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Friday, September 30, 2011

Red is for Ready!

Ready for what I don't know.  But I've been in a red mood lately.  Of course my guy likes red nails and after OPI Uh Oh Roll Down the Window the other day, I thought he'd appreciate it.  He HATES those wonderfully fantastic murky olive greens that I am so in love with.

I started out slowly with something "new" I found in the red family (actually it's a pretty reddish magenta pink, but he called it red so it was all good. Thank goodness for that wonderfully frustrating half colorblind Y-Chromosome.)  By "new" I mean it's actually from an old collection that just somehow magically appeared at my local HEB Plus the other day. Gotta love livin' in PoDunk USA sometimes.  It's OPI Peru-B-Ruby. As I said, it's a reddish magenta pink and it has a lovely pink shimmer.  Glides on like a dream and covers in one coat but I used two.  It's from the OPI South American Collection and I *think* now part of the Classics. If I am not mistaken, it's from Summer, 2002.

OPI Peru-B-Ruby
OPI Peru-B-Ruby
Next was an actual new one! OPI Hussy, a Merle Norman exclusive. I wasn't a huge fan of this one. It applied smoothly but dried to a weird semi-matte.  I normally use a topcoat anyway, so that, in itself, wouldn't have put me off, but it just reminds me of a China Glaze Ruby Pumps wannabe. And it falls short. It has the shimmer, but it's just not that unique or interesting to me. I have two entire nail wheels full of reds and I really could've done without this one. Love the name though!

OPI Hussy after topcoat
Finally I decided to go for a true blue-based red and was reminded that there's nothing better than a true red. China Glaze China Rouge. Perfect application in two smooth, easy coats.

China Glaze China Rouge
China Glaze China Rouge
How awesome is THAT?  (And that's before the topcoat!)

2 comments :

  1. Peru-B-Ruby was my go-to color for years until you taught me to branch out. :)

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  2. Wowsers *goes to add China Rouge to her wishlist*

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