Saturday, July 25, 2009

QRS Swatches of Jamaican Dream


Above & Below: QRS Jamaican Dream, a mint creme with a hint of blue. I was reminded of Barry M Mint in some lighting, and China Glaze For Audrey in others. It is more mint than blue though, most definitely. Of course I had to matte it as shown below, using one coat of Essie's Matte About You.


I managed to get through 1 box (6 polishes) and have 3 boxes to go, so let's get started! Ignore the state of my nails, ignore my cuticles which need attention, and ignore my lack of clean-up because I dropped my favorite angled brush into the bottle of acetone, and it melted after I tried in vain to save it. Of the 6 polishes I've tried, every one of them dried extremely fast. Not just dry to the touch, but dry as in I removed a load of laundry less than 5 minutes after applying one of them, loaded the dryer, and started another load of laundry without incident. I wasn't trying to be careful not to ruin my paint job, because I'd already photographed it and was ready to remove it and move on to the next shade. The only one I'm uncertain about is Jamaican Dream. I had to use 4 coats to get even coverage. I am not a master of creme application, so it may be part me. I added 2 drops of thinner after I did the third coat and it seemed to have a much better consistency. The rest were all 2 coats, and done rapidly, so you can see for example, on the tip of one of my fingers wearing The Arabian Nights, there's a small spot that I missed with the second coat. My thoughts: Do I love these? Pretty much, I'd have to say that I do. Their best quality? The shades are all unique and they dry extremely fast. They are very inexpensive and the service from QRS is top notch. Their worst quality? Honestly, I can't find too much to complain about at all, other than the consistency of Jamaican Dream, which I believe was cured with a bit of thinner. These are salon quality polishes that are much less expensive than most and better performing than many others also. If you'd like more information on cost and shipping, just read my previous post from yesterday. Coming next today will be The Arabian Nights, a deep charcoal gray with multi-colored glitter.

11 comments:

  1. OMG! I NEED this color in my life! buying it! im sold! haha :D

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  2. It's a vibrant turquoise-blue ♥

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  3. Nice smooth finish! That is a lot of coats though.

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  4. Wow! That polish is a stunner. This is another one I was looking forward to seeing. It's just an added bonus that the dry time is super speedy! I'm so glad you found this site and are running through these for us. This looks great on you. Cremes can be a bit tricky, some of them do great at one or two coats, and some take more. But I do love them!

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  5. Whoa - that colour is insane!!! (in a good way :)

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  6. This is a beauty! How did you ever find them? They all look so gorgeous on you. I want to be driven insane! I also love how you made them each matte

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  7. ahhhh this colours sooo cool esp wi the essie matte on it xxx

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  8. Again, please know I appreciate all of you taking the time to look at my posts and comment, but because I've been so busy swatching all of them, I've gotten terribly behind in commenting back. So if I see a question, I'll at least try to answer that and hopefully get back on schedule!
    Lucy~in answer to your question about where I first found these...back in October I went into a small nail salon and they had baskets of polishes on the floor, one being QRS in Caribbean Turquoise. It was the only QRS I saw, so I bought it and loved it. As I'm going through trying to reorganize my storage, I came across it again last week and decided to Google search it!

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