Hello gentle readers.
The other day, Steph at Imperfectly Painted did a Saturday Bottle Spam featuring her first polishes when she got into polish in 2008. I thought that was a great idea and decided to steal her idea and modify it a bit. Rather than showing all of my first this brand or that brand all at once, I am going to make this a now and then feature.
Today I am going to share my very first ever bottle of China Glaze. I think that like many lacquer enthusiasts, I started with the famous and fabulous Ruby Pumps. I read so much about this polish by so many women who just loved it but it took me a long time to break down and finally buy it and try it.
What was I waiting for?!?! China Glaze Ruby Pumps is simply spectacular. I started painting that beauty on and fell deeply, irrevocably in love. I have worn this polish many times since I bought it and it remains one of my all time favourite polishes, ever. I feel a little sentimental about the bottle, too. When the level starts to drop, I buy minis around the holidays and I refill my original bottle with minis. That way, I keep it full and never have to toss out that very first bottle I bought.
I am sorry about this photograph. I had to manipulate the high holy hell out of it to get it to show anywhere close to colour accurate. I don't have or use Photoshop, so I had to do my crude editing in Paint. I am growing increasingly frustrated with my camera. It is showing it's age and driving me absolutely batshit crazy. I should get a nice letup in my budget, later this Spring and I should be able to replace it, then. *crosses fingers* Sorry about that. This isn't a rant about my camera. I just couldn't help venting a little.
So, what was your first China Glaze polish? Or any other brand... Perhaps you can do a post to tell us about it? It would be fun to read about everyone's beloved first polishes.
I am going to post a retailer review tomorrow, then I am taking a few days off. Nothing wrong, or anything. I am out of photographs. I just yesterday swatched and shot all of my China Glaze Vintage Vixen polishes to do a Colour Series but my photographs came out looking like dog vomit. Every. Damned. One. of. Them!!! Gah!!! So I have to re swatch and re shoot them. I also have all of my new Sinfuls to swatch and get ready for posting.
I am nearly ready to draw the winner of my giveaway. I am almost finished verifying the entries. I'll pop back in and post that, the moment I do. I should have that up on Thursday or Friday, Lord willing and the creek don't rise. I have come to the conclusion that Rafflecopter might just become my new best friend. I enjoy doing giveaways but verifying all of the entries and drawing the winner all by hand is a huge undertaking and I am, quite frankly, tired of it. lol I think that I am ready to turn the heavy lifting over to a nice, handy-dandy widget. So this will be my last old school, old fashioned run giveaway!
Okay, I'm out. Thank you so much for popping in. Have a wonderful day and may your polish never bubble.
My Very First China Glaze Polish
Posted by Erika Costello at 6:00 AM
Hi, I'm Erika. I'm a wife, empty nester mom, beauty blogger, wannabe amateur photographer and full time staff to a frowsy orange tabby cat. Join me as I explore the wonders of the beautiful things that land on my dressing table.