I love red nail polish but it is hard to find the perfect red shade. I've been through countless red nail polishes and have tried different brands but I still can't seem to find the one that I absolutely love. Ideally, the perfect red polish will be vibrant yet not too 'in-your-face' and it'll be creamy but not thick, not to mention slightly wine-toned so it can go from day to night. I don't ask for much, do I?
A while ago, I won a bottle of Orly 'Red Carpet' during a Twitter giveaway they were holding but never actually swatched it until a couple of weeks ago. It is a shimmery red nail polish that was perfect for Christmas as it ticked all the boxes, this is what it looked like:
Excuse the poor tidying up job but I was in a bit of a rush and didn't have time to perfect it.
The polish was thin in consistency so it needed 3 coats and even that wasn't enough, in my opinion. I hate it when I can still see the nail bed line so I wasn't too impressed with this Orly nail polish, which is new for me because usually I'm a huge fan as they never disappoint. I loved that this polish had glitter running through it but that didn't really translate once applied so that was another let down.
Out of all the Orly polishes that I own, this is the only one that I wouldn't recommend because of the thin consistency. There are far better red shimmery nail polishes out there that will give a nicer finish and apply like a dream.
If you're a fan of Orly, what are your favourite nail polishes? I'm looking to invest in a few more because they are great value for money with some of the biggest bottles in the beauty world. Let me know but dropping your comments in the box.
Until next time...
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