Razzle Dazzle on the Red Carpet!
Happy New Year, everyone! I hope you all had a great 2011 and that 2012 will be even better for you and your loved ones!
This post is on exactly at midnight on 1 Jan 2012 and I have chosen to kick the year off with two aptly named lacquers – Sally Hansen Red Carpet and Picture Polish Razzle Dazzle. I hope you’ll all razzle dazzle on the red carpet in the coming year!
Let me present to you the two stars in their bottled glory first.
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Red Carpet was among the many beautiful lacquers Marisa from Polish Obsession sent to me for our swap. It is a warm red with micro ruby red glass flecks.
Picture Polish Razzle Dazzle is a clear base with bright pink, light blue, and gold micro glitter. The reflection off each other makes it look like there are purple and green glitter bits in there too. Here’s a closer look.
So, first, I laid the red carpet. This is easily a one-coater but I used two for the photos since the camera tends to pick up unevenness better than then naked eye. The second coat also made the red look deeper. I didn’t use a top coat.
The long bottle means a long wand for the brush. The brush itself was also relatively long. This does make it more challenging to control the brush. It definitely needs getting used to for me.
Even with no flash and just room lighting, you can see the reflection of the glass flecks. It has the lit-from-within effect.
I thought flash might bring out the sparkle better, but it overly emphasised the crimson base colour. The actual colour is a deep red, more like in the photo without flash.
So now that we have our red carpet all ready, let’s all razzle dazzle our way down it! [Sorry if that was too corny! Hehe :p]
The glitter in Picture Polish Razzle Dazzle is rather sparse. This was how two coats looked like over Sally Hansen Red Carpet. I had difficulties trying to capture the colours in the glitter though.
A different angle.
In this photo without flash, you can see more of the colours of the glitter. In person, it looked like confetti on my nails! Very festive indeed and a perfect combination for the holidays.
Red is an auspicious colour for the Chinese, and I hope this will bring about a lucky start to a smooth year for all of us!