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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. Better yet, these polishes are lightly scented with the floral notes. We’re adding these to our mani must-have list.

How it Works

Formulated with SolarActive® Technology, each polish transitions from one shade to another as soon as you step out into the sunlight and come into contact with UV rays. Walk back indoors, and your nails will return to the original color. Each Ruby Wing polish is non-toxic, vegan, and environmentally safe.

How to Use

After applying your favorite base coat, apply two thin coats of Ruby Wing polish. Add a topcoat for shine and protection (don’t worry, it won’t impact the color-changing technology). Step out into the sun and admire your shade-shifting mani.

Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol/Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Silica, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Isopropyl Alcohol, Benzophenone-1, Diphenyl Carbomethoxy Acetoxy Naphtohpyran, Fragrance, Bis (Glycidoxyphenal) Propane/Bisamino Methylnorbornane Copolymer, Shellac, Aluminum Hydroxide, Polyethylene Terephthalate.

May contain/Peut contenir: CI 15510 (Orange 4), CI 15850 (Red 6), CI 15850 (Red 7), CI 15880 (Red 34), CI 15985 (Yellow 6), CI 19140 (Yellow 5), CI 42090 (Blue 1) CI 45370 (Orange 5), CI 45380 (Red 22), CI 45410 (Red 28), CI 47000 (Yellow 11), CI 60725 (Violet 2), CI 60730 (Ext Violet 2), CI 77000 (Aluminum Powder), CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 77019 (Mica), CI 77163 (Bismuth Chloride Oxide), CI 77491/CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77510 (Ferric Ferrocyanide), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide).

More for You!
  • Free returns within 90 days of purchase
  • Extra samples and gifts in the Bonus Shop

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LOVE LOVE LOVE
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I am in love with this polish. Beware though, I have a tendency to clear coat over my glitter polish to make it smooth but if you do this you wont get the same amount of color change or as quickly! LOVE IT!

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Love this!!
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I'm not a big nail polish person, but I love love love this concept and the execution! The gold is just blingy enough to feel special when I'm inside, but I get that added element of color (and the ooohahhh factor of watching the color change haha) when I go outside. Dries quickly, lasts a while, no complaints.

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No color change
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All fingernail polishes are not created equally. This product is a perfect example. I received the pink polish in my February birchbox and was THRILLED! I am a polish addict and love the samples that birchbox has sent me in the past. I had also never owned a color changing polish before. I was quickly disappointed. I have tried this sample four times now and have NEVER ONCE seen a change of color. I'll be positive and say that the polish could have been defected. However, I would not recommend this product.

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So.Much.Fun!
Purchased

How many times can I write love? I sincerely love this polish. Not only does it really change colors in the sun (so stinkin' cool!) but it stays on without chipping for several days. Everyone needs to have at least one of these polishes in their collection!

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Totally awesome!
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By far the most fun glittery nail color I've ever used! It really does change color! Ha! I've experimented a lot using different colors under the glitter to really make the color change pop. And it's glitter!

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Too thick and didn't change color really
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I purchased the Ride 'em Cowgirl (gold/red) polish and have so far be extremely underwhelmed by it, especially considering the price point. First off, my brush was not connected to the lid (argh!). Secondly, I found the texture to be far too gloppy, even though I perfectly understand it is a chunky glitter. It was so thick that trying to spread it around on top of any other polish you've done within the last 20 minutes is risking serious ruin. Also, because it *is* so thick, it demands a clear top coat unless you can deal with a bumpy feel to your nails (hate it–want it super smooth!).

But really, the big disappointment is that it *barely* changes color in the sunlight, pretty much undetectably unless you know what you are looking for. It is NOT dramatic as the website claims (The Ruby Wing website for the whole line of their polishes, which Ride 'em Cowgirl is not on). This is not a thermal polish, so heat isn't a factor, but I tried every source of actual bright sunlight I could get to during daylight hours. The biggest difference was a slight pinkish hue to the gold glitter. complete meh.

Anyway, I do like that it's vegan/not tested on animals/non-toxic, etc., but I would not purchase any others and would not purchase this one again since I can easily buy $5 chunky gold glitter polish anywhere else. Too bad, because I really wanted to love it.

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definite eye catcher.
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Told My friends about this product! Great cute color! Nice texture! I can't get enough of this product. I also checked out the other colors and they are pretty cool too.!

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Love the Hot Pink!
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This nail polish is awesome! I purchased the color changing hot pink, which is really fun for summer... it goes on smooth and lasts 3-5 days, which for me is twice as long as regular polish.

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like magic
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this stuff is so cool! my friends and i were obsessed with it (especially since they didn't think it would actually work). i had it in gold and red, which weren't my favorite colors, but it didnt matter cause the color changing aspect of it was just so cool

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Very Cool
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The Ruby Wing color-changing polish is so neat. Too cool that it changes colors, loved that. Perfect pool and summertime! And it smells great too.

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