I picked up Sally Hansen HD Laser about two years ago, and really love it. The colour is phenomenal, a deep cobalt blue, very sparkly and reflective. More visible in the bottle, but still slightly visible on the nail is a purple duochrome. This colour has tonnes of depth. The catch? It's extremely sheer. You'd have to do at least four coats to see it at its ideal colour.
Enter Orly by Quo Celestial Star. Which, I must point out, is kind of a silly name. I mean, aren't stars celestial by definition? It's not like you have your celestial stars, and then your something-other-than-celestial stars. Anyways, moving on. Loving Sally Hansen Laser as much as I do (but hating the formula), I couldn't quite resist the temptation to pick up Quo by Orly Celestial Star. The Quo by Orly line is unique to Canada, and you can find it at Shopper's DrugMart.
Celestial Star and Laser look pretty much identical in the bottle:
And here they are at two coats of polish. Laser is on the index and ring fingers, Celestial Star on the middle and pinky.
You can see how sheer Laser is at two coats. In contact, Celestial Star is far more pigmented.
I absolutely love the super-shiny reflective sparkly finish this has. It's very attention grabbing, and even in low-lighting is just seems to glow. It's one of my very favourite polishes.
What do you think of Laser and Celestial Star? Given the chance would you spring for the Orly by Quo version? Or do you already own the equivalent Orly from the Cosmic FX collection?
All this talk of celestial bodies and cosmic phenomena has me thinking of one thing: