Above & Below: L-R: Home of the Brave, Madam Crimson, News of the Beloved, Sweet Melon, Scent of Lilac, Frozen Tears. These appear to be all cremes with the exception of Frozen Tears (love the name!). This one looks to have a finish much like Sally Hansen's Sea and Be Seen, Dive Deeper, and Silver Lining, although my photos are making it look more like a straight foil. I don't see these on their web site yet, but I'll see if I can find out when they'll be available.
I'm glad I received these today for 2 reasons--one, new polishes are always fun to share with you! And two, there was a review on All Lacquered Up the other day on her experience with Quirius, and quite frankly, I was rather surprised by it. I'm not one for starting controversy and that's certainly not my intention here. But I am one for loyalty to both people and brands who treat me well, and I felt the need to address the fact that in my opinion, QRS makes a great polish for the price. I didn't want to make a post solely on my thoughts of QRS as a rebuttal to what others may experience with them, so receiving these today gave me an opportunity to share and compare my experiences. I have purchased a number of Quirius polishes with my own money, as well as receiving a number of them at no cost for review purposes. I don't base my love of something or my displeasure with something based on how I obtained it. When I do receive something at no cost, the only thing I feel obligated to do, is to take the time to try it out and write a post about it. The practice of giving bloggers products, works for all parties involved--we get to sample products at no cost and we sometimes have the opportunity to try brands we might not have otherwise. The provider gets free advertising, be it good or bad, which often times leads to more sales if it's viewed well by the blogger. At any rate, I have more than 50 QRS polishes and have never had chipping issues with them. There have been a few that have been a bit streaky or thick, but honestly, I think if you have dozens of polishes from any one brand, particularly the more inexpensive brands, you could probably find some that aren't perfect within that brand. Personally, I think for $3.00 each (or $2.50 each if you make your own set of 6), QRS makes a decent polish at a very reasonable cost, especially when you factor in how inexpensive their shipping it. Their customer service ranks with the best of the best, which is always important to me. My only complaint is that I wish they'd come out with some more unique polishes. Not that they don't have any, because they have quite a few of them. Knowing that they are capable of making such polishes though, just makes me want them to do it more often. We all have different experiences with products based on how we use them, what other products we use them with, and even own body chemistry. Have you had problems with this brand? If you have any of their polishes, what do you think of them?
*Products featured were furnished by the manufacturer or PR firm for review.