Sunday, September 22, 2013

Essie Wrapped in Rubies

     Today's NOTD post is Essie Wrapped in Rubies from the winter 2007 collection. A deep rich brownish red with subtle golden shimmer. My daughter was actually the one to pick this color out at the store and I was hesitant at firsts to buy it. In the bottle, it looks more brown than red and I wasn't sure I would wear a deep golden brown on my nails. But she begged and gave me her sad puppy dog eyes that I have a hard time refusing so I gave in and bought it.  I owe her a big thanks because this color is jaw-droppingly gorgeous.

     Wrapped in Rubies seems more like a fall color to me with its brown undertones. Although in certain lighting it reminds me of a garnet which is more winter I guess. That being said this color will help transition the season effortlessly.

     I used 2 coats of Wrapped in Rubies plus top coat for this picture. The application was nice and smooth. The polish flowed nicely off the brush without flooding my cuticles. The first coat covered pretty well with only a few streaks here and there. Full opacity was achieved with the second coat and it dried to a semi-gloss finish

Essie Wrapped in Rubies
The photo was taken indoors in incandescent light

     As you can see that golden shimmer in the bottle doesn't transfer well to the nail. As I sit here looking at my nails I can get hints of the shimmer as I move my nails back and forth. Once outside the shimmer shows itself a little more but not quite like I was expecting.

Essie Wrapped in Rubies, winter 2007
The photo was taken in full sun
     Now don't adjust your monitors. That picture is unedited (except for the watermark) Full sun gives Wrapped in Rubies a luminescent glow on the nails unlike any I have ever seen. Still no real evidence of that golden shimmer but we can all agree it plays a big part in how this polish looks outdoors.

Essie Wrapped in Rubies, Winter 2007

     And one more shot just because I love how this one turned out with the green grass as a background. I only have a few more weeks of green grass here in Minnesota before the snow starts to fall so I have to take advantage while I can.

     So what do you think of Wrapped in Rubies? Do you think it is a fall or winter color? Once again thanks for stopping by and happy polishing!


  1. The perfect color for this time of the year!

    1. Isnt it! I've had it put on my toes for two pedicures in a row and will probably go back to it the next time. Thanks for reading my post and taking the time to comment =)


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