Over the holiday season, I've worn different combos of red and glitter, and I thought I'd compile some of them together to show you at once. So many different shades of red now, and different ways to wear it, I hope one of them suits your tastes!
First up, our lady patron, Deborah Lippmann, and Footloose. A great old movie (didn't even want to watch the remake!) but this red leans a little orange for me. As always, great formula.
I camouflaged some of the orange with a beautiful holiday polish from Orly called Devil May Care. Love the flecks of gold!
My next mani uses Devil May Care, but in a different way. This one started with China Glaze Fast Track. So pretty, but so much more sheer than I was expecting!
I amped up the glitter bling with Orly Halo. Oh, so demure and pretty. I love these champagne-golds, they are so flattering on my pale skin.
I think this is my first 'reverse' gradient. I dabbed just a little Orly Devil May Care up by the cuticles, just to barely give it a hint of color, like it was my secret.
From barely there to seriously vamp! This is Essie Skirting the Issue. It was a polish I received as a Klout perk! Such an incredible dark, vampy red - but be careful with application, as you can see, I had a little staining. Pretty glossy, though, even without topcoat!
The next mani is Indie reddish... Hare polish Rusty Hearts is a raspberry red jelly with a gold flakie-like shimmer.
I wanted to boost the flakie feel, so I layered on Cult Nails Seduction. Oooooooh. I never get tired of flakies. I want them all...
From a flakie to a glass fleck - OPI Animalistic. This pix shows a little more orange than true, but look at that depth. Juicy!
I dabbed on a glitter gradient with NailNation3000 Revvv it up. The blue glitter really popped on this background! I wasn't expecting it to show so blue!
The last red mani I have for you today starts with a red holo from NailNation 3000 called Fierce. Red must be the hardest color to make holo, because I have a lot of different ones, and they are all different. The truer the red is, the softer the rainbow seems to be. This is one of the truer red holos I own. Some of the rainbow is lost, but considering this pix is taken indoors, it's nice that there is any rainbow at all.
I had no luck taking a pix of this as a glow-in-the-dark, but Spectral Pup does glow! I loved the big white splotches of glitter, and the delicate shiny red and holo specks against the red.
Have you found a red you like? What is your favorite holiday red?