Monday, August 30, 2010

Claire's Flirty/Shy


I will fall for every gimmick you throw at me. A bagel slicer that takes up my entire counter-top? Sure. A giant food dehydrator when I don't even like dried fruit? Why not!


Hence, the mood polishes. I thought from the get-go that the mood polish series from Claire's would be yet another gimmick I fell for and it would be a miserable experience; happily, though, I have to say that I think I may have been incorrect!

This is my most recent acquisition of the collection, Flirty/Shy... it's an indigo/purple creme polish when cool and an azure blue when warm. I've heard a little scuttle about the ability of these polishes to change color, and I hate to say this, but I think I must have a perfectly balanced body temperature for these! Most of the time, my body must hover in the half warm/half cool state, so it looks as if I am rocking a pretty sweet gradient manicure. Score!

As for the wear, this is where these polishes fall flat. By the end of the first day of wear I was missing more than one ENTIRE nail of polish, which is something that never happens to me. I understand that you often have to trade something in for a good gimmick, but ONE DAY? Have you guys had pretty good luck with these polishes?

Happy day, all!

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11 comments:

Tessa said...

Nice one :) I still want to mood polishes, but can't find m anywhere :(

Smoochiefrog said...

I use a base coat and a top coat. I wrap the top coat over the ends of my nails, and my moods last for almost a week with minimal tip wear. I use OPI base and top coats.

Tiana said...

Aaaaaaaw, this one is soooo beautiful!! I like your nails a lot! *gorgeous!*

xtinaaj said...

Gorgeous! Bummer that the wear isn't that good, maybe you have a bad bottle?

extraH said...

@Tessa: Really? They always seem to have them at my local Claire's. Happy hunting!

@Smoochiefrog: I used a base coat as well and SV on top. Perhaps that's my issue. Thanks for the heads-up!

@Tiana - Thank you so much, that is so sweet of you!

@xtinaaj - Maybe I do, good call! I have several of the other mood polishes and they definitely wore better than this one. Happy polishing!

Flavia said...

Oh, wow, that's gorgeous. It'd look so good with my work uniform!

extraH said...

@Flavia - It's a lovely color! I see you're from Italy - can you get any of these mood polishes in stores there?

MissJayce said...

I got two, the pink and the purple. the wear is terrible. and my pink one turns out to be matte and not shiny like yours at all. is it just me or did you apply topcoat? not sure! =(

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Lucy said...

I've never used these. I'm always cold so I'd never see any change!

Arrianne said...

I must have perfect body chemistry then, cause these have always lasted forever on me.

Caitlyn said...

I own a couple of mood polishes and if I don't wrap my tips, I get tipwear fairly soon, also minor chippings, but I'd say the mani lasted longer than just one day ..

Next time I wear one of those, I'll try the wrapping thing ... and also a sticky basecoat. I really love the color change when I wash my hands ;)

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