Sunday, December 30, 2012

Essie "Wrapped in Rubies"

So for the final week of 2012 I spent a long looong time debating what nail polish to wear and I finally decided on Essie's "Wrapped in Rubies"!  I hadn't rocked an Essie nail polish in a while and I was a little sad about that!  Plus "Wrapped in Rubies" the perfect holiday color!  It is bright and shimmery and really pretty, so I couldn't resist!

Like always I started with my basecoat of Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in "Invisible", followed by two coats of "Wrapped in Rubies", and finished with my favorite top coat Orly's "Sec'N'Dry."  I almost could have gotten away with one coat of "Wrapped in Rubies" except for some minor streaking on about half my nails, which evened out fairly well with the second coat!  As far as color goes I adore this color!  It is a deep burgundy red color with a gold shimmer running throughout.  And when the light hits the polish it shines and shimmers in the prettiest way ever!  Essie's "Wrapped in Rubies" surprised me by easily cleaning up off my skin when I went to removed the excess polish!

Unfortunately "Wrapped in Rubies" started chipping for me on the same day I painted my nails!  Now granted I work in retail so I stock shelves a fair amount but the tips on eight of my nails was worn off less than 10 hours after I painted them!  (All five nails on my left hand and my pointer, middle and ring finger on my right hand.)  I am used to some minor chips from work on my nail polish but eight out of ten nails seemed a bit ridiculous to me!

Overall  I really do adore the color of Essie's "Wrapped in Rubies" but I seriously did not like all the chipping!  I ended up taking the polish off after only a couple of days because the chipping continued to get worse!  I will probably still wear "Wrapped in Rubies" because I love the color and its name (which reminds me of Katniss' dress in The Hunger Games) but if you are looking for a nail polish to wear for several days then Essie's "Wrapped in Rubies" probably isn't the nail polish for you!

Thanks for reading my blog!  And have a fabulous New Year's Eve!

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