Friday, November 19, 2010

Friday Faves: What's Your Favorite Red Nail Polish?

I love red nail polish for the fall and winter. I wouldn't touch the stuff throughout the year, but in the colder months, to me reds scream sexy and luxurious. My favourite reds are the deeper, lusher tones, I prefer creme and jelly finishes. I have several red polishes and will go over some of them here (all OPI). My camera sucks and despite these colours being quite different from one to the next, they all look the same and came across quite light in these swatches. I need a better camera, having bad pictures frustrates me, but I wanted to make this post anyway.

OPI All Lacquered Up is a beautiful creme, classic dark red. It's darker in person and I feel like if I do more than two coats on this, it starts looking like dried blood (on the vampy side) and less like a pretty red, but two coats it's perfect.

OPI Malaga Wine is a jelly finish deep red. This one is probably my favourite OPI red because it's a true deep, vibrant red. It looks wet on the nail, very luxurious and sophisticated. If you aren't familiar with jelly finishes, it's like a really watery sheer application, but when you add more coats it has that wet, glossy look which is fantastic.

OPI St.Petersburgundy is also a jelly finish deep red with blue undertones. The way it looks on the nail in this pic is not true to life at all, the colour in the bottle here is however. I don't think it really look burgundy however.

OPI Bastille My Heart is another deep red with subtle magenta shimmers. 

OPI I'm Not Really A Waitress is a dark red with subtle red shimmers, that come across more as a sheen. The picture here is quite true to life, the sheen was captured nicely. This is one of those OPI colours that everyone has.

What is your favourite red nail polish? Do you wear them year-round?

15 comments:

RoAmyLive said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow! I envy your red polish collection. I only have Essie Jelly Apple, now I feel like I should get some more! :)

Justine @ Productrater said... Best Blogger Tips

@RoAmyLive - I have a lot more reds, that's just the OPI ones. ;)

TheScienceBeautiful said... Best Blogger Tips

OPI St.Petersburgundy :))

esseltes said... Best Blogger Tips

wow, i dont have any of those reds! i love mat-adore Red and I totally want to get the new vodka and caviar red...

however, I just got Ski Teal we Drop, and I am loving that one right now...it's not red tho :P I am into dark blues and purples for the cold weather.

Nancy said... Best Blogger Tips

An Affair In Red Square - it's by OPI, and it's absolutely my most fantasticly favorite red color. It's sparkly as I don't like solid colors for nail polish when they're "colored" and not neutral.

Just google it. I paint it on my toes all the time in the winter months. Uhhhmazing.

Nancy said... Best Blogger Tips

Here's a link to a perfect swatch of it: http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2497/4135137402_8f7f696ab2.jpg

Bailey said... Best Blogger Tips

Great post! I love the deeper reds too. One of my favourites is Revlon Valentine.

Nikosmommy said... Best Blogger Tips

LOL, I have OPI's I'm not really a Waitress...wear it every year at Christmas. (guess it really is one of those colours everyone has!)

Alina said... Best Blogger Tips

My favorite red is Sally Hansen's Insta-Dri nail polish color in Cinna-Snap. I love it especially for these coming cold months. It is a deep creamy wine red with a bit of brown tones in it. It is lovely!

Justine @ Productrater said... Best Blogger Tips

@Nancy - that's a nice one. I like Ruby Pumps by China Glaze, similar I think.

@Bailey - Valentine is nice, I have that one too. ;)

Stavroula @drugstoreandbargainlover said... Best Blogger Tips

I love this post Justine, because I love red nail polishes, they're so sexy, especially in the winter! I wear bright red nail polish on my toes during the summer, it looks great :)

One of my favorite reds is China Glaze Salsa, I love the color and the name :)

xxx

Amandine said... Best Blogger Tips

I have Essie's Bold and Beautiful.
I simply love it. I'm not really a nail polish girl (I can never apply it properly, & I don't really have time to try), but when i do wear nail polish this is one of my top pics. I recommend checking it out (:

Kalmo said... Best Blogger Tips

Fabulous collection of red polishes! My favorite is probably Essie All Lacquered Red, bright cherry red. I also have OPI Not Really a Waitress, which is a really popular color.

LilliChantilly said... Best Blogger Tips

I love red nailpolishes, I don't mind wearing them year-round either. I'm Not Really A Waitress looks candy-cane red :) xx

just-ordinary-obssession said... Best Blogger Tips

I love Malaga Wine! What a sexy and sophisticated looks.