I finally got Royal Rajah Ruby! Woo-hoo! I've been wanting this OPI polish for awhile, but hadn't seen it in ages... I was able to snag Black Cherry Chutney, released in the same collection, awhile ago, and it became a favorite. After seeing swatches of some of the other colors from the India collection, I decided I needed to get my hands on Royal Rajah Ruby as well. Granted, they are really similar, but Black Cherry Chutney definitely leans more purple/burgundy, while Royal Rajah Ruby is a blackened red shade with lots of shimmer that just makes it glow. They're both gorgeous colors, and I'd be hard pressed to choose between them; if you'd like to see my earlier review of Black Cherry Chutney, you can do so here. Sorry for the bad swatches; I think I may have gotten better at painting my nails in the last year or so! At least, I certainly hope so.
As stated earlier, Royal Rajah Ruby is a glowing blackened deep red, although it does not look black on the nails, even in poor indoor lighting. It's a gorgeously rich color. I found mine on sale for $6.00 (down from $8.50), and word on the street is this shade is being discontinued! If you've been thinking about picking up this color, now is the time to act!
Check out how gorgeous this vampy, dramatic color is! It's the sort of shade that looks great on short or long nails, and is really flattering to my skintone; it doesn't make my fingers look dirty or red. I can see this going into regular rotation come fall and winter. I love shades like this, they instantly make me feel more put together, elegant, and mysterious... Should a nail polish have this much of an impact on my perception of myself? Probably not, but I don't care!
|Royal Rajah Ruby|
And I got a slightly-burry shot so you can see how that shimmer really does translate to the nail. This is in natural light during a cloudy sunset, so imagine what this looks like in really bright sunlight!
Do any of you have this color? What do you think of it, too "boring"? I love deep reds, plums, and burgundies... They are my favorite, even if they're not especially daring or edgy!