Category Archives: Red

NOTD | Payton by Zoya

Payton is part of Zoya’s holiday 2013 collection. It’s a deep purple-burgundy with scattered holographic microglitter.

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Basecoat: L’Oreal Extraordinaire Gel Base
# of Coats: 2
Topcoat: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri
Removal: Average with acetone and cotton pads
Staining: Minimal

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NOTD – Laced Up by Sinful Colors

Laced Up comes from Sinful Colors’ Leather Luxe collection of 2013. It is a very reddish orange with a semi-matte or “leather” finish.

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This polish applies very smoothly, and I prefer it with a topcoat because it takes such a flawless shine. They almost looked wet in person.
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Basecoat: L’Oreal Extraordinaire Gel-Primer
# of Coats: 2
Topcoat: 1st photo – None; 2nd photo – ┬áL’Oreal Extraordinaire Gel-Glaze
Removal: Average with acetone and cotton pads
Staining: Minimal around cuticles

NOTD | Sally Hansen Cinna-Snap

Recently, my mother and I endeavored to purge a significant number of polishes from our collections. As usual, I circled her purged items like a vulture. Sally Hansen Cinna-Snap (Insta-Dri) is one that I grabbed up. So much for purging, huh?

SHCinnaSnapThe formula is thinner and more jelly-like than any Insta-Dri polishes I’ve used. Cinna-Snap looks darker and more vampy than the bottle color in most artificial lighting. But under my searing vanity lamp and in sunlight, it shows up as a deep, warm brownish burgundy.

Basecoat: L’Oreal Extraordinaire Gel-Primer
# of Coats: 3
Topcoat: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri
Removal: Average with acetone and cotton pads
Staining: Minimal cuticle staining