Ok, so I did a quick and sloppy job, but I got it done, finally – a quickie mani pedi with Sinful Colors “Bleeding Heart,” my holy grail red for at least 10 years. I believe this is my 3rd bottle. I use thinners so I can use bottles up, too!
So, my holy grail red nail polish has always been Sinful Colors “Bleeding Heart,” a deep, nearly blood red that’s opaque in 2 coats and looks amazing on fair, cool toned skin. However, for spring and summer, I found myself wanting a much brighter, true “pinup” classic red to wear on my tips and toes. Enter OPI “Big Apple Red.”
This is the polish after 2 coats, topped with Poshe fast drying top coat. As you can see, it’s not 100% opaque, as you get a little bit of VNL (visible nail line) through it, though this would be solved with a third coat. I just don’t mind having a little VNL and love the color regardless. My main complaint is one that I have with all OPI polishes, and that’s the extra large brush! I have really small hands and nails, so I like the thin brushes like you get with Zoya and Essie. As you see here, the wide brush made it difficult not to get polish on my nail folds in the sides. I may have to look for a dupe of this in a brand with a brush I can stand. Aside from that, if you know you like OPI’s brushes, you may really love this bright, classic, true red!
What’s on your nails?
Hold on to your hats, color lovers, this electric cobalt blue nail polish is BRIGHT and it’s only $1.99 and found in just about every US drug store. I’m in love!
This cream formula is just the right consistency and goes on opaque in just 2 coats with no streaking. It’s shown here with Poshe fast drying top coat over it, because I’m a clutz and I have to use a fast dry top coat or I ruin every single paint job I do within minutes. 😉