Sparkling Ruby Red Nails…

Beautiful Star Electric Hair Straightening Brush 1

As most of you know I’m a bit of a magpie when it comes to nail polish. For me there is nothing more eye catching than a sprinkle of sparkle to dress up those digits. So seeing as the festive party season is upon is I couldn’t resist the thought of opting for a sparkly red nail to compliment my seasonal mood…

The Base

Max Factor Nailfinity Red Passion

My first choice is this glorious ‘Red Passion’ by Max Factor Nailfinity collection. Considering that I don’t usually wear red regularly this baby bottle is the ideal size. It may be compact but what it lacks in volume it surely makes up for in colour oomf. A glossy ruby red That’s incredibly eye catching!

Max Factor Nailfinity Red Passion Review

Unlike a few other red shades I’ve tried in the past it’s not too watery or streaky to apply, and although the brush is small in comparison to others it’s actually a blessing for those with more petite nail beds… I often find the larger applicator brushes quite clumsy when it comes to painting the pinkies. At £5.99 it may not be the best value for money in terms of size but it’s certainly a great formula that holds a glossy shine considerably longer than many of it’s rivals.

The Top Coat

NYC Crystal Couture Ruby Queen
To give my nails the ultimate Christmassy feel I finished off the look by adding a gorgeous sparkly top coat of NYC Crystal Couture Ruby Queen. This immediately caught my eye on the shelf as firstly it’s more of a micro glitter as opposed to huge sparkly chunks – which I personally find a nightmare to remove! Just a few strokes of this and it totally transforms a classic red into a dazzling party look. At £2 it’s a steal, and although it’s the perfect fashion accessory for Christmas I’m pretty certain it will continue to get plenty of use well into the new year!

The finished look

Red Christmas Nails

Think Wizard of Oz/Dorothy/Ruby Slippers *swoon* Isn’t it gorgeous? If a fierce glamorous red makes your heart pitter-patter then I guarantee you’ll love this dazzling duo just as much as I do!

pink heart

What’s your favourite nail colour for Christmas? Are you a lover or loather of glitter polishes? Whatever your thoughts I’d love to read them in the comments below so do stop by & say a quick hello! Wishing y’all a fabulous weekend ahead 🙂

Cheerio chums…

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30 thoughts on “Sparkling Ruby Red Nails…

  1. Pingback: Keeping Up With Karen… | Confetti and Curves

    • Awwh thank you Katie – oddly enough this comment didn’t show up on my reader alerts!!! How odd, just as well I scrolled through or you’d have been waiting a while on my replying huni lol lol Isn’t red fab? Though I always feel my hands look so chubby in bright colours, oddly enough I think the glitter helps to slim them out… must be the distraction haha But you’re right, it’s a gorgeous shade 🙂 Hope you’re enjoying a relaxed Sunday chum XXXXXX

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      • You’re welcome! It’s all good! You can take all the time you need to get back to me lol. Red is such a great color! I have some red polish I want to use to wear for Christmas. You’re funny! You do NOT have chubby hands! Though glitter does make everything seem better! lol. I had a nice Sunday thank you! I hope you’re having a great start to the week! 🙂 XXXXXXX

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  2. Awwh thanks huni, I’d just hate to think you’d be wondering what on earth I was doing missing you out!!! lol I do adore a splash of red – more so this time of year but the sparkle reeeeeeally makes it for me!!! Oh I do… like a little row of sausages, I’m not keen on them but hey at least the nails are pretty lol lol XXXXXXXXXX

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