Showing posts with label Thermal. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Thermal. Show all posts

Black Cat Lacquer: Poison Apple Thermal Polish


Edited on 3/1/14: I've owned my bottle of Poison Apple almost 4 months and I've only worn it twice. Recently I noticed most of the pigments had separated badly in the bottle and no amount of shaking seems to mix them back together.

Last week another blogger mentioned they had just purchased Poison Apple and when she received the bottle hers was already separated (though not as bad as mine). According to another Indie polish maker it appears the thermal pigments either haven't been dissolved properly or the base is not thick enough to support the thermal pigments (thermal pigments are heavier), thus causing everything to separate and become unusable.

The thermal pigments have sunken to the bottom in my bottle and have become one mass that cannot be shaken back together. I also think maybe they were made too far in advance of orders? Thermal polishes in general have a fairly short shelf life. It's a gorgeous polish... but keep in mind if you purchase it, it probably won't last very long... this is what my bottle currently looks like:

Please see Polished Lifting's post about her experience with Black Cat Lacquer. I also sent an email and received no response.

I picked up this beauty back in October when Black Cat Lacquer was having a Halloween sale. I never got to properly swatch it because my old laptop died a few days later. I finally got around to editing the photos I took in the beginning of November.

I love this polish! I don't normally go for red polish, but I absolutely love this. Poison Apple is a red scattered holo thermal polish. It's bright red when warm, and a dark brownish red when cold. To show off the thermal effect better, I used hot/cold water. But with normal wear, the tips of my nails do stay darker. The longer your nails are, the more thermal effect you will have.

This is 3 coats of Poison Apple, plus 1 coat of Seche Vite fast dry topcoat.

Poison Apple when warm:

Poison Apple when cold:

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PolishNV: Fe's Chameleon Thermal Polish

This is my very first thermal polish. I bought it from PolishNV on Etsy. It's called Fe's Chameleon. It starts off as a very pretty periwinkle blue when it's warm or room temperature. When cold it turns into a gorgeous deep purple. It has lot's of scattered holo sparkles in it.

I did 3 coats of the polish and 1 coat of Seche Vite. For photographing the polish, I had one bowl of warm water and one bowl filled with ice water so I could capture the thermal effect at it's best. It's the prettiest thermal I've come across so far when browsing on Etsy. And I love how thermal polishes give you a gradient look! (A thermal polish works best on long nails: the longer your nail tips the more gradient effect you'll have).

This is the polish when room temperature or warm:

 And this is the polish when it's cold:

P.S. If you're curious how I take my photos, check out my blog about my DIY Light Box.

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