Regular Vamp from Bobbie’s Hot Collection is the perfect shade of red for me – bright red with a bit of an orange undertone. Its charming shade reminds me of youth – fun, exciting, and full of life. Caronia’s Pussy Red (deeper, darker shade) is also a must-try. It has been a classic fave for me and my nailaholic girlfriends.
Red looks extremely fashionable and mod when applied to nails. It also never goes out of style so make sure you own at least one in your stash. You just have to find the right shade for you.
If you still haven’t found it yet, follow this tip from marieclaire.com: “Find your best hue with these pointers from New York manicurist Deborah Lippman. If your skin is dark or has golden undertones, bright, true reds look best. To make pink skin look less ruddy, use lighter orange-reds. If you’re pale, the contrast of a blue-red is striking. Before polishing, make sure to apply a base coat to prevent stains from setting in.”
Famous and powerful women of the past also favored the use of red nail polish: Queen Nefertiti was fond of using ruby red for her fingers and toes, while Cleopatra regularly had her nails done in crimson. During the 1940s, long red fingernails became very popular, due to Hollywood starlets and pinup girls.
I paint my nails red whenever I feel unpretty. I love how it instantly amps up my mood. 🙂
Sexy. Fiery. Hot.
Published: 2011-09-18 16:39:56