Saturday, April 30, 2011

Essie Ruby Slippers

There are a lot of "ruby slipper" themed polishes out there. China Glaze Ruby Pumps is a notorious and often copied one. Essie's Ruby Slippers is unlike all of the glittery red shades I've seen with the Wizard of Oz moniker. It's a discontinued and vintage-y polish, not sure what year it came out.

The glitter is red and maybe gold, it's hard to tell but there is a definite gold ember-like glow against the darkened red jelly base. There might be some pink sparkles buried in there as well. What I love most about this polish is that it is really easy to apply for a glitter, it wasn't lumpy and thick or anything. People commented on my mani asking if I got glitter gel nails, which I find a terrific compliment. I used one coat of Seche Vite to smooth it but it wasn't terribly bumpy either.
I think this is a real find and I'm lucky to have gotten a full size bottle in a swap. *swoon*

26 comments :

  1. What a good swap, aah that is so pretty! I like the red base vs the darker blackened ones :D :D

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  2. Lovely! Wish I had this in my collection.

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  3. That is nice :)

    I have Ruby Pumps but never really wore it :/
    How do they compare?

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  4. i love ruby pumps. this looks pretty as well- you got a great swap item =)

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  5. This one is SO gorgeous! Still searching for this one :)

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  6. i lovee it.. So amazing


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  7. I have been undecided about whether to buy this but after this post I am now going to hunt one down! Gorgeous!

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  8. Wow this is really nice!

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  9. I wore this for the first time last year, I definitely think the glitter is an orangy-gold!

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  10. Never thought it was that pretty, but now I've seen those great pictures.. I'm drooling all over it!

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  11. This red looks so amazing! *drools*

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  12. Ruby Slippers is such a swoon-worthy polish!

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  13. I have this and it beats Ruby Pumps (any RP) into a cocked hat...

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  14. I wish I had this one. It's so pretty. It's gorgeous in the bottle and looks equally gorgeous on the nails. Looks beautiful on you.

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  15. This is gorgeous and very sexy! You can't go wrong with a glittery, shimmery red ;)

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  16. It looks so pretty on you! I had a mini and gave it away: REGRET!

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  17. It's gorgeous I'm going to have to stalk this one down :) LOL!

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