I’m finally going to take the plunge and buy some Ruby Wing colors, the photosensitive color changing polish. I’ve been meaning to for well over a year and just haven’t done it because I’ve thought it’s something I wouldn’t wear very often. Plus they have scented polish and none of the scents have appealed to me so far. But now they’ve tempted me with this cute little mini set:
They sure know how to push my buttons with this set: it contains four mini bottles (7 ml/0.25 oz, I think but am not positive) with two magic words, cinnamon and chocolate. The colors are Cinnamon Bun, Sweet Cream, Chocolate Mousse, and Doux.
The full Cupcakes & Champagne fall collection contains these four polishes plus Strawberry Shortcake and Rosé. All are scented, and I think we can figure out the scents from the names, except perhaps for Doux. Doux means “sweet” and I don’t know what it smells like. Sugar? Frosting? Guess I’ll find out. Don’t know where the “champagne” in the collection’s name is.
Here are all six polishes and what they look like both indoors and out:
The color changes seem quite dramatic, not barely noticeable. I like them all and will probably add a full-sized bottle of Rosé ($10) to my mini-set order as well.
One potential drawback to scented polish is that it may clash with something else you’re wearing, like your cologne, and if you’re eating, you may not want to bring the scent of say, roses, to your nose each time you lift your fork. I’ll risk it. All these food/drink scents should be fine.
The set is $12.95 and it’s SO CUTE. I’ll get it for myself as an early birthday gift. (Wouldn’t it make a great gift for a little girl? My 54-almost-55-year-old inner child wants it.) Besides, I recently cancelled an online order of a limited edition trio that I was really looking forward to, so this’ll ease the pain of not getting that one. Rationalization at work!
EDIT: I decided to splurge and get the mini-set plus the other two colors. Got free shipping, huzzah. And I was amazed — seven minutes after I placed my order and received confirmation, I received another email saying it was complete and giving me a tracking number. That was fast!