This is a blackened base with tons of red shimmer. It leans more towards black in certain lighting, but flashes red in such a pretty way. *sigh* I can't believe I let it sit so long in the untried box.
To go with this darker polish, I filed my nails back down. After finding a combination of bases that strengthened my nails and allowed them to get to this length, I found that they were cumbersome and annoying when I wanted to play games on my phone. lol. Anywhos, I also think that long fingernails+dark polish= slightly grotesque. Short is the way to go when rockin' darker polishes. Plus, they make my fingers look so slim! haha.