This is Warrior Ethos, from Nerd Lacquer’s ‘Where No Lacquer Has Gone Before’ series. The polish is a saturated red jelly with small black, iridescent, copper, and red glitter, plus black and copper hexagonal glitter. Make no mistake, there is a lot going on in the bottle… but it all works together to create something really unique.
The formula is quite good, though I have to turn the bottle upside down for a minute before painting because the glitter sinks between uses.
Since it is a jelly it can be layered over another polish to intensify the look, but it’s still true-to-bottle in only two coats. For these swatches I used two coats of Warrior Ethos, topped with a layer of Seche Vite.
You can purchase Warrior Ethos and other Nerd Lacquer polishes from several sources: Nerd Lacquer Etsy shop, Harlow & Co, Ninja Polish, and ThinkGeek. The polishes sell out fast, but if you visit the Etsy link you can sign up to receive an email notification when she restocks her shop!
(Swatches were photographed in indirect natural light.)