Saturday, May 4, 2013

Dare to Wear ~ XOXO - with laces



Dare to Wear ~ XOXO
Red with pink glitter

Here’s another one of my beloved Dare to Wear polishes. XOXO is from the Sweet Love collection and is right up my alley. I love a good red, and glitter is also always good.

The formula of the polish is sound. It’s easy to apply and the pigmentation is really good. It’s almost a one coater, but it looks way cooler with two coats, because the glitter becomes denser. Drying time is pretty average. The polish dries up a little bit textured because of the glitter. 

I applied a single layer of Catrice Quick Dry & High Shine topcoat. That top coat doesn’t do anything to smooth out the texture, but it surely adds shine to a girl’s mani.


This polish is related to Ruby Pumps, Ruby Slippers and other ruby coloured footwear. The biggest difference is that the glitter is pink, and the base isn’t a jelly, but a “real polish”. I love that fact!



This mani is made for a special occasion, so I wanted to make sure it didn’t end up a failure. I stamped with a no name black stamping polish, and I used Bundlemonster’s stamping plate BM-321. I sealed the mani up with a layer of Poshé topcoat, the best topcoat in the world, no less! :D


And another shot:


I’m very satisfied with this mani, it turned out exactly how I wanted it to!

I’ve mentioned it before, and I’m happy to say it again: I’m a big Dare to Wear-fan! I love pretty much everything about them!!

So – what’s the verdict, girls? Is this mani cool enough for a special occasion?


Opacity: 9/10
Colour, prettiness: 10/10
Durability: 10/10
Value for money: 10/10
Overall: 9.75/10
Buy again: Yes

14 comments:

  1. Yes! This mani looks so amazing! :)
    Now I'm curious what was the special occasion, or is it a secret? ;)

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    1. Thank you! :)
      The special occasion was a huge event at work, that I was hosting. It went well :)

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  2. gorgeous!!! the lace adds the perfect touch to this!

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    1. Thank you. I am so pleased with this myself, and even happier that others like it too!

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  3. BEAUTIFUL colour! And the stamping looks great with this!

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    1. I'm totally in love with this polish, so thank you! :)

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  4. Looks great! I've never used that stamp before. Need to!

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    1. This stamp will fit your manis perfectly too, that's for sure!

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  5. That's super girly - and I'm dying to get my hands on some Dare to Wear polishes :)

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    1. You'll love them, I am sure of that! :)

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