Paint the town red
The whole of Tinseltown is having a Dorothy-moment. (My little eyes have spied lots of red shoes on lots of red carpets.) But if your budget’s too tight to stretch to a pair of scarlet Louboutins – I hear you sister – jazz up tired feet with a DIY slick of racy red instead. As Dorothy said, there’s no place like home. (A home pedi that is!)
Mode Nail Enamel in Red Velvet – this thick formula ensures a long-lasting colour that doesn’t fade, chip or crack. It’s also very recession-friendly costing a cool $1.95.
ELES Mineral Makeup Colour of Minerals Nail Enamel in Gorgeous Garnet – made in Australia, this polish is toluene, formaldehyde and DBP free. I love the Chanel-esque bottle.
Manicare Glamnails in Lady in Red – a timeless classic (both the song and the polish) that offers a gleaming glossy sheen.
L’Oreal Paris Resist & Shine Titanium in Fusion Red – this brand-new enamel contains titanium for added resistance and strength. The unique shape of the bottle makes it easier to hold and paint at the same time too!
What’s the big thing you look for in nail polish – longevity? Chemical free? High shine? A good range of colours? For me, it’s a combo of high-shine, strong pigments coupled with good staying power.