Red-y for Spring – Rainbow Series with Pocket Money Polishes!

Hello lovelies! Today marks the beginning of a new weekly series with myself and Charlie of Pocket Money Polishes. This will be called the “Rainbow Series with Pocket Money Polishes“. Each week we will each post a colour-themed blogpost on both our blogs, so make sure you check hers out too!

As it’s the starting week, the theme is red, so I’ve picked out my top ten red nail polishes. (This was hard – it’s like asking a parent to choose their favourite child!). I really really love red polish but I don’t wear it all that often, but hopefully these posts will get me pulling out polishes I don’t normally use!

Red-Y for Spring collaboration post

Red-Y for Spring collaboration post (2)

Red-Y for Spring collaboration post (3)

Red-Y for Spring collaboration post (4)

Red-Y for Spring collaboration post (5)

Each nail has two red polishes on, so I’ll list them accordingly:

Thumb: Serum No.5 Poppy Fields & Barry M Red Glitter
Index: OPI Underneath the Mistletoe & Butter London Knees Up
Middle: OPI The Spy Who Loved Me & Barry M Red Wine
Ring: China Glaze Ruby Pumps & Ciaté Kitten Heels
Pinkie: Sealore Arista & Barry M Bright Red

And the black squiggles I used to separate the colours are done using the Barry M Nail Art Pen in Black.

OPI Underneath the Mistletoe, OPI The Spy Who Loved Me and China Glaze Ruby Pumps are all glassfleck shimmers (which refers to the glassy particles of shimmer in the polish. UTM has silver shimmer, TSWLM has gold/yellow shimmer, and RP has red shimmer. All gorgeous!

Barry M Red Glitter is a pure glitter – it’s a dense red glitter in a clear base.

Serum No.5 Poppy Fields and Sealore Arista are both indie jelly glitters, PF being predominantly gold and red glitter, while Arista is mostly holographic red glitters. PF is great for layering over Barry M Red Wine.

Ciaté Kitten Heels and Butter London Knees Up are both the ‘classic’ shimmer (i.e. very fine). KH has golden shimmer, while KU has red shimmer.

Barry M Bright Red and Red Wine are both jellies.

As you can see I do love a shimmery/glassfleck red, but I do also love red jellies (and I happen to think that Barry M does these best!). 

All of these apply brilliantly with no issues, and all except for Poppy Fields are opaque at 2 coats.

What are your favourite reds?

Remember to check out Charlie’s post too!


  • Kerry Ann Marshall

    My favourite red is (not always been as it wasn’t out that long ago, but since it’s release) Barry M – Retro Red as it is beautiful, a little bit pearly and super opaque! I was impressed from the start! But if you seen my latest post, I’ve just put on OPI – I’m Not Really a Waitress and that is something else!! So stunning on the nail. xx

    • Ooh yes, it was hard for me to decide between Retro Red and Butter London Knees Up 🙂 Ooh I’ll check it out! xxx