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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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