First and foremost, let me start off by saying that today is my BFF Claudia’s birthday as well as my mother’s. In an ideal world, I’d be featuring the colors you see below on their hands as a celebration of who they are in my life, but…Claudia’s been sick and her poor kid has been going through so much; my mother, bless her 84 year old heart, hates to wake up before the sun sets. You’d think she was a vampire, right? No, she just likes to potter around super late at night and then go to bed when the sun rises.
Anyway, I wanted to say Happy Birthday to two wonderful women who mean a lot to me.
Now, I have to say, Perfect Match Mood Color Changing Gel always gets it right for me. I love, love, love, thermal/color change/mood nail polishes. There is so much fun in a couple of coats. Now in the photos below, you will see that it’s two coats. That said, much as I love color change anything, I have issues with gel. I simply don’t have the patience to sit through the removal – I file/break the shininess of the polish with a rough grit file and then liberally soak a cotton ball with acetone, take some foil and wrap up the finger. I let it sit for five minutes and then booya! Easy peel off. I think I just hate acetone in general.
Enough of my rambling…on to the pictures! There are two colors featured — Shamrock and Twilight Skies. Shamrock is a shocking/neon/bright green when warm and when cold, turns a beautiful deep forest green. Sadly, because I run so warm all the time, you don’t really get to see the color change. Twilight Skies, when cold, runs a super shocking/neon/bright pink (woo hoo!) and when cold, a dark, mysterious purple.
I purchased these gels from a nail polish store I frequent.
See how they fared on me below!
As always, please click on the image which will double in sizeâ€¦then click on the image again (it will triple in size!) to view the photo in its original size.
When I was swatching, it was slightly cold outside, but not enough for the tips of my fingers to turn that beautiful forest green I had mentioned earlier.
Now for some reason, my right hand was super cold that day…and you can see the contrast between the pink and the purple.
Someone asked me why I donâ€™t use a light box â€“ Iâ€™ll be honest: I donâ€™t think light boxes truly reflect what a color is like in real life. While I think a light box can get you prettier, edgier shots of a polish, I donâ€™t think itâ€™s very realistic. So while my images may not be as richly saturated with jewel tones or deep hues, you are getting a real-life look at the polish in action.
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