We found it: Your perfect red nail colour

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Red nails have been in fashion for as long as there’s been nail polish. Sophisticated and sexy, there’s no beating a beautiful red manicure. We did some searching, and found nine gorgeous shades of red that are both striking and memorable. Next time you’re looking to buy a new red, try one of these:


L.A. Girl Professional Salon Formula Nail Lacquer in Overheat, R39.95

Essie Professional Application Nail Colour in Bordeaux, R119

Rimmel Salon Pro Nail Colour with Lycra in Rock n Roll, R59.95

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Right Said Red, R89.95

SpaRitual Lacquer in Hunk Of Burnin’ Love, R147

Bourjois 1 Seconde Nail Enamel in Rouge In Style, R95.95

Crabtree & Evelyn Nail Lacquer in Apple, R160

Wet n Wild Megalast Salon Nail Color in I Red a Good Book, R54.95

Essie Professional Application Nail Colour in Really Red, R119

Which one will you be trying out?

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Written by

Anien studied English and journalism before heading off into the world of beauty. An undercover "tree hugger" and fashion lover, she's usually found with her nose in a magazine. She has far too many bottles of nail polish and is completely lost without her lip balm. Anien on Google+

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  1. Zakiyyah Jogi

    Red is always the perfect way to make a statement. I absolutely love Rimmel- the colour and texture are both great.

    4 years ago •

  1. Boitumelo Motswenyane

    I have tried Rimmel Salon Pro nail colour, and love it.
    Does anyone know where I can find matte red nail polish?

    4 years ago •

  1. Kg2827

    I like Sally Hansen. Right said Red is my poison!

    4 years ago •

  1. Pseudo_kate

    Essie Really Red without a doubt. I prefer Essie over any other nail colour brand because the quality cannot be beaten.

    4 years ago •

  1. Erna

    Essie rock – It is a bit expensive but worth it!

    4 years ago •

  1. Mark Parr

    I have always fancied Essie so I think I will go for Really Red.

    4 years ago •

  1. Kariwo

    Yes please! You can NEVER go wrong with red nail polish :-)

    4 years ago •

  1. Pannack

    I love Sally Hansen nail polishes! They are the best!

    4 years ago •

  1. Janneke Gerber

    There are so many gorgeous nail polishes. I am glad to see you added Wet ‘n Wild and L.A. Girl as well!

    4 years ago •

  1. Sashnee Rambaly

    I will be trying out the Really Red by Essie.

    4 years ago •

  1. Sandra Phoma

    I am so happy to see an L.A. Girl product mention. I really love their make-up range. Essie’s “Boudeaux” is such a beautiful shade of deep red. It lasted 2 full weeks on my nails. I recommend it!!!

    4 years ago •

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