Wednesday, December 28, 2011

NOTD: China Glaze's Ruby Pumps

I'm not sure if I have mentioned on here previously that I hate hype. When something is "must have" and everyone is going bonkers over it I walk in the other direction as quickly as possible. It's fair to say that this polish has a lot of hype surrounding it and being that I am actually not a fan of red polish generally (I blame the 80s) I had very little interest in Ruby Pumps. I was also under the impression from swatches that this was a glitter. So
  1. I was wrong - this is not a glitter
  2. this is a very pretty polish - even when you aren't a fan of red.

This polish is a bit of a perfect storm:
  • China Glaze brushes and bottles are great.
  • The formula on this one is easy to apply and opaque in 2 coats.
  • It wears really well. Mine didn't chip for at least 3-4 days.
  • The shimmer particles you see in the bottle totally translate to the nail.

All pictures here are taken with 2 coats and no top coat in natural light (some in direct sunlight to show the flecks better)

So in summary - love this polish, it's worth every penny and it's a hyped product for good reason - it's gorgeous.



  1. I'm wearing this polish right now! Love it, and agree with everything you've said. Love Ruby Pumps :)

  2. I've seen so much about this polish lately! I really want it!

  3. I agree with you, after wearing Ruby Pumps for the first time myself recently I declare this polish awesomesauce!!

  4. Sarah - your post was gorgeous so I've linked it here for people to see in case they haven't already:

    Gianna - it has been everywhere but for good reason. It's perfectly festive and it is a must have.

    Vita -So true and I've linked your post as you had some great close up photos too.

  5. Looks gorgeous.Very opaque in just two coats.

  6. This is so the go-to shade of the moment...looks great on you too!

    I also passed on the Liebster Blog Award to you, hope you dont mind! Check out my post at

  7. I love this polish! The flecks of shimmer and the ruby red are a match made in heaven, I recently even bought my mum a bottle as she loved the colour!