Good morning, everyone! I’m starting a new series that I’ve wanted to do for a while now: Polish Pick! This is not a “polish of the week/month” series, but a series of polish spotlights that I want to share because I adore them. Let’s get into it…

So, today’s color is called “Royal Pain in the Ascot” (very funny name! ☺) and it is from the gorgeous Street Regal Collection for Fall 2017 by China Glaze. I realized that I didn’t have that many darker colors in my collection, so I’ve been stocking up on those for the season. I spotted this one and I knew it would be the perfect shade for me. One of my favorite colors/color schemes, actually, is burgundy and dark red, so this one, with its dark base and red metallic shimmer, is just beautiful.

Metallics, notoriously, can be brushstroke-y and not appealing, but this one is magical. First, this polish is so dark and shimmery, the brushstrokes are undetectable! Second, this polish is COMPLETELY OPAQUE in ONE COAT. I can’t see you ever needing more than two coats, unless your nails are very long. This has a great formula and I haven’t seen much staining from it. Here’s a quick rating system (1 to 5) for your reference:

Formula: 5

Price: (this was on sale for about $5 when I got it; normal price is about $7 or $8) 5

Opacity: 5

Uniqueness: 4.5


If you’re interested, “Royal Pain in the Ascot” is available in the Nail Mall (powered by HERE. I highly recommend you check out this polish for the Fall! Comment below if you adore this polish, too, and/or what polishes you’d like to see spotlighted in the future!

Really quick, before you go, I wanted to say another big thank you to all my wonderful followers on @threesixtynails Instagram for getting us to 1,400 followers last week!!! To celebrate, I did a Nail Art/Polish Q&A; you can read it HERE. Remember, when we hit 1,500 Instagram followers and 100 blog subscribers, I’m hosting a giveaway!

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Have a polished rest of your day! 🙂

– Cali, host of threesixtynails

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Cali G.

I'm a nail artist, positivity/wellness enthusiast, and perpetual creative. I've been sharing nails and good vibes here in my corner of the Internet since 2017. Follow me @threesixtynails on social and check the Contact page if you want to get in touch. Have a polished rest of your day! ✨