As part of Red Week, I wanted to do a bit of a favourites post and show you some of my essential reds.
I thought about doing a Top 10 of Reds, but in the end I settled on something slightly different - my Top Reds, by Sub-Category. Oh yeh, we're going high on polish geekery !!
Excuse the slightly dodgy photo above - I'm getting used to my lightbox, and we're still not talking the same language! One final word, there MAY have to be some cheating somewhere along the to make sure I feature all my favourites - ok ?
Favourite Bright Red
This is quite an easy one, and a choice I think most of you will agree with - Zoya Sooki. She's pretty, she's bright and she applies really easily. She's the perfect just-red.
Favourite Ruby Red
Don't Walk Away Renee by Deborah Lippmann. Pure vamp in a bottle.
Favourite Red Glitter
Nerd Lacquer - Warrior Ethos - see my post here
Warrior Ethos is just spectacular. Rich and rubyish and laden with glitter, this is a truly unique creation.
Nice Scrunchy, Heather by Dollish Polish - here
This is a genuine love of mine. I love the delicacy of this polish, and I love it's ever so retro shade of red. Total love.
Hopefully you saw my Red Holo post earlier this week (here). At that time, I kindly deferred from choosing a favourite, but if I HAAAAD to ..... it would probably be Ozotic 621, mainly due to this photo I captured of it.
Favourite Brit Polish
This would have to be the stunning Perceval by a-England. Laden with shimmer and electrical crackle, this glows with life. Beautiful.
Favourite Red for Nail Art
I usually use Right Said Red by Sally Hansen, for no other reason that it's a nice bright red and it's a good price. Any of my nail art, there's a 95% chance this was the red I used.
Bestest Bestest of All Time ......
OK, here's the money shot - the best red of all time, in my humble opinion is .....
Ruby Red Slippers by Deborah Lippmann - here
Why? Well for me it just took my breath away when I first saw it, and it redefined what a polish could be and the wow factor it could have. I truly believe we would not have the indie market we now do if it weren't for this polish.
So there you have it. There's lots of gorgeous polishes I haven't mentioned, including OPIs, Cult Nails and all sorts of other luscious lovelies.
So which one is your favourite?
Enjoy xx :)