Monday, September 7, 2009

Quirius Paris Night & Sinful Opal Glitter




Above & Below: QRS Paris Night shown in 2 coats. Below pictures show it with Sinful's Opal Glitter as a top coat.


I wanted to remind you that the $3.00 coupon for QRS/Quirius expires today, so if you're thinking about ordering some polishes from this line, now's the time! Their polishes are $3.00 each, but if you order a 'choose your own 6 piece set', the price is just $15.00. Combine that with the coupon, and you're getting 6 polishes for just $2.00 each. Their customer service, shipping and turnaround time is excellent also. You can find the coupon and ordering details over in the right hand column.

Paris Night is a darker shade of dusty teal, which I have a weakness for. In some lighting, it appears to be more of a muted shade of cadet blue. There looks to be the slightest hint of violet shimmer in the bottle, but once applied to the nail it is much more of a creme finish. The shimmer is noticeable in the enlarged pictures, but extremely subtle in actuality. I applied 2 coats and also used a clear top coat, as it tends to dry with a little less shine than I prefer. I then applied a coat of Sinful's Opal Glitter to add a little sparkle. Opal Glitter is a clear to milky jelly polish with small iridescent glitter that reflects a beautiful array of colors. I hope you're all enjoying the Labor Day weekend. My daughter goes back to school tomorrow, which we're both looking forward to!

13 comments:

  1. Labor Day = relaxing, so I'm enjoying :) Best wishes to back to school day tomorrow! Paris Night is on my list of wants at Quirius! I need to go order six more before that coupon expires!! Thanks for the lovely swatches, Mary!

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  2. Love this shade of Quirius, have to add it to my wish list and hopefuly purchase it after my 3 months of ''no online buy'' expires. :))) It looks great with Sinful too. Thanks for emailing me, Mary!! :*

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  3. Just wondering: how about this manicure with matte top coat? Anyway, looks pretty cool allready :-)

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  4. it's such a beautiful teal - i love it! I'm also quirius (hehe) about seeing it matte - it's seems like a great color to go matte.

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  5. Very very pretty with the opal top coat.

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  6. That's a gorgeous shade of teal. And it looks even better with the opal top coat! I have yet to order from them. But all these swatches from you are tempting me!

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  7. paris night is so pretty. Those quirius polishes look pretty darn neat! I do love it layered with that sc glitter so sparkly!

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  8. I love that color!!

    Ok.. lets time the british postal services. The count starts from today! LEts see when it arrives!!!

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  9. I love the subtle shimmer in full sun. Paris Night is certainly a unique shade. The glitter layer offers another beautiful option.

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  10. Love this color. No wonder it's a favorite of your. Looks gorgeous on you. Also like it with the Opal layered on top. Sexy looking.

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  11. Oh, I was wondering how this looked! It is SO pretty. So glad you swatched this! It's even better with the Sinful glitter over the top.

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  12. BeautyJudy~back to school went well and now I have so much to catch up on! It's a nice color, a bit different on than in the bottle though.

    Nihrida~glad you like it! I should try a no buy...ha-ha, that would never last!

    Amabile~I debated using a matte top instead. I think it would look fantastic matted!

    Inbal~Quirius...curious :)I'll have to try it out matte, teal and matte would be beautiful.

    Nosaby~Sinful makes some great polishes for top coating :)

    Nail Fanatic~there are so many lesser known polish brands out there...I should go on a quest to find them all!

    Kae~they have some unique shades and the formula is great. I still have 5 I haven't tried from my July order :/

    Tali~it's a lovely shade! Postal systems are not functioning right! It'll show up soon :)

    Diana~I really thought it would show up a little more, but I still love it.

    Kitty~so many fun combinations!

    Lucy~if I were to pick my favorite color family, it would have to be teals. Glad you like it :)

    Nicole~it's different, but I like it. The top coat just adds a little something, although it's fine by itself.

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