Thursday, August 24, 2017

Quo by Orly ~ Mega Orange



Quo by Orly ~ Mega Orange
Orange texture packed with shimmer

Quo by Orly was originally only available in Canada, and I got a couple of them back in the days when I swapped with a pair of Canadian girls. This orange beauty is bought in Germany though, but I’ve only seen the brand there that one time.

It’s been sitting in the infamous box for a while though but today is a day where I was in the mood for a nice orange colour on my nails.

Two easy coats is what it took to achieve full opacity. The drying time was really good on the first layer and pretty average on the second layer. I find that that is the way it is with many textures.

I made a dry marble out of it. I used a black: OPI’s Never have too Mani Friends, a red: Masura’s Can I just take a Glance, and a silver holo: KBShimmer’s Pt Young Thing.

This is the final mani including topcoat.


I love the mix of colours here.


Here’s Mega Orange on its own; two coats. Isn’t it just a gorgeous orange?


This is the four polishes I used for my manicure.


I really like dry brush manicures. Perhaps I should do them more often! :D


Number of coats: 2
Drying time: First coat good, second coat average
Finish: Texture with shimmer
Overall impression: Great colour and formula and I love the colour
Buy again: Yes

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Colors by Llarowe ~ Times Square



Colors by Llarowe ~ Times Square
Described as: purple linear holo multichrome that shifts from fuchsia to red to purple to blue

Times Square is a limited edition polish that was created for the Polish Con in April 2017. It’s described as a multichrome and I can also see bit of a shift in the bottle, but I don’t see any shift on my nails no matter how much I twist and turn them. I just see a pretty purple.

The formula was good and I used two easy coats for my mani. The drying time was really good too. I applied a silver holo on my ring finger and my middle finger; I used KBShimmer’s Pt Young Thing for that. That’s also a good two coater.

I stamped with the opposite colours and was happy to learn that both polishes actually stamp. The stamp on my pinkie and my pointer is from Lina’s stamping plate Feeling Shapely! 07 and the skulls on my ring finger and middle finger is from Lina’s Make your Mark 04.

This is the final mani taken with flash – including a layer of topcoat.


Here’s the same thing in ordinary daylight, no sun.


This the base colours before the stamping. They’re both lovely polishes.


The things I used: Two polishes and two stamping plates. 


Times Square was limited edition and is no longer available.


Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Really good
Finish: Linear holo that supposedly shifts between colours
Overall impression: I like the polish but I’m somewhat disappointed that I don’t see the promised shift
Buy again: Yes because it’s a lovely purple

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

KBShimmer ~ Ink Again



KBShimmer ~ Ink Again
Cobalt blue linear holo

Ink Again is from the Winter/Holiday collection from 2016. It’s a beautiful blue linear holographic polish.

I used two coats for my manis. The first coat acted up a bit patchy, but the second coat went on effortlessly. The drying time was really good.

The stamping plate I used is called QJ-L13 and I stamped with El Corazón’s stamping polish Orchid.

Here’s the final mani including topcoat. The picture is taken with flash because the sun didn’t want to come out and play.


This picture is taken in ordinary daylight, no sun.


Here’s Ink Again on its own. It’s such a pretty colour.


Here’s the stuff I used for my mani.


Ink Again is a really cool blue. I like it a lot.



Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Really good
Finish: Linear holo
Overall impression: Formula is jelly-ish, but it still covered in two coats. Cool colour
Buy again: Yes