Wishing you and yours a Happy Holiday, Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanzaa and all that!

Here a peek of my Christmas manicure.

China Glaze Ruby Pumps, Cleopatra

I just bought the coveted China Glaze’s Ruby Slippers and Cleopatra (as well as Nova and Medallion) at Sally’s.  They were having a 2/$10 special.  I must say, I don’t own a lot of reds but this one is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!! It’s even more beautiful than everyone has made it out to be.  I usually stick to deeper, wine/burgundy reds, but this one is straight on red!!! A very vivid, intense, semi-jelly ruby red with fiery red shimmer ( the particles are larger than micro glitter).  The shimmer seems to disperse itself all over at varying depths so they look almost 3 dimensional.  Very cool! 🙂  I also added Cleopatra which is a beautiful 18K gold small glitter with a few silver holographic glitters mixed in.  This is all suspended in a clear base.  I used 3 coats for full coverage and I experienced no application problems.  The polishes are available at e-retailers and Sally’s Beauty Supply.  Another cool polish.  I added Tracy Reese for Sally Hansen in Honeydew on the toes.  It’s the perfect pedicure colour for the 90 degree weather I’m experiencing here in Trinidad.  Hope you enjoy!!

An island girl living in the Big Apple. She hails from the twin island Republic of Trinidad & Tobago but currently reside in the beauty/fashion capital of the world, New York City (Harlem to be exact!). She is passionate - well, obsessed - about beauty and in addition to blogging, she is also a corporate beauty professional and a budding web designer/developer. She loves combining her in-depth, practical knowledge with her chemist/scientific training to make your cosmetic choices fun and easy. She likes to take the guesswork out of beauty, separate the hype from what really works, to help you bring out the most beautiful you! She loves colour, and makeup, and she has been natural for years! She also loves great food, culture, sports and laid back vibes! Check out some more about me here and if you like this post, sign up to my newsletter to get updates on what I am craving right now.