I keep trying to get the crackles work for me and every time I get disappointed and feel like I ruin a manicure. This is no exception. I try not to post repeat manicures on my blog, but I have been way into red and black nails lately. I’ve been doing red with a black accent nail all October and I am seriously in love. I have also been on the hunt for the perfect red nail polish. I love dark red nails, but not so dark that you can’t tell its red. I can’t explain my weird obsession, but I have been on this crazy quest for the perfect red nail polish. I couldn’t find that perfect darker red creme where you could still tell it was vampy but not too dark where you couldn’t immediately tell it was red. Again, I can’t explain exactly what I was looking for because every polish was “too something”. Either too dark, too bright, too shimmery, too sheer, too pink, too berry. I needed to find that perfect red and I think I may have come really close with Sephora by OPI “Mr. Right Now.”
This is a darker red jelly finish, so it is a little on the sheer side, but since I love jelly polishes I wasn’t upset that it needed 3 coats. I am in love with this red, and I have worn the hell out of this polish. You can see from the air bubble in the polish how much I’ve worn it in the short time I’ve had it. This was manicure number 3 or 4, I can’t remember. The first two were with a black accent nail, and since I recently posted a similar manicure, I purposely didn’t take a picture of it. But I wanted to keep the black and red manicure going, so I busted out an old disappointment polish to see if I could make it work. OPI Black Shatter is one of the polishes I really regret buying because no matter what I do I hate the way it looks. I think I can make it work with certain colors, but overall I feel like it ruins every color I put it over top. This is no exception. Although I love red and black nails, I wasn’t pumped about this combo, even just as an accent nail. This red is too pretty to be covered up with the black shatter and I really regret layering the shatter over top.