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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Quirius - Melange a quatre!

APPLICATION: The white base (LA Colors Color Craze - Energy Source) was streaky and difficult to put on.
COATS: 2 of Energy Source, 2 sponged Quirius layers
TOPCOAT?: Yes
SOURCE: LA Colors from Dollar Tree, Quirius from the QRS website - www.qnail.com/shop
COMMENTS: Yes, I know, the title doesn't include any of the Quirius polish names, but I'll let you know what they are below. First of all, I got this idea from this wonderful post on luuthienluv blog. She does such amazing nail art, and includes step-by-step photos. I got a little overzealous with the sponging on my index finger, and overlapped a bit too much, lol!

The sponging was super easy to do, and was done on Saturday night. I stamped over it on Sunday evening and am still wearing this manicure with just the tiniest bit of tip wear on my index fingers now. As usual, it's not perfect, but I'm loving it!

Started with white:

Sponged on Quirius  Caribbean Turquoise, News of the Beloved, Cruiser, and Erin Island

Artificial lighting - Saturday night:

Outdoors in sunlight - Sunday:

Stamped and added dots to fill the blank spaces - not the prettiest, but okay!

32 comments:

  1. These colors work perfectly together! I actually really love the dots. I think it adds a nice twist to the look.

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  3. these colors are just beautiful and the design is also very cute. i like it :)

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  4. Great sponging! The colors look perfect together!

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  5. So summery and beautiful!
    I feel like I am on a beach and waves are lapping peacefully in the background.

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  6. wow! i love the gradient!

    btw. vote in the contest on my blog, there is a chance to win a lip gloss

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  7. too beautiful!!! and i feel kinda dizzy after looking at it for awhile. Hahaha!

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  8. I love the pastel colours of the sponging ;-)

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  9. It could be the Nyquil talking, but...TRIPPY.

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  10. it feels like summer..and the colors are great together :) really cool :)

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  11. Very nice manicure, perfect for summer.

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  12. So cool!
    I love this design and the colors!

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  13. Oh, I love this SO much! Really pretty.

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  14. I love the colors :) They go along very well, and the stamping pattern adds alot :)

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  15. Love the sponging and the stripes and dots are super fun. It's a great summer look.

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  16. I love the fingers with the dots . They give the mani something extra !

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  17. WOW!!! I love this all the colors look so good together!

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  18. Omg luv it girl! Reminds me of Robin Eggs, I hate streaky whited darn it!!

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  19. I love it the sponging, dots and the design. You did a great job as always! I looked at the other bloggers instructions. I don't understand the aluminum foil part?? Pls explain if you can :)

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  20. Looks FAB to me! I didn't notice the dots at first, they blend very nicely...and I love stamping over sponged nails. You did a great job!

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  21. Wow. Such a fantastic job.

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  22. Yummm! What a lovely summer manicure! Love all the colours used too!

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  23. I love this! The colors all look really good together.
    Also, I tagged you for an award on my blog. :)

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  24. OMG this is amazing on so many levels!!

    First the sponging ... LOVE it just by itself!

    And then the stamp! Wow, does a number on my eyeballs, but I don't want to look away. So cool!!

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  25. Wicked sponging! Great colours too! :D

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  26. I love your sponging! Just gorgeous!

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  27. Both designs are beautiful!!

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  28. Oh my gosh I Love this!! I was just looking for NP inspiration for todays mani. I am totally going to try this. ♥

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  29. The sponging job is amazing, both colour and technique wise :>

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  30. Your manis never cease to amaze me. This is simply incredible and I mean that as it is so simple and yet when you pull it all together it looks so incredible! LOVE IT!

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