October 5, 2012

Ruby Wing Nail Polish Swatches

Hi guys, happy Friday! Today I have some polishes from a new brand called Ruby Wing to share with you! I got an email from a reader a couple of weeks ago asking if I would review these, at the time I didn't think I would but then I wandered into Urban Outfitters last week and saw that they stocked them so I bought 3!

Ruby Wing is a new brand made by the folks behind Color Club, all of the polishes are color changing. Instead of changing with temperature like a lot of color changing polishes do these change with UV. I was pretty impressed with how quickly these changed between colors when I stepped out into the sun and then back into the shade. I've tried other UV changing polishes (i.e. Del Sol) and always found that it took a while for the color to develop into what it should.



To see swatches & reviews of the 3 shades I picked up from Ruby Wing click the read more button below!


Eclipse is a blue creme that depending on if you are out in the sun or not changes from dark blue to a lighter dusty periwinkle blue. I really enjoy both colors this changes to, the change isn't a huge one but it is noticeable. The formula was good, a little sheer on the first coat but I only ended up needing 2 coats for full opacity.

Each bottle comes with a little tag that shows what the color change should be, I thought I'd include a photo of it for each of these! 


Shade/Indoors

Sun

Sun

Sand Dune is a creme that changes from a peachy orange to a rosy pink. I love this one, both the colors are gorgeous and the color change is pretty drastic! The formula wasn't my favorite, I found it it be thick and a bit streaky. The opacity was good at 2 coats but I needed 3 to even it out. 


Sun

Shade/Indoors

Shade/Indoors

Desert Valley is a shard like opalescent glitter that has a base that changes from clear to dark purple. In the bottle this was...wow. On the nail this was a nightmare, I wanted so badly to like this but it's just not for me.

I found that it was hard to get the glitter onto the brush. Once it was on the brush applying it was no easy task. The salt in the wound was that this was one of those shard glitters where the pieces just go every which way all crazy like and never flatten even with multiple coats of top coat.

To not be a total bummer it was beautiful over some colors, I especially loved it over Eclipse and Sand Dune in the shade. I also liked this over dark colors but that pretty much defeats the whole purpose of buying this for the changing color since you can't see it. I have to say though, this was really ugly over Sand Dune in the sun, I took a photo and I started editing it and I can't even bring myself to post it. Because the formula is so hard to work with it's pretty much impossible to get an even coat of this on, when you put it over a light shade and go out in the sun where the base of the glitter turns dark purple it looks like a trainwreck. I can only imagine how bad it would look over white or on it's own :( 



Desert Valley over Sand Dune (Shade/Indoors)

Desert Valley over Eclipse (Sun)

Desert Valley over Eclipse (Shade)
Overall, I like the 2 cremes...the glitter is a mess and I would probably return it if I could find my Urban Outfitters receipt. I do think the price point is high for these so even though I like the cremes I probably won't be buying any more unless I find them somewhere for significantly cheaper.

Ruby Wing polishes can be found for $10 at Urban Outfitters they are available both online and in store, at my local UO they only had 5 colors in stock in store so online is probably the best place to buy from them. You can also get these for $12 at Ricky's NYC I'm not sure if they are available in store there since they do not have any So Cal locations. You can also buy these direct from Ruby Wing for $12 a bottle.
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38 comments:

  1. These are really pretty!!! Needs to be cheaper though.

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  2. These shall not pass onto my want list, bless you because usually you're evil & add 12 bottles to it a day.

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    1. I couldn't have said it better myself. I love how the one drastically changes, though.

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  3. I love these!

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  4. UP receipt? I always have them e-mail it to me so I won't lose it! lol. I've been thinking about these, but I'm still on the fence with em'

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  5. They are really cool but for that price I want a great formula!!

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  6. These are pretty cool! I have Two Del Sol's and I still find them so amusing even after all this time and all the crazy things we have seen in this nail polish world of ours.

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  7. I wish I had done that, I like have a paper copy. Next time I'm going to have it emailed lol

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  8. NICE :) I LOVE IT :) I invite to you to see my blog :)

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  9. Thanks - had not heard of these before. They seem to do more than the Del Sols from your photos. I gave away my Del Sols they were pretty bad. I cannot imagine why any company would think an opalescent glitter would look different in the sun vs. non - that's just not making sense - it is what it is. Agree $10/bottle is high - esp when it's parent company is Color Club

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  10. What a good idea - I never thought of asking retailers if they can do that. I always carry reusable totes for shopping and then I tend not to fish my receipts out...then when I need one, it's looking through 10 totes and 65 different Trader Joe grocery bag totes!

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  11. Desert Valley looks exactly like this polish that they sell in Michigan at our Meijer stores. It's a brand called Studio M & from what i've read they're made by the same folks who make Color Club. The polish is way cheaper only 2.99. I was tempted to buy it but after reading how terrible it was I passed on it. Very glad that I did.

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  12. I realize I said Studio M was made by Color Club. I meant Meijer. Idk what I was thinking. Sorry.

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  13. These look pretty cool, but I'll pass based on your review.

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  16. I like the concept of color-changing polish but I think I'll wait until they get better at making it. Sand Dune is really pretty though.

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  17. What a good idea - I never thought of asking retailers if they can do that. I always carry reusable totes for shopping and then I tend not to fish my receipts out...then when I need one, it's looking through 10 totes and 65 different Trader Joe grocery bag totes!

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  18. Thanks - had not heard of these before. They seem to do more than the Del Sols from your photos. I gave away my Del Sols they were pretty bad. I cannot imagine why any company would think an opalescent glitter would look different in the sun vs. non - that's just not making sense - it is what it is. Agree $10/bottle is high - esp when it's parent company is Color Club

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  19. NICE :) I LOVE IT :) I invite to you to see my blog :)

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  20. I wish I had done that, I like have a paper copy. Next time I'm going to have it emailed lol

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  21. These are pretty cool! I have Two Del Sol's and I still find them so amusing even after all this time and all the crazy things we have seen in this nail polish world of ours.

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  22. They are really cool but for that price I want a great formula!!

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  23. UP receipt? I always have them e-mail it to me so I won't lose it! lol. I've been thinking about these, but I'm still on the fence with em'

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  24. I love these!

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  25. These are really pretty!!! Needs to be cheaper though.

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  26. This Desert Valley was really a nightmare, I couldnt get the glitters like you did, and now is night, I have to wait to see it in the sun.

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  27. hey, just wanted to let you know you can find these at 8ty8 beauty in the color club section, for 8 dollars, but its still not that cheap lol.

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  28. Still not that cheap????
    Don't take your polish prices for granted. In Australia we $20 for OPI, Essie etc.. I would love them to be $8!!!!!

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  29. hey.. i just found out that a store called five below is selling some of these for $3!! definitely worth picking them up for that price!

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  30. That's so funny--I never buy nail polish but I loved the bottle of Desert Valley so much when I saw it today that I did, and I just wrote a very similar review over on Amazon about it. I have terrible nails and without acrylic or gel nails I normally don't use anything since my own nails are so weak and they peel. I am not experienced with a lot of flake polishes so I am glad to know I am not the only person who is driven CRAZY by the size of these flakes and the texture of them on the nail. I only have two coats on and personally I like it on its own in terms of color. I don't want an entire coating of the flakes--as a matter of fact, until I read your review it had never even occurred to me to try to get an even coating of these flakes over each nail. Since I didn't even know there were nail polish bloggers, I guess I am in the minority and like a less uniform, more haphazard look as far as the glitter flakes are concerned. The main issue here is the flakes,. They are HUGE and hard to work with and are driving me around the bend because they are so rough on the surface of the polish. One thing you didn't mention that I think is worth pointing out is that the polish has virtually no odor which I found to be a great plus.

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  31. Terri Lynn MacuzziMarch 15, 2014 at 8:18 PM

    I know this blog was from a long time ago, but I've tried some of these Ruby Wing polishes (from the Cupcakes & Champagne collection). I love Strawberry Shortcake & Cinnamon Bun, but the Chocolate Mousse one sounds just like this Desert Valley. I didn't really like it much either. I would probably return it if I could too. :)

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