In the spirit of the Holiday season – here’s another red polish for your viewing pleasure
This polish has quite a history (not my particular bottle, but the shade itself :P). It was released as part of China Glaze’s first go at the Wizard of Ooh Ahz collection back in 2001 – WELL before I began my journey towards polish insanity. They re-released the collection in 2009, but I heard the shades weren’t as gorgeous the second time around. In any case, I picked up this beauty in the summer of 2010 and instantly fell in love. It truly looks like Dorothy’s ruby red slippers! The rich red sparkly within the slightly darker, somewhat sheer red base is mesmerizing. I wear this every Holiday season – though I admit it doesn’t get much play during the rest of the year (though I’ve read from several other blogs that they frequently use it as a pedi shade).
Unfortunately, I simply could not seem to capture this amazing polish on film, so my pictures below are not doing it justice in the least. Imagine it much more sparkly and eye-catching in real life:Truly, in any lighting, this shade simply glows with radiance. I wore it over one coat of Essie’s Limited Addiction so that I would get better depth (and you can still see a touch of VNL without a base, unless you apply several coats) – next time I think I’ll use a brighter red as the deep shade of L.Addiction pulled to color down a bit. Anyway, this is a great polish, easy to apply with absolutely no issues whatsoever, and I think you can still pick it up around various retailers of China Glaze. If you’re feeling festive, I highly recommend scooping this up!