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Can't decide between two nail polish hues? The pros at Ruby Wing have come up with a solution to the ultimate polish conundrum: color-changing polish. Wear one vibrant shade indoors, and embrace a totally different color when the sun's UV rays hit your nails, thanks to the brand's SolarActive® Technology. Each Ruby Wing polish is non-toxic, vegan, and environmentally safe—plus has a light floral scent
I received the color peony in my April birch box. The color went on very well and I only had to put on two coats. The color of the polish was like a coral orange, on the site it look more like a pastel pink. The only thing is that my color changing polish did not change when i stepped out side. :-( I was really looking forward to that.4
But I'm not entirely sure about the execution. It's been raining off and on here so I can't test out the color changing too well on a full mani. I had painted some dots over another color and it changed in the sun for me, but I don't really spend a lot of time outdoors. It does go on thick and is a bit streaky but if you wait a few minutes between coats and use 3 good coats and a quick dry topcoat it won't be quite so tacky; however still chance for some random smudging a couple hours later if you put hands in pockets or the like. I did notice a couple weird air bubbles on two nails and some other imperfections but I think it might have been from my base coat.
I'm not really sure about the scent that's left behind. Before I put on my top coat, which has a very strong scent itself (though it usually fades after a while) the smell reminded me of when I was forced to get perms as a kid. It has the same weird smell that's nice with afternotes of chemical. It gave me a headache on its own, with the top coat added it triggered a migraine. I'm not confident that it wouldn't trigger a migraine all on its own.
All the bad aside, it's a very cute polish that has good coverage. I love the Peony color and if it does change colors like it's supposed to, then that's two gorgeous shades. The color is weird though, at first glance it doesn't look like something I'd like. Even looking at it on my nails it seems a bit more weirdly garish than it actually is. And I like ALL the colors, so being turned off by something is odd for me. But Peony is a color that definitely grows on me. I cannot wait to see the outdoors-red.
I'm very conflicted about this polish. I'd love to try some of the other colors but it's a bit expensive if I have to use weird tricks to get it to dry and don't get to see both colors (I don't mind expensive polish but the shades alone aren't worth the cost; I am paying for the formula...just like with other high quality salon brands.) And I definitely can't justify getting more if it gives me migraines...I'm on a hunt to figure out how to get rid of them now in any way I can! But this was a fun purchase for a spring-to-summer polish and I always like trying something new!
I was excited to receive this product. I had color changing polish when I was little girl. I put it on in the morning, let it dry completely, and by night every nail was chipped. It didn't last at all and I was very disappointed.1
I had the bright pink sample that turns purple in the sun. The polish had NO shine to it and looked very flat and plain as well as the pink being very obnoxiously bright. Also, when in the sun it turned an ugly burgundy and not the pretty purple i see in the pictures. Maybe if i tried another color i would like it better but this was just not for me.2
The polish was so thin and see through it took ten coats to get a solid color and then when it was dry it just peeled right off! and the chunks that were left stayed the same color! I had trashy nails all day at work because it was like a sticker on my nail. Really dissapointed in the quality. The color was so cute though! Would NEVER buy this brand again.1
Although I could see some color change when I went outside, I felt like this polish (I got it in Peony) was very streaky on my nails. I do not plan to order this product.1
I honestly didn't notice a color change at all. As far as pale pinks go, it was a nice shade, but don't expect there to be a magical difference when you step outside!1
Love the color(s) for spring. I work in a windowless office (boo...) so I don't get to enjoy the full effect of the color change as much as I'd like, but still, it's exciting when I go out. A very nice find.4
I love the Poppy color, but because of the color changing nature of the polish you cannot use a top coat. Sadly, this resulted in the polish chipping in under 24 hours with minimal wear.2
I love this polish! The color changing is so cool! My roommates have been begging me to borrow!5