Valentine’s Nails ♥

Well.  It is September.  Is it odd that I have a Valentine’s Day nail design when it’s not even remotely close to February 14?  Well, I have an excuse.  This nail design was actually one of my submissions for PHD’s Nail Design Challenges.  You can check out the nail challenge entries for that week HERE!

Products Used:

  • China Glaze: Ruby Pumps
  • Sally Hansen Nail Art Pen: White

The design was super easy.  It’s hardly a design at all!  Lol.  I only used one nail color, but I guess technically there was still a thought process behind the nails, so it’s a design.

First, I painted my nails three coats of  Ruby Pumps, then in the center of each nail (excluding the fourth), I applied a large rhinestone.  On the fourth nail I made a rhinestone heart out of small, silver rhinestones.  I enjoyed that.  Lol.  I wrote the “Love” using the white Sally Hansen’s Nail Art Pen.

I don’t know if I’ll put an entire review on this product or not.  Maybe one day I will.  But for now, I’ll just tell you the important things.

I got it at Walgreens for about $8.  I’m pretty sure that was the price.  With this nail art pen, make sure you shake it well, BUT after shaking, open it SLOWLY, otherwise it’ll spray everywhere… I talk from personal experience.  And the product washes off with water, which is good, in case you make a mistake, but that means you HAVE to put a top coat over it.

So that’s what I did.  After I wrote “Love” I put on a top coat, and I was done! 🙂

♥ ☮

~LinZ

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China Glaze: Ruby Pumps

It’s time for another one of my random reviews. 😀 And it’s a review on a nail polish by my favorite brand. CHINA GLAZE! So, let’s just dive into it.
Here is my review on none other than China Glaze’s Ruby Pumps. Here are some photos of the bottom of the bottle and the bottle itself:

Ruby Pumps is a bright, red glitter nail polish.  It’s very “Valentine’s Day.”  It reminds me of a glitterfied version of China Glaze’s Sacred Heart (Neon).  This polish is so much fun to use!  It dries really fast and goes on nice and smooth, despite the glitter!  I love smooth polishes.  Just applying the polish is fun.  I can’t describe what it is like to apply “Ruby Pumps”, so you have to get it for yourself and find out the fun that you are missing.

It’s… so… glittery.  It SPARKLES in the light!  It’s fun to look at your nails when wearing “Ruby Pumps”.  I could look at my nails all day.  Is that vain?  Who knows.

This is a picture taken by my window, using sunlight, to show off the sparkles.  The color in this photo is pretty spot on!  Which seems to rarely happen whenever I take pictures.  I guess the natural lighting is better than the light from the lamp on my desk that I usually use.  But the problem here is that I usually take all the photos at night.  And the sun USUALLY isn’t around at night. Lol.

This photo was taken using the light from my desk lamp.  As you can see, the color is a little bit different from the photo above.  I like the first photo better, but I decided to put this up to show the comparisons.  Oh!  Please pardon the fact that there’s extraneous nail polish on the sides of my nails.  I’m a messy (sorta) painter when it comes to simply putting on a base color.  It saves me time to just quickly put on the base color, rather than apply it carefully. Lol.  Once the polish dries, I always just peel off the extra polish.  It’s just my way of doing nails.  Not very professional, but oh well.

I wanted everyone to see how glittery this polish really is, so I took a couple of up close pictures to show you!  And you can click on the photos to enlarge them, and see greater detail!

So. I had a lot of fun with “Ruby Pumps.”  And I don’t see how anyone could not.  I really can’t think of one bad quality about this color.  Goes on smoothly, dries quickly, looks GORGEOUS.  There’s nothing not to love. 🙂  I think that wraps up the review.

EDIT: Aug. 29, 2010:  There is ONE thing not to love about this polish.  For people who know about polish, you already know this, but “Ruby Pumps” IS a glitter polish, meaning, it’s a PAIN to remove.  But that’s it. 😀

♥ ☮

~LinZ