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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Color Story: Red - Sunday Swatch Spam

I love red nail polish. Classic, sophisticated, never out of style. So I thought I would show you a few of my favorite reds. There are so many shades of red that I can't cover them all and I have so many different red polishes that I could probably do a years worth of "Red of the Day" posts. But I won't.

So I've pulled a few of my personal favorites.

Continued after the jump...

The lighter ones...

Sooki - 3 coats / Dragon - 1 coat / Throb - 1 coat / Roja - 3 coats

Devious - 3 coats / 2 coats on the other three

2 coats on all

2 coats on all (Malice could be a 1-coater though)

Metallic. There's only one of these (Perceval) because I am not a fan of metallic reds. This is the ONLY one I've liked so far...

2 coats on all



It's hard to say what my favorite red is though. Sometimes I want a lighter red and sometimes I want a full-on vamp!

Chanel Dragon and Illamasqua Throb are both one-coaters and the formula on both is perfection. I also love the candy apple red of Kiko 240. But they don't have that "crelly/jelly" look about them - they're creamier.

For that crelly look, I adore Chanel Lotus Rouge and the ever-so-vampy Chanel Rouge Noir.

For a vampy shimmer, Chanel Malice. Favorite sparkly red? Ozotic 621.

Here are some photos of my other favorites:

Elevation Polish Too F#%*ing Hot

Chanel Rouge Noir

Chanel Malice

Ninja Polish Nose So Bright

a England Perceval
The Nail Junkie Poinsettia

Chanel Accessoire

Megan Miller Roja

Jindie Nails Meet Me Under the Mistletoe

Chanel Lotus Rouge

Red Dog Designs The Engineer

Glitter Gal Transfusion and Hot Chilli

a England Rose Bower

piCture pOlish Dorothy

piCture pOlish O'Hara

Illamasqua Throb and Untold

Dior Jamaican Pepper with Dior Indian Saffron

Dior Red Queen Satin

Nails Inc. Holly Hill
Zoya Pixie Dust Chyna
Ozotic 621

Chanel Dragon

butter LONDON Come to Bed Red
Nails Inc. Tate

That barely scratches the surface. What are your go-to reds?

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  1. Wow! This post is so full of WIN!!! I love the idea, hope to see more posts like this!

  2. Beautiful reds!

    Malice is very eye-catching.

  3. Very pretty <3

  4. Of the classic reds I love Chanel Dragon, Illamasqua Throb and China Glaze Poinsettia as my go-to's
    I do have a lot of the darker, shimmery ones too, right now I'm so happy I found Chanel malice in a store Saturday, might go back for more for swaps :)

  5. Those are some beautys! Red is my favourite polish colour. It's just so darn sexy!

  6. Amazing reds! Thank you for doing this post!
    I love my Dita von Teese for ArtDeco real red polish ... Amazing shade! Timeless beauty :)

  7. Wow, what an amazing post. Ruby Pumps is my go-to. And an ancient bottle of Lancome Vernis Triple Tenue 131 that I occasionally pull out for a treat - it's still good! I don't know if it's still made, but it's a stunning, perfect blood red.

    But after this post, Ozotic 621 is calling my name...

  8. Im love vampy colors, chanell have amazing, malice and noir are wonderfull alos love the indie mistletoe and also the engeland perceval

  9. There are some I could never afford (Chanel, Dior) but some of these other brands of reds are doable on my tiny budget. Glad you posted, it's nice to know the brands & shade names for guidance. Love reds, I'd forgotten how much!

  10. OMG this is such an excellent post!!!
    I really need to give something like that a try too!!!

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  12. Tardis ^^
    I like the metallic one, Nails inc. Victoria :)


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