Monday, September 29, 2008

China Glaze Lubu Heels

I've gotten 4 new polishes in the past 7 months. That seems a bit excessive for me, so I was really going to try and wait a while longer for my next purchase. That is, until I discovered China Glaze at Sally's Beauty Supply. A couple weeks ago, when I went in search of my beloved CHI flat iron, I stopped by Sally's first. Even though I would have liked to stop and stare at all the pretty colors of nail polish, I was on a mission that day, but made a mental note to come back.

When I bought OPI's Got The Blues For Red, I was hoping for a dark, dark, really dark red. It was brighter than I thought it would be and even though I think it's a perfect red for my collection, it wasn't what I was actually searching for. Now, the search is over.

China Glaze Lubu Heels ($5.99) is a black polish with red glitter. I love it. I think the red glitter makes it more fun and interesting than if it was just a really dark red. I knew China Glaze was a good brand, up there with OPI, and I could definitely see that in the application. I was afraid the first coat was going to dry showing brush strokes, but it evened out and dried smooth and quick. I applied 2 coats and then used OPI's topcoat. I like to keep my nails short if I wear a dark polish, but if I had kept them long, I could have tried the Lubu Manicure.

It's inspired by Christian Louboutin's famous signature red soled shoes. Lubu Heels is applied on top as the upper part of the shoe and Ruby Pumps (red polish, red glitter) is applied on the under side of the nail as the sole. It would probably be the closest I would come to owning a pair of Louboutin's.

Anyone else a fan of Lubu Heels? Or China Glaze? Or, even better, Louboutin pumps?

As a side note, Martha Stewart has her assistant paint the red soles black with a sharpie. (!!!)

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ali said...

You know my fave dark red: Red Raven by Love My Nails!

angie said...

Ali - It's still a good one, in fact, I think I still have my bottle.

American in Norway said...

I noticed Oprah always has those shoes on... doubt they will ever make it over to norway
Thanks for stopping by & showing some bloggy love on my big SITS day!

gingela5 said...

Oh I love that nail polish! It's a perfect Fall color! I came over from SITs! Hope you have a WONDERFUL Wednesday!

angie said...

M new SITS friends! Thanks for stopping by!