Saturday, June 22, 2013

Ruby Wing Electric Firefly

There is no more quintessentially summer shade to me than neon yellow. I wouldn't think to wear this shade during any other season, but I love trying it out when I have some sunshine to match my nails! And Ruby Wing Electric Firefly may just be the prettiest one of these highlighter-inspired shades that I've tried yet!

Indoors and in low light, Electric Firefly is a screaming neon yellow with iridescent green shimmer. I really love this shimmer! It's incredibly gorgeous and helps set Electric Firefly apart from all the other neon yellow shades out there. This color is so fun for summer and I got a bunch of people asking me about what polish I was wearing. Here's two coasts over a white base of Illamasqua Scorch.

Outdoors, Electric Firefly seems to change colors more slowly than the previous Ruby Wing polishes I've tried. Normally, the color shift is pretty quick. It is supposed to change to an orange color outdoors and maybe I just didn't have enough sunlight to get it to change? I walked around for about 15 minutes outside, trying to find some good light (it was a touch overcast but still fairly sunny out) and this was as much as I could get it to change: a golden yellow with orange undertones. I could see some orange veining creep up but it just wouldn't shift all the way!

I'm bummed that I didn't get to see a complete color change. I didn't notice it changing during the day when I was running some errands and going to work either and it was very sunny then. The slow-working formula was a let-down, but I mostly view the color-changing aspect of the Ruby Wing polishes as a fun novelty. I tend to judge the polishes primarily on what I think of their "indoor" shades, since that's the way they'll look most of the time while I'm wearing them. So if you have your heart set on a color-changing polish, you might need some extra patience (not to mention sunlight) with this one, but if you're just looking for a fun neon yellow, I think you'll be pleased with Electric Firefly.

Disclosure: This polish was sent to me for my honest review. For more information, please see my disclosure policy.


  1. Ooh I'm loving the look of this in the indoors!

    1. Thank you! I am in *love* with the shimmer when this polish is indoors!


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