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Lacquerdaisical Jaffa Fake

Jaffa Fake comes from a new(ish) UK indie called Laquerdaisical, run by Alexia and sold through her Facebook page. She invited me to review some of her polishes and this is the first of three that I received.

Jaffa Fake is a thermal colour-changing polish that’s orange when warm and chocolate brown when cold. I love that Alexia has chosen to name her polish after one of my favourite biscuits (yes, I know, Jaffa Cakes are cakes … technically … I’ve seen that episode of QI too!)

It has a subtle magenta and orangey-gold shimmer to it, and this is especially evident when the polish is brown.

It was quite thick in application, yet the pigmentation is quite sheer. I used three coats, but you can still see through the polish in its warm (orange) state. Thankfully it’s winter, so my hands were rarely warm when I wore this, but I think orange or peach undies might be in order next time.

The polish dried matte, but a top coat made it shine and really brought out the shimmer.

Laquerdaisical Jaffa Fake
Laquerdaisical Jaffa Fake

Here you can see the different effects that I managed with it. While the standard transition look would be orange with brown tips, I did manage to get it brown with orange tips by blowing onto my nail tips while my hands were cold.

Laquerdaisical Jaffa Fake colour change transitions
Laquerdaisical Jaffa Fake colour change transitions, from left to right: cool with warm tips, warm, warm with cool tips, cool


For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Colour: three coats of Laquerdaisical Jaffa Fake
  • Top coat: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri

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Products shown in this post were sent to me for review. All views expressed in this post are my own, honest and unbiased opinions.







Aw heck. Add another thermal to my list. Love it thru and thru!


wow what a fun thermal!

Claire Kerr

Great name too 🙂


That is gorgeous! I am hunting for thermals like crazy, and I hope it’ll be available again soon.