Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Red Dog Designs - Let's Fall in Love and Young at Heart

Hi guys! I have two gorgeous polishes from Red Dog Designs - Ol' Blue Eyes Collection, which is available for sale now!!! This collection is an amazing mix of perfect-for-Valentine's-Day polishes that you do not want to miss out on.
I was so happy to get the opportunity to review for Red Dog Designs, since it's a new to me brand, and the photos I'd seen so far were amazing. Let me tell you, my first experience with these polishes did not let me down!

The first polish I have to show you is Let's Fall in Love. It's a clear base with holo silver and gunmetal hexes, various shades of purple squares and purple micro-slices, microfine pink holo glitter and purple hearts.



I wanted to layer this polish over something super girly for Valentine's Day, as well as black to really show off all the different glitters - so I chose China Glaze Go Go Pink, and Milani Black Swift. For the following swatches, I really just did 1 coats of Let's Fall in Love, and then I dabbed on a bit more glitter if there was any empty space. I hand placed the hearts, but I really didn't have any trouble getting them out, even with the mini bottle/brush. For my accent nail, I did two coats of Let's Fall in Love for an extra sparkly look! :) I used 1 coat of HK Girl topcoat.








Here's a close up of the accent nail - loved this glitter over black! No issues with formula, however if I was to do it again I would add a second layer of topcoat to be sure the hearts were completely smooth - some of their edges stuck up a bit, but not at all enough to bother me. :)


Next up is Young at Heart: clear base with various hues, shapes and sizes of pink, lime holo, teal holo, white glitters, with microfine holo glitter and pink hearts.




This polish is super fun and flirty and girly and I LOVE it! I don't always love polishes like that, but this one just works for me. I chose to layer Young at Heart over a light purple (Essie She's Picture Perfect) and black again. I have 2 coats of HK Girl on in this one, and it worked a LOT better. These hearts were completely smooth, as were the rest of the glitters. I felt nothing sticking up at all! :) These swatches show about 1 and a half coats of Young at Heart. My index finger is 2 coats because I smudged that finger and tried to cover it up lol!








And here's another close-up of my accent nail! This mani was so much more stunning in person than my photos will allow me to show you! This one, I didn't have to fish for hearts AT ALL, in fact, I found myself putting one back every now and then. My bottle was packed full of all the different glitters and I felt I got a great, even mix of all of them without even trying. Formula was wonderful, it dried quickly and I had no problems with it. Any bubbling you might notice is user error - I never seem to wait long enough between coats. :(


Overall, I was incredibly impressed with this brand of polish! Formula was perfect, I had ZERO issues with the glitters, even the large hearts, which can be temperamental sometimes. The mixes of glitter are gorgeous and unique. Full-sizes of these polishes retail for $8.75 each, which I feel is average. I honestly have no complaints! I seriously recommend checking out Red Dog Designs if you haven't already. These polishes are sold out at the moment, but they plan to restock this week, so be sure to follow them on Facebook to keep up to date! :)

Red Dog Designs on Big Cartel
Red Dog Designs on Facebook

Let me know what you think of these two?? Which is your favorite?? I'd love to hear below <3

Kelly

These products were provided to me for review. This review reflects my full and honest opinions. I am not being compensated in any way for this post. Please see my Disclosure Statement for more information. 

4 comments:

  1. Gorgeous polishes! They both look stunning over black.

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  2. Love Young at Heart!! So girly :)

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  3. beautiful polishes! I love Young At Heart!

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