Nail Polish of the Day: KO Red Hot Karen
Hope your having a wonderful Monday! Now that you've seen Knockout's Calamine, a soft powder pink perfect for any occasion, Today I'm bringing you a hot red number sure to spice up the night.
Introducing...the sexy and sassy, Karen. Inspired by Karen from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, a classic, red matte that's packed with color and applied perfectly in two applications. To check out my official review on Knockout nail polish, click here.
Karen's bold, red shade combined with the matte texture makes this a A++ in my book, and tops as my favorite from Knockout.
Knockout Cosmetics retails for $22.00/ea and is available online. Have a good one!
Posted by Steph at 06:51:am
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Steph said on Apr 13th, 2009 8:28 am
Hi Bella, Thanks Doll! I know! It's so hard getting used to a non-glossy finish, but the more you look at your nails, your like, "wow that looks hot - I love it"! :) Karen is super pretty.
Betty said on Apr 13th, 2009 10:55 am
I love the matte look. I read that this shade is named for Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. She just performed on Saturday Night Live with different colors on her nails. One hand was a light blue and the other looked like a metallic. I was hoping someone would post about it, because the light blue looked amazing. Maybe it was from the new Essie blues...
Steph said on Apr 14th, 2009 12:06 pm
Hi Betty, Yep, it's Inspired by Karen of the Yeah Yeahs and I actually forgot to mention that in this post - thanks for reminding us :) Oooh that sounds awesome, wished I could have seen that!
Lucy said on Apr 14th, 2009 6:58 am
Love this shade and finish. I have Orly Matte and will have to try it on a similar shade.
Tati said on Apr 14th, 2009 8:58 am
Hey, Steph! I have a China Glaze polish that dries matte like this and I love it, but it totally changes when I put a topcoat on it. I've always read that you should put a topcoat on your nails because it seals in the color, but it totally changes the look of this nail polish. Should I just go sans topcoat or is there something else I can put on that could protect the color? Thanks!
Steph said on Apr 14th, 2009 9:48 am
Hi Tati, Your right, in most cases you should use always glossy topcoat with the exception of matte polishes. It's recommended not to use one, but I know it's hard to skip that step. I would test the waters and see how it handles without a topcoat. If you see good results, I would def go with it. :)