (2009)
  12. Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)
  13. Pitch Black (2000)
  14. Ravenous (1999)
  15. Shaun of the Dead (2004)
  16. The Skeleton Key (2005)
  17. Sleep Tight (2011)
  18. 28 Days Later (2002)
  19. Warm Bodies (2013)
  20. Zombieland (2009)

The Sixth Sense and The Nightmare Before Christmas were good shouts, too, but I decided that pretty much everyone and their dog has already seen The Sixth Sense and I associate Nightmare more with Christmas.

Are there any others you’d recommend for me? You know…horror-themed, but not as terrifying as The Exorcist and The Grudge, nor revolting as Event Horizon and Silent Hill. What are your favorite Halloween movies? 🎃

24 thoughts on “Quo — Ravishing Maze (Nail Polish by Orly) Swatch & Review, Plus Horror Movies for Wimps

  1. Yeah I bought a couple of Quo by Orly polishes from the clearance bins and I saw that some were half way down the bottle dried out – wtf.
    Hmm the name… aren’t mazes a thing around Halloween? Like the hedge maze at Center Island. I’m totally reaching. I DUNNO.
    Pan’s Labyrinth is SUPER scary! Not for wimps! Are you calling me a WIMPY wimp? 😛

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    • Hedge mazes…yeah I guess I can see that! Still, weird name…

      I must say you probably are a Wimpy Wimp! 😀 Though the eyeballs-in-the-hands dude did creep me out a lot.

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      • Yessss, the eyeball hand dude! And what happened to the step father… gah I won’t spoil anything here.
        I hope Cabin in the Woods is on this weekend, I’d totally watch it again!

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        • I rewatched Cabin sometime last year – just as funny the second time around!

          BTW if Pan’s Labyrinth had you freaked, DO NOT watch The Devil’s Backbone, an older horror movie by the same director, Guillermo Del Toro. It’s freaky as hell. I think I’m gonna go cleanse my mind by rewatching Pacific Rim hahahaha.


  2. Love your list of movies for wimps, just what I was looking for! I am exactly the same: I love horror movies but I spend weeks staring at the shower drain after seeing IT. Strangely, I can read horror stories just fine…

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  3. Ha, I’ve watched five of those movies in the last week (annual watch-all-the-horror-movie-a-thon.) I’ll also put Blair Witch 2: Book of Shadows on there, because it’s a favourite and it’s awful. Also Idle Hands. 🙂

    Also, what is up with Shoppers selling dried up nail polish? I don’t really shop there any more (got sort of fed up with the whole points thing taking preference over paying customers, at least at my particular location) but the last time I was there, they had all this polish on clearance that was, like, a quarter left in the bottle. So weird.

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    • Ahh I remember Idle Hands! Whatever happened to Devon Sawa? I haven’t seen BW2, though, having been unimpressed by the first. Worth watching ’cause it’s so bad, huh?

      Huh, that’s an interesting complaint about SDM! They’re definitely not my fave retailer, but there aren’t too many options. My Rexall is a bit hopeless :/ I do like Well.ca, though. But yeah, the dried nail polish is REALLY off-putting. Just dump it, already. I’ve never seen that kind of thing at Winners, or even Dollarama.


      • Devin Sawa was so cute! He does some seriously impressive physical comedy work in Idle Hands. I have this theory that being in an Eminem video is a complete career-killer, so I’m going with the Stan explanation on this one.

        The Shoppers thing is I think three or four times in a row I went in to complete what should have been quick, not-inexpensive purchases, only to get stuck behind somebody having their hand held through the process of applying for a points card or trying to cash in their points. It was kind of like, “Hi, over here with my purchases ready to give you money for them and you’re all busy giving it back to somebody else.” Drove me bananas, so I stopped shopping there. 😦

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        • LOL I didn’t realize he was in an Eminem video. That could do it.

          That stinks about your SDM! I dunno, if I were you, I’d write a letter of complaint to head office. Bet you’ll get a freebie or something out of it, and who knows…maybe they’ll change their ways!

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