Maybe polka dot nails were a little too cheery and cutesy to have on long-term and got tired of them pretty soon. However, it is still a fun nail option so dotty nails will make a comeback, fret not!
A small part of why I got over the polka dots so quick was because I recently received these Ruby Kisses polishes and of the 4 shades, 2 of them were just beckoning and calling out to me...
Made in Korea, these Ruby Kisses HD polishes are available in 18 different shades at our local Watsons stores. While I don't have the whole kaleidoscope of colors to showcase, here are the 4 vibrant shades I have:
Being completely new to this brand, I would say I approached it with some caution. By caution, I mean that I prepared myself for the scenario that it could be hard to apply, perhaps streaky or have a long drying time. I know, I sound a little crazy.
However, I was pleasantly surprised that these ended up being an ease to work with, from the opaque formula right down to the brush.
The brush is rather wide, short (not too stumpy either) and flat, which is everything that I love with a nail polish brush. It was easy to control and paint the polish on and you did not have to go over the nail multiple times because the brush spreads and covers the nail pretty well.
Formula-wise, it was another surprise and I found this decently opaque with just 1 coat though I did about 1 1/2, just to smooth out any probable bald portions.
The dry time with this is quite impressive and part of it is due to the fact that it dries down to a satin-ish finish – not a glossy effect yet not matte either. The perks of that is that you need not fear about 'imprinting' on your polish and if you do need some gloss you can always use a topcoat.
So, with the polish introduction done, here are some pictures to follow!
Could you have guessed what were the 2 shades I used in the manicure?
As the base, I painted on Electric Purple and while the immediate image to follow shows a hot pink, this is exactly how the purple is like. Under certain lightings it comes off as a pink, but under others it is somewhat a magenta-purple.
I can't even tell you which is more true to how it appears in person because I have seen this lean both shades on my nails and it really depends on the lighting that I am under.
That aside, the above is a 1 1/2 coats though I only covered some portions by the sides with that extra 1/2 coat. The finish is, as described, rather satin-ish. It does have a muted shine but not enough that I would call it glossy.
To complete this, I tipped the edges of my nails with Bold and the Beautiful !
French tips are incredibly common, I know, but it's a simple and cute way of adding something more to the manicure!
While Ruby Kisses polishes claim to be chip-resistant and long-lasting, it's a pity I couldn't test that aspect out since I slapped on some Seche Vite topcoat right after for a little glossiness.
Thus far I have worn this combination for 5 days now and am getting a little bored of it. I seem to get intrigued by the brights and bored of them really fast, like how I have a plan for Peach On Fire and She A Goldigger...
Thanks for reading and hope everyone is enjoying the weekend! I'm trying to switch to productive mode but my brain is refusing to start up.
Ruby Kisses are available at Watsons for S$9.90.
Products were provided to me for review consideration.
I am not affiliated to them and all opinions expressed are my own.