Kara Reveals the Top 3 Red Fake Nails – Dare to Wear Red Acrylic Nails!

Anyone who knows me knows my attraction to red, glossy nails. The color of passion, energy, strength, and love, red and shiny just go together. When I was a girl, I had a pair of patent red shoes. I wore them everywhere, every day and if mom hadn’t caught me, worn them in bed, too. It wasn’t even as though I saw myself as Dorothy in her ruby slippers, I just loved red and shiny. 

Red is assertive, bold, and brave, and it can have physical effects, too, by increasing heart and pulse rates, enhancing metabolic rate and encouraging us to take notice and be active – why else are warning signs red, or ‘action’ buttons on websites red? However, too much red, for example in a bedroom, can make us anxious and stressed. This can be countered by adding green, the opposite and complementary color.

Needless to say, I’ve had great fun trying out the best of the best red nail polishes, and here are my top three:

1) OPI Nail Polish – Big Apple

What Makes it Great

Bold, adventurous and feisty, this gorgeously brash red by OPI says it all. Deceptively deep, it captures the eye, drawing the gaze into the glass finish and beyond. After applying my usual two top coats, the gloss was irresistible and for two whole weeks, I was in love. Until a tiny chip developed, and the whole lot had to come off. 

Where it Could be Improved

Two coats of polish were necessary to complete the perfect finish. 

9.8Expert Score
The Final Verdict

This dramatic, red carpet polish from OPI should be part of every mani kit. Gorgeously glossy, highly durable and at a budget-friendly price - just perfection.

OPI Nail Lacquer, Big Apple Red

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2) essie Nail Polish – Russian Roulette

What Makes it Great

A more firey red than the previous offering, this polish replicates perfectly the glory of flame red tiger lilies and the coal embers of a camp-fire, with an element of warning running throughout.  All of Essie’s creme polishes are so super smooth to apply, flowing on like the most luxurious moisturizer, and this is no different, possessing, also, their trademark two weeks of durability. 

Where it Could be Improved

This is a polish to be applied near an open window.

9.7Expert Score
The Final Verdict

If you’re after a startlingly brave and vibrant red, this is the polish for you!

essie Nail Polish, Glossy Shine Finish, Russian Roulette, 0.46 fl....

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3) China Glaze Nail Polish – Italian Red

What Makes it Great

China Glaze have been quietly perfecting their art for years, in the shadow of the larger names, but with this glorious red, they can step into the limelight. A softer, but still bold and strong shade, this red has a feel of elegant sophistication from the slight bluey base notes. A creme liquid, its application was simple and mess free, and after the obligatory two coats of gloss, my nails looked superb for just over two weeks. 

Where it Could be Improved

Although I could have got away with one application, I felt two gave more the shade I was after. 

9.7Expert Score
The Final Verdict

Glamorous, but with a hint of mystery, this red polish is a stunning addition to any manicurist’s palette, and with longevity that keeps on giving, this is a great choice.

China Glaze Nail Polish, Italian Red, 0.5 Fluid Ounce

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