I've been wanting to try out a thermal polish for quite some time now, and I finally got my hands on one! I can't even begin to tell you how much fun it is to wear, and how obsessed I've been with my nails this past week. It's a bit ridiculous actually! I've spent far more time looking at my nails and talking about the polish with different people than any other type of polish or nail art I've worn. Let me get the important information out of the road first, and then on to the pictures!
Polylock is a soak-off UV cured gel polish made by Runway Professional. They released a new collection a little while ago called Wizardry including some thermal colours (Alchemist), and glitter toppers (Illusionist). The colour I bought is Spellcraft from the Alchemist range. Spellcraft is a hot magenta pink while cold with white glitters in various sizes, which transitions to a jelly white/pale lilac under heat, and of course the glitters are still in there!
I found it a rather odd experience applying this polish, as it was dark pink out of the bottle but as soon as I swiped the brush onto my nail the colour would change to white instantly. I wasn't expecting such a fast change and I was pleasantly surprised, but a little perturbed as the polish is quite opaque in it's cool form, and sheer while hot, so I was painting a sheer without knowing how opaque the pink coverage would be, and had no clue whether I was applying it evenly. I put three coats of the polish on because of this reason. With three coats there is a faint visible nail line while in it's warm temperature, so if VNL is something you avoid, you might want to try one of the other thermal colours in the range.
|HOT HOT HOT|
The glitters really pop when the polish is hot pink, but to be honest I prefer the jelly white glitter sandwich. It's so delicate, that I'll definitely be wearing this polish in summer, when the heat of North Queensland will render it's "cool" temperature extinct.
|After I plunged my hand into some ice|
I have worn this polish for most of the week at work, and I have lost track of the amount of people at work that stopped me so I could "demo" the colour change to whoever was around. I usually did this with cold water, however I have a clip of me plunging a very cold hand into warm water to show you the change.