I haven’t seen many nail blogs post Sephora by OPI polishes. I couldn’t even find swatches of this one when I was trying to decide whether to purchase it, so hopefully it’ll help someone out. 🙂 (Mega-long post ahead!)
Ruby Without a Cause is a metallic burgundy with a bit of a duochrome. It looks more impressive in the bottle (like most of them do), but it’s still quite pretty on the nail. This is two coats. The brushstrokes in the picture are more obvious in the picture than they are in real life (yay, macro photography!). The studs are from Born Pretty Store.
I took a few photos from other angles to better show the duochrome. Be warned, they look a little awkward.
At some angles (particularly lower light), it shifts more toward a cranberry red, less pinkish. But then:
At other angles, the blue shimmer comes out to play and turns it into a bright violet. (And that line of studs is so not straight.) One final pic to show the range of shades:
I was pleasantly surprised by the polish. The “swatch” on Sephora’s website is completely inaccurate and shows this as much more of a red, which it’s really not. Seriously, their product shots are some of the least accurate ever. Anyway, Ruby Without a Cause = gorgeous!
On a semi-related note, have you seen the new Sephora X polishes? .33 oz for $9.50-$11.50?! Is it just me, or is that completely ridiculous? Especially since most of the shades aren’t that unique. For that price, I could buy 3 FULL SIZE China Glaze polishes or get an awesome indie that is unique.
That’s all for today! Thanks for looking!