Red Carpet Manicure Trendsetter & New Non Gel Lacquer

Red Carpet Manicure Trendsetter is my one and only gel polish from the Dazzling Gems Collection.



It’s quite a stunner, isn’t it?? Red Carpet Manicure calls it Aquamarine, I’d consider it teal with loads of gorgeous shimmer.
The formula is great, with shimmer throughout. I didn’t have to fish for glitter. I will warn you, it has major shrinkage before you cure it. So much so, that I only did two nails at a time. That seemed to work well, and I only needed two coats of polish. 
I’ve had Trendsetter on my nails for 5 days without any signs of wear, other than nail growth. 
Have you tried anything from this collection? There don’t seem to be many swatches online for the Dazzling Gems shades.
I’ve learned Red Carpet Manicure is now selling non gel nail lacquer at their website and ULTA stores. Though, I have not seen them in person yet and I can’t seem to find them online. I’d love to hear if you’ve spotted them!

RCM-LacquerI hope you will link your latest nail related post up with us this week at the Nail Files! Happy Friday!!

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xo Amber

  • Jo Elizabeth

    This is SUCH a pretty color and it almost screams SUMMER! I love it!

  • Beth

    That is a gorgeous teal, for sure! That’s frustrating about the shrinkage, though. But worth it!

  • Anastasia

    Wow, it really is a stunner :O

  • Noelle

    What a gorgeous polish!

  • jamie @makeuplifelove

    Super gorgeous shade!!!

  • Kim Porter

    I love this blue… the sparkle makes it even prettier

  • Bailey

    So much gorgeous shimmer!! It’s a show-stopper :)

    aka Bailey

  • Destany

    The shimmer! That polish is gorgeous :)

  • MyBeautyJunction

    What a gorgeous polish! I can totally see it paired with suede black clutches. Oh, and I love your nails; they’re perfect.

  • loveforlacquer

    whoa!!!! That is a gorgeous polish!

  • Phyrra

    I need that color!

    • daydreamingbeauty

      It’s a totally you color!! I love teal almost as much as you lol! :) Do you ever do gels? I’m not sure if they are cruelty free, but I’m guessing you probably know…

  • Honeygirlk

    Ack – I NEED THIS COLOR in my life! Gorgeous!

  • Cosmetic Sanctuary

    WOW! I love that color!

  • Myra

    That color is gorgeous!! Love it! Stopping by from the link-up <3

  • Laura

    that is a super pretty shade!

  • Miranda Mendoza

    I would totally get my hands on aquamarine (which is also my birthstone!)

  • Heather

    I love this!

  • FabZilla_Kath

    This is my kind of shade! I like it all year-round!

  • Betzy Carmona

    Such a gorgeous shade

  • Nidia Doherty

    Is shrinkage like that normal for gel polish? Doing only 2 nails at a time would take awhile!

    • daydreamingbeauty

      It can happen, and I haven’t quite figured out why. It’s not like it’s always one shade or brand, I have maybe 3 Gelish polishes that shrink and about the same from Red Carpet Mani. Purple Gel polish is notoriously finicky. It actually fades over time (the whole bottle) and often lighter purples fade to a lighter shade when they are on the nails. Some medium pink tones do the same on the nails. Weird. I’m super excited I got 2 China Glaze gel polishes to try last night. They were BOGO at Sally’s! Oh and I saw the Finger Paints flakies all on clearance too. I grumbled for both of us lol!!

  • Shelley Polarbelle

    the shrinkage is a shame. I wonder how the regular polish fares.

  • Justina

    Such a gorgeous color!

  • Brooke @ Blushing Noir

    Insanely beautiful!!!

  • Lulubelle

    So pretty, the shimmer really amps things up!

  • Harshleen

    Such a gorgeous shade! Love it!

  • jennie shaw

    Oh my goodness! This polish is FAB!! The shimmer! The blue! I LOVE IT ALL!!!! Do all gel polishes look so different than in the bottle? Holy moly, this is one that I may just have to try!!

    • Amber

      Yes, gel polishes are notorious for looking completely different once cured. I rarely even buy without seeing swatches. This I knew I’d love without seeing swatches though. I love anything with teal, and SPARKLE!!