Last week I ran-didn’t-walk to Shopper’s Drug Mart to pick up some of the new Quo by Orly nail polishes, and I have to say, WOW. The colours are totally beautiful and the formula is amazing. Not too thick and gloopy, not too thin and watery. No streaks, two coats for perfect coverage, and dries quickly. I’ve tried four shades so far and been thrilled with all the results. Here are the first two.
right hand: Quo by Orly in Celestial Star
This has purple in it as well but unfortunately I couldn’t get it to photograph properly no matter what light I used. It’s really pretty but for some reason it reminds me of this metallic blue Wet’n’Wild polish all my goth friends and I used in 1993 (back then it was the only “weird” colour of polish, besides black).
left hand: Quo by Orly in Turquoise Sky
I had a bit more luck with this one! Depending on the light it looks anywhere from bright turquoise to dark teal to emerald green. I love this polish, I haven’t been able to stop staring at it!
Katy Perry for OPI Not Like the Movies
This colour is kind of boring. I was planning on putting different top coats and glitters over it but I started painting pretty late in the evening and after three coats of this I was ready for Seche Vite and bed.
One day I’ll stop being gross and posting pictures of my toes on my blog. LOL NO I WON’T. Also my cuticles are a hot mess right now. Basically ALL OF ME is a hot mess, but what are you gonna do?
on fingers: Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Eelskin + Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Set the Stage; on toes: Sally Hansen Salon in Golden Nights + Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Set the Stage
I didn’t manage to take a proper picture of these nails before I trashed them, so please enjoy this repeat picture of sno-cones from the fair!
on me: Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Barracuda; on Sym: Sally Hansen Xtreme wear in Fuchsia Power
Even though I’m trying to get away from wearing all grey clothes all the time I still really like grey as a nail polish colour. I have a lot of light greys and since I couldn’t pick just one to use, I decided to use them all!
l-r/thumb-pinky: OPI in Stranger Tides, OPI in Moon Over Mumbai, OPI in I Vant To Be A-Lone Star, Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Lavender Cloud, OPI in Skull & Glossbones
on toes: Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Eel Skin
It’s back! These nails are a little sloppy but I as so busy with Sym’s hair that I didn’t get a chance to paint them until this afternoon. idk how I feel about them, I love all these colours but together it might be a little much.
Sally Hansen Diamond Strength in Diamonds, Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Lavender Cloud, Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Lacey Lilac and OPI in Planks a Lot
I want to give a big THANK YOU to everyone who voted for my polka dotted nails in the StyledOn DIY Manicure contest, because I won! Not the grand prize, but I got into the top ten, which means I’ll get a gift pack of either China Glaze or Hard Candy polish!
I hope to be back with a new Manicure Monday next week, after this whole head lice situation is resolved (combing hair for three hours a day = no time left to paint nails).