I was out polish shopping today and an employee at the beauty supply store I was at was very impressed with this manicure.  It was a good ego boost for me. :)

I'm in love with this red!  This is Julep Molly.  I can't really tell you what sets it apart from other reds that I have.  It's just a classic red creme, but I love it!  Super smooth with excellent coverage.

I didn't know where this design was headed when I sat down to do it.  I'm really happy with where it ended up though.

The black is Julep Brandt, which is actually an off-black.  I love that about it; a faded black look.  It's not quite so harsh as a jet black.

I topped this off with Jordana Quick Shine.  I haven't used Quick Shine in a while.  I'd forgotten how much I like it.  Look how shiny it is!  It's almost exactly like Seche Vite, but cheaper and is DBP, Toluene and Formaldehyde free.  I'm a fan.