Zoya India is a muted burgundy with gold flecks. Like all Zoya polishes, India has a thin, easy to apply formula that is rather opaque. It is a really pretty color for the upcoming fall months! On my nails is two coats of India.
For Christmas and Christmas Eve I wore the Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Nail Color in Red Carpet. Red Carpet has been my favorite red and favorite holiday color for a couple years now and I've worn it for Christmas the last couple years. The formula is great and I really like the subtle shimmer.
Price: $8.50 * Buy At: Ulta * Size: 0.46 fl oz
The Essie Nail Lacquer in Watermelon is a bright, medium reddish pink with a cream finish. Watermelon has a quite thin formula, but it still easily covers the nails and was almost opaque in one coat. I used two coats of Watermelon in the swatch photos.
Price: $9 * Buy At: Zoya's Website * Size: 0.5 fl oz
Zoya Vanessa is a neutral dark red with a creme finish. Since Vanessa is dark, but not quite burgndy, it's a good year-round alternate for a classic red polish. Vanessa had a nice, thin formula and only needed two coats.
Price: $3.47 * Buy At: Walmart * Size: 0.31 fl oz / 9.17 mL
I know it's not fall or winter yet, but I realized that I don't have a burgendy nail polish and thought it would be perfect for my skin tone when the colder months arrive.
Cinna-snap is a dark color, but red enough to work with lighter skin colors. I think it's very flattering on people with more reddish skin, but it would still look flattering on neutral or yellow skin. Cinna-snap was nicely opaque and you could get away with one coat because it applies evenly and not streaky, but I used 2 to make sure the color was completly even & opaque.
The brush on all Sally Hansen Insta-Dri polishes is one of those wide and flat. This makes painting the middle of your nails very quick & easy, but it makes it more difficult to get the sides of your nails without accidently getting the polish on your fingers, especially when using your non dominant hand to paint.
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