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33DC Day 2: Your Most Used Colour Polish

My most used polish is a bottle of Revlon All Fired Up. I am fairly certain that the polish was unique to Boots, and it was one of only about twelve polishes that I owned before I became rather obsessed with this little hobby of mine and before I started to keep my nails painted.

I’ve had it a while and red is such a classic colour that it’s easy to wear with anything. And that’s why it’s my most used polish.

I went back and forth with this challenge about what to do to add a nail art element to my manicure. I tried stamping, but I seem to have lost my stamping mojo, and it just wasn’t working for me. Then I tried out various ideas on a nail wheel, which only served to prove how useless I am with a striping brush. Ultimately therefore, I went with a technique I knew I could master, but in a style I’ve not done before.

So these are my fishtail nails. They have a base of Revlon All Fired Up, and then I added fishtail shaped tips using Barry M Foil Effects Silver and W7 Black. I added the silver using some tip guides, just so I could be sure I got crisp lines, but I freehanded the black as I couldn’t be sure I would get the guides straight as I couldn’t see under them to check if they were lined up properly.

Red black and silver fishtail nails
Red, black and silver fishtail nails using Revlon All Fired Up, Barry M Foil Effects Silver and W7 Black


And just for posterity, here’s my nails painted in just Revlon All Fired Up.

Revlon All Fired Up
Revlon All Fired Up


And here’s a reminder of the prompts for the Crumpet’s Nail Tarts 33 Day Challenge. It’s a tape mani next – comfortable ground for me 🙂

Crumpet's Nail Tarts 33DC


For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Base colour: three coats of Revlon All Fired Up
  • Fishtail tips: Barry M Foil Effects Silver and W7 Black
  • Top coat: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip


Have a look at what everyone else doing the challenge has come up with:

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These are amazing! The colours and the freehanded black make this mani!

Claire Kerr

Thank you 🙂


Wow! the manicure looks amazing! Love the fishtail pattern, and the Revlon red is wow ♥


A very clean and beautiful manicure


Oh now this I love. Classy and awesome!


pretty .. so crisp n clean .. lovely 🙂


Awesome chevron design! Besides I love the polish!! My most used polish is definitely Revlon’s Revlon Red, which looks A LOT like this one… 🙂

Claire Kerr

All Fired Up was a limited edition sold in one retailer only. I have Revlon Red too, and you’re right, it’s very similar.