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Living in the Midwest there are few special effect polishes that I can take full advantage of, however thermal polishes are one. Between the 6 month long winters and extreme summer heat requiring air conditioning I can wear thermals year round. This particular squishy, glittery color changer is Polish Me Silly Mermaid Tears. I was inspired to add some nail art by the name and color since who doesn't love mermaids!
|Mermaid Tears with Moyou Fairytale plate 06 stamping and random 3d nail art pieces|
The warm to cold transition happened too slowly in the current temperature conditions and my nail length to get a good half and half photo so I took a video instead. I start in the partially cold state and alternate dipping my hands in hot and cold water. It doesn't take much to get a good quick color shift!
It's a jelly base with green micro glitter, blue mid-sized hexes, and large blue dot glitters. Most thermals suggest 3 thin coats for best color shifting so the fact that this needed 3 coats for opacity was no big deal. I highly recommend checking this out and Polish Me Silly's other polishes. My favorite thing, aside from their thermals with glitters, is that they offer a 9ml minis which is especially great for thermals. If you didn't know the color changing pigments in thermals have a tendency to lose their power after around a year, if stored correctly, so a slightly larger mini is the perfect size. Won't ever stop me from buying them though!