Review of Born Pretty Glitter Thermal Polish in BP-GT05 Cerulean Stars

Today we’re going to look at a thermal crelly polish from Born Pretty from the same Glitter Thermal collection that the color Cloud of Purple Sky came from. Today’s color, Cerulean Stars, is a beautiful light blue when cold and turns into a mostly clear jelly with glitter when warm.


This small 6 mL bottle doesn’t include a mixing ball, so it’s a little hard to make sure the formula is agitated thoroughly.

This polish is supposedly water based, so it doesn’t have an offensive odor. It paints on smoothly and dries quickly, so it’s a great polish for kids.


Fine silver glitter permeates this color.

Because this polish turns clear when warm, there isn’t much color to it and paints on very sheer, even for a crelly. I used 3 coats for the swatch below, and it still looks rather milky and translucent, although the silver glitter distribution is spot on.


Truth be told, I had the hardest time getting this polish to change colors. All of the thermals that I have tried before don’t require huge temperature changes to see the effect, and I had all but given up hope that this polish would change colors until I spent one rather chilly day outside. After prolonged exposure to the cold, I got it to show more of the color that it was when it was in the bottle, but for some reason, the tips of my nails did not change colors. I’m not sure if it’s because I had applied stamping on top of it, but that normally does not affect the color changing ability of thermal polishes.


The top photo was taken after subjecting my nails to cold water for several minutes while the bottom photo shows this cherry blossom manicure in it’s normal warm temperature clear state.

The one awesome thing is that this polish peels off easily when you’re ready to change manicures, but it will stay on your nails for at least 2-3 days before it shows signs of peeling. You shouldn’t be in danger of spontaneously losing the polish off your nails in the middle of the day like you are with other peel off formulas.


My peelies! I threw away the one that was on my thumb earlier in the day. Note how the color at the tips still is not the same shade as the lower portions of the polish even when it is not attached to my nails.

Overall, I loved the color and formula of the polish, but I was disappointed by the thermal effect. In terms of a normal polish, I would give it 5/5 diamonds, but because this is supposed to be a thermal polish, I had to take away a diamond because it fell a little short in terms of its color changing ability. The color is gorgeous regardless, but if you buy it, don’t be surprised if you have a hard time getting the shades to shift.

Diamond rating: ♦♦♦♦◊ (4/5)

If you are interested in purchasing this glitter thermal polish (retail price is $3.99 USD), the link for the item is shown below. Using code RSSPX31 will get you 10% off the regular priced items your order, and Born Pretty Store offers free worldwide shipping. Happy polishing!

10% off Born Pretty coupon code: RSSPX31

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