Sunday, April 17, 2016

Signature Sunday: Nail Polish: Red Hot Rio by OPI

This is the third post in the series on my signature nail polishes. If you missed them, check out my first and second favorites. It's time for a classic red nail...

I love red nail polish. Red Hot Rio by OPI is my red creme. I used to buy warm-toned Big Apple Red by the same brand, but stopped once I found this slightly more neutral shade at my salon. To me, it is a true red. Not too warm, not too cool, just right. Red Hot Rio is my perfect deep red.

I indulged in a professional mani-pedi a couple of days before my birthday and the day of my birthday dinner with my family. While at my local salon, I decided on this hue for both my fingers and toes, one of my signature shades that I own at home. I think this is my favorite color for my toes. However, I didn't love it all the time on my fingernails. In some lights, like daylight and shade, I thought it was so sophisticated, the ultimate classic, but then in other lights, such as overhead lamplight, the blood red hue struck me as a bit too dark, almost ominous and vampy. Despite many attempts, I am still not capturing the color perfectly, so please know it is a true yet saturated red, not a bit pink nor orange and more dark than light. (Check out this post I found for better photos.) Due to some cracking and a bit of chipping, my manicure only happened to last three days this time. I didn't happen to snap a few photos until two days after having them done, hence the following pictures of only a couple of digits that still looked nice. Overall, I was very happy with both my birthday manicure and pedicure. I recommend this red, that is both Brazilian sultry and classically chic.


  1. I love this colour on you, it's classically elegant :)

    1. Thank you! I actually did a manicure at home last week and painted my nails the same color again.

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