The Red Duo: Thumbs up or Down?

Monday, February 13, 2012


Red lipstick and red nail polish go hand-in-hand when it comes to sassiness and seems to be always in style. Goodness me, there is nothing snazzier than short red nails and a beautiful shade of red lipstick, don’t you think? Both make me feel totally classy but I'm the first one to admit that I rarely wear them together which is a shame because even a simple pair of jeans with a cute top or an oversized sweater would look super pretty with a pairing like that.

Loves, would you wear them together? Do you? What's your favourite red-colour lipstick or nail polish right now? xo

P.S: The red trend!
P.P.S: The modern rules of red lips.

(Photos by/via Twin Fashion, Vanessa Jackman, Carolines Mode, Garance Doré & Jamie Beck)

39 comments:

FourJedis said...

I LOVE them on others, but have never ever tried them myself. I have a party to go to in 2 weeks though, and a fabulous new black dress for it, so I think I'll give it a try! :) Thanks for the inspiration!

Melissa Blake said...

Definitely a thumbs up for me! A red thumbs up... ;)

p.s. did you ever get my email, diana?

Mal said...

Love these! Nothing beats the perfect red

Mal @ The Chic Geek

Dancing Branflake said...

Total thumbs up!!!! Now I want to paint my nails red (I already wear the lipstick everyday).

TheChambrayCountess said...

Definitely a thumbs up. I don't wear the combo, but I think the right red can really complement your skin and nails + lips together class up a simple look. Like the pictures, too :)

Tanvi said...

Love them all! Subtle romance with RED in a way :P

♡ from © tanvii.com

Diana Mieczan said...

FourJedis, you totally should as this combination would look AMAZING with a black dress:)

Diana Mieczan said...

I did, Melissa:) I'm just about to reply and Tiffany, how great!

Ana Degenaar said...

That first girl looks like Mena Suvari. I'm obessed.

Melisande said...

i love it! i think it looks very classy and pulls the entire look together. love the first photo!

E. Charlotte said...

Always a thumbs up! I love this combo. I've never been able to pull of red nails of that color (just doesn't go with my skin tone on my hands) but I do love me some red lipstick. I love it when women can pair the two together. :)

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

I do love a spot of red at the nails and lips, but not daily;-)

MrJeffery said...

i like it sometimes! i think it works in all these pics.

Vintage Market Place said...

I am so with ya on the short red nails. I love a cherry on top from sephora. But i cant pull off a red lip. My nautral lip color is very berry looking. So red just does not go with my natural coloring. So i usually just wear chapstick :)
Amy

Alexa said...

I LOVE it! So pretty.

HiLLjO said...

You kind of have to do this when you wear it to get the full effect, I think!

Natasha Fatah said...

Definite big thumbs up!! I love red! I love nails! This is perfect, I'm going to pin some of these images on pinterest!

xoxo
www.natashafatah.blogspot.com

Christianna said...

Gah, I need to do this more often! It does look ever so pretty!

Natalie said...

I don't ususally, but your right it does dress up a jeans and tee!

Diana Mieczan said...

I LOVE that, Tanvi - "Subtle romance with RED in a way" Beautiful.

Diana Mieczan said...

She really does, Ana and Amy, I am totally checking out that shade of nail polish. Thanks!

LyddieGal said...

big thumbs up! these ladies look so chic!
Chic on the Cheap

mr. pineapple man said...

thumbs up! As long as it doesn't get on your teeth!

Shauna (Fido and Wino) said...

Love 'em together! Thumbs up!

Annie said...

I think I like it!!

amy b.s. said...

i love the red lip trend. but i swear every time i try to buy a red lipstick, it somehow looks too orange to me. i fail at the red look.

Lady Grey said...

it's funny cause on some people it can look a bit kitschy, but it looks absolutely fabulous in all of these photos. Overall, thumbs up!
xo

Lindsay R said...

love them together. sexy red.

Liesl said...

I simply love red lips and red nails on others, but on myself...not so much. Every time I try dark nail polish on me I don't like it and red lips on me make me look like a clown! LOL! I don't know why this is...hehe...it looks fantastic on others! So, for me a thumbs down either worn separate or together, but on others, I say thumbs up! :)

Liesl :)

laurenjeanallece said...

Yes! I've actually been on a hot pink lipstick kick lately (I blame Sydney at Daybook, haha), but the red on red is so classic.

Holly said...

Definitely up. I like it, always have

Eliza Jane said...

I love the red trend! Even though I completely veered off from it this Valentine's Day. Check out my blog for the post about my ombre nails! Happy V Day darling! xx

Diana Mieczan said...

mr. pineapple man, good point and Amy, you should try one of Bobby Brown lipsticks. I love a few of their red shades.

Diana Mieczan said...

Eliza, I'm going to check it out right now. Happy Valentine's day to you too:)

Nicole Marie said...

i've been wearing more red lipstick since i got to spain but it's still intimidating

Laura said...

Thumbs Up for sure!

little t said...

I can't deny that these girls all look amazing, but I always go for one or the other!

Juultje said...

Love it!! I am not used to it, but gonna try using nailpolsih. My mum wore it all the time...seemed to sophisticated!

Pretty Affair said...

definitely THUMBS UP! :)

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