Hidden Desires Manicure

Anyone who knows me knows that I adore thermal polishes. It makes me feel like I’m getting the most bang for my buck when I see my nails change colors. But even better is the wow factor involved when you take advantage of the double color effect to hide some stamping!

For this censored manicure, I used Aimeili’s thermal gel polish in TC03 Old Fashioned. This shade is a taupe gray color when warm and completely black when cold, making it the perfect vehicle for hiding black stamping. I applied 3 thin coats to ensure that the gray color had enough coverage and cured each layer for 60 seconds in a 36W UV/LED lamp.

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TC03 Old Fashioned from Aimeili mid-transition keeps your tips black for a French manicure look.

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The cold color of TC03 Old Fashioned is solid black.

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When your nails come out of the lamp, they will be warm, producing this taupe color.

As for what to censor on my nails, I chose to feature the words from this naughty plate from Maniology. The Basic Instinct BM-301 plate clearly was meant for someone who knows what she wants, when she wants it.

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I used black Ya Qin An stamping polish to transfer bits of the block of text on the left side of the plate to my nails. You’ll want to make sure your hands are warm when you do this so you can see the placement correctly. I finished off by applying a layer of matte gel top coat from Born Pretty and curing that for 60 seconds to seal in the stamping.

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50 Shades of Grey! I only wish my nails were bigger so more of the text could be visible.

To see the thermal in action, dip your nails in cold water so that they turn black, then warm them up. It only makes sense that this manicure’s design is only visible when things get heated! Watch the video below to see the transformation happen.

What a sexy manicure!

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Happy polishing!

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