I know it’s not technically autumn yet but it’s grey, drizzly, and I wore tights for the first time in months last week so sod it, the dark polishes are coming out.
Really Royal by Leighton Denny isn’t a unique shade in any way but it is a decent, shiny, blackened plum-red. It sits somewhere between Essie’s Sole Mate and Luxedo but I much prefer the wider Essie brush. The formula of Really Royal is a bit thin and streaky – it’s not the worst I’ve tried but it’s also chipped after two days so I wouldn’t rush to buy one at full price. Happily this one is free with this month’s Harpers Bazaar so you can try it, or three other colours, for a fairly reasonable £4.40.
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