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Friday, January 31, 2014

Red Dog Designs Love Stinks Collection

*These products are Cruelty Free 


Red Dog Designs
Love Stinks Collection



Today (January 31, 2014), Red Dog Designs launched her Love Stinks Collection just in time for Valentine's Day! There are 3 polishes in the collection: Down With Love, Love Hurts and Tainted Love.

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So let's start with my favorite!

Love Hurts is a gorgeous berry jelly base with various sizes of hex  and circle glitters in pink/magenta holo with lots of micro-glitter/shimmer. Great formula, perfect application. I used two coats and no top coat for the photos.  Berry is a difficult shade to photograph accurately. The indirect natural lighting and full sun photos are spot on, color-wise.


Artificial lighting...







Indirect natural lighting...







Full sun...




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Down with Love is a clear-based glitter polish with hexes, squares, diamonds and hearts in teal, black, purple/magenta and holo with loads of holo shimmer/micro-glitter. No issues at all. All the glitters, including the big hearts, came out easily. The teal hearts are thinner and lay perfectly flat on the nail. The purple/magenta hearts lay perfectly flat too, but since they are a bit thicker, I did position them neat the center of my nail when possible. Two coats and one coat of top coat for the photos. This one is layered over Zoya Rocky with Sinful Colors Dream On for the accent nail.








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Tainted Love is a clear-based glitter polish with hex, square, heart and skull glitters in black, lime green holo, silver holo, neon green and iridescent green/lime/gold along with a tone of holo shimmer/micro-glitter. No issues with this one either. The hearts came out easily but I had to fish a little for the skulls. All of the glitters were flat on the nail. Two coats and one coat of top coat for the photos. This one is layered over Illamasqua Milf.








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Well I already told you my favorite - Love Hurts! But the shade of those hearts in Down with Love GAH! Perfection. What do you think? Whether or not you're "anti-Valentine" or totally into it, this collection satisfies.

Red Dog Designs polishes, including Who's 50th Anniversary Collection, can be purchased now at the Red Dog Designs site here and they retail for $10 each for 15 mL bottles. You can also follow her on Facebook  and Instagram for news and information as well as swatches of all her creations. And YES, international shipping!

 



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5 comments :

  1. Wow, I think this is one of my favorite collections from Red Dog ever!! Love Love Hurts the most but Down With Love, especially over Dream On, WOW. Gorgeous photos!!

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  2. Wow! Love Hurts is gorgeous! Great swatches, as always :D

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  3. Those look like some beautiful glitters! I really like Love Hurts!

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  4. These are awesome! I just love them. I think my favorites are Tainted Love and Down With Love.

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