Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Born Pretty Store: Thermal Colour Changing Polish

Press Sample

Good afternoon, dear readers, and happy new year! Rather than painting my nails for the Superbowl, I decided to paint my nails for the Chinese New Year. I received the most beautiful orange to red colour-changing thermal polish from Born Pretty Store to review that was absolutely perfect for the occasion, and I couldn't wait to test it out! Check this out!

Transitional State
Ahhh! How pretty is this polish?!? This photo is what my nails look like at normal room temperature. The warm shade is orange, as seen closer to my eponychium, and the cooler state is a warm red.

Warm State
This orange is gorgeous! I used a blow dryer while taking these photos to keep them in the orange state. Otherwise, they would return to the transitional state fairly quickly.

Cold State
I tend to kick out a lot of heat, so I don't see my nails in this cold state without effort. I actually soaked my nails in an ice bath for a minute to get it cold enough to snap a few photos quickly before they returned to the transitional state again. I really dislike the cold, so I do it all for you!

The formula of this polish was really interesting. I was afraid I wasn't going to like it at first because it was oddly stringy when I first pulled the brush out of the bottle, but the polish actually spread really nicely over my nails. I quite liked the formula when on my nails, and I'm not really sure why it seemed stringy when it came out of the bottle. The colour is on the sheer side, and I could still see a little bit of visible nail line after applying three coats even without the bright lights. I also applied top coat prior to taking these photographs.

I am loving the look of this thermal! I tend to have mixed feelings about thermals because I usually only like one of the two colours, but I am really digging this one! I especially love that this has small white flakes in the mix rather than just being a colour change creme.

This orange-to-red thermal polish is available for purchase from Born Pretty Store here. While there, check out all the goodies they have available for all your nail art needs. You can save 10% off full-priced items by using discount code QWL91.

What do you think of this colour changing polish? Do you like the flakes that are in it, or would you prefer it without? 

Until next time, have a wonderful day!


  1. I'm not normally a person who gravitates towards really warm colors for nail polish, much less orange-y shades. But I gotta say I really love this and your post prompted me to add this to my wishlist. Thank you for the discount code too. <3 Great post!

  2. Thermals are my new jam. Great transition on this one!

  3. I do totally love orange polishes. Thermal to boot? Love it!

  4. I really want to buy more thermals-- this one is cool with the flakiness.

  5. This is gorgeous! I love orange polishes.

  6. Love the cold state of this thermal! This polish matches your blog :)

  7. That is really pretty awesome! And ORANGE!

  8. This color combo is absolutely stunning. Love that they go with the holiday too!

  9. Oh my gosh the shift on that is amazing! Beautiful swatches!

  10. I love the color shift in this polish and I think that the flakes make it even better!


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