Sunday, 24 January 2010

Adorned Nails: KOH Red!


If you’re wondering why I’m shouting out the name, well, I’m not! That’s actually how KOH names its nail polishes on the website! You see, the names all end with exclamation marks! It’s as if KOH exclaims with joy each time a new colour is christened and given a seal of approval for release!

......That’s my theory anyway.

This is the nail polish that I got during the promotion that KOH was having back in November. Some of you might remember this from my article on my first ever visit to the KOH Experience Shop, now better known to you as the nail polish heaven.

KOH Red is a bold, quite Ferrari-like glossy red. It’s perhaps a tad less red than the Ellis Red lipstick of ELLIS FAAS but still very out there. I thought that its consistency was less thick than the one of KOH Rain Forest. Application was easy and the formula for this red was very forgiving for less than perfect strokes. Opacity was achieved with just one coat. I painted two to intensify the red. I’ve entered Day 3 and I see slight chipping but then again, I didn’t use any top coat and I’ve been doing household chores.

KOH Red is one of the ten nail polishes currently featured in the Let's KOH Away! giveaway, in Pair No. 5 to be exact.

In the bottle, it’s a fabulous red. On the nails, it’s simply glamorous! I’m smitten. Are you feeling the love?

24 comments:

gildedangel said...

That is a gorgeous red!

Danielle said...

Yes definitely feeling the love! That's a perfect Red! Your nails look really pretty, love the shape! xx

Carine said...

gorgeous red, I'm sold! I love wearing red on my nails, it's like a statement :p

Michèle said...

Very lovely shade of red! Looks good on you too :-)
I visited the store at the Bijenkorf, wowza. Unfortunalety I had to leave bc of a phonecall, otherwise I wouldn;t know what would've happened :-D

Meme said...

I love red nails, I can never pull off a red lip, but nails, I can.

Naoko said...

wow! that red is amazing! super pretty. I've just ordered the OPI Off with her red from the Alice in Wonderland collection because I love this kind of shades :-) xx

GirL With GLasSes... said...

such a gorgeous red nail polish =)

Evil Angel said...

It's a beautiful classic red! Chic and sexy as a red should be!

Miss K. You said...

Woww how hot it would be to sport these nails in a Ferrari! hehe well this color is sizzling by itself already.. nice!

Shaim said...

Love it , so classic and shiny

Mz. More said...

That red is gorgeous. I love to wear red nail polish to glam up any look. It's so sexy. That shade looks fab on you!

KONADomania said...

What a bold red!Looks great on you!

Linda Phuong Tran said...

This is so lovely! Your nails are gorgeous and shiny. LOVE it and want it xD. XXX

tris1978ton said...

Are those your own nails in the pic? They look professional. Very nice color!

Cynthia Zacharica. said...

I'm definitely feeling the love girl. That color is so HOT! Even before I read what u wrote i was thinking 'Ferrari' How weird! lol...
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Shop N' Chomp said...

I am definitely feeling the love! That is one gorgeous glossy red. :D I heart red polish so this post gets two thumbs up from me!

witoxicity said...

@gildedangel
Yes, it is! It's a very basic red and I believe this is one of the earliest colours of KOH.

@Danielle
Am so glad you love this red! Thanks so much for your kind words about the nails. I'd attribute the prettiness (using your words) to the nail polish, really. Heh heh!

@Carine
I agree! A bold and confident statement indeed! :)

@Michèle
Thank you! We can never go wrong with red, right?

Pity that your visit to the shop was interrupted. Ha ha, quite literally saved by the bell! Well, get your shopping list ready for your next visit! :D

@Meme
I'm with you on that. Red nails are much easier to deal with than red lips, in my opinion. :)

@Naoko
Yes, it's gorgeous! And I'd love to see your nails with the OPI red that you've just ordered. :)

@GirL With GLasSes
It's a lovely red. I find myself always stealing looks at my nails. :D

@Evil Angel
True! This vampy red will never get outdated. :)

@Miss K. You
These red nails on the steering wheel of a Ferrari? Tssssssss......too sizzling hot! :D

@Shaim
Yeah, I'm so amazed at how glossy it looks in the photos! :)

@Mz. More
Thanks! Red nails can certainly push the glam factor up several notches for any look. :)

@KONADomania
Thank you! It's such a look-at-me red. :D

@Linda
Thanks, my dear. Those photos were taken without flash, so even I am amazed at how shiny the polish looks! :)

@tris1978ton
Yes, those are my own nails. I've never used falsies before. :D

Gosh, thanks for your kind words. If they look professional, I would blame it on the nail polish and certainly not my application skills. Ha ha! This polish was easy to work with. Imperfect paint strokes somehow disappeared by themselves! :)

@Cynthia
Ha ha! Great minds think alike, my dear. :D I'm pleased that you love this red.

@Shop N' Chomp
Yay! I'm so glad you approve of this glossy red. :)

Asami said...

Gorgeous!

Emilie Delance said...

uh looks lovely! I'm in love :D

Lavender said...

i like this read, quite close to my Revlon Red.

twinsouls888 said...

hmmmm this red reminds me of my red nails and how i wanted red nails again hehe. I'm sporting dark blue nails right now ^_^

The Beautifier said...

Beautiful Colour! Lovely payoff! I am loving the intense glossiness of this polish hun! I am sold! 10/10 xoxo

witoxicity said...

@Asami
Yes, it's a lovely and irresistible red. :)

@Emilie
Heh heh! It's difficult not to fall for this shade. :D

@Lavender
You're quite right about the Revlon! :)

@twinsouls888
Oh yes, I remember that photo that you posted with your gorgeous red nails! :)

witoxicity said...

@The Beautifier
What a generous score you've given! :D I think this is the most basic of reds and I too find the glossiness quite astounding! The photos were taken in daylight, btw. :)