Monday, April 22, 2013

Comparison: Broadway Burgundy Frost vs Ruby Pumps

Here's something funny. NYC Broadway Burgundy Frost was my go-to polish for so long. I had multiple bottles and I love it. I would put it on about once a month, with neither base coat nor top coat, and leave it be. I left that stuff on until it chipped all the way off on its own. That was one year ago. Seriously!

When I discovered the wider world of nail polish and nail art, I decided to branch out and try new things. I wanted to try different colors, techniques, brands, etc. I walked into Sally Beauty Supply, bought some hair stuff for my new short 'do courtesy of my boyfriend, an elephant themed duffel bag for my sister, and one bottle of nail polish: Ruby Pumps by China Glaze. It was my very first China Glaze and I didn't even realize that I was buying something so similar to what I was usually always wearing.

Similar but not the same! My index finger and ring finger have three coats of NYC Broadway Burgundy Frost while my middle finger and pinky have two coats of China Glaze Ruby Pumps. It took three coats of Broadway Burgundy Frost to build up to the richer color that Ruby Pumps has in two coats. Ruby Pumps has a more glittery finish with more depth.

They're both gorgeous. NYC Broadway Burgundy Frost has the more affordable price tag of like $1. Ruby Pumps has the advantage of the wonderful China Glaze formula.

What do you think?


  1. searching for the exact dupes can be addictive. I really like comparative posts! I think ChG is the best :)

  2. I've nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award go to to see rules, etc.

  3. Thank you for both of them, Mayra! :)