The red mani that I’m wearing today kind of went in a different direction than I planned.. but it came out cool! Originally I wanted a french manicure with red tips. So I free-hand painted some red french tips on my nails using a Sephora by OPI polish called And a Cherry on Top. Sephora describes it as an opaque vivid maraschino. I have a mini-sized bottle of this polish and the small brush is perfect for hand-painting french manis. Well, it came out more dramatic than I expected! I loved my blood-red tips! They were shiny red and hot hot hot! I would’ve taken pics but it was late at night and dark out.
Keeping in mind that I had to attend a family event today – I felt the need to soften the look a bit. I went ahead and topped it off with a coat of Sally Hansen Maximum Growth Nourishing Nail Color – the sheer nude that came with my SH French Manicure Kit. Unfortunately the red didn’t shine through well after applying the nude topcoat. So I put a row of tiny dots using more of my And a Cherry on Top. Then I slightly mixed both the cherry and the nude polishes together and then dabbed it on my tips with a q-tip to give a blotchy effect. Mixing the two colors really transformed the maraschino to a hot pink. It came out kinda cool…a different play on the regular old french manicure!
Sometime soon I’ll have to try out my And a Cherry on Top again- it’s a luscious red!! I don’t have a favorite red polish yet, so maybe this could be the one? Do you have a favorite red ?