I caught a horrendous cold and ended up having to miss work today. You know you’re seriously ill if you have to take a day off on a Friday. The fact that my colds never seem to go away only adds to the fun of it all. Anyway, I’ve kicked in the medicines and hopefully I’ll feel better in time to enjoy the weekend!
So let’s get to the point of this post. I’m a neutrals girl through and through. More often than not, you’ll find me wearing a classic white or black top with jeans and I like to add some colour in through accessories, scarves or occasionally, even makeup rather than my actual outfit. Sometimes a pink lip or red nails is my way of jazzing up an outfit. I don’t wear too much red as such clothes-wise – I have two oxblood tops (I love oxblood!) and a plaid shirt which is dark red and navy – but that’s about it for the red in my wardrobe. I do, however, adore red nail polish. I have five – yes, five – different reds. And they are all different. I swear they are. And I love each one of them.
Today’s post is on the latest addition to my red nail polish collection. I didn’t know Maybelline has done a range in the ColorShow polishes called ‘Big Apple Reds’ which is evidently a new range of some 5-6 red nail polishes. You can imagine my excitement when I found out though. I had gone to the mall with the intent of buying a blue-based red nail polish. Between warmer and cool-toned reds, I am definitely a fan of the more blue-based reds, whether we’re talking lips or nails. I just find them so flattering. The shade R1 – Paint the Town Red was exactly what I was looking for. It’s a classic red, but definitely on the slightly cool-toned end of the spectrum. And it is absolutely gorgeous.
I do have a love-hate relationship with nail polish. Sometimes there are days on end that I can’t be bothered to paint my nails at all. Right now though, I seem to be in a “yes, gimme some statement manicures” phase. But before I reentered this phase, I hadn’t worn nail polish for months because I also like the look of clean unpainted nails.
‘Paint the Town Red’ applies like a dream and dries super-fast so you can paint your nails at night and not worry about having fabric impressions from your bedsheet on your nails in the morning. I’ve had this on my nails the whole week, and there is minimal chipping. At this price, I can find absolutely no fault with it. And the shade is so beautiful. I know I’ve already said that haha!
What’s your go-to red? Or if you aren’t that big a fan of red nails, let me know what your favourite nail polish is!
Maybelline ColorShow Nail Polish Big Apple Reds – R1 Paint the town red.
Price: INR 145