Monday, January 14, 2013

Fiiiiiiinally back! Soflajo Red Carpet

Wow, I apologize for taking the whole week off last week.  After being ridiculously sick for three weeks, I needed the down time.  In that time, I received some amazing polishes from purchases and swaps, reached 400 blog followers (!!!!!), and got to spend some quality time with the cutest and most ridiculous kitties ever.  Specimen #1:

Just one of my kitties striking a pose...  Say hello to Fenway!  I'll have some pics of Jynx later.
Well, since it's already late and I have to wake up early tomorrow, let's get down to business!  Tonight, I'm going to show you part of my New Year's Eve mani.  I'm pretty late in showing you guys all of my holiday manicures, so I'll try to catch up.  As undies for NYE, I wore Soflajo Red Carpet with an accent of Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Black Out.  We're going to focus on Red Carpet tonight.

Color: Red with holographic micro glitters.

Finish: Matte – flat finish, no shine.

Bottle / Brush: Round (9ml) mini bottle – wand and brush are just long enough to reach the bottom of the bottle.  However, the fact that it’s a mini makes application a little tricky.  Requires a steady hand to apply evenly without pooling.
Opacity: High – opaque at one coat!  I used two for photos.
Glitter Application: Easy – Spreads evenly without much manipulation.

Consistency: Thick – thick, but is easily remedied with some polish thinner.  Although, I didn't add any thinner.  I wanted to see how it would apply without it.  It worked well, but you have to go fast since it's a matte polish, which dries quickly.
Overall Ease of Application: Medium – applies well with minimal pooling, dragging, streaking, or balding.  Spreads well without much manipulation.
Stampability: Not tested for stamping.
Dry Time: Quick – dry to the touch without smudging in under 3 minutes.

Overall Thoughts: This was my second Soflajo, and I really liked it.  The color is more of a burnt red than a bright cherry, but the holographic micro glitters set this apart from other matte polishes I have.  Once I added a top coat, the shimmer from the micro glitters made it glow.  I will show you guys the finished mani with a top coat tomorrow night.  I also like that this is a larger mini, so you get more bang for your buck.  Jody, who owns Soflajo, is a pleasure to work with, ships quickly, and has great communication.  You can purchase Soflajo polishes at her site or at her Etsy store.  Follow her Facebook page for restock information and updates.

What did you wear for New Year's Eve?


  1. I really like the picture of Fenway! With 4 of our own it's so nice to have kitty love! Thanks for the great review of my polish. I really like how you do your reviews. The new Matte Love collection just came out tonight! BTW, I wore two of the new ones - Involved with Pink It Up! as an accent finger on NYE!

    1. Oooh! I'll have to add them to my scheduled buy calendar! :D I saw your photos, and they look great!! :D

  2. I don't blame you for taking some down time after being ill, some times a body just needs it. I am glad that you are feeling better. That is a pretty color, although I'm not into mattes all that much. Can't wait to see that glow from the top coat. :) Keep taking moments for yourself here and there, Julie, to keep yourself feeling good. :D

    1. Thanks so much, Angela! You'll love this beauty with a top coat. It's just sooooo pretty!