I can’t quite remember the first time I put on nail polish, but if I could, I’m sure it would be bright red. First of all, it was the nineties. The years when the nail revolution hadn’t really started yet, when woman wore nail polish the same way they wore lipstick: One shade at a time, either red or something complementary to the skin tone. Boy, have things changed since then! Not only do we wear more than one shade a time, but it seems like everything can now be used as a nail ”accessory”. Rhinestones, studs, glitters, sand, caviar-like beads, feathers (yes!)… You name it, we’ve worn it!
Still, it can feel really nice to rediscover and old classic from time to time and that’s true even though I’m really not a fan of red nail polish (I only deign to wear it around Christmas time, and still…) I’m much more in love with cold shades like blue, teal, turquoise, purple and neutral shades like black, white, silver and nudes. That being said, I couldn’t resist to one particular red the last time I was in Europe. (It will be one year soon, I can’t believe how much I miss my family!) I picked up the shade at a Drogerie Markt, along with 4 other ones from a brand I had never heard of before: S-he Stylezone. Ok, the name isn’t glamorous. Yes, it sounds like a brand designed for teenage girls and quite frankly, it’s in that price range, too.
The bottles aren’t too great either and the baby-blue logo on the cap makes me want to throw-up every time I look at my nail polish collection (Ok, I slightly exaggerated on that one). But, my mother taught me well to care about what’s inside. The 10 ml of juicy nectar, in the present case. It has a jelly like base that stands somewhere between translucent red and pink, depending on how many coats you apply and it’s filled with red glitters so tiny you only see them when they move in the liquid, reflecting the light in the most gorgeous way. Even though I tend to think that red nail polish is not very modern, I really loved this one and would wear it again any time, not just for Christmas. It’s #195 from S-he Stylezone and it’s my new favorite red.