The ABCs: A for Amber Ruby
I’m starting a new “series” of sorts here today, or maybe rather a way to challenge myself to wear more of my untrieds. I’m sure you’ve all been there, you have a huge stash of gorgeous colors to choose from, but you just can’t make up your mind! That’s when I came up with the idea of The ABCs, simply to pick my manis alphabetically by polish name! So starting today, I’ll show you a polish (or polishes) starting with the next letter in the alphabet each time. I can’t promise to update every day, but I hope that this little project will give me a kick in the butt I need to make up my mind and just do my nails already! ;)
Without further ado, let’s start at the very beginning with the letter A! Here’s Sally Hansen Amber Ruby, a stunning duochrome from the Nail Prisms line. My pictures doesn’t do it justice at all, it changes from green to gold to orange to red to magenta, such an awesome polish! By the way, if you’re curious about the Sally Hansen Nail Prisms, nailXchange has a useful guide to the whole line here.
Amber Ruby looks gorgeous on the nails, but the formula is far from nice. It’s thin and runny, so it’s difficult to keep it from flooding the cuticles. It builds nicely to opacity in three coats, but the catch is that it never dries! Even with Seche Vite, it was still soft and dentable 12 hours after application. Maybe layering over black will help with the drying issues?
Sally Hansen Nail Prisms are not the easiest to get hold of, I know that US gals have found them randomly in stores here and there, but the safest bet is getting it from blog sales or eBay. If you can’t find it there, you could try Ozotic Pro 520 instead, which can be bought at Picture Polish or Llarowe.