Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Rimmel Stiletto Red

I LOVE reds. I love vampy reds, bright reds, jellies, cremes, glitters - you name it! Reds are bright enough to be noticeable, but still "normal" enough that people won't look at you like, What in the hell do you have on your nails, grrrl?! Not that I don't love me some weirdo colors, 'cause I do. But reds just hold a special place in my heart.

I recently picked up Rimmel's Stiletto Red. Rimmel's bottles are very aesthetically pleasing. I love their square shape, and the cute little crown on top of the cap. I also love their brush. It's different than any brush I've seen, and I find it much easier to use.

I used two coats, and the application was great. I think this is a creme, with jelly qualities. It dried quickly, to a nice shiny finish. I can see myself reaching for this polish a lot in the future.

Bright red polish like this always makes me feel a little saucy, like a pin-up girl from the 1950s. It also reminds me of sailors, and other nautical goodies. It makes me think of my heroine, Bettie Page.

It also makes me think of Mary Kate Olsen, who I freaking love. I just want to hang out with her for a day.

And, lastly, this red makes me think of Rihanna's hot hot hot hair.
Check out those nails!
What do you think of having these "inspiration" photos in posts? I sorta like it, and think I may continue it in the future. Probably not in every post, because quite frankly I am too lazy for that shit. But it's fun to do on days that I am feeling bored and need a little something extra to waste my time with.

(Click on each photo to go to the original source. I found all of these on Google.)


  1. Hello there,

    I saw your message on my post about wanting models own but not being able to get it in the states, well there are a couple of nail varnish products which I would love to get but they don't have them in the uk. Would you be up for doing a swap? xx

  2. Oooh yay :-) have e-mailed bacK, am off to bed now as have early work start in the morning but will chat tomorrow, let me know what you think of my list of brands if anything takes your fancy :-) x

  3. I have never been brave enough to wear red nail polish

  4. Ah, but it's so great! You should give it a go!