I asked my ever-obliging hubby Brian to pick out his favorite, and he chose Ruby Refined, an elegant crimson with a dash of pink.
Ruby Refined is gloriously metallic, almost reflective, and much more so than the photos show. This polish looks just like Christmas wrapping paper...you know, the expensive rolls that aren't sold in the huge cardboard boxes for $1.99 apiece.
The glitter in Ruby Refined is a mix of red and pink in the same hues as the polish base. The overall look is truly like brocade fabric, satiny and luxe.
I have read some reports that the Brocades collection chips immediately after application. I put this on early this morning over Duri Rejuvacote...this is 2 coats with 2 coats of top coat. As you can see, I had some tip wear (typical for me) but no chips. Since I change my polish almost daily, I think I can live with the risk of a chip. I mean...look at this stuff!!
Ruby Refined is indeed a luxurious, elegant, and refined looking polish. I hope it continues to play nicely with me and not be an awful chipper...that would seriously blow the whole image, huh? May as well pick up that roll of $1.99 camouflage wrapping paper while I'm at it...
I will show you the other Brocades polish I purchased if I can ever bring myself to take this one off. :D
Thanks for stopping by, and have a lovely day! <3