Zigzag Stripe Nailart #31DC2016

31DC2016 Zigzag Lines Stripes - Quo Freshly Cut - MoYou Fashionista 04

Usually the novelty of challenges wears off around now but still going strong on #31DC2016.  The challenge for day 12 is stripes and I decided to go with zigzag lines using my new favourite red polish with black as the contrasting colour. Starting with a base of two coats of Quo by Orly Freshly Cut, a beautiful red polish with an orange shimmer (seen here).  Stamped with MoYou London Fashionista 04 stamping plate, which has some great line and geometric[Read more]

Rainbow Nails – Day 9 #31DC2016

Rainbow Butterfly Nailart #31DC2016

Day 9 of the 31 day nail challenge is rainbow nails.  As pretty as they are, I hated this challenge, who wants to use 7+ polishes in a look.  But I guess that is why it is a challenge.  I decided on a rainbow gradient with butterflies from one of the newer square Born Pretty stamping plates. As much as I thought I had a lot of blue and green polishes, turns out I have a lot of ones that[Read more]

Quo by Orly Freshly Cut Stamped Manicure

Quo by Orly Freshly Cut Stamped Shade Indirect Sun

Quo by Orly Freshly Cut (stamped) – Shade I tend not to wear red polishes very often but Quo by Orly Freshly Cut caught my attention in the clearance racks at Shoppers Drug Mart.  I can’t resist any Quo polishes when they are on clear-out for only $2 and grabbed a few different ones.  Red is not a colour I usually wear alone though so of course, I had to add some stamping.  The black just tones down that in your face[Read more]

Quo by Orly Rooftop Lounge #AlphabetNails

Quo by Orly Color Ampd Rooftop Lounge Swatch Stamping Pueen Fancy Lover Watermarble Stamping Image

The alphabet of nail polish challenge is back this week and for R I chose Quo by Orly Color Amp’d in Rooftop Lounge.  Color Amp’d polishes have flexible technology so they resist dings and scratches, great for when you want to stamp over them in a hurry.  Rooftop Lounge is a gel finish bright teal blue that deepens with additional coats.  Shown here with two coats of Rooftop Lounge, you can still see visible nail line so it definitely benefits[Read more]

International Cat Day Nail Art

International Cat Day Nail Art - Stamped Cat Paws Nail Art Swatch - Quo Barely There

It is International Cat Day and that calls for some kitty themed nail art! The first look is simpler, a stamped look using a single stamping image from Bundle Monster’s BM-S162 plate using Quo Barely There and the brown shimmer polish from one of the first sets of Mariposa polish I reviewed.  Since it is not actually a stamping polish (great opacity though) it needs a fair bit of time to dry before adding top coat or it bleeds. I[Read more]