Recently I have been absolutely OBSESSED with finding the perfect red. And I don't mean run-of-the-mill, slightly orangey red, or everyday pinky-red, I'm talking about va-va-voom Louboutin sex vixen red!
I've narrowed it down to the following polishes, judging from other blogs and girls' feedback:
China Glaze Phat Santa
OPI Big Apple Red
OPI Vodka & Caviar
OPI So Hot It Berns
OPI Thrill of Brazil
NOPI Kourt is Red-y For A Pedi
I've got OPI Vodka & Caviar and Big Apple Red on their way to me, and the rest I plan to slowly accrue from swaps etc. as OPI & China Glaze is sooooo expensive in the UK- and I've never even seen Zoya or NOPI anywhere. Pah we are useless.
BUT....I finally have one off my list! A massive thanks to Amber over at My Nail Graffiti - you all know who she is, she's one of the biggie bloggers and has a fab shop with flakies and frakens for sale. I actually bought her husband's franken Hallowe'en set last year (which was the shizzle) so I always keep an eye on what she's got cookin'.
Anyway, Amber was my Secret Valentines and sent me Nicole by OPI Kourt is Red-y For A Pedi. SO OVER THE MOON!!! It's from the Kardashian Collection, which I'm trying to ignore as I don't want my nails endorsing that talentless trash. But Operation Red must take priority!
*Contented sigh* it's such a bright happy red, I adore it. I also dotted some white polka dots on to give it a Minnie Mouse, retro vibe. My boyfriend said I had "50s housewife" nails which I am taking as a huge compliment! Application was fantastic, it's a very smooth jelly so I used three coats as I still had VNL after two coats. The shine on it was incredible as well.
What do you guys think? I love it. It's probably slightly TOO orange hued to be that one specific red I'm lemming for, but it's just taken over as my favourite red in my collection. I'm determined to collect everything off my list and make one huge swatch post comparing them all!
Very chuffed with it, so thank you Amber! She also got me China Glaze Champagne Bubbles off my wishlist, and a gorgeous flakie Sally Hansen that I can't wait to try out as well as a few other goodies! Ooh I'm a spoilt girl.Also if anyone has any more polishes to suggest for my Operation Red please leave me a comment!