Saturday, 22 October 2011


Nails I Love


Hey Goddesses

So, there may be a bit of a Red Holo Theme about to descend upon you!  This is my latest Holy Grail (now that I have found The Perfect Taupe) and I have 4 to test to see if they meet my fussy standards!

I didn’t realise that OPI DID a red holo, but my favourite eBayer Janet, at  found DS Ruby for me.

In the bottle, RUBY is beautiful, but she’s certainly not a ruby red.  She has the pinky-red tone of so many red holos, but I hoped that on the nail she’d liven up a bit and I used 3 good coats.  For extra fun, I put a base coat of black on 1 nail, to see if that would turn her crimson.  Er, no, it just looks a MESS!

On the nail, Ruby stays pinky red.  It’s not an impressive shade – it’s a bit too bright and brassy for my liking.  All would have been forgiven though if she’d done what she said on the bottle and dazzled me with her holographic goodness … but even that is AWOL.  Yes there’s holo there, but only about a fifth of what you’d find in DS Original.

So I find myself EXTREMELY disappointed.  It was the polish I was most excited about trying from my epic nail mail L  I should have known when I couldn’t open the bottle – I’m always a sucker for omens, and this one just wouldn’t budge.  Thankfully after some hot water, she did but, well, it stayed downhill from there.

Summary – if you’re looking for a fab pinky red with a bit of holo, then this is definitely for you.  If you’re still searching for the perfect red holo, move on ….

I’ll be back with some more red holos soon – 2 from Glitter Gal and a franken I did.

Enjoy J


Top Tip – if you’re ever unsure what a nail colour looks like, go to Google images, which will give you plenty of contrasts and compares.

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