I’m a self-confessed nail polish addict: My instagram is full of shots featuring my latest designs, and I’ve been known to use random household items to create nail art in a pinch (stray stud earrings are great stand-ins for toothpicks). Lately, I’ve moved beyond your average cream polishes into textured or effect formulas. Magnetic, liquid sand, holographic – I want them all! The newest addition to my ever-growing collection? Ruby Wing Color Changing Nail Polish.
After seeing the aptly named Poppy and Peony both indoors and out (check out the GIFs below), I’m definitely putting them to regular use this spring. We could even end up being nail twins because some of you will receive a bottle in your April Birchbox!
Unlike other color-changing polishes, this formula from Ruby Wing doesn’t rely on temperature to switch hues, which can lead to slightly uneven color. Instead, it changes in the sunlight so you get a new shade the moment you step outside. What’s more, these lacquers also have a light floral scent that lasts for about a day once they dry, and they’re non-toxic, not tested on animals, and vegan friendly.
I decided to paint one hand with Peony and the other with Poppy so you could see both colors in action. The difference is noticeable and I love both the indoor and outdoor shades!
Like with any polish, these ones work best when layered over a base coat. Paint two thin coats of the color of your choice and finish off with a clear topcoat. Don’t worry – it won’t diminish the color-changing effect or scent.
Which dual-shade would you rock?
Need some inspiration for your next mani? Try one of these 8 amazing (and insanely easy) designs.