Manic(ure) Monday: Patent Poppy*

Max Factor Gel Shine Lacquer

Red nail polish and I have always had a love-hate relationship. I have never really been this classy red nails type of girl and I remember some of my first nail polish shades being petrol and mint blue. Up to today as far as I am concerned blue nail polish is still one of the most fascinating ones. However the older I grow the more I understand why red nail polish is so hyped. It is simply the color that is socially accepted to be seen on your nails, not matter your age and no matter the occasion. Therefor I don't ignore the red and pink nail polish range at drug stores anymore and therefor I was also eager to try this vibrant shade by Max Factor which I was sent by Rossmann (where you'll be able to buy the nail polish).

Max Factor Gel Shine Lacquer

I had never tried a Max Factor nail polish before but the quality was really satisfying. The brush is rather stiff but you can control it quite well and the result looks super neat immediately. The only disadvantage is that the colour intensity fades towards the tip of your nails so you'll have to dip the brush a second time. The nail polish dries quickly and is shockproof almost immediately. I had a nasty incident with my earring an hour after applying the first coat but the nail polish survived it with nothing but a tiny scratch.

Max Factor Gel Shine Lacquer

When it comes to the colour I'm still not sure if I adore or if it already annoys me. It comes with a really decent shimmer which you can only see from close up but which gives your manicure a nice gloss. The pictures also suggest that the shade has something really vibrant about it, which makes it a fresh summer red. However when looking at the other available shades of the Gel Shine Lacquer collection I couldn't help preferring shades like the Sheen Merlot, Vivid Vermillio or Glazed Cobalt. I guess the blue love is far from being over.

ankle chain - ASOS, nail file - ALESSANDRO, nail polish - MAX FACTOR Gel Shine Lacquer 25 "Patent Poppy"

What do you guys think about red nail polish? Too simple and classy or your absolute favourite for manicures?


  1. Such a beautiful colour! I love red nails :)

    Kisses ♥ Joana

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  2. I like the colour. Looks so elegant on you Carmen.

  3. I really enjoy the scarlet quality to the color, not so deep like a blood red and not a coral. I personally have very few reds in my collection, I'm not sure why but I've never fancied reds much, I love my green, blues and neutrals most!

  4. If I could only ever use one colour for the rest of my life, I would choose red.

  5. Die Farbe sieht so schön aus!

    Liebe Grüße Jessy von Kleidermädchen


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