Saturday, March 10, 2012

You Hinder my Mood

Apparently Claire's Mood polish + topcoat = a no-no.

I was able to get one shot of the color difference, though, before I went dot crazy on top and added some China Glaze Fast Forward.

I call this a fail for two reasons: a) Polish that changes from blue to lighter blue or pink to pale pink? Really? If the change was more drastic like the sticker shows, then that's better. Otherwise, lame! And b) Damn you, topcoat! I've never seen a color-changing polish before that no longer works with topcoat over it! -.- Also lame. 

Plus I haven't seen one that dries so matte like these do, but I am okay with that, for the most part.

Alas, I actually kinda like my circus of dots creation in the end. The blue one is Flirty/Shy and the pink is Excited/Bored. The dots are just done in the opposite "mood" polish. The two nails on the left are what they normally look like and the two on the right are what they change to.

When it'd start to go back to the original color, the blue especially would have this neat gradient look before it was done changing:

Then I went dot happy. The first picture, with the pink bottle, is the sun shot and, as you can tell, there's no color difference between the two. I even tried warm/hot and cool water to make them change, with no success.

So, in the end, I would recommend going with the Del Sol color changing polishes. The Claire's ones are more opaque (these only took 2 coats and would have been suitable in 1), but with the Del Sols you can use topcoat and therefore do art with them.

Do you own any of Claire's Mood polishes? What do you think of them?

Buenos días. =)