I never imagined that I would get into gel polishes because I don’t like how much effort it takes to remove it, and I change my nail polish often enough to not make that time investment worthwhile, but there is something to be said when it comes to 30 second drying times that allow you to move on with your day right away! I found the most interesting variety of gels at Madam Glam. They’re on to the latest trends in color, and in addition to their solid color collection, they have the most beautiful thermal, magnetic, and glow in the dark polishes that I have seen! One look at their offerings, and my wishlist was full!
To start, I tried out one of their thermal crelly colors called Love on Top. It has three different sized silver hexagonal glitters suspended in a beautiful base that is magenta pink in cold temperatures and a white jelly color when warm.
Just from looking at the bottle, I loved the polish. It is super ingenious of them to have the polish color swatched underneath a clear plastic button on top of the handle so that you can see the exact color of the polish inside without having to open it up. It comes in a 10 mL bottle which is a little on the small size, but this is a specialty polish that gives a lot of bang for the buck. I guess they do this so that they can keep the prices of the polish the same across the entire line as they do offer 15 mL bottles for some other colors.
The brush inside is a good size that is comparable to the width of the kind in an OPI bottle. You should easily be able to paint each nail in 2-3 strokes. The formula of the polish is fairly thick so the gel stays in place once you paint it on. The coverage is excellent where I could have easily used one coat of color, but I opted to paint two coats more a more opaque white color. Each coat cures in 30 seconds under a UV LED lamp.
Thanks to the thicker formula, the glitter stays suspended in the polish and does not settle to the bottom of the bottle. The glitter disbursement is fairly even so there is no need to fish out larger pieces to even out the coverage. If you have ever worked with polishes that contain multiple sized glitters, you know how challenging a perfectly spaced distribution can be, so Madam Glam’s version is a dream come true.
Love on Top is a gorgeous color when hot or cold, and the color shifting abilities of the polish will keep you staring at your nails all day long. People are wowed by the effect, and it doesn’t take extreme temperatures to get the colors to change. The glitter pieces add the right amount of sparkle, and the best part is that because this is a gel polish, it lasts for weeks. The thermal effect also makes you think that you got two colors for the price of one, so it is definitely a good investment.
The mutability of the polish made me think of butterflies, so I added some stamping on top of my manicure. It is still a beautiful color either way.
Overall I was very impressed by the quality of this polish. I might be a gel convert yet! Color change polish is perfect for those who don’t like committing to a single color for a long period of time, and Madam Glam’s version is easy to apply and provides instant nail art with hardly any dry time required.
Diamond rating: ♦♦♦♦♦ (5/5)
Love on Top sells for $19.95 USD and can be found at the link below. Madam Glam always has a coupon code listed on their home page, and their specials change regularly, so be sure to check out their latest offer before you shop. Happy polishing!