The Ugly Series: Part 3, What Vampires Wear

Ready for some more ugly?

Up front, I’ll confess, this is a total contradiction.  This is a brownish-red vamp color. It’s Sally Hansen’s ‘Vivid’. And it is from at least 2 winters ago.

I admit, I only think it is ugly in the bottle. But once it is on, and particularly in the sunlight, I am ready to wrap myself in a crushed velvet cape and fly off into the twilight. OK, so it’s not an original idea, but you get the point.

Some of photos drive home my feelings that this isn’t such a hot color. But, alas, confession is good for the soul…I stared at it while I was sitting at stop lights.

Ah, this is the best rendition of ‘Vivid.’ Yes, indeed, it is vivid. I have on 3 coats and feel that a better talented nail person could have got it in 2. I topped it off with Color Club’s ‘Eco Chic’ top coat.

Here’s the reason I picked this one. I asked my husband to, quick, name a color! He didn’t answer right away and started laughing and backing up at the same time. ‘No! No! This isn’t a trick’ I tried to soothe him over. Once he realized I was definitely not set out to trick him, he chose RED. I then took that as my lead to find a red in my huge stash that I felt was ugly.

In the shadows, this color isn’t so pretty. Pull it out into the sunlight, and it begins to show off. And you can’t do that with ‘real’ vampires. I tried to explain to my husband that ‘real’ vampires cannot go out into the day time and they not shine either. He was left in a more confused state.

Do you find vampy reds to be beautiful?