Red does not look like tangerine. Or maroon. Or magenta, for that matter.
Crimson is not the same thing as dragon red. Or fire engine red or blood red. Tomato red is a totally different matter.
Red Revolution and Crimson Fire are as different as chalk and cheese. So are Really Red and Red Rose.
Shiny red, matte red and red with glitter do not look the same.
Not all shades of red look good on everyone. The red that looks wonderful on someone might look dirty on you, and vice versa.
Red in two coats is not as dark and lovely as the red in three coats.
The city is full of shops that sell red nail polish, and you need to check out a lot of shades in a lot of shops before you find the one that is just right for you. And then, there is the strange case of shops suddenly running out of stock of exactly the shade that you want at the moment, just when you visit them.
These are all lessons that he has learnt over time – the hard way. He is thankful that she has found just the shade of red nail polish that she had been hunting for since forever. Very, very thankful.
And to think that he had always thought that…. well….. that red was just… red!
He is keeping his fingers crossed that she doesn’t take a sudden fancy to pink nails, and make it her mission to find just that perfect shade.
PS: True story. Real-life based. I am gloating over my red, red, red nails this morning. I think red on nails looks incredibly awesome and spells out smiles and happiness.I found just the perfect shade yesterday after several disappointments, much to the relief of the OH.