27 May 2013

Swatch-view: Ruby Wing Color Changing Polish in Groupie

Yes! Another swatch-view post! I had found out that Five & Below (a store that sells various items starting at $1 going up to $5) had Ruby Wing Summer Collection. I missed out on it the first go around, then they moved the display out of view. Took me a little bit to find it, but I did! I had only picked up one at the time, then went back to pick up the rest of the collection and they were SOLD OUT! In three days! They had a full display too! (Darn it!)

Anyway, I think it's pretty obvious which one I picked up, of course when I put it on, we had oh so lovely days of nothing, but rain.

Ruby Wing Color Changing Polish
If you love the beach even though your life doesn't always feel like a day at one, and celebrate life and everything it has to offer – there's now a nail polish that celebrates you.   Ruby Wing is every free-spirit's dream: color changing nail polish that transforms in sunlight.   Our color changing technology lets you switch your style from day to night, indoors to outdoors.   Each one of our shades dramatically change in direct sunlight and then back again once inside.
 via Ruby Wing website

Ruby Wing Color Changing Polish

Packaging: If you're familiar with Ruby Wing or even their sister brand, Color Club, then you're familiar with the square shape bottle that all their polishes come in. The cap itself is a gold cap. Actually it's a cap over a cap, one of the polishes I purchase, the gold cap twisted clean off (oops!) revealing the black underlying cap under it. The brush is a standard nail polish brush.

Ruby Wing Color Changing Polish

Color: The one I picked up is named Groupie. It is a neon hot pink (love!), and it is a gorgeous pink. Once it hits the sunlight it looses it's neon pinkiness (think that's a new word) and it turns into a deeper pink. Almost a light pink-wine color.

Formula: Slightly on the runny side. I had a couple of issues with it, streaking and balding near the cuticles. Once you get through the second coat though it goes smoother. Although in the sunlight you can see the streaking (yikes!). I used three coats to get it completely opaque.

Ruby Wing Color Changing Polish
Inside, flash, natural setting
Ruby Wing Color Changing Polish
Outside, no flash, natural setting
Overall Verdict: LOVE this polish! While there are minor issues with the formula, I'm sure the polish can be worked with. What I REALLY loved about this is that, it's the first neon polish that I have that didn't dry matte. It dries glossy. This polish is the reason why I want to get the rest of the collection.

Price: $10.00

Availability: Ruby Wing Website, or if you have a 5 & Below near you, check out there!


  1. I love these colours!!!
    Alana xx

  2. The color is so beautiful! And this seems very nice because I've never owned a neon nail polish that didn't dry matte! I am a new follower from the bright side beauty hop by the way :)


    1. It really is beautiful. Couldn't believe that it didn't dry matte. In fact, I have another color, Electric Firefly, which is a neon yellow with a green duochrome, doesn't dry matte either :O

      Thank you for the follow! :D I followed back :)

  3. Cute color! Loving neon so much this summer. Thanks for linking up with Makeup Monday!

  4. I got one of these in my birchbox this month... it wouldn't change for me:( I love this one though!

  5. Very cool. I'll have to go to 5 Below & check them out.


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