It is Sunday night, and I am wiped. I miss the weekends where I felt refreshed! Hopefully next weekend will be more low key. I need me a LUSH bath soon!
This week, I have sported an QUO by Orly Gels manicure in By Candlelight. What I thought was going to be a true red turned out to be more of a berry color. You can't tell very well from the pictures, but By Candlelight has a clear purple tone in it.
As per usual with the QUO by Orly Gels I have used, I use a Gelish base and top coat. On my ring finger, I used Close Your Fingers and Cross Your Eyes by Gelish. I kid you not, that is the name of the polish. Who has time to write the whole name!
Honestly, this color disappointed me. The label on the bottle made me think it would be a dark, true red. It's definitely not a bad color - just not the kind I feel confident with. The formula was excellent and required two coats but I might have been able to pull off one coat.
If berry toned reds are your thing, then you will not be disappointed with this - there is no problems with pigmentation or formula and the color is very pretty. However, if like me you're looking for a true red, I suggest perhaps getting the other red in the QUO by Orly Gels collection (I can't recall the name but it's the only other red and seemed very similar to Hot Rod Red by Gelish). Gelish also does a great selection of red polishes and swatches are easily found online.
Billie is running wild in the apartment! I hope she settles down because Annick needs some rest! She usually finds stuff to make noise with as soon as I turn off the lights. Oh Billie, what a cat!
I hope you have a wonderful week! I'll be checking in soon with a surprise!
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