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Every Sunday I dedicate wearing a polish I own, that for whatever reason, I have never worn before. This is a way I can make sure to wear all my polish eventually. I usually buy polish 2or 3 at a time, and some of them get pushed to the back of the cabinet. This way I will not leave a polish out.

This Sunday I am wearing Russian Red by Mac
. This is a gorgeous red polish. I think it is the perfect red. Every girl needs a perfect red polish in her collection, and this would be a good one.

20120826-150821.jpg. This was given to me by my friend Indie as a birthday present. I wore it once in a half and half manicure I’d done with the Russian Red and an Orange polish.

20120826-151001.jpg. I love this polish so much I will be putting it in my Top 5 list. The formula is great, it goes on so smooth, flawless, dries like glass. I used a fast dry top coat but you don’t really need one because it is so shiny on its own. I painted 2 thin coats. The first coat was a little streaky, which I find that a lot with a good quality polish. The second coat goes on smooth and evens everything out. I think when people first paint a polish they want the first coat to be perfect so they add more polish. When you do that, after the polish dries it will pool and bubble, so to keep that from happening, I paint using 2 thin coats. The result is a flawless glass like finish that is gorgeous. I can’t stop looking at it.

20120826-151414.jpg. This seems to be a pretty fancy polish, but I have been wearing it for 2 days now and I am loving more every day. Thank you so much Indie for getting this for me. Please check out Indie’s You Tube channel and she also has a blog, listed in my blog roll, where she does awesome reviews on different products. She will review make up, eyeshadow, shampoo, mascaras, blush, ect…. The thing that is different about Indie’s reviews is she is very thorough, leaves no stone un turned. Once she reviews a product you will have all your questions answered. Love that about her. one of my very favorite You Tube videos EVER is Indie and her daughter doing a Mother’s Day makeover. It is the funniest thing to watch, but so touching to see the love between these two and the patience only a mother can possess. I hope you check it out. You can see it here.

20120826-152446.jpg one more photo for the road. So, so pretty. Tell me what you think about this polish. Is this your perfect red color? What is your perfect red.

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Ever since wearing “Russian Red” by MAC, sent to me by my friend Indie, I have been feeling very lady like. Almost as if I need matching hat, gloves and shoes when leaving the house. What? What is up with that?

Gotta love the “Russian Red”. I’ve also been thinking a lot about Attraction from CHANEL. Attraction is a white nail polish, maybe a little shimmer, maybe a little glitter, but really nothing too special. It makes me think of days gone by, the same way Russian Red and Cherries in the Snow do.
So, this brings me to the question of the day, why, with all these thoughts of lady like- ness, matching hats to gloves, do I paint my nails with the Pacific Blue? Go figure, but I love it!

I do love this color. I thought at first that it would be too much, but it really isn’t. The other odd thing about it, it makes my nails feel like iron. They feel very strong and healthy. This polish just may have made it into the top 5 of all time favorites. Hmmm… Go figure?

In the mail yesterday I received the sweetest birthday present. Indie sent me 4 bottles of polish. I don’t have any of these brands and I’m so excited to try them. The colors are great and not like anything I have. Which is good!
Starting on the left, CND Asphalt, CND Dark Ruby, Sinful Colors Dream On and MAC Russian Red.


Indie knows I have an ‘obsession’ for William and Kate, she sent me a couple of post cards and a magnet with W and K photos. I love those, Indie. Thank You!
She also sent 2 beauty diary sheet masks. I used one last night and I loved it. It felt very soothing on my skin.
I painted my nails with the MAC Russian Red. I was thinking this might be too much red, so I did one of my half & half manicures with Estée Lauder Rosa Rosa to go along with Russian Red.

I must say, I feel very grown up and lady like today. I think I should call my girlfriends, get dressed up, put on some proper shoes, and go to a fancy, schmancy type of restaurant for tea. What? If only there was a place like that in my town, I’d be there. Of course, I would change my shoes. Somehow these shoes don’t go with my nails today.

Thank you so much, Indie. I really appreciate this! I love everything you sent. It’s people like you that I’m so glad to call my friend. 🙂
**Updated Photo **
I’m trying to get a better photo so show how pretty this polish is. I’m sorry it this is the best I could do, it’s kind of cloudy here today.


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