This prompt was a little tricky. Some of my untrieds were gifts and I’m not sure how much they cost. So I had to choose something I paid for. Technically this isn’t the most expensive polish I have ever bought. My most expensive polish is my nails inc. topping lane which I paid R120.00 for . Eep. I swatched it here. I did really love it and don’t really have buyer’s remorse. I would be hard pressed to pay that for a polish again though. I pay R55.00 for all my China Glaze polishes, so I could basically pick any one of them for this prompt. I really wanted to try my Lubu Heels. It was now or never.
My assumption is that this polish was named for the Louisbouton shoes as it is a black jelly-like base with red glitter. Makes sense, no?
I painted two coats of my regular Tip Top Miraculous Results base coat to protect my natural nails. I painted two coats of China Glaze Lubu Heels on all of my nails except my ring fingers. I painted Sinful Colors Ruby Ruby on my ring fingers. I used my essence french glam stickers to make a lacey French tip over the Ruby Ruby on my accent nails. The results:
I must say that the camera picks up the red glitter in the Lubu Heels very well. It is not as apparent in real life. People that have seen it have assumed I am wearing black polish with a red accent. The following photo is a little closer to the real life effect:
Although the glitter is very apparent in the bottle:
I still like this polish. In the right light it is really gorgeous. The black is a little sheer though, as it needs to be in order for you to be able to see the glitter. In the sun it can look a bit patchy and some of the black looks grey (the same as my Revlon Scandalous that I swatched here). I’m wearing two coats with a top coat in the photos above. All in all I am a bit disappointed that the red glitter doesn’t *pop* more and I will definitely layer this next time to avoid the grey patches, but I won’t put this polish up for The Polish Swap. I’ll hang on to this, but I think I’ll wear it again in the winter when the darker shades are all the rage.
What do you think?