OPI An affair in Red Square

Many of you might not know that I'm married. Very happily I might add. My husband is handsome, kind, he makes me laugh and he's my best friend, he truly is the love of my life. But every now and then... I get this feeling... an urge... and I just can't help myself... I just have to have an affair!
OPI An affair in Red Square that is. Luckily my husband not only knows this, but he approves 100%! (It's red, so he's happy!)

This is the first red polish I bought (yes, really!) and I blame my love affair with red nails solely to this gorgeous red shimmer. This was first released with the Russian collection in 2007, but has since been added to the core collection. Would I say it's a unique color? No, not at all! I have a few in my stash that come really close to being dupes for it (A England Perceval, just to name one) and this is said to be a dupe for anothter famous OPI shade: I'm not really a waitress, but I don't own that one, so I'm not 100% sure.

But it's gorgeous nonetheless! The formula is absolutely perfect! It doesn't drown my cuticles, which is always a good thing for a red, opaque in 1 coat, but 2 thin ones are better and it dries really fast. I just can't say enough good things about it! It's my go to Christmas red, it just reminds me of shiny wrapped presents.

I have worn this a ton and will always love it on its own, but this time I decided to add a bit of a Christmas feel to my mani. I started with 2 coats of OPI Goldeneye on my accent finger and followed with 1 coat of Affair after the gold completely dried. I then dabbed it with cling film while still wet, to get a marble effect.

The result... I love it! Finally I can pull off a gold polish!

I heard somebody say everybody loves gold glitter ( I think it was Yukie from Warmvanillasugar0823 in her China Glaze and OPI Christmas collecion video) and I was actually talking back to the screen, saying "Not me!". Gold just doesn't suit me and I don't really care for it. Then why did I buy this polish? I got sucked in and I wanted a gold polish for Christmas manicures. I actually like it in the bottle, on my nails... not so much...

But combined with An Affair it's just stunning! I'm kinda regretting not doing a full marble manicure. I might have to take this of and re-apply it, especially because I bumped my pinky before my topcoat had time to dry, so I have a dent in my polish... I debated whether to redo that finger before taking my pictures, but then I thought: none of us are perfect and we all have those horrible moments when we ruin our mani's so I left it (the fact that it was 11 o'clock at night and I wanted to go to bed might have helped with that decision too... ).

I love this polish and this combo and will be rocking this a lot this season. The only "bad" thing I have with An Affair is that it can be a little streaky when first applied, but it usually levels quite nicely after drying.

What's your favorite Christmas red?



  1. The gold fits the red like they belong together. Perfect!

    1. I was pleasantly suprised by this combo, I love it!

  2. Another fabulous red and your Goldeneye accent is perfect!

  3. Beautiful! I am trying to get more into reds. I LOVE them in the bottles and on others. I am the same way with red lips. I got a new red Zoya (Elisa) today so I am excited to try that.

    1. You know how I feel about red nails and I love red lips too.
      Can't wait to see Elisa on you, I think it would look gorgeous.