First off, let me say I found a gorgeous holiday red. It’s not too warm or cool, just a nice medium red, wth a foil finish that reminds me of Christmas ornaments. I can’t really imagine wearing this any other time but Christmas. It’s Orly Quintessential Crimson.
Isn’t that a nice holiday red? But, it’s just not festive enough-more glitter!
That’s where China Glaze Fairy Dust comes in!
This sparkle topcoat makes a nice holiday manicure- it’s very festive. There are lots of glitter topcoats, China Glaze alone makes at least a couple in addition to Fairy Dust. Almost all brands have one. This is only one coat but two would also be nice.
If you aren’t in quite such a holiday mood but still want some red, here’s a quick layer franken:
This is the Orly OC with a layer of New York Summer Purple Star. It’s an el-cheapo brand that I ordered online when I was ordering some other polishes, and for around a dollar each, they aren’t bad. They’re good for frankens. It’s a very sheer silverish purple. I guess it would take 4 or 5 coats to get this opaque, but it allows the red to show through nicely.