Monday, November 19, 2012

The Perfect Red Nail Polish

In past seasons, I haven't really been one to sport red polish.  I'm not really sure why, but I just didn't think it was flattering on me.

This season, red is really in style, so red nail polish is all over the place.  I took the opportunity to see if I could find my "perfect red".

I tried a bunch of different hues, and spent time going through my sample nail polish box, until I finally found Orly's Ignite color.  It's part of their latest Fired Up collection, which contains a bunch of fab fire-inspired colors, but I was instantly drawn to Ignite.

The bottle looked like it contained a very dark, almost burgundy hue.  But as I applied it, I noticed that the result was much different than I expected--in a good way.  The formula is almost gel-like and has a sheerness to it.  After two coats, I ended up with a bright cherry red (which I found very pretty and classic).  I wanted to see how dark it would get though, so I kept on piling a couple more thin layers on.  It does get darker with each coat, but it never reached the dark burgundy color that is seen in the bottle.

I'm actually really happy with this, because it turns out I'm in love with the shade it provides.  But for anyone who's looking to purchase it, be aware that the color is much different from the bottle!

You can get a bottle for around $5.

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