Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Claire's Mood color-changing polishes!


About every two weeks on NB, there's a must-have product of some kind that sends people in mad search for it. I didn't have time for the mad search for Claire's Mood color-changing nail polishes. So I sent my SO for them.

A week ago, my SO was complaining that he had a huge three-hour lunch break and nothing to do. My solution: I gave him a bag of Claire's polishes with a receipt and told him to go return these at the local mall he often has lunch at.

Yes, I sent my man to Claire's.

Anyway, he asked if I wanted him to pick up anything new and I told him to stay on the lookout for the Mood polishes. Several hours later, I get a call from him from Claire's, asking, "There are five different ones. Do you just want one of each?"

Hells yeah!

I haven't had much time for swatching these days but I wanted to play with these. They turned out to be kind of bad polishes but INCREDIBLY awesome with the best temperature-based color-changing effect I've seen in polishes. Apparently, they have two names each: one for each color!

Claire's Happy/Earthy

Isn't that awesome? I know daydream222 already showed it off during the weekend but I think the awesomeness deserves to be repeated! :D Neon yellow when warm, grass green when cool! This one had a slightly weaker effect than the next one I'm showing you but still, it's pretty strong! The neon yellow usually is a bit more clearly yellow but I was using my lightbox and the lights had already been on for about half an hour (thus raising the temperature). I had to wait a little longer for this one to change while putting it on though. These things dry satiny and take many coats to get non-streaky; I think I used only three coats here.

Claire's Daring/Innocent

This one was amazing. (Ugly but amazing.) As soon as I brushed a coat on my nail, the color changed. It was hard to actually see how well I was polishing the base of my nail because the color immediately became this peachy-beige that wasn't so different from my skintone. Dries satiny and was the biggest PITA to get non-streaky: five coats! I'm hoping the other ones won't be as bad...

I have three more of these that I hope to post by the month's end. :)

In the meanwhile, I have some promising preliminary results on one of... three studies I have in the air right now. Now all I have to do is do some actual work on it so I can tell the good-esque news to my lab tomorrow morning.


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18 comments:

PolishedSheep said...

I'm happy that you say they are not the best polishes. Makes it easier to pretend that I don't want/need them. I won't get them anyway, there are rumors that they are prohibited here due to softener or something like that.

But I really think that they look great - even the "ugly" one. The Happy/Earthy is so 80's.

*sigh* no no, I don't need them. No ... really ;o)

mKat said...

For days I'd been thinking... "wouldn't it be great if a colour changing polish came out".... Then these things seemed to spring from out of nowhere!

I really think they're quite cool looking... and yes, I love the "ugly one"... but I haven't run out to buy them yet. You guys all seem to be having fun though!

Nailme said...

I neeed the green one! But... but... they are BOGO50% and I can't buy just one!

Piff said...

Wow the light box makes your photos look REALLY good.

Varnish Addict said...

Wow they're awesome I need them =[ haha

Jackie S. said...

I just bought the blue one and the purple one yesterday and they are soo cool!

Cali369 said...

Ooooh, very cool and you did a great job photographing them

danceswithhooves said...

Yup. I need those - both of 'em. I even LOVE the second one. My nails are short enough that I don't think I'd experience the french-mani thing, in which case the peach by itself or the dusty blue by itself would be gorge. I think I need to leave work right now to go get them... (I wish!)

Rhea said...

Gah! I want them! But I can't seem to find any online store which ships them internationally
:(((((

flinty said...

@polishedsheep: Prohibited due to softener? I've never heard of that...

@mKat: There are some other color changing polishes but they either work using UV light (Del Sol or some old China Glaze mood polishes) or their color change effects are either not significant or unpredictable (Nubar Moodies). These are the most reliable temperature-based color-change ones I've used though.

@Nailme: Yeah, that reasoning gets me into trouble each and every time.

@Piff: dude, when did you change your screenname?? About half of my photos this winter have been lightbox photos. I'm pretty pleased with it. :)

@Varnish Addict: Yes, you should get them! Like Nailme mentions, BOGO50-off!

@Jackie: enjoy them!!

@Cali369: Thank you! :D

@danceswithhooves: I'm glad I have enough of a free edge to be able to see the color change effect. Otherwise, I'd be spending too much of my time in the bathroom or kitchen running my fingers under cold and hot water. ;)

@rhea: oh, that totally sucks. Maybe try swapping for them on MUA?

daydream222 said...

I'm kinda liking the "ugly" grey one. I really want to layer one of these with a glitter t/c or Konad to see what it looks like then! I think the "ugly" one would be perfect for that!

Love the pictures of the green one too. That is a spectacular polish!

Arrianne said...

I haven't gotten these either. I only like the blue, green and pink one. I agree the gray one's other color is, well horrible.

PolishedSheep said...

@flinty: Someone in a german board posted it due to major lemming and search posts of other polishers. Don't know if it's a rumor or truth ...

Rhea said...

@ Flinty
my parents don't allow swaps =( lol, I would be swappin every other day if they did :P

Piff said...

Lol - A silly paranoia prompted it.

gildedangel said...

Wow, this looks so cool!

suzieduck said...

these looks fabulous. i wish they sell internationally too! lol.

catherine said...

where do you get this? we don't have stores like this. is it possible to get the email ad of the store?

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