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 (here is my review of the other one) that were in good shape. I guess I’ll see in a few months whether these also dry out…
It’s rare to find such intense pigmentation in a drugstore polish, but Quo’s line is manufactured by salon brand, Orly. The price is matched with Essie, which is also sold at drugstores here.
I am not extremely familiar with Orly’s polish line—I own many from back in the day, less so from their newer collections—but I don’t see a dupe for Beyond the Sea in their core collection. There isn’t a clear dupe at Orly-owned SpaRitual, either.
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, I really recommend it if you happen to see it in the sale rack. It’s pretty stunning!
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.