Zoya makes a small amount of holo polishes, but the ones they do are gorgeous! I recently got 3 of them in the 4 free promo and none disappoint. Blaze is a scattered holo in a berry-red base. It’s vibrant and amazing. I had to take a photo in sunlight and still couldn’t capture the fire this has!
One day, I’m going to paint my nails as neatly as those nail bloggers do. I swear it! That would probably require me going back to using acetone, and for now, I am avoiding it. I use <a href=”http://www.amazon.com/Organic-Lavender-Nail-Polish-Remover/dp/B00G7S424O”>Karma Naturals non toxic nail polish remover</a> and then I just paint my nails and do not use acetone for clean up afterward, because I hate the smell (migraines). I’m also trying to stick to more “natural” nail formulas, well, as much as that’s possible (let’s get real, no nail polish or removers are totally healthy, but some are less evil than others). I may get back to a little nail stamping in the future and for that, you have to suck it up and use a little acetone.
So, as you know, my husband and I eloped and had a courthouse wedding a few weeks ago! Here’s a snapshot of my wedding ring. It’s a palladium band that’s handmade and hand engraved, from Aurell. I am wearing my favorite “holy grail” red nail polish, Sinful Colors Bleeding Heart.
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!