NOTD – China Glaze Ruby Pumps over HJM Midnight

Posted by Lipglossiping On December - 6 - 2009

rubypumpsoverblack

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.

rubypumpsblack

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!


NOTD – China Glaze – Ruby Pumps

Posted by Lipglossiping On June - 19 - 2009

A gorgeous, vibrant shade shot through with a sophisticated glitter.

chinaglazerubypumps

This polish is fantastic and would easily make it into my top 10 list. 

It’s a lush cherry red that I can’t stop looking at!  It goes on smoothly and evenly.  The texture feels a little gritty thanks to the glitter, but it’s nothing that a sweep of top coat wouldn’t fix. 

The above image shows 1 coat(!) after 4 days of wear.  There is very minimal and even tip wear.  This is my first experience with China Glaze polishes and I’m so impressed by the formula of this one, I’m looking for more!  Anyone care to share their favourite CG polishes?

RANDOM

The People’s ID Bot Project and a Freebie! #spon

A gorgeous, vibrant shade shot through with a sophisticated glitter. This polish is fantastic and would easily make it into my top 10 list.  It’s …

Product Love: 25th July 2011

A gorgeous, vibrant shade shot through with a sophisticated glitter. This polish is fantastic and would easily make it into my top 10 list.  It’s …

Illamasqua Dystopia Collection Autumn/Winter 09

A gorgeous, vibrant shade shot through with a sophisticated glitter. This polish is fantastic and would easily make it into my top 10 list.  It’s …

Share your hair mares!

A gorgeous, vibrant shade shot through with a sophisticated glitter. This polish is fantastic and would easily make it into my top 10 list.  It’s …

Sugarpill Cosmetics Starling & Goldilux FOTD

A gorgeous, vibrant shade shot through with a sophisticated glitter. This polish is fantastic and would easily make it into my top 10 list.  It’s …

Win a bottle of my favourite cleanser!

A gorgeous, vibrant shade shot through with a sophisticated glitter. This polish is fantastic and would easily make it into my top 10 list.  It’s …

Red Lips Day 13 - Revlon Fire & Ice Superlustrous Lipstick

A gorgeous, vibrant shade shot through with a sophisticated glitter. This polish is fantastic and would easily make it into my top 10 list.  It’s …

O.P.I - Uh Oh Roll Down the Window NOTD

A gorgeous, vibrant shade shot through with a sophisticated glitter. This polish is fantastic and would easily make it into my top 10 list.  It’s …

Pink Week at Lipglossiping - Victoria Moore Collection

A gorgeous, vibrant shade shot through with a sophisticated glitter. This polish is fantastic and would easily make it into my top 10 list.  It’s …

Beauty Blog Link Love - 10th October 2010

A gorgeous, vibrant shade shot through with a sophisticated glitter. This polish is fantastic and would easily make it into my top 10 list.  It’s …

POPULAR

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

A gorgeous, vibrant shade shot through with a sophisticated glitter. This polish is fantastic and would easily make it into my top 10 list.  It’s …

CLOSED - Win it! The Body Shop Expert Brush Collection

A gorgeous, vibrant shade shot through with a sophisticated glitter. This polish is fantastic and would easily make it into my top 10 list.  It’s …

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

A gorgeous, vibrant shade shot through with a sophisticated glitter. This polish is fantastic and would easily make it into my top 10 list.  It’s …

Hello? Is this thing on?

A gorgeous, vibrant shade shot through with a sophisticated glitter. This polish is fantastic and would easily make it into my top 10 list.  It’s …

Avoid the brush off with Oral-B Pro-Expert

A gorgeous, vibrant shade shot through with a sophisticated glitter. This polish is fantastic and would easily make it into my top 10 list.  It’s …

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

A gorgeous, vibrant shade shot through with a sophisticated glitter. This polish is fantastic and would easily make it into my top 10 list.  It’s …

Win it! 3 EcoTools Bamboo Bronzer Brushes to win!

A gorgeous, vibrant shade shot through with a sophisticated glitter. This polish is fantastic and would easily make it into my top 10 list.  It’s …

FOTD Busting out of the comfort zone!

A gorgeous, vibrant shade shot through with a sophisticated glitter. This polish is fantastic and would easily make it into my top 10 list.  It’s …

Dear Obesity...

A gorgeous, vibrant shade shot through with a sophisticated glitter. This polish is fantastic and would easily make it into my top 10 list.  It’s …

Urban Decay The Black Palette - Photos & Swatches

A gorgeous, vibrant shade shot through with a sophisticated glitter. This polish is fantastic and would easily make it into my top 10 list.  It’s …

  • Categories

  • Archives

  • Admin

  • Ads