The Shocking Power of Change – Nail Polish Color Change, That is!

Color changing nail polish – wow! Sometimes known as mood changing or thermal polish, this stuff is awesome, producing effects that you’ll always be excited by.

But how do they work?

Apparently, it’s all very sciency. It’s technically called thermochromic polish, and the color reacts to your body temperature – remember those mood rings we all wore as teens? 

Color changing polish contains leuco dyes which are held in microscopic capsules and made up of 2 colors – white and another color, and a solvent. It’s the transition between the two dyes that make the polish so magical to watch (trust me – I’ve sat there with an ice cube and a hairdryer for hours). This reversible transition is affected by two factors – heat, either internal body heat or applied heat and light, and it occurs when the solvent solidifies in colder temperatures, producing a color, and melts when warm, becoming clear or white. That’s why you get these gorgeous ombre-like effects when you wear it. 

If you can find the leuco dye, it is possible to make your own color changing polish, but to be honest, it’s far easier and more cost effective to buy a proprietary brand. 

So here’s my pick of the best…

1) Sexy Mix Color Changing Polish Set

What Makes it Great

This is a set of 8 bottles of gel polish, created from a non-toxic natural resin. With a choice of colors, including four glitter finishes, the polish went on smoothly, and appeared exactly like any other high-quality mani. I applied a base coat, followed by two layers of this Sexy Mix polish, and two top coats, curing in between each. Once I’d finished the color changing properties began to do their work and wow! The polish towards the base of each nail initiated the transformation, with the color change traveling up towards the tip. The full change took under a minute, and once I applied an ice cube, it reversed the process. I enjoyed the magic for over two weeks before they polish developed a couple of chips and it was time for it to go – for now!  

Where it Could be Improved

Despite being advertised as low odor, it really wasn’t. But this is easily rectified by opening the windows. 

9.8Expert Score
The Final Verdict

With a great choice of colors, and awesome color changing properties, this set gives each nail a unique look that’s constantly transforming.

Sexy Mix Gel Nail Polish Set, UV Gel Color Changing Nail Polish Temperature Change Color 8 Colors Tiny Bottles with...

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2) AIMEILI Color Changing Gel Polish

What Makes it Great

This set of four polishes from Aimeili leaves your nails with an unbelievably shiny finish. In a nice mix of chameleon colors, including glitters, the color changing ability is great fun to watch. Drying quicker than the Sexy Mix polishes, I used the same formula of base coat, two layers of polish, and two top coats. Using two layers of polish seems to work best with these color changing manis, and this one remained looking perfect for nearly two weeks.  

Where it Could be Improved

For some reason, they don’t seem to work as well on toenails – maybe my toes are just weird, but I’ve tried the hair dryer and ice cube trick and the color change isn’t as dramatic or as quick as on my fingernails. However, this doesn’t put me off at all!

9.7Expert Score
The Final Verdict

With a great choice of colors, and awesome color changing properties, this set gives each nail a unique look that’s constantly transforming.

AIMEILI Temperature Color Changing Soak Off UV LED Chameleon Gel Nail Polish Set Of 4pcs X 10ml- Kit Set 8

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3) Modelones Mood Gel Polish Set

What Makes it Great

I’ve always liked Modelones polishes for their glass-like finishes and longevity, and this 6 bottle set continues that trend. With a smooth hassle free application over the base coat, and topped off with a clear gloss to finish, the color change began instantly – the weather was hot, and these transformed to a gorgeous ombre effect in response. According to Modelones it’s a quadruple color change, although, to be honest, I couldn’t separate the four stages; all I know is the color changed, my nails looked fabulous, and stayed chip free for nearly three weeks. 

Where it Could be Improved

The only thing I’d change, as with many of these polishes, would be to minimize the odor, but it soon faded, and really wouldn’t stop my getting this awesome set again.

9.7Expert Score
The Final Verdict

With a great choice of colors, and awesome color changing properties, this set gives each nail a unique look that’s constantly transforming.

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