Essie Wrapped in Rubies – NOTD

Posted by Lipglossiping On May - 20 - 2010

The other evening, after painting my nails in Essie’s Wrapped im Rubies… it ddn’t take me long to decide that it was a dull, dull colour…

…but I’ve changed my mind.  It’s not dull, it’s just not Summery.

Application was a teeny bit awkward, it seemed to remain sheer in certain places on the nail and I experienced a tiny bit of bubbling on my thumb.  To be fair though, I was in more of a hurry than usual… so it could well be down to my application skills (or lack of them on this occassion).

I’m on my 2nd full day of wear and tip wear is barely noticeable.  I did dent one nail despite my quick dry top coat, so it seems to be a slow dryer… deffo crack open the seche or alternative.  Essie Wrapped in Rubies is a beautiful bronzed-red with flecks of gold from the Winter 2007 collection… perfect for Autumn.

Shame it’s May!

13 Responses to “Essie Wrapped in Rubies – NOTD”

  1. Sophie says:

    Oooh, not dull at all! Super pretty :)

  2. liloo says:

    by which stretch of imagination is that dull? this is gorgeous!!!xx

  3. Rocaille says:

    I like this color a lot too, but it’s true it’s not very summery… xxx

  4. Jenni says:

    I’ve started to look at my vampier colours because they never get to reveal their true richness in the dull winters we experience. Maybe they too need some sunshine.
    Lovely pic.

  5. It reminds me of Chanel Tulipe Noir which I only ever wear in winter on my hands or on my toes in summer. They are lovely rich colours but they just *aren’t* summery.

  6. Udita says:

    AAhh! I LOVE the way you put the nail polish on! it looks perfect! sigh…! ive tried and failed miserably every time! :(

    the colour looks nice too!

  7. Lillian says:

    Oooh that is a stunning colour!

  8. gio says:

    That’s not dull at all, it’s gorgeous!

  9. Oh man, that’s stunning *___*

  10. […] Essie’s Wrapped in Rubies–not dull to me! [Lipglossiping] […]

  11. […] Essie’s Wrapped in Rubies–not dull to me! [Lipglossiping] […]

  12. Kelsey says:

    What a GORGEOUS color!

Leave a Reply


New Clinique Chubby Stick shades out next month

If you’re a fan of sheer formulas that give a hint of colour without the commitment of something too bold, you’ll probably already be aware …

Red Lip Series: BareMinerals Pretty Amazing LipColor in Virgin Upper Class Red

Good morning, this is your captain speaking. On behalf of my crew today, I’d like to welcome you aboard flight number L1P6L0551P1N6 from Heathrow to …

Urban Decay Psychedelic Sister NOTD

Slowly making my way through the Urban Decay Summer of Love nail kit (£17.50) and I’m currently sporting Psychedelic Sister! Described as a bright coral, …

Clinique Chubby Stick Cheek Colour Balm

Clinique are all about the chub nowadays aren’t they?  All of the chub, all of the time.  Chubby lips, chubby eyes, and now chubby cheeks.  …

PCOS and Hair Removal update (2 years on...)

Nggggggghhhhhhh. That’s the sound of me procrastinating over the writing of this post.  I am one of those annoying oversharers by nature, but there are …

Urban Decay Lip Primer Potion - Review

Synonymous with the brand (and highly regarded) is Urban Decay’s Eyeshadow Primer Potion, so I was excited to get the chance to test and review …

Experience the East at Ellenborough Park and Spa

Situated on the edge of the Cotswolds and with just as much chocolate-box charm, stands Ellenborough Park, once a school for girls and now boasting …

Joan Collins Timeless Beauty

When Joan Collins Timeless Beauty launched earlier this year, I was curious to discover how the brand would be received.  It seems quite unfeasible in …

Boots iPulse Smooth Skin IPL – Q&A

As I explained in my previous video, I’m slowly coming to terms with the simple truth that one course of laser hair removal won’t guarantee …

Wordless Wednesday

Brrrr, wrap up warm – it’s a cold one here today!


CLOSED: Competition Time: Givenchy Very Irresistible L'eau en Rose Perfume!

Want to really spoil Mum this Mother’s Day?  Or perhaps you just want to spoil yourself?  It’s ok… I won’t judge… there are plenty of …

CLOSED - Win it! The Body Shop Expert Brush Collection

I don’t know about you, but I woke up this morning with a distinct “Hello Monday morning, I’ve been expecting you…” kinda feeling.  Maybe it’s …

Win a gorgeous "glow" trio with prizes from Urban Decay, New CID, & Arbonne!

COMPETITION NOW CLOSED! WINNER IS: “IZABELLA” (COMMENT #96045) – WINNER HAS BEEN EMAILED!   It’s still January, the MET office have just issued yet another …

Hello? Is this thing on?

Phew, that was a little unexpected. For those of you who haven’t had the misfortune of reading my hand-wringing tweets and woe-ridden facebook updates, let …

Big savings on French Pharmacy brands, win my top picks!

I’m of the firm opinion that for the money, French pharmacy brands offer some of the best solutions for diffcult skin-types. have long been …

Win it! 3 EcoTools Bamboo Bronzer Brushes to win!

I’ve written about these before, you know I love them, I want you to love them too! So why not have a go at winning …

FOTD Busting out of the comfort zone!

You may recall my bitter moans last week about how when presented with a rare opportunity to spend an indecent amount of time playing with …

Avoid the brush off with Oral-B Pro-Expert

There’s a new toothpaste in town. It’s lean, mean and err not very minty as it happens.  Featuring the revolutionary bacteria-busting ingredient Stabilised Stannous Flouride, …

Dear Obesity...

We have been together for over 20 years, our lives so entwined that I’ve never been sure how to live without you.  I would like …

Urban Decay The Black Palette - Photos & Swatches

The soon-to-be-released Black Palette from US eyeshadow maestro’s Urban Decay is an altogether darker affair than the recent Naked set… The Black Palette includes 6, …

  • Categories

  • Archives

  • Admin

  • Ads