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Quo by ORLY “Light Years”

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Aloha! Remember when I was reviewing the drugstore dupe collection to ORLY’s Galaxy FX polishes? Well, then you remember me saying that I missed out on one of the polishes. The one that was certain to be my favourite, based on all the pictures I saw. The title of this post clearly spoils everything, since it states that I am reviewing another of these polishes. And the fact that my last Quo by ORLY polish was declared the last of the Galaxy FX dupes by me. Boy was I wrong. A couple of weeks ago, I was killing some time on one of my days off. In a turn of events, I decided to check out the downtown Shopper’s Drug Mart. And I am a thousand percent glad I did. That’s where I found “Light Years” in a clearance bin. It was a dollar. Along with a couple of other sweet polishes. So I hurriedly grabbed them and rushed to the check out.

Did Light Years turn out to be my favourite of the six? Yes. But not by much. Maybe next time I will have to lay down some polish undies to try and bring out some depth to the glitter. I used three coats, which I’m not the hugest fan of when it comes to polishes like this. It was very thick on the nail, as it was a bit of a thicker polish. Despite all of that…it’s still pretty rad.

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Seriously. How great is this? I love the blue! The mix of glitters in this polish compliment each other so well. As I mentioned, it was a little thick, but it was still fairly easy to apply. “Light Years” is ORLY’s “Gravity Bound” twin.

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There was indeed some Homer drooling both when I found the polish and when I applied it. It’s just so pretty. I apologize for my cuticles and skin and all that jazz. The never-ending winter was the death of me. BUT! I FINALLY caved and bought a tub of Lemony Flutter and the Hallelujah chorus sang. I’ve been diligently using it for about a week and a half and it’s made such a huge difference already. All the dry skin around my fingers has basically cleared up…except for when I am a naughty blogger and pick at it.

But you don’t want to hear about that! I didn’t take a bottle shot picture this time. Shame. SHAME. But the next super sunny day, and I will take one and add it! Thanks for stopping by folks!

L’Oreal Sexy In Sequins

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Aloha! So…yeah. Been a while, huh? Well, it’s been quite a ride for me these last couple of weeks. It seems that, in my last post, I failed to mention that I was promoted! I am now a supervisor! Go me! ALSO. My lump is completely benign! HOORAY! It’s not cancerous! I have so much cause for celebration yet no real time to celebrate. But have no fear. There will be celebration in the near future.

Today, however, I have my recovery mani for you today. It’s one of my favourite manis I’ve ever done and it’s so simple.

One of the first things I did with my first pay cheque, aside from the boring adult stuff, was buy nail polish I’d been staring at for a week. Or three. Sexy In Sequins is from L’Oreal’s stab at texture polishes. It’s a very rich purple base with a WHACK of shimmer thrown in. Oh. My. GLOB. There are no words. I used two coats of  “Sexy in Sequins” and then for my accent nail, I used three coats of Maybelline’s “Gilded Rose”. Which is another great polish that should get its own post *adds to the To Do list*. Expect to see that post in about three months, if I keep up with this schedule.

ANYWAY. After I added Gilded Rose, I slathered on the top coat and placed two black stud gems at the base of the nail. The gems were from one of Sally Hansen’s new nail art kits that I got at Wal Mart.

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Holy friggin crap. Can I have pants like this? Yes please. Like, NOW. Despite my complete and total lack of sobriety while doing this mani (RE: Percocets+studs=BAD TIME) I think it turned out really well.

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Yes please.

Do yourselves a favour and buy this polish. Both of these polishes! NOW!

Thanks for reading!