Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Ruby Pumps Like You've Never Seen Her Before!

China Glaze Ruby Pumps..... for me, this was THE polish that started it all.  How could you not love it!?  Here it is layered with dark undertones, topped with more sparkly glitter!  Just look at the pics!  Yummy-lic-ous-ness!




Daylight.  Hex glitters from Techno look a bit flat here.   They sparkle like mad in low light.


The layering order for this mani is:

Revlon's base coat
2 coats Revlon's 795 Devilish, a dark, dark, plum, cream-jelly hybrid
1 coat of ChG, Ruby Pumps
1 coat of ChG, Techno, sliver, holo hex glitters
1/2 coat of ChG, Love Marilyn, red and silver mini glitter, dabbed on.
1 thick coat of ChG, fast forward top coat.



Under halogen lamp.  See the holo glitter in the out of focus nails? Top of picture.


Part way through this mani, I wanted to stop.  This is 2 coats of Revlon's Devilish, under one coat of ChG's Ruby Pumps.  This was gorgeous right here.  A darker version of Ruby Pumps.  I work under a fluorescent lamp, so that is why the lighting is weird, even though my white balance setting matches.
 
Under fluorescent lamp, no top coat.

Ruby Pumps over Devilish.
I got Revlon's 795 Devilish at Big Lots for $1 in the clearance bin!!!  You can use another dark polish underneath if you wanted to replicate these manis.  I originally wanted to use ChG's Lofty Ambitions, another dark, dark red, or Lubu Heels under Ruby Pumps.  That would work too.   Oh and my Ruby Pumps bottle I believe is pushing 4 years old and the formula is still good! 

BTW the yard sale was a flop.  Hardly sold anything.  Two customers told us it was too hot to have a sale.  So basically they were telling my husband and I, that were a couple of idiots to have decided to stand around in our hot driveway with all of our junk, and should have been at the beach instead.  In hindsight they were right.

BUT, we did meet this cute husband and wife team.  The wife said to her husband, "Hey, look at this nice set of poker chips, honey!"  Husband says with a big smile, "We don't need those, we can use your clothes instead."  :D

24 comments:

  1. Jenni! This combo is stunning! And YES, Ruby Pumps is... well, marvelous. Looks gorgeous over a darker polish, I truly love that vampy look!

    I'm sad the yard sale was just meh... But hey, maybe you could have another one later, when the sun is not that present :) Were you selling polish, by the way? :p Because I could be buyin', ha!

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    1. :D No, I wasn't selling polishes. I briefly thought about it though! I decided against it because I had so much other stuff I got tired.... Thanks for the compliments!

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  2. This is gorgeous! It looks like they are gems or rinestones. Soooo perfect I'm in love!

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  3. Ruby Pumps! One of the firsts I bought too, I originally started with a mini bottle and eventually bought a full sized one. Love wearing it during the holidays and wow that Revlon is gorgeous. The final look is fantastic!

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    1. Yes, Revlon Devilish is a sleeper! Thanks, Jennifer!

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  4. Oh Jen, this is gorgeous!
    What a hell of a layering delight this is. Good to see your persisted past the urge to stop, sometimes I find that's when the best things come. When you just push it a little futher, and then you get a beauty like this.
    Well done :)

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  5. This gorgeous! :D I should try this sometime!

    Same for me! Ruby Pumps. along with For Audrey and Essie Mint Candy Apple, started my obsession.

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    1. Thanks, Michelle. You should definitely do this sometime, I would love to see it! LOVE.. For Audrey, it is in my top 10! I have to look up Essie Mint Candy Apple.

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  6. ooo wow this is so amazing.. definitely going to try something similar. lovely!

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  7. I've almost gotten this polish on about 4 different occasions, I really need to get it! I like the combo here :)

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    1. WHHAAAAAAT? *disbelief* Passed up Ruby Pumps on 4 occasions?! Yes you must get it, you will not be disappointed, none in the least!!! I think it put China Glaze on the map! Thanks for your comment Shelby!

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  8. WHOA! My jaw just dropped- this combo is stunning. Seriously. I need to pull my bottle of Ruby Pumps out and try something like this. Nice work!

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  9. i understand the name! when i first saw it, i thought of dorothy's shoes!!! and its not bec of the title. i literally focused on the photo before anything. like my eyes were drawn to it! i mean, why wont it? it's so pretty. even without the glitter on top!

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  10. On its own, it's already a beauty (and we all know that). I never thought it could look any prettier but you've totally succeeded in bringing it to another level. Well done, Jenni! :D

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  11. Wow, that's so pretty! I love vampy reds. You have one of the best nail swatches I've seen o_o *looks at my own nails in disappointment* lol

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  12. This is soooo beautiful!! I have Milani Ruby Jewels and Revlon Sparkling, so if I just find a dark red to use underneath I think I could do something similar. :)

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    1. Oh, I have Essie Carry On, that might work! :)

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  13. Wow is that incredible!!! I am so glad you took photos of the different stages. Very pretty manicure!

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