Saturday, July 28, 2012

Pebble Beach - Ruby (Step 2)

Hi everyone!

Today I have a brand that is completely new to me and that I hadn't even heard of until a few days ago!

Pebble Beach is a line of super shimmery nail polish that is produced by the Cherimoya brand. The entire line is broken up into sets of four polishes and the point is to use those four polishes to create a seamless gradient on your nails. When I learned of this, the "Step 2" in the name made much more sense.

I picked up three of the Pebble Beach polishes, but since I wasn't aware of the original purpose of the polishes, none of the ones I have are from the same colour scheme (i.e. none of the ones I have are supposed to go together to create a gradient). Nonetheless, these polishes are amazing on their own!

The first one I'm showing you is Ruby Step 2, which is a stunning and super sparkly red glass fleck with a slight flash of pink. My first couple of pictures in natural light don't really do this polish justice, but take a look at the flash photos below and you'll see what I'm talking about!


My swatch is just one coat of Ruby Step 2. It super opaque and it really doesn't need a second coat! This makes me think that this one, and possibly the other Pebble Beach shades might be good for stamping. I'll do some tests on that and let you guys know.


The formula was pretty good - a little on the thick side but still very easy to work with. The brush is also sort of thick - about as thick as the OPI brush, but the shape is more similar to the China Glaze brush.


The Pebble Beach polishes aren't quite full size (if you consider full size to be 15 ml), but they're pretty close at 13 ml per bottle. And the Pebble Beach polishes are all Big 3 Free.


Are you in love yet? Well, prepare to be even more in love because guess how much this polish cost? $2.59! There's nothing I love more than an amazing polish at an amazing price. I'm actually going back and getting as many more shades as I can today!


As far as availability, I found my Pebble Beach polishes at an Eastern Canadian drugstore called Lawton's Drug Mart but I'm not sure where else these can be purchased. I found them on the Cherimoya website here, but there's no option for purchasing them. So, if anyone knows where else these can be bought, please leave a comment below!

Have you guys heard of the Pebble Beach nail polishes before? What do you think of Ruby Step 2?

20 comments:

  1. gorgeous! and awesome price! never heard of this in the us, but i would love to try them.. especially to make a gradient :)

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  2. beautiful.

    http://beautyshinewoman.blogspot.pt/

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  3. this is absolutely gorgeous! I've never heard of this brand before.

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  4. I have the green equivalent of this! I got mine at Stitches for about the same price! Mine stained like a mofo though :( I had no idea they were for gradients! I love this colour!

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    1. I have one of the greens as well! I'll be posting it soon.

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  5. You're the only blogger I've ever seen mention Cherimoya. I have 2 of their crackle polishes that I got last year at an independent clothing store.

    I SO hope that they have the Pebble Beach collection over there, I think the concept of having gradient polish steps is awesome! And if this color works good with stamping that would be even more awesome.

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  6. I LOVE Cherimoya's Pebble Beach polishes; they've all been one-coaters in my experience.

    In the Detroit area, I generally see Cherimoya in "wig and weave" shops (aka "ethnic" beauty supply stores). They're where I go for Kleancolor, Ruby Kisses, j2, Cherimoya, LA Girl, etc.

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  7. I've never heard of this brand before, but I'm not surprised at all...worldwide there seem to be polishes here in Italy we could only dream of!! BTW this one is really gorgeous on its own, I'm just wondering how will it look like in a gradient with such other stunning goodies!!

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    1. I'll be picking up as many more shades as I can and then I'll test out the gradient effect, so you should be seeing that soon. :)

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    2. That's great, thank you!! I'm really curious!! :-)

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  8. Wow! I would order this and a few more just from what they can do with this amazing red! Plus the name is great...my all time fav golf course ever and I only live a little ways away from it...while I cannot afford to play there now esp with as bad as my game is - I still love to go and 'play' at the Lodge and surrounding area.

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  9. I did the same thing when I bought these polishes. When I went back for more there weren't any left. :(

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  10. is like a rubi *_* love it!!!

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  11. I wrote a fairy tale for one of the Pebble Beach but got no comments lol, thought no one cared. So happy Lawtons has some. I also already went back for more

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