Creative musings in bright colors

Glitzy and Gold

Today I have for your viewing pleasure, the final (and favorite) of my new color changing polishes: Strawberry Shortcake by Ruby Wing. This is a beautiful glittery gold that changes from a clear to red base in sunlight! So, I paired it with red.


Strawberry Shortcake took 3 somewhat thin coats to be fully opaque on its own. It is a bit thick (I blame all the glitter) but was easy to work with once I took that into account. It is packed with gold and holographic glitter, with a smattering of pink and green. It is truly beautiful. In the sunlight, the clear base turns cranberry red! This polish is also scented…like cake 🙂


Unfortunately, it is a bit hard to know where to clean! I tried to get all the glitter that had wandered, but I did this at night and so didn’t know what the distribution of the base was. It came out ok, but a few fingers look a tad odd by sunlight! I recommend using this one during the day so you can check where it is in the sun before top coat 🙂


I added chevrons and dotted highlights using my darkest true red, Valentine (Revlon). I had forgotten that Valentine usually takes 3 coats to be opaque. As such, the polish did not sit particularly flat when I tried to add two coats to my tips! Moreover, it is STILL somewhat transparent! Oh well.


I also added dots and some 3D bits because I was feeling adventurous. This is not the best manicure I have ever done, but it was done quickly and it is super glittery.


My favorite is indoors (both because the gold is just stunning and because I get the best contrast between the colors) but it looks like a cool ombre outside too!



  • Red: Revlon – Valentine
  • Gold-to-red: Ruby Wing – Strawberry Shortcake
  • Gold: Petites Color Fever – 24 kt Gold


Hope you enjoyed!

Strawberry Shortcake can be purchased for $10 over at Ruby Wing!

Comments on: "Glitzy and Gold" (8)

  1. Strawberry Shortcake is amazing and you’ve done such a lovely job with your nail art as well! 🙂

  2. This looks gorgeous — I love how opulent it looks! Strawberry Shortcake looks like such a fun polish, the color change looks amazing!

  3. that is one pretty gold polish!

  4. Wow, looks great – I love it when it’s all reds. I have this polish, too, and it’s gorgeous, but mine doesn’t smell one bit like strawberries. It smells like…nail polish!

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