Above & Below: OPI's Smitten With Mittens is much darker that what's coming across in the photos. OPI describes it as a burgundy and I would agree that it is actually more burgundy than red. 2 coats, outdoors in the rain.
Below: With one coat of Essie's Matte About You.
Below: It's been windy and raining for a day now, so guess what I'm doing this weekend?
I can't recall ever being smitten with a pair of mittens, but I am smitten with this shade! It's a darker, deeper shade of ruby red than how it appears in pictures, and according to OPI's description, they are calling it a burgundy. The marketing tag reads "A burgundy glitter to warm your fingertips." The glitter in this is much like the shade I showed you yesterday, Crimson Carol. It too has gold and a matching deep ruby glitter, but the gold isn't as noticeable on the nail as it is on the bottle. The glitter is very sparkly though and perfect for the holidays. I used 2 coats and had very good coverage with quick drying time. I like this shade better than Crimson Carol because it's darker and is a true red, whereas Crimson Carol had some pink or fuchsia tones to it. This shade reminds me of China Glaze's Lubu Heels, only with a blood red base rather than a black base.
Adding a matte top coat (Essie's Matte About You) darkens the shade even more and gives it a foil-like finish. It also seems to show somewhat of a black base with a matte coat, although it's not as evident in the photos as it is in real life. I call this look Smitten With Mattens.