Manicure of the Moment

Hello gentle readers. :)

Today I have a red to show you. Rimmel Lasting Finish Pro in Stiletto Red. A clear, true red creme that applied easily and was opaque (mostly) in two coats. I am now seeing some VNL in some light. Probably should have applied a third coat but it was okay at the time. I topped this with China Glaze Fast Forward.

The formula is okay on this polish. I love the brush. This polish dries not terribly shiny, topcoat is needed to have shiny. There are better reds out there and I think I am going to try other than drugstore polishes for them. I should have bought that China Glaze Ruby Deer when I was in Sally's, yesterday. *sigh* I have a feeling that I would have liked it better than this stuff. Maybe I'll franken this or dump it and wash the bottle with acetone. I do love the brush, after all.

Oh! Speaking of frankens... I have three new ones that I made, earlier. They are settling and I will be swatching them, soon. I hope that they turn out to be what I think they are. :D

Okay, pics of my so-so red-icure.

 In shade. 

In sun.

This polish photographs warmer and almost a coral but it is a clear, true red-red. I don't know if it is my camera, my photographic "skillz" or the lighting. 

So, there you have it. My not-so-fab red. Thank you for popping in, have a great evening and may your polish never bubble.


  1. Reds are so weird... its tricky to find the right shade for your skintone! I only have one Rimmel polish from this line but I loveee the brushes too. I really wish that they would put out more colors.

  2. I think that this is a pretty good red... It is just the formula I am less than completely pleased with.

  3. Hello My dear Ice Queen! I have a question for you.
    I am growing out damaged nails (I had gels for about 9 months). I'm treating them with Nail Envy -OPI.
    They were doing well.
    Two days ago I painted them (Nail Envy as a base coat) with Jessica nail polish. (Dark red). I took it off last night - what a mess - it was hard to remove, I used pure acetone. Today my fingernails HURT and I notice white spots on almost all of my nails. It looks like my nails were lifted or separated from the nailbed. It's at the tips. Do you have any idea why this might have happened or what I can do to fix it?


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