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Sephora by OPI Ruby Without a Cause + Studs

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!)

Sephora by OPI Ruby Without a Cause

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.

SOPI Ruby Without a Cause 2

At some angles (particularly lower light), it shifts more toward a cranberry red, less pinkish. But then:

SOPI Ruby Without a Cause 3

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:

SOPI Ruby Without a Cause 4

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!

5 thoughts on “Sephora by OPI Ruby Without a Cause + Studs

    1. Thank you! There’s some great hidden gems in there! I have a couple of the SOPI glitters in my untrieds that are so sparkly and pretty, too. I don’t know why they aren’t more popular. I suppose part of it could be the price ($9.50/.5 oz), but people spend more on that for high-end brands and indies.


    1. Let’s see… from my own stash, OPI Jade is the New Black is good if you want a creme (it’s the exact color of Christmas light wires). China Glaze Emerald Sparkle is also really pretty; it’s a bit of a deeper green, but it has brighter green glitter in it. I don’t know how readily available it is, but Orly Meet Me Under the Mistletoe is a bit bluer-toned and has golden sparkle.

      I don’t have any of these (yet), but Zoya Holly, Zoya Logan, China Glaze Running in Circles, and China Glaze Holly-Day (may be harder to find) are all good options too. Of everything I’ve listed, CG Emerald Sparkle and Zoya Holly would be my top recs. 🙂


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