23 October, 2013

Ulta3: English Rose

I chopped my nails back to nubs again and felt that red was THE way to go with nubbins.  To me it feels less Cruella de Vil of Disney's 101 Dalmations infamy, more French ingénue like Amelie wearing little bright red nails! Ah, if only I could actually be an ingénue again *sigh*...

Ulta3's English Rose was my choice for indulging my inner ingénue.  English Rose is not at all subdued as the name would suggest but instead is a very punchy bright orange-red with a distinct gold shimmer.  I feel like reds like this have been around forever but they never really go out of style.  Two coats provided perfectly opaque coverage and heck I was loving the fiery golden sparkle!

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What's your favourite way to dress up shorter nails?

Until next time.

22 comments:

  1. That is a lovely polish, but a terrible name for it! So very misleading!

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    1. I know! It doesn't look very English rose at all!

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  2. This is such a gorgeous colour! The name reminds me of Alice in Wonderland, how the Queen of Hearts wants to paint all the roses a beautiful bright red colour haha!
    xx

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    1. Now that makes more sense Jasmine!

      I just keep thinking of the traditional English rose - pale - so that's why the name seemed a bit of a contradiction to me :p

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  3. A really pretty colour! I like that the shimmer isnt too intense and so the attention stays on the vibrant red.

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    1. The thing I like is the shimmer is still visible on the nails - nothing more disappointing than when you see it in the bottle but it's nowhere to be seen on the nails!

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  4. That is a super gorgeous and juicy red!

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    1. Very spring-appropriate don't you think?

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  5. Oooh, the shimmer is gorgeous! Love it.

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    1. Thanks Larie! I love how it enhances the vibrancy of the colour :)

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  6. This is such a bright and happy red with the subtle shimmer! I'm not big on red polish, but this one I love! I wish I could be an ingenue again too lol!

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    1. You and me both! Ingenues together! Lol

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  7. This has always been one of my favourite reds!

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    1. I totally agree - this is an amazing red!

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  8. Love it! Hey I went past CNFD today and did not buy a single thing. WOOHOO power to me.

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    1. Very restrained of you! I must hold my head in shame cos I've failed miserably this month :-(

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  9. Love this! You're spot on with the short and sassy red nails.

    If it helps at all, Amelie was a long time ago and Audrey Tatou herself isn't an ingénue anymore either.

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    1. Haha! True, time waits for no ingénue, not even Audrey Tatou! Gosh she was so cute in that movie though :)

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    2. I knoooooow! Totally contemplated chopping my hair similarly but lost nerve. Started to dress like Amelie instead for a season, LOL!

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    3. I love that visual of you!

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  10. Yeah the colour and the name just don't go together but it looks lovely Vita! I've got nubbies for nails right now too. Been chipping a lot! So I'm going with dark nails for nubby nails? But that could be ME loving dark nails though ;)

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    1. Short dark nails always look stylish Norlin!

      I've been on rose gold binge after the red but maybe I should vamp it up myself next. I always enjoy short nails when I have them - I may deliberately go short for a while :)

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