Friday, November 23, 2012

Ruby Kisses Regaled Out Blue

Ruby Kisses is one of those brands that I've only ever seen at hole-in-the-wall beauty supplies, so I have no idea whether they even do collections or anything of the sort. They're quite cheap, $1 per bottle, but most of the colors didn't interest me. Regaled Out Blue is a total exception! Let's take a look.

Squishy navy jelly awesomeness. I can't even.

Check out that gloss. I don't even have top coat on in these photos. Here it is in the sun:

Now, the not so good. It takes 3 coats, which isn't bad, but the polish is watery and runny, so you really have to be careful to avoid getting it all up in your cuticles. And the other thing is, once that blue gets onto your skin, good luck getting it out without messing up the rest of the polish. This stuff stains your skin pretty much instantly. But as you know, I'm a big jelly lover, and for a $1 polish that looks like this...I can forgive the other flaws. Or at least, overlook them.

I think there are several alternatives to Regaled Out Blue, since navy jellies aren't really that hard to come by. Color Club Blue-topia, for example, is close enough. L'oreal After Hours is darker, but similar. And Nfu Oh 119 is slightly purple-toned, but for all intents and purposes, these polishes are close enough that one of them will probably suffice. Sparitual also has a new dark blue jelly out for fall/winter called Osmium, but that one looks much darker, almost black.

Do you have any navy jellies? Love 'em? Hate 'em? Do their formulas suck too?

Thanks for looking and commenting, and have a great weekend!