Our city was suppose to hold our annual July 4th firework on friday, but due to hurricane Arthur, they decided to move the fireworks up a day. I decided to stay up late and finish my nail art for July 4th.
I will be reviewing OPI's Double Decker Red which is used to create my fourth of July nail.
OPI's Double Decker Red is a creme in a dark fire engine red. The color actually isn't as bright red as seen in the picture but about a shade darker. The lacquer is watery, so applies thinly, which I like because that allows it to dry quickly in about a minute. By the time I finish applying the first coat to my right hand, my left hand is already dried and I can apply a second coat. I only needed two coat to achieve opacity. However, I am disappointed at the finish. Most of OPI's color has such nice shine that I don't need to apply a top coat to it. The finish of Double Decker is shiny, but looks dull and I wasn't getting that freshly minted feeling. On my pinky, it looks shiny but on my second and third finger, it looked dull. Despite that, I would still recommend Double Decker Red if this is the color you like. The color lasted 5 days before chipping.
- Dries Quickly
- opaque with 2 coats
- Finish is not as shiny as I would have liked
|(from left to right) Sally Hansen's Twinkle Twinkle, Orly's In The Navy, Orly's White Tips, OPI's Double Decker Red|
Other colors that I used to create this look is Orly's french tip nail lacquer in White Tips, Orly's In the Navy (which I reviewed here), Sally Hansen's Hard as Nail Extreme Wear in Twinkle Twinkle for the glitter accent, and I finished it off with Borghese's Brilliante base and top coat.
I put two coats of the base color before applying designs to the nails. On the ring finger, I used a toothpick to position the glitter. I find that it's easier to apply the glitter polish on to a piece of paper in order to fish out the glitter and place it on the nail.
On the thumb I dotted the circles with a Q-tip, let the color dry before putting on another color. I have a dot tool for nail art from Sally Hansen, but the circles came out too small so I switched to using Q-tips.
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What red nail polish do you use? Any great nail polish that you can recommend me? Please comment below :)
Happy Fourth of July,