Perfectly Polished

While shopping the other day discovered the perfect red polish by OPI. Of course I was trying to be good and walked out of the store without buying it. I have one test dot painted on my pointer finger that has been mocking me with it’s cheery brightness ever since. Of course now I know I have to go back and find my little jar of festive shine (if only I could remember what it is called). Have you been looking for the perfect red too? (my obsession began after receiving one of J.Crew‘s recent catalogs).

So, inspired by my recent shopping mishap I thought I’d do a little roundup of swoon-worthy red nail polishes, perfect for brightening up any dreary day! xo Ez

Top row (from left to right): Scotch Naturals – “Kiltlifter” Nail Polish, Zoya – “America”, Zoya – “Salma” | Bottom row (from left to right): Revlon – “Red Hot Tamale”, Revlon – “All Fired Up” , OPI – “A Oui Bit of Red”

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  1. Stephanie / / Reply

    I have the polish fever after that catalog too. Essie actually makes a great punchy red shade that's very similar.

  2. Melanie K / / Reply

    "I'm not really a Waitress' … love love love that shade! Funny, three different co-workers got it the same weekend. No, they were not together either. But that shade is beautiful!

  3. Miss B / / Reply

    Lol, so funny, I was obsessed with the lip color on the model in the last catalog, it's an orangey red, a blogger called J.Crew and asked and got all the make up colors she was wearing. I love the internet!

  4. Annie / / Reply

    I was on a multiple year search for the perfect red awhile back, and I also vote for OPI's "I'm not really a Waitress"! To me, best red ever.

  5. SOMETHING_debussy / / Reply

    oh la la that's hot. The perfect RED nail polish (you may add lip colour) to me is always blood red, not orangey red, not pinkish red, definitely not purplish red. Always blood red only :)

  6. stacey / / Reply

    OPI has a free app for their polish color and you spin them to see all their colors. Works great and you can see what it will look like close to your nails.
    BTW~ Love Malaga Wine too!

  7. amanda / / Reply

    There's a shop in Austin that has a wall of nail polish, I could tell I found the one when I picked up OPI's Big Apple Red four times without realizing it was the same one (four bottles out of ten or so in the basket to compare)

  8. sally / / Reply

    i'm late but had to jump in — i love the orangey red of essie's hot tomato, which i was obsessed with but never bought, dang it! your story reminded me of this. i read on their site it's been renamed dramatic drachmas or something like that, but it doesn't look quite the same to me. moral of the story: if you see the perfect shade, leap! :)

  9. carissa / / Reply

    I also loooved the November Issue of JCrew. I found so many inspiring photos (and outfits of course!)

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