Thursday, 11 May 2017

Review: Thermal polishes and stamping plates from Born Pretty Store

Disclaimer: All of these items were sent to me by Born Pretty Store for my honest review.
I'm back with some new items from Born Pretty Store to review! This time I received two thermal nail polishes and two stamping plates. Have a look at the full post for the swatches, details, and two nail art designs.

The thermal polishes come in mini 6 ml bottles, which is a smaller quantity than is usual, but they are only US$3.99 each (at time of writing). All thermal polishes also have a shelf life of about a year, as thermal pigments will eventually stop changing colours with the temperature. (I believe they typically settle to the colour that it is in the bottle at room temperature.) So I actually prefer buying minis for thermal polishes, since I am unlikely to be able to go through the bottle within a year.

The polishes only have numbers rather than names. No.110 is medium purple when cold and medium blue when warm, with a very pretty silver shimmer throughout.

Born Pretty Store thermal color changing polish 110 | polilish
BPS thermal polish no.110, transitioning from warm (blue) to cold (purple)
Born Pretty Store thermal color changing polish 110 | polilish
BPS thermal polish no.110, cold state
Born Pretty Store thermal color changing polish 110 | polilish
BPS thermal polish no.110, warm state

No. 101 is a creme instead of a shimmer, and this one is medium green when cold and light yellow-green when warm. I didn't manage to capture a good transition photo for this one, but you can see the difference in the pinky and also between the pinky and index finger.

Born Pretty Store thermal color changing polish 101 | polilish
BPS thermal polish no.101, transitioning from warm (light yellow-green) to cold (medium green)
Born Pretty Store thermal color changing polish 101 | polilish
BPS thermal polish no.101, cold state
Born Pretty Store thermal color changing polish 101 | polilish
BPS thermal polish no.101, warm state

Both polishes apply very smoothly and are fully opaque in 2 coats. The formula is just right, not too thick or thin, and they also dry pretty quickly. And most importantly the colour transitions are instantaneous and pretty fun to watch! The only issue is that the bottles do not come with an ingredient list and I also didn't manage to get this info from Born Pretty Store.

As for the stamping plates, they are as usual of great quality with well-etched patterns. Each plate also comes in its own little patterned cardboard sleeve for storage.

I stamped over no.110 with a pattern from the BP-109 plate, using a gold stamping polish (Colour Alike 'Golden Queen').

Born Pretty Store thermal color changing nail art | polilish

Born Pretty Store thermal color changing nail art | polilish
Close-up! The colours here are a bit washed out, the previous photos are more colour accurate.

This pattern is from the BP-117 plate, which I stamped over no.101, using a beige stamping polish (Colour Alike 'Ice Coffee')

Born Pretty Store thermal color changing nail art | polilish

Born Pretty Store thermal color changing nail art | polilish

That's it for today, thanks for stopping by! And if you do shop at Born Pretty Store, don't forget that you can use my code 'LILIW10' to get 10% off regular-priced items.


4 comments :

  1. I like how the purple turns into blue :)

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  2. Those thermal polishes look so fun! I love the stamping you did over them!

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    1. They really are! And thank you :)

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