Sunday, December 22, 2013

Five Festive Reds for Nails




Nothing beats a great, classic red creme for nails during the holidays. But I also like to switch it up with a little shimmer and sparkle. Here are five variations of red in my collection that I thought looked especially bright and festive. What are some of your favorite shades to wear at this time of year?   
Zoya: Kimmy

Zoya's Kimmy is a metallic orangey-red with golden shimmer. This one is definitely the most fun and sparkly of the bunch--a perfect party red!

Rescue Beauty Lounge: Chinoise

Chinoise is a beautiful, bright true-red creme with the great RBL formula. Unfortunately, I just realized this one is no longer in production, but perhaps Ji will bring it back in the future! A similar option is Butter London's Pillar Box Red.
OPI: The Spy Who Loved Me

OPI's The Spy Who Loved Me is another red with golden shimmer. It is darker, less warm-toned and more subdued in comparison to Zoya's Kimmy, but is just as lovely.




Christian Dior: Marilyn

Dior's Marilyn is a limited-edition shade from holiday 2012 and is among my all-time favorite reds. It is a rich, medium neutral red with a creme-jelly formula.
Orly: Red Carpet

Orly's Red Carpet is a vibrant, cherry red with a jelly formula and contains tiny flecks of glitter that provide a lovely glimmer when well-lit. This shade is a lighter, brighter alternative to another of my favorite sparkly reds, China Glaze's Ruby Pumps.




Left to right: Zoya Kimmy, RBL Chinoise, OPI The Spy Who Loved Me, Dior Marilyn, Orly Red Carpet 
 


Wearing Orly's Red Carpet 




12 comments:

  1. Such beautiful picks! I'm really interested in OPI's version, I love golden shimmer with a red base! It's hard to pick a favourite though, they all have their charm ^^.

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    1. Hi Teri, Thank you! The OPI is a pretty shade and you are right it is difficult to pick a favorite! I plan to switch every few days until New Year's Eve! :)

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  2. I have Marilyn and I'm still in love with that one! I'm not sure what nail polish I'll wear tomorrow night. I'm torn between Marilyn with a gold accent nail, Guerlain Sulfurous, and Givenchy Bronze Precieux. Decisions, decisions... ;)

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    1. Hi Sunny, Marilyn with gold accent sounds beautiful! I should try that! I will have to check out Sulfurous and the Givenchy. I will probably go with a metallic gold or champagne for New Year's Eve :)

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  3. Oh wow, I love RBL Chinoise, such a gorgeous shade!

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    1. Hi Marina, Chinoise is a great red! :) Happy holidays!

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  4. Beautiful reds! I love red and gold and shimmers for holidays too - never gets old! Don't have any of these but my fave this year was an old Dior LE called Merveilles. :)

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  5. Hi Liz, Oh I remember Merveilles - really pretty color! Best wishes to you for the new year :)

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  6. All great colors! The Zoya is definitely my favorite though.

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    1. Hi Fran, Thanks for commenting. I love how sparkly the Zoya shade is! :)

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  7. I jusst love red, this post is full of amazing colours. That Zoya polish looks yummy! I can never have enough reds, haha / Claire xxx

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    1. Hi Claire, Aren't reds great? As much as I'd like to, I can never pull off red lips but I sure love to wear red on my nails! :) xx

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