The red has a hint of orange to it, so it's a perfect mid-season colour. It's not a vixen or intimidating red, but one that can complement cooler skintones and be matched to a red-orange lip. The blue shade catches the light to reveal depths of colour and shine, which makes it extremely difficult to photograph! On first glance it's a very dark shade, but as it moves you can instantly see the lighter more reflective hints that make the overall hue. Both of these apply to the nail well, although the blue's brush was a bit damaged and made it a little more difficult to apply accurately, and look great after two coats. These did chip a little more than the other shades in the range I've tried, lasting only two days before I took the polish off and replaced it, so this definitely needs a sturdy topcoat to hold it in place. Lets continue the British theme of 2012 right down to the tips of our fingers. Why not even try a little nail art and use one of the shades to create a statement nail like I have?