Monday, July 23, 2012

Ylin Mood Color Changing Nail Polish #7

Good morning, girls.


This morning I have something a bit different to show you.  Mood polishes have always intrigued me; when mood rings made a fad resurgence in the mid nineties, my ten year old self just loved watching the colors on that 99 cent ring change.  Clearly, I was easily entertained.  


Mood polish works similarly in that the color change is affected by heat, although the colors are limited to two per polish.  As you can see from the bottle shot of Ylin Mood Color Changing Nail Polish, #7 is combination of purple and sky blue.  I love the shot below because you can see how in the bottle, the two colors marbleize.


Applying this polish is definitely an interesting experience.  The formula is oddly clumpy and reminded me of cake batter that wasn't fully mixed.  When applied on the nail, two colors appear at once which makes it a bit difficult to tell where the polish has been applied.  This dries very quickly and becomes a matte sky blue.  The second coat applied purple but dried matte blue as well.  Once entirely dry, the clumps completely disappear but you can make out some bald spots towards the top of my nail as the formula is extremely thin.

Again, this was 2 coats.


The color change, like I said before, is largely produced by a change in temperature.  The only way I could generate the color change was to put my hands in cold water, which I've demonstrated below.  You can see how once my nails touch the water, the polish instantly changes to purple.



The color change does not last long, though, and as you can see from this last shot, I didn't even have a chance to dry my hands before the color change shifted back.  The little purple line, mimicking a funky French manicure, remained for maybe thirty seconds longer before my nails returned to the initial blue color.


Final Thoughts
While I think this polish is certainly fun and somewhat entertaining when washing your hands, the color change is not sustained enough for this to be worthwhile.  As I was wearing this, I kept thinking that this would be an awesome polish for any little girl going to a pool party, but unless you plan to keep your hands in sustained extreme temperatures, it's just a thin blue polish that photographs very cool in the bottle.

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29 comments :

  1. Nice review! I reckon it might be quite a good novelty present to give to a little girl? Gimmicks are never lost on the young!

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  2. Interesting. The application sounds a bit odd, but it does look really pretty! 

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  3. It's cute, but it's a little pricey for an effect that doesn't last very long. Every time I see mood changing things I think of My Girl, that mood ring had a lot to answer for ;-)

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  4. how interesting! ive never heard of these before, very cool :)

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  5. I love gimmcks, lol. I have always been like that. They say with mood polishes if you have alot of free edge it will change more. I was thinking of trying one while my nails are long, but haven't yet. By the way this color is really pretty :O)

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  6. It looks very interesting and I like the color, but I wish the purple color change lasted longer.  It seems like a fun polish to have though! I loved mood rings when I was younger, so I would probably like to have one just for fun.

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  7. This is interesting!!

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    x

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  8. It's a pretty color! Too bad it doesn't stay purple longer though.  

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  9. Very true!  If it was a bit cheaper, I think it would be a great party gift for a goody bag.

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  10. Odd is right, but I guess everything about the formula for this is completely different from what I'm used to.

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  11. I agree about the first part.  But wow, I haven't seen My Girl in yearsss.

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  12. Interesting about the nail length.  This was at a longer length for me but it's also incredibly warm here so it may just be difficult to sustain anything below a million and a half degrees.

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  13. I loved the two colors together and was somewhat bummed when the purple just rolled right off the nail.

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  14. Very different, the effect is cool.

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  15. Aw it does look pretty cool when you ran your hands under cold water. Yea, it would seem fun for a girl going to a pool party :D 

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  16. I love gimmicks when it comes to polish but at a reasonable price. Today I was looking at these polishes that were layered, I really wanted to try it but didn't want to shell out $6.50 for one polish today. Maybe another day or when they are BOGO at Claire's. I've seen those there too.

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  17. Just wish it lasted longer :/

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  18. I just imagine my eight year old self getting a kick out of this.

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  19. This exact company sells at Claire's? Or another mood polish?

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  20. I could totally see my stepdaughter loving this, but that seems a bit spendy to me. 

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  21. Seems to be the common consensus.

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  22.  Another mood polish...I think.

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  23. I myself just loved the mood changing nail polish,because my sister got her nails painted with the mood changing colors it was beautiful.

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  24. I think this formula was just subpar.

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