Essie • Wrapped in Rubies • Polishes

rated 4.5(15 reviews)

Average Rating.4.5
Would buy this product again.93%

rated 3 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* Shanplum on 7/22/2014 11:25:00 PM more reviews by Shanplum

Age: 25-29   Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral   Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine   Eyes: Hazel    

Love the shade but hate the formula. Applies streaky, takes about 4 applications to build up the intensity unfortunately which also means it is slow drying and prone to chipping. I don't seem to have a good experience with Essie polishes unfortunately they take alot of prep work, dry time and chip within a few hours. This colour is beautiful though (golden metallic raisin red plummy brown) and I have found my HG dupe in OPI's Romeo and Joliet.

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rated 4 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* FusiaFever on 6/3/2014 12:49:00 PM more reviews by FusiaFever

Age: 25-29   Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral   Hair: Blond, Curly, Medium   Eyes: Blue    

So, this was the first Essie nail polish I tried. The formula was so on point that I caved to buy 4 more since then. Yes, the formula of this polish and a lot of others in the line is that good. It applied smoothly and with full on opacity in 1-2 coats. The brush makes application simple.

I love that this color is unique. It is a red infused with bronze undertones. I almost feel like I am wearing ruby gems on my nails with this one. The wear time is super long without chipping. And there is a sheen on application. It's a great color for short and long nails alike.

On thing being that I think this color is best suited for fall and winter. Not feeling it with the warm weather of the summer right now.

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rated 5 of 5 yasssssx3 on 10/29/2013 2:40:00 PM more reviews by yasssssx3

Age: 19-24   Skin: Combination, Tan   Hair: Brown   Eyes: Black    

I don't remember when I bought this polish or why BUT I found it recently and fell in love. It's a beautiful reddish bronze color. My nails have been breaking lately so I've been wearing nudes to take attention off of length BUT this is a nice dark color that doesn't highlight the unevenness of my nail length. It's beautiful and perfect for fall!

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rated 5 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* Ferrishyn on 10/22/2013 9:58:00 PM more reviews by Ferrishyn

Age: 36-43   Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Cool   Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium   Eyes: Hazel    

A beautiful bronze-ruby color. I am a NW20 and it looks great on me. Its very rich and Autumn colored, which I love without being all bronze, which I hate lol. Very opaque in 2 coats & no streaking. It's a shimmer as well.

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rated 5 of 5 sherpa on 10/21/2012 3:12:00 PM more reviews by sherpa

Age: 19-24   Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium   Hair: Blond   Eyes: Blue    

This is my favourite polish ever. It was the first Essie polish I bought and I fell in love - it's such a beautiful bronze-red, whenever I put it on I can't stop looking at my nails. The formula is pretty easy to work with - mine is over a year old now (I go through nail polish very slowly, I have too many to rotate through!) but it hasn't turned into a gloopy mess yet like some of my other polishes. I like the Essie brush, so that's a plus for me. I don't know if this polish would work well on all skin tones but it works well against my NC20 skin.

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rated 4 of 5 nicky7227 on 10/7/2012 8:18:00 PM more reviews by nicky7227

Age: 18 & Under   Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool   Hair: Brunette, Curly   Eyes: Green    

I originally bought this because I thought it was going to be a beautiful bronzy colour. However, when I actually got around to putting it on my nails, it was a darker, shimmery ruby :P It was a surprise, but I wouldn't mind wearing it again.

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rated 5 of 5 kngfrank on 9/13/2012 4:36:00 PM more reviews by kngfrank

Age: 30-35   Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral   Hair: Black, Straight, Medium   Eyes: Hazel    

This color is absolutely stunning! Much more saturated than how it looks in the bottle. I was trying to decide between this and Scarlett O'Hara and I'm glad I chose this one. Perfect.

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rated 5 of 5 alyssadk on 3/30/2012 3:09:00 PM more reviews by alyssadk

Age: 25-29   Skin: Very Dry, Medium   Hair: Brunette   Eyes: Brown    

I don't really like reds and I especially don't care for dark reds. I was drawn to this polish because of the gold shimmer in the bottle, but as others have said, it doesn't show up on the nail. After seeing it, though, I'm okay with that. It is a really sexy color; I like it a lot! Without a topcoat, this lasted ~2 days without chipping, which, for me, might as well mean it lasted a week because my nails chip like crazy. I bought it to wear under "Shine of the Times" but ended up wearing it by itself and applying it again by itself. It's a beautiful polish! Maybe I'll buy some gold glitter to wear over it so it can look like the bottled version. ;)

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rated 4 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* edie4711 on 11/18/2011 6:20:00 AM more reviews by edie4711

Age: 36-43   Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm   Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium   Eyes: Brown    

Agree with the other reviewers about the color, particularly the way the gold shimmer does not show on the nail but instead pushes the polish into a warmer, browned burgundy. It kind of reminds me of Dr. Pepper, not so much the soda itself but the label. It has that semi-metallic finish to it. It is work-appropriate, but sexy as well.

It dried really quickly on me, too. I had to work fast as the polish would bunch up wherever I accidentally overlapped a brushstroke.

Also wanted to comment that it looks great with an iridescent flakie layered over it.

I would repurchase this polish if I thought there was a chance I would use it up.

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rated 5 of 5 Tiffany1981 on 11/16/2011 1:04:00 PM more reviews by Tiffany1981

Age: 30-35   Skin: Normal, Fair   Hair: Blond   Eyes: Blue    

I found this polish today at my local Wally World. I've been eyeballing this color for months, and finally decided to get it - Sooooo glad I did!! it is gorgeous on! As the below reviewers comments, the fine gold/copper shimmer in the bottle doesn't really transfer to nails, just warms up the color. I love this because it makes this a really wearable red for me and my fair skin. LOVE!!

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