I absolutely adore thermal nail polishes. I wish they had a longer shelf life, but honestly, whenever I wear thermals, I can’t help but stare at my nails. They’re just unbelievably magical.
Today’s thermal is Gossamer Dust, a crème/jelly shade that is neon yellow when warm, and nectarine orange when cool. It also has an awesome ethereal green shimmer. It’s so perfect for summer.
I tend to be cold pretty much all the time, so in any kind of air conditioning, the resting shade for me is orange, with a slight yellow gradient at the tips. Formula on this was absolute perfection. This is three coats, but I could have left it at two.
Important to note: it dries to a sort of rubber-looking finish. Which is really awesome if you like that finish, which I sometimes do. I found, however, that the shimmer really popped when I added a glossy topcoat.
And here’s a shot that properly captures the neon-ness of the warm shade. It’s kinda neon lemon-lime, because the green shimmer gives it a cool-toned cast.
So, yeah. So lovely, so fun. I can’t wait to try Mushroom Cloud, the polish sample they sent for free. It’s a purple to pink thermal. Maybe I’ll do some stamping over it!