"It's really red." This was Janice's response when I asked her what colour we were painting my nails last week. Yes, it's really red. Seriously. I've never worn red on my nails, toes maybe. Creamy tomato soup came to mind whenever I looked at my nails, that, or cherries. The artificial kind you'd taste whilst savouring a Jolly Rancher. Yum.
To be honest, I always associated red nails with ladies of the night. Red is vibrant, daring, alluring - adjectives I would never use to describe myself. It's pretty liberating to wear something which challenges your own comfort level. For instance, my friend Sally asked me what sorts of colours she should wear on her lips and cheeks; this goes back to your comfort level and how daring you want to be. I ended up telling Sally to pinch her cheeks to see what colour she was left with and for her lips to wear what her heart desires.
Essie's Really Red is a creamy formula, becomes opaque after applying two coats and lasts well between base and top coats. Cherry pie perfection.