Mostly Wearing: Rocking Reds

How red is too red?

As you may recall, I have something of an ongoing issue with the colour red. Hardly surprising you may say as in many cultures the colour red is possessed of an innate power to repel, so is it any wonder I approach red lipstick with all the caution of a plump gazelle draped in a meat-suit whilst taking a late-night stroll in the Serengeti?

Laura Mercier – Sexy Lips

But, friends this is a momentous day! It would seem that after years of dubious choices and mismatched palettes, I have finally found my preferred shade! Laura Mercier’s Sexy Lips sheer lipstick is just the right shade of blue-red for my skin tone with a hydrating satin finish which is refreshingly long-wearing. What more could a picky girl ask for? x

Veronique Branquinho & A Red too Far

Sandals Veronique Branquinho Pieds by V

I recently stumbled upon these slides by Belgium designer Veronique Branquinho for a steal on the pre-owned designer goods website Vestiaire Collective. In order to really show them off with aplomb I decided to indulge in a last minute pedicure. Unfortunately, having run out of my usual Essie favourite “Limo-Scene” I was forced to take drastic and dare I say flashy action!

As you may know, I have something of an issue with red nail polish. Generally speaking, when it comes to nail polish I tend to gravitate towards the nude opaques, clean and suitable for most occasions right?

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The Norm’- Essie Polish in Urban Jungle

One of the things I find particularly troublesome about sporting red nail polish is the lingering eyes on ones hands and feet which (as a somewhat sensitive soul) I find rather challenging.

Too Rustic?

Don’t get me wrong, I do appreciate there are instances when red nail polish on the toes works wonders for morale. For instance, when one is sporting the favoured Birkenstocks , red varnish can certainly lift an outfit from “couldn’t care less” to chic insouciance. What do you think? Do you lean towards a French Manicure or a bold red? Let me know your choice and why? Bisous. xx