The Evil Red

You've Got Red On You CollageThat’s a bit of a play on words (when is it not?) but also how I feel about this polish, one of those looks-can-be-deceiving troublemakers that simply does not play well with others. This is You’ve Got Red On You, a Shaun of the Dead-themed lacquer from Dollish Polish’s recently released Cult Movie Classics Collection. I want to love this polish SO MUCH, because I’m nothing if not a devoted Shaun of the Dead fan (not to mention a lover of glittery red nailstuffs) but it’s being needlessly cavalier with my affections. Formula-wise, it’s problematic, gooping up thickly on the brush and spreading out on my nails about as well as pie filling. Amazingly enough, neither one of those is a total deal breaker with me (high gloss topcoats eradicate nearly all nail sins; these nails are sporting one thick coat of Seche Vite to even out the bumpies) but in combination with its appearance on the nail – dark at my tips, light at my cuticles and lacking in any true visual depth – I’m unsold. Except for that part where I bought it, so actually, that would make it really rather sold! A miss, and a waste of a perfectly droll Shaun of the Dead quote.

There might also be a small lesson in here on why you shouldn’t buy polishes based on their cutesie names, but since I’m currently eyeing up a lime green holo that goes by the moniker Holiday Road, that’s obviously a lesson I’ve yet to learn! Um, do as I say, not as I do, friends? 😉

5 thoughts on “The Evil Red

  1. I guess I need to check out this collection, I am loving the references….you’re right, shouldn’t buy for the names, but it’s all a crapshoot anyway, sometimes it works out, sometimes not…I do like the unexpected surprises. Sometimes you just don’t really know even after swatching if something is good, you could love or hate it or meh, then take a chance on wearing it and have opposite reaction…

    • It really is a crapshoot – today I just posted another Dollish Polish that consistency-wise is one of the best polishes I’ve ever owned. Like, what is up with that? But I’m such a sucker for anything that falls into my favourite movie or band wheelhouse. The day someone comes out with a Green Day Jade is the day my head explodes! Glad to know I’m not the only one!

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