NOTD – China Glaze Ruby Pumps over HJM Midnight

Posted by Lipglossiping On December - 6 - 2009

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I adore China Glaze’s Ruby Pumps at Christmastime (me and everyone else) but I didn’t want to wear it quite so full on until a bit later in the month.  I decided to pair it up with a black creme for a little more subtlety.  Can you tell I’m still loving the whole dark nails thing?

HJ Manicure sent me a couple of their mini polishes to try and one of them was this rather basic black called Midnight.

Basic = a bit boring yes?… but basic also = essential… hmmm… like leggings! (stay with me, this analogy will make sense)… You want your leggings to be opaque, easy to pull on and look fabulous on the backside right?  Well, Midnight is your favourite pair of leggings.  It’s a beautifully glossy creme which is a solid 2 coater and really easy to apply.  I probably wouldn’t wear it on it’s own but combined with a coat of glitter (a fantastic jumper dress – see, this analogy is my best yet) it’s a total knockout.

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The first picture doesn’t actually do this quick and easy mani much justice, I wore it up to London and had many nice comments on my ‘lit from within’ stumps. (Grow, grow, grow!)  The most realistic impression comes from the little finger in the top picture… you can see the red glow within the black base… see how it’s almost opal like.  The other fingers unfortunately make it look a bit gritty which it totally doesn’t.

Have you been wearing any combinations?  Do you like pairing polishes up with a great black base? Give me some ideas!


17 Responses to “NOTD – China Glaze Ruby Pumps over HJM Midnight”

  1. Get Lippie says:

    It really did look amazing in the flesh, a rich redblack shade, you barely noticed it was a glitter until you were close to. I think I NEED Ruby pumps now.

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  2. rijaH says:

    Looks so nice! :D Loove your pictures they are so calm and soothing :D

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  3. Zoe Corkhill says:

    So pretty! I want some new nail varnishes because I fell out of the habit of wearing it.. but whatever I ever buy always seem to chip off at the slightest bit of hand movement!

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  4. Ceona says:

    Oh that’s gorgeous. I need to stop biting my nails and fingers so I can wear pretty nail polish.

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  5. Sian says:

    Pretty!
    I have already gone for the full on red glitter, festive nails. Hurrah!
    xxx

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  6. Sugar says:

    Love this look! And it is so great to mix black with lighter polish to get that twisted look! :)

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  7. MizzWorthy says:

    Nice nice nice! Me Likey!

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  8. Dottie K says:

    That looks fab! You’ve given me an idea muahahaha :) Oh and something else to add to my expanding wish list x

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  9. Jo says:

    I really really like that. Might have to invest in Ruby Pumps. Everyone raves about it.

    xxx

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  10. Suka & Spice says:

    i have ruby pumps on right now (i forget how this color makes me feel…so sparkly!), but this is just great. it’s dark and christmas-y in a very good way.

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  11. Maggie says:

    I LOVE nail polish. Unfortunately I work in a kitchen where we cant wear nail polish because of the chipping factor and it getting in the food.

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  12. Redtiger21 says:

    That’s lovely!!! (not as lovely as your analogy, of course ;)). I rarely layer different polishes cos I’m too lazy and I smudge stuff straight away, but I’m very tempted having seen this, it’s gorgeous!

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  13. Golden Touch says:

    Looks gorgeous! xx

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  14. Marie says:

    That looks really fab. Must grow my nails!

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  15. Nina says:

    Oh this combination is divine!

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  16. Helen says:

    That looks like China Glaze Lubu Heels. Just saved yourself £8.00 there, lady.
    And you read my mind. Colours over black – check today’s post on Nice Things!

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  17. Grace London says:

    Love that. I do like the black polish, it’s very good quality.

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