Above & Below: QRS Sugar Plum Fairy outdoors in various levels of sunlight, no flash shown in above pictures. Below picture is indoors with flash. I love the way this one changes depending on the lighting.
Below: QRS Russian Red, a red shimmer with a bit of gold shimmer. A pretty shade, but not anything special. You can always tell how much I like a polish by how many pictures I post of it!
I actually swatched 3 more QRS polishes this afternoon, but the 3rd one is going to need a post all by itself because it really surprised me...in a good way! The first one is Sugar Plum Fairy, which I think is a cute name and fitting for this shade. It's a demure pink-dusty rose shade with a bit of iridescence to it. If you click on the picture you'll see multi-colored shimmer and although not as evident in the photos, it has a little bit of a violet blue flash. This took 3 coats and if you look closely you can still see a slight visible nail line, but it dried quickly and it's a very pretty shade if you're looking for something feminine with a little twist to it.
The second shade, Russian Red, is a pretty enough medium red shimmer with a slight bit of gold shimmer also, but I didn't find it to be anything unusual. It is very close to Color Club's Velvet Rope and probably several others. It applied nicely in two coats, but there was nothing truly unique about it. Speaking of truly unique, my next QRS polish post later this evening may not be to everyone's liking, but I was totally taken with it. I will admit that as I was applying it, I had my doubts, but it won me over with it's multiple personality! Tune in later for that one, along with the name of the winner of the Orly 5 piece nail treatment set I posted about yesterday.