Friday, January 14, 2011

China Glaze Ruby Pumps & Lubu Heels

I am extremely brain-fogged right now. I have so much sleep debt (this is an actual term), I think I'll have to sleep 'til I'm 80 to get rid of it.

I kind of miss Psychology. All the cool stuff I get to learn about why people turn out the way they are, why people do certain things, etc.. I didn't learn everything there is to learn but what I did was good enough (:

Also, I've been seeing bloggers posting about being pestered just because they haven't been updating at the same frequency as they used to, and it completely pisses me off. You may not have a life, but these bloggers do. They have jobs, family, friends, and they're not getting paid to blog. They still have to work to get bread (and polish) on the table.

It's the blogger's blog and the bloggers can do whatever they want with it. You chose to follow it, and if you're unsatisfied, then don't whine about it to the blogger, just unfollow. You're not the owner of the blog or the blogger. If you're so damn concerned about the frequency of posting, create your own damn blog. You can post every bloody hour if you want to. Just leave the bloggers alone. You may not have known this, but life exists outside the Internet!

Anyway, I can't believe I waited this long to try Ruby Pumps. I actually wanted to pair it with Emerald Sparkle for Christmas but my package arrived late (do NOT wanna go back to that again). So, finally, I paired it with Lubu Heels.

Ruby Pumps is a red base with what looks to me like red glitter. I have to say, I think this could be my new favouritest red polish EVER. It's sparkly, it's red, it's stunning in all types of lighting, and even looks great under a matte topcoat. It definitely has depth, I feel like I could jump into it and swim forever (even though I can't swim). I am just blown away by this one. If China Glaze ever discontinues it, I will march over to the China Glaze HQ and beat everyone to a pulp.

Lubu Heels is also gorgeous, but doesn't outshine Ruby Pumps. It's a black base with red glitter. I wish the glitter would be more apparent, but I love it nonetheless. I think before I even knew about it, that I wanted a black with red glitter and this one came along.

I know that there's a mani (can't remember what it's called) that has Lubu Heels on top of the nail, and Ruby Pumps on the bottom. It's supposed to resemble a Louboutin shoe. Obviously my nails aren't long enough for that.

I did 3 coats of each polish on alternating fingers with China Glaze Fast Forward top coat. You might see some scratches/sheet marks, because I painted this late at night. All photos were taken in daylight unless stated otherwise.

China Glaze Ruby Pumps & Lubu Heels
L-R: Lubu Heels, Ruby Pumps, Lubu Heels, Ruby Pumps

China Glaze Ruby Pumps & Lubu Heels

China Glaze Ruby Pumps & Lubu Heels

China Glaze Ruby Pumps & Lubu Heels
I had a little bit of sun! This completely put me in a swatching mood.

China Glaze Ruby Pumps & Lubu Heels
Under my desk lamp to see Lubu Heels better. The color of Ruby Pumps is completely inaccurate here. It's not pinkish, it's red.

China Glaze Ruby Pumps
A close-up look of Ruby Pumps. I just love this one so much (:

China Glaze Ruby Pumps & Matte Magic
Taken under my desk lamp. Ruby Pumps with China Glaze Matte Magic top coat. Obviously I didn't really pay attention while putting on Matte Magic. I'll know to be more careful next time. Again, it's red, not pink.

China Glaze Lubu Heels
Taken under my desk lamp. You can really see the red glitter in Lubu Heels here.

China Glaze Lubu Heels & Matte Magic
Taken under my desk lamp. Lubu Heels with Matte Magic.

Taken under my desk lamp. A blurry picture to show you the sparkles.

Edit: This totally reminded me of cards. Like a deck of cards. You know, red and black?

I did some swatching on that sunny-ish day. Which is why I have many posts waiting to be posted. But I won't be pulling them out until I have to. I have two weeks of classes and then a one week break for Chinese New Year, which is when I expect to be unable to post, since I'll be heading out of town for a few days.

My aunt just got back from Norwich and brought me 18 polishes. Unfortunately, she took the wrong luggage home yesterday and had to wait for the other guy who took hers to return it. It's sitting downstairs now. Both the luggage and I are waiting for her to come home and open it. I am beyond excited!

I hope the pesky buggers will leave the bloggers alone, and go out and smell the fresh air.


  1. Gorgeous polishes, and I agree with you about the pestering.

  2. What a great combo, I'm not a red lover but I like Ruby Pumps and your pictures are gorgoeus! :)

    I can't believe someone can even allow to pester bloggers. Ö Crazy people, crazy world - that's perfect for ignore button. :)

  3. beautiful photos! i like them both a lot, shiny and matte :)

  4. New follower here, I found you through a tweet from Kellie Gonzo! I love this Lubu Heels! Ruby Pumps has been a favorite of mine, and Lubu Heels looks just as fun.

  5. Silva - Thank you! I hate it when people think they can boss anybody/everybody around.

    Ivana - Thank you (: I bet you'd go crazy if it were pink, right? ;) Ruby Pumps is definitely worth getting. I want a billion back ups of it!
    & yeah, I'd bring out my Internet boxing gloves and give those people a piece of my mind if it was me!

    Kellie - Thanks (: I do too, but I like Ruby Pumps a little bit more. After I did the matte top coat, my nail broke the next day :/

    JustSomeNailsByMJ - Again, thanks, Kellie (: And thanks for following, MJ! Red is my favourite color, so I love both of these! Lubu Heels is quite fun ;)

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