Hi all! I've got a hankering for a certain pair of red faux-suede platform booties spotted on the fabulous Maria of Cult Nails fame on instagram and am trying to hatch a plan to acquire them in time for our belated Oktoberfest party tonight without giving C the chance to say no... Mom, if you read this today and you see them on me tonight, you'll know I was successful, lool.
I've got on my nails today another thermal holo beauty from the Color4Nails/celestial Cosmetics collab collection, The Seven Kingdoms. This polish is called Iron Born and it is the most unique holo color I've seen in a while. In the bottle, it's cold, slightly purple leaning steel grey with a medium strength holo. Looking at it in the bottle is interesting, though, because it almost gives the appearance of a complete absence of color. Your eyes focus on the rainbow and while it does not give off a searing linear effect, it somehow makes the color of the polish almost... nondescript. It's so weird. And, totally cool. On the nail it warms to a surprising and elegant silvery lavender-taupe.
Iron Born heats up very quickly and gives off a less natural gradient and more precise french tip-like
appearance, another plus for the time and artistically challenged among us. This one has a slightly flat, metallic finish. Topcoat adds shine and does not diminish the rainbow. The formula is elementary, as I'm learning to expect from Celestial Cosmetics. I used two coats of polish.
Because Iron Born adapts to body and environmental heat so quickly, it was hard for me to capture the polish in a completely cold state, but I tried to act fast, lol.
Sorry for the less than awesome photo/pose, haha, but I basically stuck my hand under cold water, dried it off as quickly as possible, and snapped a shot before the polish could morph. So this isn't really even an accurate representation of what this is going to look like on, but I wanted to throw it in here, anyway. Results are going to be more akin to this--
I'll wrap this up by saying that as gimicky as I initially felt like thermal polishes are, I'm really enjoying both the thermal holos from Celestial. They're so soft and elegant and just plain pretty.
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Thank you for reading, wish me luck on the booties, lolol, and have a beautiful day!! ♥