As you may know, I'm a bit obsessed with colour changing nail varnish! I have several, some of which change in UV light, some of which change by temperature. I spotted the Ruby Wing Cupcakes & Champagne collection on a blog a month or so ago, and have been lusting after them for some time. I finally caved, and bought two of them!
This is Rose (the pink one) and Strawberry Shortcake (the gold one). They're not only colour changing, they're also scented!
Here they are indoors, and in sunlight. As you can see, they change quite a bit! This is British winter sunlight though, so the change isn't nearly as extreme as it could be - there are some bloggers who've achieved really impressive results with better sunshine!
Here is two coats of Rose, indoors. It's a pretty, sparkly, iridescent glitter in a clear pale pink base. This is very similar to Barry M Pink Iridescent.
The sparkles reflect silver-pink-blue shades and are really pretty. It would look nice over a pale pink or white crème base.
Take this outside, and it gets pinker and pinker. It's so pretty! The formula is a little thick and a touch gloopy, but there's nothing too awkward about that.
This dries to a sweetish flowery smell that's not particularly amazing, but it's much nicer than the usual nail polish smell!
Next up is Strawberry Shortcake - and oh my god, is this one a stunner! I LOVE this!
Strawberry Shortcake is a densely packed gold glitter in a clear base. This is three coats. You could layer this though, if you wanted to use less.
The gold is so pretty! It's super sparkly and has shades of pink as well as blue and green in there.
In sunlight, this darkens and gets pinker and then rustier in tone, whilst still being ridiculously sparkly and effective.
The formula on this one is a bit more normal and less thick than Rose, and applies easily.
The smell on this is a strawberry-ish cake-ish smell, very reminiscent of those rubbers we used to have in school in the 80s before they were banned when girls got them stuck up their noses...
I mean - come on! Is this one of the most gorgeous polishes you've ever seen, or what?
I bought these on Amazon UK for the slightly wince-inducing sum of £13 each. However, I think they're worth every penny, especially Strawberry Shortcake! You can definitely get them cheaper if you shop around. I'm very tempted by the rest of the collection too!