Swatch and Nail Art: Thermal polish from BPS

Painted Fingertips | Stamping over a thermal polish

Some items used in this post have been provided for review.

Hi everyone!

Thermal nail polish has been around for a while now and I always feel just a little envious when I see someone posting one – they look so great and I want to try one too! Well, I finally got my chance. I was sent a thermal polish to try from Born Pretty Store. If you’d like to try this or any other product from them, don’t forget you can use the code KGG10 to get 10% off your purchase. They stock every nail art item you can imagine, so go check them out! Painted Fingertips | Swatch: Born Pretty Store Thermal #103This is how my nails naturally looked when I went to start taking photos. This is 3 coats of shade #103. You could probably get away with just 2 coats. I was really glad that both the warm and cool colours naturally showed on my nails – when they are warmer, they become blue, and when cooler, they become purple. Because the tips of your nails don’t get so much body heat, they are a little cooler and allow the purple to show. As you can see here, my pinkie and ring fingers were a little cooler than the rest of my fingers! Painted Fingertips | Swatch: Born Pretty Store Thermal #103This is how the polish looks when it is completely warm. I was a little silly and warmed up my hand under my arm, not realising the polish wasn’t 100% dry, so any unevenness you see is totally my fault. If you go back up to the first picture, you can see how smoothly the polish applies. Painted Fingertips | Swatch: Born Pretty Store Thermal #103Next, I rinsed my hand in cold water to show you the cold colour. Before trying this thermal, I would sometimes wonder why someone using water to change the shade of a thermal wouldn’t at least dry it off first. Well, now I know – it’s because there isn’t time! The change really happens within a second, and even here you can see how my thumbnail starting turning blue again already! The change is instantaneous and that makes it that much more fun. Painted Fingertips | Swatch: Born Pretty Store Thermal #103Here they are in transition again. The first thing I learned while trying this polish is that using thermals is fun! My nails were warmer than the bottle, so the polish was blue on me but when I added a second coat, it went on purple. I also couldn’t stop checking the colour of my nails throughout the day! When I painted them in the morning, I could see both shades, but as the day became warmer my nails stayed mostly blue. In the evening, the purple started to appear again.

Of course, I had to try some quick nail art as well. Painted Fingertips | Stamping over a thermal polishI did some basic tone-on-tone stamping…Painted Fingertips | Stamping over a thermal polish…or did I? I love how different this looks over the warm and cool colours of the polish! I stamped using Revolution Mustang and plate BP-L-003, which I was also sent for review and you will be seeing more of soon.

Painted Fingertips | Stamping over a thermal polishI obviously enjoy painting my nails, or I wouldn’t have this blog, but this was the most fun I had with a single polish in ages! What do you think? Have you tried a thermal polish before?

If you’d like to try it, you can get it here, and don’t forget you can use the code KGG10 for 10% off on your purchase.