I chose Bourjois 10 Day Nail Polish in shade 11 (there's no name for it on the bottle I'm afraid). I bought this polish in a fit of courage last year when I was away on holiday ;)
In my fairly simple world, I thought you either like red polish, or you don't. However, and this won't surprise most of you, there's a third band: those who don't mind it. So we have the three bands represented by Marisa who loves red, Crystal who doesn't mind it, and me, the one who doesn't like it; did you guess that??!
The first thing you'll probably notice is my poor nail on my index finger, the colour really shows up the layer :( This unfortunately is because a couple of my nails peeled, and I suspect the culprit was the base coat I was using as since I've changed, they haven't been peeling, but they haven't fully recovered yet either :(
This polish has an angled brush, to apparently make it easier to touch up, assuming the majority of the polish lasts past the 3 days minimum, and upto the 10 day maximum wear time given by Bourjois. There are varying views on the brush, but actually, after doing the first nail, I rather enjoyed using it! The forumla was smooth, though a little runny which wasn't too much of an issue as it's easy enough to remove the excess on the brush. Actually, thinking about it, the formula was just right. I normally have issues with laying cremes smooth, but not with this. Maybe I need some other colours from this range...
By this time, all the red was staring at me, and I was staring at it. I won obviously, because I grabbed my Andrea Fulerton Nail Boutique in Cat...
It wasn't as horrendous as I thought wearing such a bright 'post box' red would be, but I'm not fully converted (yet). I am considering wearing this polish again though, as well as the Mavala and Nails Inc ones I own. This challenge was a good thing, as it's helped towards curing my fear of wearing bright red polish!
I hope you enjoyed this post! What's your view on red nail polish? Yay, nay or sometimes?
Don't forget to check out the red posts by Marisa at Polish Obsession and Crystal at Crystal's Crazy Combos!