OPI: Royal Rajah Ruby

Good morning and a very happy Deepavali (or Diwali) to everyone!

Deepavali is also known as the festival of lights and is celebrated by hindus (sikhs and jains too, apparently). There are various legends associated with Deepavali and they generally revolve around the triumph of good over evil - at least that was what I remembered from my civics class back in those days. One of the more popular legends talked about King Rama's defeat of the demon king of Lanka, Ravana. So pretty epic, doesn't it?

I thought it would be a good time to join in the festivities with OPI's Royal Rajah Ruby from the Spring 2008 India Collection. Let's take a look this babe:

OPI Royal Rajah Ruby swatch
OPI: Royal Rajah Ruby
Look at the gold tinge in the bottle under the sun! Unfortunately, it does not really translate onto the nails...

OPI Royal Rajah Ruby swatch
OPI: Royal Rajah Ruby
In the shade, RRR is a dark vampy shade of blackened red loaded with red shimmers. It's so dark it looks almost like an ordinary creme polish from far - except it has more depth and it glows because of the shimmer. I especially love the mysterious and sexy dark at the sides, glow in the center look! Look at the nail on the right!!

OPI Royal Rajah Ruby swatch

Under the light, the red is more pronounced and practically leaps into life!

OPI Royal Rajah Ruby swatch

OPI Royal Rajah Ruby swatch

OPI Royal Rajah Ruby swatch

I really love RRR. It's incredibly sexy and dark without looking flat and, well, plain black, even in the shade.

If you have missed the 2008 India Collection, you can try searching for Sanguine in OPI's 2010 Go Goth Mini Set for Halloween. I've read that it's a dead dupe or even a re-release.

Which reminds me...
There is another reason why I chose to wear RRR - it is also the perfect shade for halloween which is just round the corner! From certain angles under indirect light, it reminds me blood. Not the i-pricked-my-skin type of blood but rich, deep and enticing blood red.

OPI Royal Rajah Ruby swatch

-bloodlusts and erupts into wicked laughter.

care for a hug and a kiss of death? :p
xoxo

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