Christmas Manicure! My Fave Red + Sparkly Nail Polish ✨

Hey everyone!

Today is Christmas Eve! It’s a mild, lovely day weather-wise here in Austin, Texas, but this nail polish would put anyone in the Christmas spirit. It’s a classic from China Glaze, which is one of my favorite polish brands for affordability and color selection. I took these photos on my iPhone and used a cool little ring light that I picked up on Amazon (and for only $15!). You can check that light out here– it’s also great for selfies!

COLOR:

This is one of those colors that is totally eye-catching. I get a lot of compliments on this one, and it has an amazing shine. It’s glittery and sparkly, and that makes it a total standout. It’s a pure red base but it actually pulls sort of dark, almost like a black base to the red micro-glitter. It’s not just a bright red sparkle polish because of that dark undertone. It’s mature and fun at the same time.

china glaze classic nail polish ruby pumps

FORMULA:

This polish applied great on the first coat, and on the second it’s totally opaque. I think this polish has a very easy, go-to formula. I enjoy applying it and it’s one of my new favorites! It has a long, thin brush and covers the whole nails easily. Because of this smooth formula, I’ll be reaching for this one year-round.

china glaze classic nail polish ruby pumps

OTHER NOTES:

One of the cons of this polish is that it’s a glitter, so it takes some elbow grease to remove. Using pure acetone is an easy trick to get glitter polish off but pure acetone also smears polish over my fingers when I use it- it’s messy! It’s a micro glitter so it’s not too bad.

This polish is for sale at a bunch of places and I found it for $6 on Amazon. Check that out here!

china glaze classic nail polish ruby pumps

RATINGS:

Uniqueness: 9/10. Because it’s such a dark ruby base, I don’t have anything like this!

Formula: 10/10. It’s easy and it lasts a few days without chipping.

Color: 10/10. It’s totally glamorous.

Christmas party appropriate: another 10/10! Such a fun holiday shade.

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This review is just in time for Christmas! It’s also a good one to keep an eye out for at Sally’s or Target. It’s going to be a go to for work and events in 2018 when I want to look extra-cute. What do you think of this one? Let me know!

You can always find me on Instagram @taylordorothynails!

-Taylor

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