Monday, December 10, 2012

Manicure Monday: China Glaze Ruby Pumps


Hey everyone! Today I have another holiday-perfect manicure to share with you that has consistently been one of my favorites through the years. In my eyes, every woman should have a perfect sparkly red to wear during the festive season and this is my highest recommendation: China Glaze Ruby Pumps.

It's one of those classic polishes that every company tries to replicate, but Ruby Pumps is the original and does it best. Trust me, I've tried so many dupes that left me dissatisfied every time. If you are looking for a red that is truly flattering on everyone, definitely try this one out!

More photos and info below!


This medium red is a true crimson with glowing red glitter which catches the light beautifully. I know not everyone is a glitter polish lover like I am, but Ruby Pumps has a special place in my heart as one of my favorite polishes all year round, not just Christmas time, because the balance is just right. Not too much glitter, not too sheer, not too dark or light, and certainly not too boring.


Here I used a base of CND Stickey Base with 3 coats of China Glaze Ruby Pumps, topped with Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat to give it a slick, reflective surface. I do recommend at least 3 coats since the extra layering really brings out the glitter particles in the polish and will give it an opaque, slightly jelly finish.


Check out how drop-dead gorgeous the glitter specks are on the polish brush! This brush is not flat or rounded, but I never seem to have any problems with application using China Glaze polishes.


If you are looking for the perfect red to wear to those holiday parties, definitely check out Ruby Pumps over other sparkly reds. Others just don't compare to the depth this beautiful polish has! It's my #1 recommendation this season! :)

What's your favorite red nail polish? What's your favorite shade to wear during the holidays? Let me know in the comments!

xoxo



28 comments:

  1. What a beautiful color! ♥ My favorite red at the moment is from Innisfree Eco nail colors (Jelly Nail)No. 98 ^.^

    have a nice evening!

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  2. I love this nail polish! It is one of my favorites, and you're right about it being perfect for just about any occasion, not just the holidays.

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  3. Oooh thanks for reviewing China Glaze Ruby Pumps.. have been eyeing it for a while, but not taken the plunge to buy it.

    I am wearing OPI DS Indulgence right now, with Konad (or rather fauxnad since my plates come from Born Pretty Store) stamping using China Glaze Passion (from their 2009 Romantique chrome collection), a warm gold, and plate m73 (the flower design). Loving the oriental royal brocade look! <3

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    1. I have Idulgence and Passion and I love them both! Sounds pretty. :D

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    2. Ooh u finally got OPI DS Indulgence!! Have u worn it yet? :P

      Yeah the gold flecks in Indulgence really complements Passion!

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  4. Hmmm, my favourite red so far is vodka and caviar by OPI but I love wearing sparkly shades like the one you're wearing as well as Glitzerland and You only live twice, both by OPI! :) Dark shades are a favourite in the winter as well, especially Black Cherry Chutney!

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  5. Gorgeous! My personal favorite shade to wear on the holidays is OPI's Speak For Your Elf! It's this pretty jelly-red shade that's kind of similar to the China Glaze Ruby Pumps, but I like to apply three coats to make the red a little darker. :)

    xo,
    Sabrina
    http://www.rougespark.com

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  6. Thanks jen! I've never been out to a new years party but my friend and I are going this year since the theme will be Kpop! I've been addicted to Kdrama since March and just can't get enough! Anyway, thanks for your nail tips!!

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  7. The glittery red looks amazing on your skin tone! Mine's a tad darker (I'm a NC30-35), but I think I'll look just as good! Thanks for the rec, chica!
    - Jenny

    http://primne.blogspot.com/

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    1. It will definitely look just as good on NC 35!

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  8. I have this nail polish and I love it, I am definitely wearing it this Christmas!

    http://kitschsnitch.blogspot.com.au/

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  9. Hi Jen :)

    It is kinda weird, me writing to you right now. I have been watching you for over 2 years :) I've never leave any comments on your video or your blog. But today must be the first day. I love watching your tutorials and hit&misses! I actually watch them when I shower. HAHHA.
    Anywho.. You're a beautiful girl :) Keep up with the good work!

    Sofia from Denmark


    http://beautifulmess.bloggersdelight.dk/

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  10. Very bright and beautiful color! I will try this color later.≧◡≦
    http://www.thebeautyandbrains.com/

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  11. Lovely color Jen.. You should try shellac gel polishes they're soo great! Ill be doing a post on it soon hope you can check it out :)

    www.prettyandtasty-ly.blogspot.co.uk

    Xxx

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  12. Love the color :). I am currently in love with Red Carpet from Sally Hansen Xtreme which is similar to yours. I love it regardless it is inexpensive!

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  13. By the way Jen,

    I was wondering if you ever did a tutorial on how to apply eyeliner on the upper and lower lid or reviews on eyeliner itself. I've been having a hard time every time to look for the right non-smudge eyeliner. I just want an eyeliner that doesn't smudge (long lasting for typical day work) and that look not too aggressive when I wear it. If you already did one, I would love to watch it, but so far I haven't found one on your website. Thank you Jen for all your reviews!!

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    1. I think this "Perfect Winged Liner" tutorial will be exactly what you are looking for: http://www.frmheadtotoe.com/2012/02/perfect-winged-eyeliner.html

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  15. lovinggg your manicure mondays!! ...except for the fact it makes me want to buy so many nail polishes haha. definitely have to pick this up because of your high praise for this one.

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  16. OMG Jen! We match this week! Hehe! ^___^ I did a Manicure Monday too on the same polish! XD Except your pictures are so much better than mine! (Still getting used to my new camera!) I seriously love Ruby Pumps, I have gotten so many compliments on it at work! And I can't stop staring at the sparkles! ^^; I bought it a while ago and have been waiting for Christmas time to use it! lol

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  17. OMG the colour looks amazing!

    http://1uckyclover.blogspot.ca/

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  18. i love this!!! My cousin gave one to me last christmas and the colour was AH-mazing! But for some unknown reason the glitter in the polish all faded after a few months, leaving behind a yucky mess of red TT_TT

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  19. Winter can be a dark time. The sky after my wardrobe…all getting increasingly dim as temperatures decrease.So I like to think of my nails as a form of illumination—ornaments on a Christmas tree.I have find great beauty collection.You can find more. zita west

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