Thursday, November 13, 2014

NailNation Smoldering Crimson is a classy red holographic

Hey, sorry for the late post.  I am finalizing the details on that project that I was talking about a couple of months ago.  This Sunday, I will post more about it.  I also apologize for the sunset pictures in the comparison below.  When I started swatching on Saturday, I realized that the sun sets really fast now that Daylight Savings Time has ended, and I have to wake up earlier for my amateur-photo-shooting sessions :)

This red is so stunning in real life.  I do think that it could benefit from a third coat, to make it look deeper, and a bit more interesting; but overall, it is a stunner.  It's almost like CbL Dirty Diana, but without the pink and purple undertones.  In certain lights it can lean mauve, but I think this is very close to a true wine red.  It is not burgundy on me, it looks more like a dark cherry.

I love the golden hues in this one.  What I noticed though, is that it has a very strong salon-like smell.  I like it, because to me, it smells like a beach day, since I usually take my swatching equipment with me.  Instead of getting a tan, I get a mani.  That's just me though, I think that a lot of people will find it too strong.  Is the color worth it? yes, it is.







Layering Order:
2 coats NailNation 3000 Smoldering Crimson Holo
no basecoat or topcoat in these pictures

Bonus Picures - NailNation Smoldering Crimson (NN) compared to
Colors by Llarowe Dirty Diana (CbL)







Layering Order:
2 coats NailNation 3000 Smoldering Crimson Holo (pinky and middle)
2 coats Colors by Llarowe Dirty Diana (ring and index)
no basecoat or topcoat in these pictures

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