I've been itching to try out my first China Glaze polishes, and I decided to wear Ruby Pumps first because I couldn't resist the lure of that beautiful red glitter!
I used a base coat of PVA glue and then applied Ruby Pumps to all my fingers except my thumbs and ring fingers. The formula was glorious - it's thin but the tiny glitter bits are suspended in a highly pigmented red base and it was a breeze to apply! I'm surprised as to how much I love the little China Glaze brush! I used two coats of Ruby Pumps (three on my pinky!) for these swatches - if anything, I would have put another coat on, but you can get by with two.
On my thumbs and ring fingers I applied two coats of Rimmel Rapid Ruby. This is a dark red creme that's easy to apply and almost a one-coater!
I then applied OPI Goldeneye over my accent nails. Goldeneye is a lovely gold glitter polish with a clear base from the Skyfall collection. I finished off with two coats of top coat to smooth the glitter out a bit (and cover up some of the dings I got in the polish, whoops! Luckily glitter is very forgiving!)
I absolutely adore Ruby Pumps and I love this combination! If you don't have a good red glittery polish, you should definitely consider going and getting this one.
Notes on wear time and removal: See this post.
|Base & top coat:||Base - PVA glue|
Top - OPI Top Coat
|Polish used:||China Glaze Ruby Pumps - two to three coats|
Rimmel Rapid Ruby - two coats (ring and thumb nails)
OPI Goldeneye - one coat (ring and thumb nails)