Happy Monday my lovely readers! It's cold and rainy here in the CLE, so I hope you all are fairing a bit better in the weather department. The husband and I finally started decorating for Christmas yesterday. We did our fireplace mantle with our nutcrackers and stockings and put up a few of the smaller artificial trees that we have. So I guess you could say that I am feeling a little but more in the holiday spirit. Because of that, I was inspired to do another Christmas-y manicure for you guys today =)
I decided on Kleancolor Metallic Red. Now, you guys already know how impressed I am with this collection of polishes. If I had to do a top 20 polishes of all time, 5 or so spots would probably be occupied by these Kleancolor Metallics. They are really that awesome. You guys have seen the Metallic Orange and Metallic Pink (which by the way, stains terribly upon removal) so I figured I'd throw in Metallic Red today. It is and AMAZING glowy, "lit from within" red that is perfect for the holidays.
After taking pictures, I decided to throw on a coat of Essie's Matte About You. And wow, am I glad that I did because it looks awesome! Mattifying this polish turns it into an amazing red velvet color. Ahhh! You guys, it seriously looks so cool! I can't decide which way I like the polish better, with regular topcoat or with matte topcoat. One one hand, there is nothing like a shiny, glowy red - but on the other hand, the matte topcoat makes it look like one of those velvet Christmas bows. Either way, it is a perfect holiday color and I'm pretty sure that I will do this manicure again before the holidays are over.
This color was ultra hard to photograph, especially because I couldn't get any natural light in this rain. I need to ask Santa for a better indoor light to take pictures! Anways, here is 2 coats of Kleancolor Metallic Red with 1 coat of Seche Vite on top.
And here is 2 coats of Metallic Red with 1 coat of Essie Matte About You.
So what do you guys think? Which way do you like better - shiny or matte?
Thanks for stopping by everyone, see you all tomorrow =D