Friday, May 6, 2011

MOODSTRUCK - color changing nail polish.

I bought my first bottle(s) of color changing polish from Five Below for 3$ each.  There was a decent selection but I chose two that looked pretty to me.

"Orange to Light Orange" with one coat of ChG "Bad Kitty"
This is the "cool" tone. Hands were cold, lol. Excuse the
chipping on the thumb, too.  I did it almost immediately after
painting both hands and was heading to bed.
This is the "warm" tone.  I wore this a few weeks ago
when it was warm out and it stayed this color all day!
A side by side comparison.  Two fingers in hot water,
two fingers in cold.
1/2 dipped in cool water.  This is how they look when I'm
not cold or warm.  My longer nails create a really cute
French tip type of look!

I have to laugh at the bottles though.  I've never seen such poor design, the bottles are curved so the labels don't sit right.  They keep bubbling up.  Also, it looks like 12-year-old-me designed the label when I first discovered Photoshop. RAINBOW GRADIENT YAYYYYYY. 5+ points for the font choices xD

The formula on these is pretty sad.  It's quite streaky, it dries matte so it's very prone to chipping without a topcoat of some sort.  Also, speaking of design flaws, the whole bottle is about the same width, so the polish collects heavily at the top of the brush, making it a goopy mess that needs to be scraped off every time you rest the brush back in the bottle.

  Since it is a matte finish though, it dries INCREDIBLY fast.  Which is a double edged sword.  I chipped my thumb nail almost instantly after applying Bad Kitty and my topcoat.  The 4 hard, already solidified layers of polish underneath I'm sure contributed!  And yes, this was 4 coats to eliminate streaking.

It's cute and novel though - for 3$ I'd totally recommend it (=



  1. I'm not thinking I want to pay $3 for these when after reading your review. They don't sound the greatest when I can get 2 Claire's for $7.50. Interesting product though.

  2. i didnt know clairs still sells those?! i thought they were discontinued actually. thanks for the tip!

  3. What a cute idea! I wish there was more of a contrast between the colors but for 3 bucks you can't go wrong!