Today's mani is a little different than my's an indoor/outdoor mani.  Well its a color changing polish that changes when you go from indoor to outdoor.  I had heard of the brand Ruby Wing before, but I haven't seen any reviews about it so I didn't bother ordering it.  But last week I was in Burlington Coat Factory and I found the brand on sale for $3.98/bottle, which normally retails for $10.00.  I picked up 4 bottles; for this mani I am using 2 of the 4, Birdie and Lagoon.  I guess I'm actually using 4 of 8 since you get 2 polishes in 1 bottle.  I am extremely pleased with the color changing effect; my nails changed before my eyes while I was drying them under my UV lamp.  And I must say it's not a subtle change.  I alternated the colors on every other nail and applied it the opposite on the other hand.

Here's what I used:
  • Base coat: Julep Nail Therapy
  • Base color 1: Birdie by Ruby Wing
  • Base color 2: Lagoon by Ruby Wing
  • Top coat 1: Seche Vite Top Coat - I apply this before stamping, if I mess up I can remove the design without removing the base color
  • Stamp colors: Wisp by Sinful Shine
  • Top coat 2: IBD UV Top Coat cured under a 54 watt UV lamp for 3 minutes
  • IP: Dashica Beauty Shop - Big SdP Z

Birdie by Ruby Wing is a very pretty, pastel banana yellow that changes to a very deep orange.  I was extremely surprised at how well it applied.  Not that I've heard anything negative about it, but it's a pastel yellow...those just have a bad rep in general.  It's hard to find and pastel yellow that isn't patchy  streaky and requires 2 coats.  This yellow is NONE of those!!!  It seems patchy at first but once the polish settles its perfect and completely opaque in ONE coat!!!  The formula is thick, but not gloopy or anything like's just right.  There was practically no clean up needed and it has a decent sized brush.  I absolutely love this polish and seriously hope to find the other 2 (or 4) polishes apply as well.  I highly recommend Birdie...even at the full price.

Lagoon by Ruby Wing is a very pretty peachy-nude color that leans more on the taupe side.  This color changes to a very deep brick orange color...which is why I paired it with Birdie; both outdoor colors are in the orange family.  Unfortunately the application of this color was not as great as Birdie.  Not only does it require 2 coats since it's a much thinner formula, but the 1st coat is streaky.  The streaks are easily corrected with the 2nd coat.  I do recommend Lagoon, because the color change is just so cool.

Once I opened the Wisp by Sinful Shine, I saw how opaque and thick the formula looked so I decided to try it out for stamping.  And I must say it stamped great!!!  I am definitely going to have to pick up some back ups, since it's much cheaper than buying the Konad special white polish.  I just hope it applies as well as it does for stamping.  I will be trying it out soon.

My stamping design is different than what I've normally been doing.  I applied a full nail design along with a mirror image accent nail design on my index and ring fingers on both hands.  Just trying to mix it up a bit.  What color combination should I try next?

Stay Polished At All Times...By Lo'Rain

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