Red nails have always been a little sassy and scandalous in a good way. I love red nail colors for the holidays (whether it’s Christmas or Valentine’s Day) but really enjoy bright red nails any time of the year.
I found so many gorgeous red nail colors and nail designs that I had to share! Some of these can be easily done at home while some will need a professional hand, but they’re all absolutely beautiful.
Base + Top Coats: Matte or Shiny?
Whether you’re using gel or regular nail polish, a base coat and top coat are both really important. They’ll determine not only how long your manicure lasts, but how shiny it is.
Some of the photos below showcase shiny nails while others are matte. Regardless, I’ve linked one gel color and one regular color for each. I recommend that you purchase a specific type of top coat depending on the level of shine that you’re looking for.
- Gel Base
- Regular Base
- Gel Top Coat: Shiny
- Regular Top Coat: Shiny
- Gel Top Coat: Matte (cheaper option here)
- Regular Top Coat: Matte
As far as gel polish, I really like Gellish: I find that it lasts way longer than other polish brands. If you’re looking for info on how to do a gel manicure at home for super cheap (while making sure it lasts for a while), check out my blog post here to see exactly what I use.
Red Nail Colors: