*Provided for review
I’m loving the trend of color-changing polishes! I own a few solar active lacquers, but none that were temperature-dependent…until today. May I present, for your viewing pleasure, Lilac Dreams by Gothic Gala Lacquers. Warning: there are a lot of photos. This polish is awesome and changes color!
This polish took two coats to be opaque, and dried (very quickly) to a matte finish. I was not expecting the matte, but I liked it! I decided to finish my design BEFORE adding top coat. My apartment is freezing, so the polish started out this beautiful deep purple with subtle pink and blue shimmer. It is decidedly not a creme polish and I love it!
I ran my pinky and middle finger under hot water, to illicit the color shift. They turned a pretty light purple-grey! I may or may not have spent 20+ minutes playing with hot and cold water… I think I like the dark purple color a tiny bit better with my skin. But still. Awesome.
The color shift was not at all affected by top coat. Below I am showing the color shift from cold (dark purple), to warm (light purple) with top coat. IT WAS SO COOL!
Unfortunately, my nails were just not long enough to get a strong shift normally. If I was warm, they were light purple. If cold, they were dark. Every now and then I would notice a gradient and get really excited.
The glitter in the polish really came to life in the sun!
- Purple color shift: Gothic Gala – Lilac Dreams
- Light purple: L’oreal – Royalty Reinvented
- Stamp: Bundle Monster – 312