This is a mani left over from my Christmas red polish frenzy, and it was the one I had really high hopes for. I kept seeing swatches of this that made me swooooooon so caved and ordered it.
China Glaze Ring In The Red is pure red sexiness in a bottle. Glittery, sparkly, shimmery - it's boogilicious. It really is a bottle of Marilyn's red dress from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes - just pure amazingness.
And there's just one big problem - unlike Marilyn, this baby will only perform WITH underwear.
To see Ring In The Red at her astounding, thought-exploding, heart-pulsing best, she has to be worn over another colour. Try to wear her on her own, and we're back to the spreading snot problems of Rockin Rubies and Downtown Rubies, and having gone through that pain twice already, I threw a paddy, took her off, and put some underwear on lol.
So this is 2 coats of Ring In The Red worn over CG Salsa and on the middle finger, 1 coat of black (an OPI one). This gave the perfect balance - just enough depth to allow the glitter to shine, without needing to layer it on with a trowel.
You'll see how different she looks under bright light - doesn't she look amazing when the light is directly on her? Magnificent, resplendent and glorious - she doesn't just sparkle; she dazzles.
In the flatter light, she's still gorgeous, but starts to remind me of Deborah Lippmann's Ruby Red Slippers, just without the bigger pieces.
This is a truly transfixing polish, and if you're looking for just 1 perfect festive red for Christmas 2012, snap this baby up while you can.
Enjoy xx :)