Good afternoon all. I was recently contacted by Le Chat to review some polish for them. I used to have a couple Le Chat minis in my stash but I haven’t even come across them in years; so I was eager to give them a real try. Le Chat recently released their Mood Collection, which includes at least a dozen or so thermal polishes. I chose these 6 to show you all today. So, onto the thermals!
Le Chat Skies the Limit
Skies the Limit is best described as a sky blue creme that changes to a soft mint blue when warm. It applied beautifully in 2 easy coats. The color change was pretty immediate for me, with no extra hot or cold sources needed, so the french tip effect was effortless. Sealed with glossy top coat.
Limelight is described as a deep olivegreen with gold flakes that changes to a soft limegreen when warm. Applied very smoothly, glides on the nail with no pulling or dragging. The color change was an effortless french tip initially but then wanted to stay the warm shade. I used some cold water to get the green tips for my photos. Sealed with glossy top coat.
Glistening Waterfall is described as a shimmery teal base that changes to shimmering silver when warm. This one definitely wanted to stay straight warm on me. I had to use cold water to get the french tip effect in my photos. Reaches opacity in 3 easy coats. Sealed with glossy top coat.
Island Wonder is described as a soft mauve creme that changes to a pale mint when warm. The change on this one was very gradual and it naturally wanted to show a gradient effect rather than a french tip effect. Still a stunning polish. I love both shades so much so this was a real winner for me. 2 easy coats with glossy top coat.
Sunset Beach is described as a deep purple with lots of gold shimmer that changes to a muted orange when warm. This polish is so gorgeous! It has a beautiful glowy, shimmery, multichrome effect and the colors blend together effortlessly. By far my top favorite from these. I’m wearing 2 coats with glossy top coat.
Starry Night is described as a black jelly with holo microglitter throughout that changes to a sheer grey when warm. Black thermals are always so great for nail art. I was imagining this with some black stamping between the layers. It’s natural state on me was a thin french tip effect, and I did have to use some cold water for these pictures. But of course that will vary greatly depending upon nail length and temperature. I used 3 coats in these swatches, with glossy top coat.
So what do you think of these thermals? I have always loved thermal polishes. The big downside is that they do have a shelf life, but the vast majority of mine are still changing around the 2 year mark. That could be luck though! Do you have a favorite from these? My favorites are Sunset Beach, Island Wonder, and Limelight.
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Until next time, stay polished!