NOTD: Rubies and Diamonds

I’m still absolutely loving vampy, berry red shades and this weeks NOTD is a brighter take on this look using Marks and Spencer Limited Collection Quick Dry Nail Polish in Ruby and for the accent I’ve used Nails Inc Bling It On in Rocks.

I’ve cut my nails short recently (so I can actually play guitar again…it won’t last long as there’s a constant struggle between having nice nails and playing nice songs) and I do think that dark colours work really well on shorter nails.

In this NOTD, I’ve used two coats of Ruby on every nail.  This is a serious bargain of a varnish; as the name implies, it dries really quickly and goes on smoothly.  The brush is also the perfect size allowing precise application. There’s the slightest hint of sparkle in Ruby, but not as much as shown in the pictures as I used the same top coat over all nails which resulted in a bit of transfer.

I won’t go into too much detail about the Bling It On kit as I’ll be doing a separate review next week where I use both the glitter shades in the kit.  What I will say is that the kit includes the shade Black Taxi and I do think it’s a good idea to try and use a shade as close to the glitter colour as possible if you’re a bit clumsy like me, as unless you get the glitter right up to the edges, the colour of the varnish underneath shows through which ruins the impact.

I’m wholeheartedly embracing the winter trend of berry shades at the moment, and this Ruby shade is absolutely perfect if you fancy getting involved but don’t want to go too dark.

Ruby available from M&S here priced at £3.50 and Bling It on is usually available at NailsInc here priced at £20, although it’s currently out of stock.  

Disclosure: PR samples.  

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