Polish Me Silly Grape Intentions
I was only really just about getting into indie polishes when the Royal Mail started destroying incoming nail polish parcels. At that stage, I think I’d only ordered from abroad once or twice. That was some time ago now, and since then I’ve been ogling lots of gorgeous polishes that I want from the US, Australia, Russia, etc., etc.
But I love thermal polish so much that I caved in and risked buying from abroad. I bought three wonderful thermals from Polish Me Silly (previously Lush Lacquers). Just minutes after I’d placed the order, I mentally wrote it off, just in case it never arrived. But I was ecstatic when it turned up a couple of weeks later, unharmed by the Royal Mail.
The first one to make it to my fingernails is Grape Expectations, a glitter infused jelly that’s purple when cold and bright pink when hot.
I didn’t know whether pink or purple or something in between would be best as undies, so I dispensed with them entirely and instead used 3 thin coats. The polish dried a little matte, but not too rough, so a coat of Gelous and then a coat of my normal top coat smoothed it out to a glass-like shiny finish.
My son and husband are quite taken with thermal polish. As am I. We’ve all had fun watching it change colour as my hands warm up or cool down. I even had one scenario where my hands were cold, so the polish was purple, but then I was hanging washing over the radiators and because the tips were getting the heat first, they turned pink – so I had purple but with pink tips, which was the opposite effect to what I was typically seeing.
I really do think that thermal polishes will be the next big thing on the high street this year. I bet the the mainstream brands already have thermals in testing and are fighting to see the process though as quickly as possible so that they can get to market first. I predict an exciting summer of colour-changing polish.
- Colour: three coats of Polish Me Sily Grape Expectations
- First top coat: Gelous Advanced Nail Gel Coat
- Final top coat: Glisten & Glow HK Girl
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