Last week I shared how I attended a NYCNail Girls Meetup. During that time I picked up quite a few new bottles of nail polishe including a couple of bottles of non-toxic thermal indie nail polish. I purchased a bottle from Nail Fabulosity and I received a bottle from Bell’s Kandi out of the grab bag.
Getting right to the point, I LOVE these thermal nail polishes. I know it isn’t all that new but it’s pretty new to me since I’ve stuck with “traditional” polish for so long.
I really like the gradient effect you get with thermal polishes.
Nail Fabulosity vs. Bell’s Kandi
Up and coming new comer, Nail Fabulosity has joined the ranks of other Indie Polish creators like Bell’s Kandi. They both offer cruelty free non-toxic nail polish. These nail polishes do not contain the chemicals dibutyl phthalate (DBP), toluene or formaldehyde,
Not to pit the two against each other but there are some differences. Both are very good quality but here are the differences I noticed between the bottles I received:
* The Nail Fabulosity color (Butterfly Kisses) pops almost immediately. I could have gone with one coat but used two for good measure The thermal characteristic is very vivid and pretty. I love how the gradient reminded me much of “sponging” (something I’ve never been good at)
* The Bells Kandi’s polish (Best Friends) is more of a pearlish color. I had to apply 3 coats to obtain the true color. Also, the gradient effect isn’t as visible. The gradient was slightly apparant (as seen in the photo above) but dissipated shortly after. Remember, mood rings? They would change colors with the temperature (mood). Well, this nail polish is sort of light blue most of the time but when thetemperature changes it becomes a slightly deeper blue but not really a gradient.
While there are differences in the final result of each thermal polish, it’s more than likely attributed to the characteristics of the two formulas (secret formulas no doubt!). Depending on the look you are going for, you may find different shades and effects with each brand.