Okay, so I may be getting a little excited about this newly-found nail combination, but this is seriously pretty.
I recently made a large-ish purchase from cleopatrastyle-usa on Ebay which included China Glaze ‘Ruby Pumps’ and Zoya ‘Isla’. On its own, I wasn’t convinced about the slightly pink undertone to China Glaze Ruby Pumps, and in wanting to create a deep, slightly glittery red, I decided to combine one coat of Zoya Isla with Ruby Pumps.
Actually, for the full effect, I combined the following nail products:
First I applied NailTek Foundation II, which is meant to be a nail strengthener, but has never done much to strengthen my naturally soft nails. It does stop me from getting those ugly orange stains on my nails though.
Then I applied Zoya Isla, then China Glaze Ruby Pumps, then the famous Seche Vite fast drying top coat. Seche Vite is seriously good. One coat smooths over and seals the glitter of Ruby Pumps, and in 20 minutes my nails are good to go. This combination makes my nails like iron, and I’m not sure which product is helping me out the most (it’s not the NailTek, as I’ve used that with many other polishes.). So not only are my nails hypnotizingly beautiful, but three days into my manicure they still look perfect, which for me is significant.
I can’t stop staring at my nails! I love admiring the way the glitter in the polish reflects the light; my photos don’t do justice to the effect. My nails are glittery, but grown-up glittery, and the tone of red is perfect. I feel like I’ve painted my nails the colour of Dorothy’s shoes.
So if you’re after a nail pick-me-up that will make you smile, try NailTek Foundation II (USD $4.99 + $3.99), Zoya Isla (USD $5.99 + $3.99), China Glaze Ruby Pumps (USD $3.99 + $3.99), and Seche Vite (USD $5.99 + $3.99). I bought all of these from cleopatrastyle-usa, along with a few other polishes not reviewed here.
Photo of Dorothy’s shoes courtesy of TheDailyPump.com