This is a lovely true-red that reminds of candy apples due to it's jelly-like creme consistency. I personally like this more for summer, but could definitely work year-round. Of the reds I've tried, this one is the easiest to work with. The combination of the brush and the formula makes it really easy to get a nice even coat. The one problem I have w/ this is the pigmentation; even with 3 coats I can still see some nail line, but I can forgive since it is so affordable and easy to work with. Highly recommend this to ppl just starting to dabble in nail polish or anyone looking for a low maintenance red crelly.
I love Megalast polishes. The wear the best of any polish on me (6-7 or more days) and I absolutely love the brush. The wide brush works great on my very curved nails.
This is my HG red cream. It is just the perfect red for me. I'm NC10 leaning neutral for reference. This is the only red cream I'll ever need.
I haven't written a review in quite some time but I just HAD to pop in and write one for 'I Red A Good Book'.
First of all, I own tons of red polishes (albeit drugstore brands) and this one is truly the most vibrant neutral medium red shade that I've come across. Even my former flame 'Revlon Red' just can't stand up to this one. I don't know about most people, but on me shades touted as 'neutral' can sometimes be quite flat as far as dimension is concerned. This definitely isn't so with 'I Red A Good Book'. Though this color doesn't pull warm or cool on me, it somehow just pops. It's almost like a sumptuous candy apple red color that I suspect would be beautiful on most, if not all complexions. It's one of those colors that you can't help but look at!
Wet 'n' Wild's Manicurve brush is wonderful. It's thick and bristly but it's not quite as dense as I remember the Sally Hansen brushes being. It's incredibly easy to coat each nail evenly and more importantly, QUICKLY, both on very long and relatively short nails. It also doesn't streak terribly if you get impatient while waiting for each coat to dry and I have yet to experience any horrible bubbling that makes your paint job look more like something found on a rickety county fair ride rather than a great manicure (looking at you, Revlon).
'I Red A Good Book' has great lasting power and doesn't seem to grow duller and/or darker with wear like I've experienced with other polishes. It's got a brilliant shine to it that really showcases the lovely color without the use of a top coat as well. The only qualm that I really have is that it seemed to soften and get streaked up by my hair when I was using a blow dryer recently but that very well could have been my fault for being careless.
For the price, 'I Red A Good Book' really can't be beaten. The formula and brush seem to be much more superior to other drugstore brands with a higher price point. The wear is excellent and the color is stunning. Wet 'n' Wild really has a winner with their MegaLast line and I can't wait to try more of their shades.
This is one of my most favorite reds! Wet n Wild has stepped up their game. The new bottles of megalast go on very smooth and opaque. All you need is one or two coats.This is a jelly type of color with a nice amount of shine. This is a true blood red that looks good against my caramel skin. The formula is also very long lasting though I used various topcoats.
I picked this nail polish up at CVS one day because I thought it was really pretty. I was in dire need a of a red polish and loved the $1.99 price tag. Well I have to say that this PERFECT color of red! It's daring but not over the top. I get many compliments about it. The packaging is kind of cute and the wide brush makes for a smoother application. The polish is also relatively quick drying. However, the only reason I could not give this polish five lippies is the... CHIPPING!! This polish chips and chips and chips some more. So I always make sure to apply a really good top coat and keep the bottle in my purse for touch ups. Because of the price and color... I would purchase again.
I looove wet n wild, especially their mega last polishes! I picked this polish up randomly while on vacation, just looking for a bright, fun color. I had no idea that I would find my HG brand of polishes, not to mention a gorgeous classic red color!
I am usually a pink person but this was so cheap, I ended up getting several colors and among them, this red. It's nice and bright, but classic at the same time. The creamy finish is shiny and makes my nails look like I went and got that expensive gel nail polish done at a salon.
The polish lasts about a week, which is fine for me because I tend to re-do them once a week anyway. It doesn't actually chip which is the amazing part, it seems that the tips of my nails just look a little worn away by the end of the week so if I wanted to, I could just touch up the tips and make it last longer. The shine and color stay true throughout a whole week of wear as well.
The wide brush is great for application, it deposits the color perfectly. I find that two coats of this is perfect coverage. The bottles this comes in look really nice too, I generally don't care about the packaging but where other wet n wild products tend to have flimsy packaging, these are not. I highly recommend this nail polish!
I picked this up at Wags for 49 cents ($1.49 - $1 coupon). Unfortunately, it's not a one-coater like the others I've tried, but it dries fast, and two coats were sufficent. This is the perfect red IMO. Tomato/candy apple/fire engine red, sans shimmer. Just creme. HOT. I've been wearing blues and greens and holos and glitters for so long, I've forgotten how fabulous just a plain red can look. Nice smooth formula, and I love the wide brush.
By the way, the actual name is "I Red a Good Book" in English. In French it's "Ballon Rouge." This made me LOL. These dopey polish names bug me. "Red Balloon," come on, that's so much cuter. And shorter.
I'm just blown away at how many things Wet'n'Wild seems to be doing right these days! Both the new Megalast Salon polishes I've tried have been great.
Red A Good Book is a blazing, retro juicy maraschino red jelly. The formula is fantastic -- floats onto my nails effortlessly. Makes my nails look like delicious maraschino cherries. I don't know if I'm a fan of the wide brush; with a more difficult polish formula it would be a mess but it works well because this formula is good. Jelly finish with tons of shine, opaque bottle color in 2 coats, self levels like a dream, dries fast. Haven't tested lasting power yet but I have high expectations from the other Megalast Salon polish I own (a gray-taupe).
The color is the same tone as Sinful Polishes Gogo Girl, but this is a much better polish for the same price. It's aaaaaalmost a perfect match for NYC lipstick in Retro Red -- close enough to pass if you're not being scrutinized by fashion photographers or anything.