Manicure of the Moment: Lubu Heels are a Hidden Treasure

Good afternoon, ladies. How's tricks? It is cold, cloudy and very Fallish, here. I am kind of loving it. :)

Today's nail look is something I am kind of loving, too. Yes, I realise it looks really familiar, yet it is different. I applied two coats of China Glaze Lubu Heels and topped it with a coat of Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure. At a glance, it looks like a typical HT over black mani. Nothing wrong with it, for certain. But it is different. The red glitter fires in bright light, showing through and around the flakies. And, in certain light and angles, actually fires the flakies red. I have never seen HT do this trick, before. And I am entranced. I keep looking at my nails, shifting them back and forth to watch the colours shift from green to gold, to bronze, to deep copper, to red. Then to see the sparks of red glitter fire through it all makes it all the more fun.

I topped this with Seche Vite for extra shine and to help all those coats dry. 

I took over eighty photos of this manicure, trying desperately to capture the red in it's glory. I could see it in person but it was utterly camera shy. I still have eleven to show. I know... Yipes! Another photo dump! But I just couldn't narrow them down any further. So, suck it up and get ready to peruse the pics. :P

As always, they are double clickable. :)

*sigh* I am enjoying using this polish. I can't seem to resist hauling it out, every now and then and try it over yet another different colour. Problem is, one day it will run out. I am still kicking myself for not snapping both bottles up that day. I bought this one and a cafe au lait shade that made my fingers look like boiled lobsters. Dumb. Really, really dumb. Guess I will just have to get me some Nubar 2010. It seems to be similar enough. 

Thank you so much for popping in. Have a great evening and may your polish never bubble.


  1. Omg There were too bottles left when I picked up mine too! Why didn't I just get both! Ahhhh soo dumb of me...Love the mani!

  2. maybe this will work with emerald sparkle too?

  3. Tasha, glad to know I am not the only one kicking myself. lol

    Nails, I think that HT could be gorgeous over Emerald Sparkle. I wish I had that colour so I could try it. I must get that polish! I must!

    I have worn HT over dark green polishes and it is really pretty. If you wear it with Emerald Sparkle, please, please post. I would love to see it! :D

  4. Love the mani. I love the HT/2010 look.

  5. Thanks, KK. :D I think the HT/2010 is a love/hate thing. Some of us love it, some really hate it. lol

  6. I love it=). I'm in love in Hidden treasure from the moment I saw it=). I almost died of joy when I got it.

    This manicure is really beautiful<3

  7. dunno if this is any help but Gosh have an identical dupe of this called Rainbow, and Inglot have a collection of 4 flakies and 202 is identical to this one also :)



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