Like my previous post, these are some photos from a few months ago while I had my nails filed into claws.
First up is Nubar Beguiling Carmine (not made from actual beetle-derived carmine, of course!). I love this red! It’s a deep, brown-based red, not bright but not too dark.
Shown are two coats plus topcoat. There’s a little bit of cuticle drag so I probably should have added a third coat or waited longer in between coats.
Other than that no issues with the formula, it was quite smooth.
Beguiling Carmine is from the Polished Chic collection.
Next I’ve got China Glaze Sacred Heart, from the Ink collection. This is supposedly a neon, but it really doesn’t seem neon to me. The colour isn’t neon-bright, nor does it dry matte like most polishes with neon pigments do (no topcoat on this swatch).
But it is a nice jellyish candy-apple red that leans warm. Shown are three coats; no application issues with this polish.
In the bottle, Sacred Heart seems less bright and more brick-like than it does on the nail.
And here is a photo of both of these polishes together, showing the contrast between the depth of the two shades! …trying to remember now… I think I had the camera sitting on the table and took this photo with my chin!