Maroons are definitely one of my favorite colors! So, when I was ordering off the website (as I usually do because my Ulta doesn’t carry too many of the colors), I searched the entire site for THE perfect maroon. I think I found it. It’s a deep jelly red with a brown tint to it. I really *LOVED* the color that I got at 1 coat, but it was too sheer to keep it that way. Instead, I had to apply 2 more coats for it to reach bottle color. It’s really hard to capture this color in photo unless you do a flash, and even then, it’s not an accurate image of what you will see on your nails if you use this color. The brush was manageable. It did not apply the polish in one swipe, but it wasn’t difficult either because the formula of Sam is really nice because it’s not too thick and not too thin. It’s JUST right. I absolutely adore the jelly look on nails, and this one was no exception! It was just gorgeous in person! I definitely recommend this if you’re looking for a deep red – almost maroon!
Current favorite/want/need: Luxe and Lush from the China Glaze 2012 Hunger Games Collection. It’s a flakies polish (the BIG hit of the year) . Apparently, it works with the base color. Um, NEED!