China Glaze Tranzitions Color Changing Nail Polish Review, Swatches and Photos [Part 1]
- Split Perso-NAIL-ity – Dusty pink shifts to fuchsia
- Duplicity – Mint green shifts to vibrant teal
- Modify Me – Periwinkle blue shifts to indigo blue
- Altered Reality – Teal blue shifts to turquoise
- Metallic Metamorphosis – Silvery grey shifts to bluish-charcoal grey
- Shape Shifter – Smokey violet shifts to dark purple
Oh where do I start? First, I love this concept; China Glaze was on to something special when they came up with polish that can completely transition from one color to another (besides mood color-changing polish). Outside of the convenience of doing nail designs with these colors with only the use of a topcoat, I also think that women on the go can benefit from these as well. Instead of just adding a topcoat to freshen up mid-week, you can add a topcoat and get a new color all together *who gon’ check me, boo?*
But I do have a few natural concerns. For starters, when doing nail art I personally hate waiting for polish to completely dry before going to the next step. At best I might wait until they’re semi-dry, but never completely unless I plan on finishing the following day. Tranzitions is no different in that aspect. Another issue is the wear. I still need to conduct a wear test with these but it is a concern. I know with most brands you can expect massive chipping without a good topcoat to seal everything in. If these polishes can superbly hold up to a wear test then it all makes it a tad useless. No one wants to see the beautiful nail art or manicure they spent time and patience working on to be chip-tastic in a few short days. So a grade will not be included in this post and will be added later with an update. But I will say this in the meantime, the formulas are great. They were actually better than I expected and the colors can easily transition from Winter to Spring.
By the way….I only used 1 coat for these so they are still winning.
How It Works:
Step 1: Apply a base coat.
Step 2: Apply two coats of China Glaze® Tranzitions shade of choice. Allow to completely dry.
Step 3: Lastly, apply one coat of clear top coat such as China Glaze® Fast Forward and watch the color change right before your eyes.
Available in January 2013 at fine salons and beauty supply stores nationwide.
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