Saturday, 23 February 2013


my nail polish collection - reds

red nail polish lacquer review swatch photo
red nail polish lacquer review swatch photo
red nail polish lacquer review swatch photo
red nail polish lacquer review swatch photo
All shades are two coats (from top clockwise): Ciate Dangerous Affair, Mavala Bordeaux*, Max Factor Glossfinity Red Passion*, Estee Lauder Le Smoking*, Rococco VIP*, Nubar Rosso*, Models Own Red Alert, ORLY, Ciate Mistress, Barry M, Nubar Cherry*, Lancome 105M*, 17 Tropical Island, New CID Crepe Suzette*, Ciate Speed Dial, Stargazer 511*, OPI Get Your Glamour On, Eyeko Coral Polish*

Red Nail polish swatches

I've been hassling my good friend Zoe to continue her series on Nail Polish swatches of her huge collection but she hasn't so I'm taking matters into my own hands and starting to swatch my own instead. I literally have about 100-150 polishes in a wide range of colours so I thought it would be nice to do a new series dedicated to swatching them all up on nail wheels. I bought the nail wheels off ebay for a few pounds so over the next coming weeks I shall attempt to get all my polishes swatched and posted on here! As I've got so many I'll probably just give my thoughts on my favourites but each and every polish will be swatched up and included within the post, so match your favourite swatch with the labels below. This is going to be such a mammoth task!

Red's aren't exactly my usual jam. I tend to go for less classic colours, glitters and neutrals (I also have a lot of blue nail polishes I've noticed!) however on the odd occasion I reach for a red I do have a few fail safe ones I tend to go back to. Estee Lauder Le Smoking is a classic true red with neutral undertones. It's a super sophisticated classy nail colour which really warms the skin tone. I also like Nubar Rosso which is a metallic deep shade that is packed full of sparkles but isn't glittery. Out of all the Red Nail polishes I own Max Factor Glossfinity Red Passion is my favourite. It has a gel like finish which dries really nicely and lasts a really long time on my nails without chipping or flaking off. I've had it on for the full 7 days it claims and only really experienced a chip here and there. The colour is a lovely blue toned classic red which would suit a variety of skin tones. My other favourite red polish has to be Eyeko Coral Polish, sadly they don't make this anymore since Eyeko decided to rebrand themselves completely but the colour is lovely. It's a warm toned coral shade which looks amazing against a tan and is perfect for a night out. My polish has just started to get a bit too thick to use unfortunately and these are hard to get hold of! It makes me sad they decided not to continue making these!

39 comments:

  1. Wow your collection is massive!! I love a classic red x

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  2. Wow you have a lot of reds aha! love it! <3 i love the Estee Lauder one

    www.andrewjamesblog.com xx

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  3. Woah so jealous of that collection, can't go wrong with red nails!

    Oleta :)

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  4. Lovely collection! None of your red polishes are the same colour. They all have different tones, ect. It's so nice to see a beautiful range of reds to compare :)

    xo

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  5. I actually only have two red polishes and they're both by Eyeko! I love Eyeko's old brand, especially the nail polishes and mascara. Not keen on the newer version!xxx

    Charlotte
    www.coloursandcarousels.com

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  6. You've got a lot of reds, you're lucky if I've got one! So so so jealous!
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  7. Oh I'd been planning a similar series of posts :-) great minds!

    Elspeth xx

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  8. Wow so many colours they look lovely all painted onto the nails. yet I'm sure there will still be excuse to pick up another ;). x

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  9. I'd like ti try any Ciaté polishes. Their shades look so good...

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  10. If your nail polish gets too thick to work with you might want to use a nail polish thinner. You only have to use a few drops, shake it and your polish will get thinner again! I'm sure there's something like that in the UK, too!

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  11. I love my red polishes, you can't go wrong with having every possible shade under the sun! xx

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  12. I love red nail polishes, I used to wear red on my nails for whole months, wish I could have so many different red tone nail polishes. Can I have your collection? Although now I'm back to my glitter nail polishes. xx

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  13. I love the look of the slightly berry coloured ones:) x

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  14. Yay, a fellow nail varnish junkie! I have a collection of 100+ too, I can't get enough of them! You can never have too many, right?!

    xxxx

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  15. Love "Estee Lauder Le Smoking" ive started wearing "Nails Inc St James" which im also loving :)

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  16. Love your reds, especially the more orange tone ones! xxx
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  17. i love red nail polish, i do hope my collection will be as big as yours one day!xx

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  18. I always find red to be a really intimidating colour to put on, I tend to veer towards the darker shades if I go for one. Love your Max Factor polish best! xoxo

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  19. amazing, I'm such a fan of red shades and this collection makes mine look more then pathetic haha I need to up my game!


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  20. They look great ! I really like the eyko coral !

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  22. ooo wow there are loads of gorgeous shades there!

    Kimberley x

    http://kimberley77.blogspot.com

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  23. Love red nail polishes! You have some great shades here! :) ♥

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  24. Gorgeous collection!

    Gillian from Glam Up Everyday x

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  25. nail polishes are my weakness so i'm absolutely going to love these posts! i have to say that red is my favourite (apart from black ~so gothic~) as they're just so sophisticated and classic! but i'm looking forward to being introduced to some new colours that i may need to purchase for myself! :) X

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  26. Wow. Cant wait for more posts! I have 199 in my collection of polish :)

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  27. so many gorgeous shades! x

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  28. Such gorgeous colours! They're all so similar yet different. x

    Tanya from Cats and Clothing

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  29. Woow love it!
    You can never go wrong with red
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    S xx

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  30. So many are so similar, I find I end up picking colours getting them home and thinking 'oh I have that just by a different brand!' Loving the darker toned ones :)

    Katie xo
    http://sugarfixxbeauty.com

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  31. wow love your collection

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  32. Love this! The colour wheel looks so pretty! I also love the max factor one! <3

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  33. Love all the colors, Great collection.

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  34. Great post! Looking forward to seeing more of these :)

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    xx

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  35. Only recently discovered your two blogs but I really love them! Just started my own and my 1st post is a red polish

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  36. I love those reds! Makes me realize I need new ones!!
    xx

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