You know what’s hot right now? Thermal polish. And it’s beyond cool!
I tried out color 100 from Born Pretty. The bottle is only 6 ml, so it only holds about half as much polish as a normal sized bottle; OPI is 15 ml and Formula X is 12 ml by comparison. On the other hand, how many polishes can change colors depending on the temperature?
Born Pretty Color-change Polish in 100 at room temperature.
The formula itself is fairly opaque, although I find that it’s a little streaky. Two coats provides good coverage.
Two coats of polish plus topcoat makes for an easy ombre manicure.
The thermal gradient effect really only happens if your nails are on the longer side. The tips will be cooler than the part of your nail that is over the nail bed, so the longer your nails are, the more obvious the gradient effect will be.
I find that the polish changes between colors very easily, and all it takes is a little water to discover the extremes of the effects. Cold water makes the polish turn creamy orange while warm to hot water makes it turn yellow. Any temperature in between will result in a coral color as seen in my pictures of the polish in the bottle.
Color 100 in warm/hot temperatures.
Color 100 in cool temperatures.
Also, there is no need to suffer for your art- the polish is pretty sensitive, so you don’t need to scald yourself to see yellow. I find that indoors, the polish is usually yellow from your body heat alone, especially now that heaters are on for the winter. A splash of cool water will turn it dark coral.
You can see how quickly the colors change in the video below.
As for wear, it’s not the worst, and it’s not the best. I had wear on the tips of my nails after one day, and it started chipping by the third day. Considering how much I work with my hands, that’s not too bad. It’s a small price to pay to have a chameleon polish.
Also, have I mentioned how cool it is to have an instant gradient without even having to try? It’s truly a polish for the lazy nail artist.
Add some palm trees and you have a beautiful Malibu sunset manicure!
I would recommend this polish in a heartbeat for anyone who is easily amused like myself. This color changing polish makes for a great conversation piece amongst friends, and it can settle a debate as to whether or not a room is hot or cold based on the color of the polish. Seeing the polish shift as quickly as Tonks’ hair color will make you think that you have magic at your fingertips… and it’s all because of this one little bottle. 🙂
Diamond rating: ♦♦♦♦♦ (5/5)
If you are interested in purchasing this nail polish (retail price is $5.07 USD), the link for the item is shown below. Using code RSSPX31 will get you 10% off your order, and Born Pretty Store offers free worldwide shipping. Happy polishing!