Today I’m showing you another cool indie polish from Brijits Digits Boutique. This one’s a thermal color-changing polish called Orchis des Marais. It’s a special polish with a fancy french name, ooh la la! I hafta say, this is the most fun that I’ve had with a polish in a really long time! Take a look at it and you’ll see what I mean…
Shown here is one basecoat of Sally Hansen Maximum Growth, two coats of Orchis des Marais and one coat of Seche Vite. If you apply thin coats then you may want three coats of the thermal, but two did the trick for me. It appeared violet when I first applied it but shortly after it started turning pink. On the right-hand side of my photo collage you can see all the blue shimmer in there too- just gorgeous! Orchis des Marais dries quickly and has a nice finish. Thermals have a tendency to be matte and dull so I was pleasantly surprised by this one.
Here’s a pic of Orchis des Marais when I first woke up in the morning and my hands were cold as ice. We haven’t turned the heat on yet this season. Brrrrr! ↓
And here’s a shot of my nails after a nice hot shower. They’re bubblegum pink now and the tips are quickly starting to cool off as you can see. ↓
Throughout most of the day my nails were a pretty gradient that started out pink and got more purple towards the tips. They did change very easily too. If you hold a cold drink you’ll see them shift right away. Or if you get a droplet of water on your nail you’ll see a perfect little purple circle appear! So much fun! All day long I kept looking down- ooh I’m cold, oooh now I’m hot! Also, I noticed that my right-hand middle finger was strangely cold and purple most of the time. The weird thing is, that nail breaks all the time too. It’s my one problem nail. Maybe my chi doesn’t flow well in that finger? LOL You can see in the top left photo of my collage that it’s more purple than the rest! What’s up with that?
Overall, I’m thrilled with this polish. I need more. In every color.
If you’re looking for a heat-activated polish you can find Orchis des Marais on Etsy at Brijits Digits Boutique.
What do you think of color-changing polishes like this one?