My ever changing mood…

Gosh, what a week. I’ve had to do a lot of major housework recently, and somehow have managed not to ruin my nails, so without further ado, it’s time to show off my first review polish from Born Pretty Store, Ylin Color Changing Nail Polish Purple to Blue.

First off, the formula is weird. It looks mottled in the bottle and doesn’t mix no matter how hard and long you shake it, but when you put it on, it goes a solid dark lavender hue. It’s quite thick but prone to bald spots, so I used three coats to build full coverage, and it takes a very long time to dry. I confess, I was a bit too hasty, hence the lumpy look in the photos. When it does dry, it has quite a satin matte finish, which was an unexpected surprise. I put a coat of Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat on one hand to speed up the drying, but it went a little iffy and didn’t seem to affect the lack of gloss, so I left it off the other hand. I’ve taken a couple of shots to show the different stages of the colour change – it was cold in my house today, so I had to use a bowl of warm water to show the shift. The colour changes from purple at below 33 degrees celsius to sky blue above.

Cool, with top coat.

Cool, with top coat.

Warm, without top coat.

Warm, without top coat.

In between, with top coat.

In between, with top coat.

I can see how this polish would be a lot of fun on a warm day or in a hot club or something! It’s cute watching the colour change as you look at it, though in this weather, it ends up purple most of the time, so I’ll try it again on a better day. The formula is very strange but as long as you’re patient with it, and don’t try to rush to get all your coats on, and give it PLENTY of time to dry, it’s fine. And I love the colours too!

It comes in plenty of other colours if purple/blue isn’t your thing, all available at Born Pretty Store for $7.84 (around £5) with free shipping, and if you use the code NERW10 at the checkout, you’ll get 10% off your whole order. Bonus!

Purple People Eater

bpholo11a bpholo11bHappy 4th of July to my readers in the US! I did think about doing themed nails, but as I am neither American nor live in America, I decided the locals and natives would be more likely to do a better job than me. So instead, I tried out the 2nd of my Born Pretty holos, #11 (around £4.22/Born Pretty Store). This is a beautiful purple holo, much less blue than I thought it would be, and I just love it (shown left under artificial light and right indoors). As with the green (#12), it took 3 coats for full coverage, but the finish is gorgeous, and feels really solid and hard-wearing.

Once I have any kind of disposable income again, I will be buying a few more of these. They are well worth the wait for delivery, and there is something for everyone in the colour range. I am fast becoming a holoholic!

Mean Green Polish Machine.

bpholo2I am having a miserable week, but I am soldiering on, and managed to cheer myself a little by trying out the first of my new holos. This is #12, which is currently priced at $6.44 (approx. £4.22) from Born Pretty Store. The formula is quite thin, and needed 3 coats for full coverage, but as you can see, the rainbow is very visible, and shines beautifully. I’m rather fond of it, though I will have to ration it very carefully as it’s only a 6ml bottle, and it took some weeks to arrive. Ho hum.

Hopefully, I will be in a more pleasant mood in time for my next post, and I hope you lot are having a better week than me! Who wants to do some “misery loves company” nail art to amuse me?