Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Back to the QRS by Quirius Polishes

Above & Below: QRS Purple Passion outdoors, no flash. Below is the QRS Prime Top Coat used over the polish, because like many neons, it dries to a semi-matte finish.

Below: Pictures below were taken indoors, with a flash.

Below: A sign that winter is coming...this flock of Canadian Geese flew overhead while I was taking my pictures. They were heading straight south, which tells me taking pictures outdoors in pleasant weather is something that's not going to last much longer!
My Natural & Organic Beauty month is cutting into my polish posting! I'm going to be going through more of my QRS polishes today, which by the way, are Big 3 Free, so I'll tie it into the theme that way. The first polish post today is on QRS Purple Passion, which I believe is considered a neon polish. It dries to a semi-matte or eggshell finish, but more on that in a minute. Purple Passion is more of a fuchsia to me, and very bright and vivid. I'm not a big fan of neon applications, but this one may just change my mind on that. I first used a coat of Rock Hard base coat (from Sally Beauty), then I applied one fairly thin coat of Purple Passion. It wasn't as streaky as most neons I've used, but there were some extreme 'bald' spots. I let it dry for a few minutes and then touched up just the bald spots. After about 3 minutes, I then applied one more full coat and I had perfect coverage. I applied one coat of QRS Prime Top Coat and it, like the QRS polishes, dried extremely fast. The top coat gave it a very nice shine and an ultra smooth finish. This is the best neon application I've ever experienced, and I'm very pleased with the way it turned out.

Don't forget to use the $3.00 off any purchase coupon located above over in the right hand column if you're thinking about ordering from QRS. I have been more than impressed not only by their polishes, but also by their fantastic customer service and low shipping rates. They have a Fall collection that should be available within the next month and I soon as I find out any details about it, I'll let you know. The wonderful Jamie at QRS and I are going to be collaborating on a 6 piece 'Body & Soul' QRS collection, which I'm very excited about. It's still in the very early planning stages, so I don't know what it will involve...my favorite existing polishes in a set? If that's the case, Cresskill Eve would have to be included as my first choice. A new shade, perhaps? I have a shade in mind that I've longed to find in a polish and have yet to locate. So who knows, we'll have to wait and see what develops!


  1. Ooooo! Mary, how exciting. It would be so neat to see a brand new polish, but a set of your favorites would be super as well! I definitely love the looks of that Cresskill Eve.
    This is a gorgeous, gorgeous color. I really love the brights, and this is such a fun purple.

  2. ohh i lovee this colour mary,i love purples its gorjuz

  3. What a perfect neon, so bright and pretty!

  4. Mary that is fantastic news. I hope you can develope some new colors. That would be so amazing. You really deserve to make it happen. This blog is amazing and I can't say enough have wonderful your writing and information is. Love that shade on you. Really pretty.

  5. Nice purple! I can't get enough of purples, but I tend to buy similar shades all the time. :P

  6. wow!
    love this color!

    so vibrant

  7. beautiful photos as always :-) this bright purple looks great on you!

  8. Congratulations, Mary! I can't wait to see what you and QRS come up with!

    Purple Passion is complemented beautifully by the flowers. Good to know the neon applied with ease.

  9. Oohhh I love these!! They look fab on your nails too!!

    I myself am ready for fall. I just hope it doesn't skip us this year and go stright to winter weather :)

  10. Nicole~yes, it is exciting! I don't wear alot of brights, but I really love this one.

    Skye~thanks! The application was so nice, it made it even better :)

    Kae~it's not too bright, but definitely bright enough and fun.

    Lucy~thank you so much for your kinds comments and I'm glad you like this color too!

    Alexlyndra~I tend to buy alot of the colors I love too.

    Thiamere~vibrant is a good word to describe this shade!

    Inbal~thank you, I loved this color, even though it's not really purple.

    Diana~thank you! I was extemely happy with the application, given my past experiences with neons.

    Brooke~I'm looking forward to Fall also, even though we didn't have much of a summer, heat-wise.

  11. I have always had love for this color. The flowers that are in your yard are gorgeous colors. Wow, you must have a green thumb.

  12. Beautiful flowers in the background -- and I can't wait to see the new collection!

  13. I LOVE that pink - it's all I wear in the summer! x