Monday, October 18, 2010

Swatch & Review: Rubellite by L.A. Girls

Our Word of the Shay today is Rubellite. According to  “The rubellite is a particularly beautiful gemstone from the colourful family of the tourmalines. Its colour shines in the most beautiful nuances from red to shocking pink.” The L.A. Girls Professional Salon Formula Nail Lacquer (with diamond powder & white tea extract) in the shade Rubellite really embodies that description. The gemstone inspired shade is a gorgeous raspberry jewel tone. 

I applied China Glaze Calcium Gel Fortifier as a basecoat, two coats of  L.A. Girl’s Rubellite and topped with Seche Vite. This polish is a reddish deep pink (cool toned) with bright pink shimmer, overall the effect reads as a raspberry to a fuchsia depending on the lighting. I apologize for the mess around the edges, but the color is represented very well in the photos, have a look and keep reading below for my thoughts on this polish.

Rubellite7 (Rubellite by L.A. Girls Natural/outdoor light with flash)

Rubellite8 (Rubellite by L.A. Girls Natural/outdoor light without flash)

Rubellite10(Rubellite by L.A. Girls Indoor light with flash)

Rubellite9 (Rubellite by L.A. Girls Indoor light without flash)


Only needs 2 coats (of course you can go to 3 if you prefer)

Good application (not too thin or thick, and no streaking)

Gorgeous fine particle shimmer finish (smooth, not grainy)

Inexpensive (I picked this polish up on sale for only $2.39CAN at Lawton Drugs, regular price is only $2.99CAN)


Not as chip or wear resistant as other brands


This polish is a great fun shade, that can be a hit in multiple seasons. It’s bright enough to be fantastic for summer, but it’s gemstone feel fits perfectly with this years autumn trend of jewel tone shades. It’s one downfall is that it’s not super long wearing, however for $2.99, that’s very little to complain about. I’d definitely recommend giving this polish a shot if you’re drawn to bright colors with depth.

Thanks for reading, let me know what you think about this shade, or tell me some of your best inexpensive polish finds!

Till next time!

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