Saturday, 8 January 2011

Adorned Nails: KOH Metallic Red



Isn't this colour so full of life? I feel energised looking at it!

I'm really not joking, my heart skipped a beat when I applied the first coat on the first nail. It is such a glorious colour. In fact, seeing this colour made me forget momentarily that my favourite nail colours are actually purple and burgundy. Hah, imagine that!




KOH Metallic Red is an old purchase. Funnily enough, I bought it for someone but I found out afterwards that she wasn't into nail polish at all. Oops. So, yours truly decided to keep it for herself. Well, if anything, it was a purchase gone wrong gone right!

Metallic Red is a bright, sunny orangey red with fine shimmers. It applied like a dream. Actually, one coat would have been fine but I did two. I love this polish as it is, so there is no need for embellishment this time.



There is a cantata that would go very well with this nail polish (oh, humour me, please!) and it's one of my favourites: Carmina Burana by Carl Orff.

Perfect!

19 comments:

jv said...

What a lovely and stunning coral-ish red. I have a bracelet that has some sea coral on it and this color reminds me of it (minus the shimmer of course). I love the smooth look of it too. x jeanie

Thifa said...

Wow! That is a gorgeous color indeed! Delicious red :)

Adventures in Swatchland said...

This is gorgeous! I can't believe I used to avoid reds - what was wrong with me??

Witoxicity said...

@jv
Oh, a bracelet in this colour? How nice! I'd feel so uplifted if I wore it everyday. :)

@Thifa
Delicious sunny red, indeed! I'm pleased you like it, Thifa. :)

@Adventures in Swatchland
Well, better late than never, my dear. Red nails look good on everyone! :)

DalaLuz said...

A gorgeous color indeed! I'm gonna try to remember that one :-) It fits in perfectly with my autumncolours mania :-)

Witoxicity said...

@DalaLuz
Hi, DalaLuz! If you love warm fall colours, you'd definitely love Metallic Red. I totally recommend it! :)

Adorable On Your Vanity said...

I absolutely love your pictures. Its hard to be creative with nail-paints, but you manage to do exactly that!

DinaXYYan said...

Love the fine shimmers on it! Very pretty~

London's-beauty said...

Gorgeous colour! :} I like how you do it so neatly. If I did, the nail pain wouuld go past my cuticles! :}

Diary of a Short Girl said...

That's the perfect shade of red! It looks good on your, great blog!!

diaryofashortgirl.blogspot.com

Witoxicity said...

@Adorable On Your Vanity
Thanks so much, my dear. I'm pleased you appreciate my efforts! :)

@Dina
I love this happy colour too! :)

@London's-beauty
Well, it's all in the clean-up afterwards, really, but with this one, I must admit I could have done a better job with cleaning the edges. :P

@Diary of a Short Girl
Thanks! :)

Anonymous said...

A-MA-ZING!! This is way too beautiful!

Your pics always stand out!.....just AWESOME!
"KTee"

Witoxicity said...

@KTee
Thank you, KTee! You're always such a supportive reader and I appreciate it a lot. :) Anyway, of all the KOH nail polishes I've tried so far, I think Metallic Red is the one that has impressed me the most.

Anonymous said...

Wait, first I have to sit down and breath slowly......I can understand why it is one of your favourites, Glorious indeed. Good thing you kept it.

Stunning photos, you are so talented, Nicole

Witoxicity said...

@Nicole
Gosh, thank you for your very kind words, Nicole! Deep breaths, my dear, deep breaths. But really, that was how it felt when I was applying this polish. Anyway, I sure am pleased I kept it. What an unexpected happy ending it is! :D

PolishSis said...

Do you ever watch those programmes on Discovery where they build those awesome bikes? This looks like the color of a very cool chopper!

Witoxicity said...

@PolishSis
Haha! Actually, yes, I used to watch programmes like American Chopper. Bikes too cool for words, but the father and son really shouldn't have squabbled so much! :D

Anni said...

Oh wow, our taste in nail polish is awkwardly similar! I have to admit that I bought this polish back in december, too!

Witoxicity said...

@Anni
Oh, that's so funny, Anni! Haha! And you've got Flamingo too. We do have similar taste. :D