Sally Hansen HARD as NAILS Xtreme Wear Nail Color #50 Hot Red (Rs 250/11.8 ml) ,available online, at Parcos, and @NewU +Ambience Mall Gurgaon
The nail polish comes in a tall, round bottle with a metallic cap. It's quite sturdy, but sometimes tends to topple because of the height to base diameter ratio. Not a geometrically stableshape I will say. The brush is medium sized and applied polish in two swipes on the complete nail bed.
The shade, Hot Red, is a pretty neutral Red, with a glossy finish. I like my Red nail Polishes to be Ultra Glossy and this particular shades satiates my hunger for shine quite well.
The Nail Color applied almost opaque in two coats, however, there is a certain translucency about the color which cannot be completely covered, no matter how many coats you put. You can always see a hint of light passing through the extra growth. The texture is a bit on the runny side, and it may pool a bit if you aren't careful. The application is neat and without any streaks even though the first coat is far from opaque.
The Nail Color stays for 3+ days on my nails and the glossiness also stayed with it. I love how beautifully glossy my nails look with this color on. And since the base is neutral, it's a perfect red nail color for me, though quite dupe-able in terms of the shade.
I would recommend it for the glossiness and staying power. It's not a unique shade though,and you can easily find similar shades in other brands too.