Remember the mood polishes from last week’s haul?
Yes, I went to Claire’s. And yes, it was completely worth it.
This is Bored/Excited. When warm, it’s a lovely pink color with a hint of peach. When cold (this is weirdly how it looks on me most of the time due to my sucky circulation), it turns into a hot coral.
The formula surprised me. Despite the fact that they charge $5 for each of these (which btw, not cheap), I still expected the formula to be bad. Well…it’s Claire’s. I didn’t know what to expect.
I only had to use 2 coats, though. The polish dried very quickly too, but it dried to this icky (IMO) semi-matte, rubbery finish. Thank god for Seche Vite…
Ideally, you get a gradient effect when wearing these. I only get the gradient effect right after I take a shower and I start to cool down. Otherwise, my nails are too cold, and they just turn coral all over. There is actually one other instance where I get a gradient, but I’m going to talk about that product another day.
I did, however, manage to procure some gradient pictures after dipping my hands in warm water, and letting them sit for a few minutes. Click to see them!
Look! It’s the dance of the disembodied thumb! I lovee the gradient effect, it’s definitely noticeable. It would probably look even better if I had long nails, but I don’t. Actually, this is pretty long for me.
Oh, I might’ve forgotten to say this, but Claire’s always has a BOGO 50% off on polishes, so this was technically cheaper than $5. Mine did start to chip by the second night, even with Seche, but that’s ok since I rarely keep a polish on any longer than a couple of days.
I can’t wait to try out the other colors 🙂