Sinful Colors Ruby Ruby
This is only my second ever bottle of Sinful Colors polish and I’m glad I went for this striking red. ‘Ruby Ruby’ is a classic, pillar box red polish, with a great formula: this is two coats topped with Essie ‘Good To Go’ (Yes, I cheated on Seche Vite and I don’t like it as much. That’ll teach me!)
I can’t find this polish for sale in the UK at the moment which is a shame as it’s a really great polish and I’d love to try more.
I actually chose this polish for my wedding day manicure, which you can see HERE.
*I am on holiday and this post is scheduled.
Essie Head Mistress, L’Oreal Confetti Top Coat
Red, black and white is just such a good combination. This manicure gives me so much pleasure. ‘Head Mistress’ is a beautiful dark raspberry creme polish from the Stylenomics collection. It’s not unusual or different to other polishes I own, but I have really fallen in love with it.
This is topped with L’Oreal’s ‘Confetti’ top coat: a clear polish with a mixture of large, medium and small black and white hex glitter with tiny holographic particles mixed into it. I got this for my birthday, I had wanted it for ages but it was sold out in every Boots I went to. So glad that I finally have it – it is lovely! The only thing I don’t like about it is that it dries matte (which some people might like about it) – I have other glitter polishes like this and don’t find them a problems as I top everything with Seche Vite anyway. BUT this is SO top coat thirsty. The above photos show this polish with 2 coats of Seche Vite. Two!! And it still looks a bit matte. I can forgive it though, as it’s so pretty.
You can buy essie Head Mistress HERE and the L’Oréal Confetti top coat HERE.
OPI My Paprika Is Hotter Than Yours
This is another polish from OPI’s Euro Centrale collection (I will link my other reviews at the bottom of this post so you can see the other beauties in this range).
OPI My Paprika Is Hotter Than Yours is a bright, orangey-red creme with a subtle light shimmer that I didn’t notice in the bottle. This is two coats of polish topped with Seche Vite. It was quite a thick formula but Seche Vite helped it to dry in no time.
You purchase this gorgeous polish HERE.
You can see my other swatches of the Euro Centrale collection here: Polka.com, Vant To Bite My Neck, I Saw…U Saw…We Saw…Warsaw, Euro Euro, and You’re Such A Budapest.
Lac Attack Dementor’s Kiss
My Lac Attack polishes arrived today and it was so hard to decide which to swatch first. I really love white, black and red as a colour combination so I picked Lac Attack Dementor’s Kiss.
This is a clear-based polish with multi-sized black hex glitter and large red hex glitter. Swoon!
These pictures show one coat of ‘Dementor’s Kiss’ over one coat of OPI’s ‘Skull and Glossbones’, with a top coat of Seche Vite. I am so impressed by the glitter and application. It almost reminds me of lace from far away.
I am so glad I got these polishes, I am seriously thrilled with them!
You can find Lac Attack nail polishes on Harlow&Co HERE.
Revlon Matte Suede Ruby Ribbon
I was so intrigued when I saw these Matte Suede polishes. Textured finishes are going to continue to be big this year and this polish has definitely converted me to matte/textured finishes. The finish falls somewhere between a matte topcoat effect and the new liquid sand polishes.
As it is a matte finish nail varnish, these swatches are obviously shown without top coat. I like this effect but it was tricky to get a smooth finish, as the polish starts to turn matte very quickly so has a tendency to drag and go bumpy. You have to be quick and precise to avoid an annoying cleanup, which may put off some people.
What do you guys think of the matte suede finishes? Or textured finishes in general? Let me know in the comments!
I can’t find the Revlon Matte Suede collection anywhere online (except Amazon…) but you can find the current Revlon range HERE.