Monday, December 3, 2012

Ruby Wing Zen Garden

"If nothing ever changed, there'd be no butterflies." - Ruby Wing

Ruby Wing is a line of polishes released by the same people who make Color Club polishes a couple of months ago.  I was lucky enough to get given 6 of these polishes while I visited the Color Club factory in New York while I was on holiday at the start of October.  I know, I know I totally haven't blogged about that yet. I tried to, but it was so long ago that I cant really remember it any more.  But I will give you a quick summary here now.

I was extremely lucky to be able to have a tour of the Color Club Factory.  The Forsythe Cosmetics Group is a family run business, that started in 1979, and is about a 45 minute drive from the middle of New York.  They do everything all inside one building, from marketing, to developing the polishes, to hand sticking on the labels and shipping out the polishes.  Polishes are made to order, so there is not a huge pile up of stock, and a polish is continually produced when needed.  Not only are Color Club polishes produced here, but a range of other polishes with other brand names. I was amazed at how small the building was and how such a big player in the nail polish world could fit their entire production into the building.  

Anywho here is some swatches of Ruby Wing Zen Garden. Ruby Wing polishes contain a unique photochromic compound that changes colour in UV light. So they are different colours outdoors and indoors.

Ruby Wing Zen Garden - Indoors

Ruby Wing Zen Garden - Outside

This is AMAZING! The polish starts off as a light lilac crème and once I stepped outside I saw it change and get darker and turn into a taupe crème.  I tried to get my husband to come outside and have a look, but he was not excited at all (unfortunately he doesn't understand the little things that make me happy). This is three coats, and the polish applied just like a regular crème polish. 

You can get these polishes in New Zealand in Amazon Surf stores or online from USA Nails Online.  Those in America can purchase these polishes online from the Ruby Wing website.

Lots of Love

1 comment:

  1. That's amazing! Big difference.

    I keep being tempted by these....