When I discovered that red nail varnish would be one of this season’s trends I was filled with mixed emotions. On the hands of others red looked wonderfully feminine and sophisticated, on me…well, not so much. I could never find the right shade, so red was always a colour I shied away from. I could wear it on my toes, no problem, but not on my fingernails.
Normally the closest I could get to wearing red would be to paint my nails with shades of Oxblood, Maroon or Burgundy, which doesn’t really feel like you’re wearing red at all. Then I found Mavala’s Red Crystal…
At first, I expected it to be more of a Oxblood colour, but as you can see it’s quite red – not a true red, not maroon, but a incredible middle point between the two, which Mavala describes as a “deep cherry red”. Long time readers will know that Mavala can basically do no wrong in my eyes, and as ever the application was faultless and it left a beautiful gloss finish even before the top coat.
I don’t see myself wearing red that often, more for the odd occasion, but at least with Red Crystal I’ll have the option to. Red is such a classic colour both for lipsticks and nails. They say every girl should have a great red so I’m very pleased to finally have mine 🙂
Do you like wearing red nail varnish? Do you have a favourite red?