Today's manicure is China Glaze Ravishing, Dahling. I saw this polish in this post by Megan Chair and I knew the instant I saw it in her photographs that I had to have it. So the next time I found myself in Sally's this polish just jumped into my basket. Ravishing, Dahling (don't you just love that name?) is a deep wine red jelly. It can look a little brown in some light but it is definitely red. And it is not at all blackened or vampy. It is just... Stunning. Smashing. Splendid.
This polish is a tad thin, I needed three coats to get it this opaque. I could probably have done four but I just didn't have the time. I topped this with China Glaze Fast Forward. But not for shine. This stuff is mad shiny and squishy without it. But I am supposed to use top coat so I use top coat. :D
I do want to caution anyone who wants to get this polish... If you are a sloppy polisher like me who relies on a good clean up session to get a nice, neat finish, watch out for this stuff. It is highly pigmented and clean up is a stone biatch. I am not saying don't get this polish. I am just saying paint carefully. lol
Would you like to see pictures?
Taken indoors in natural light through my window. No flash.
Outdoors in direct sun, no flash.
If you enlarge these pictures, you will see the deep, under the surface bubbling. I have a shit load of it, in this manicure. The bubbles don't show except very up close, so I am not worried about them too much but... Dang! It is kind of looking into a glass of carbonated blood. Guess I overworked things a bit. The humidity that has snuck in might have something to do with it, too.
So, what do you think? Is a nice red jelly your thing? If it is, you need this polish. Trust me. :D
Thank you so much for coming by. Have a fantabulous evening and may your polish never bubble.