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The mani-pedi is getting a makeover, thanks to color changing nail polish from Blāze. The ultimate accessory for beauty junkies and fashionistas alike, Blāze color change nail polish uses SolarActive technology and changes color when exposed to UV rays. Blaze color changing nail lacquers are one fabulous color indoors, and immediately when exposed to the sunlight/ UV rays another color appears.
Inspired by the sun, and from the runways of Paris. ‘Solemates’ made to be worn together. Creamy rich nail polish that changes color in the sunlight. DBP, toluene, and formaldehyde free.
This review is for 3 of Blaze’s color-changing nail polishes. The company offers 50 different shades that change color when exposed to UV rays, giving you two colors in one polish. The colors reviewed are Kicking Coral to Crimson Red, Lemon Zest to Mango Chile, and Lucky Charm to Night Time Affair.
These polishes come in squared glass bottles. The brushes and handle are of a standard length without any unusual shape.
Kicking Coral starts off as a medium tangerine and eventually changes into Crimson Red–a blood orange color. This shade leaves a juicy finish. Lemon Zest starts off as a bright, classic yellow and changes into Mango Chile–a soft orange. This shade has finely-milled pearls. Lucky Charm starts off as a pistachio green and morphs into Night Time Affair–a soft black with green glitters.
I found the changing effect slightly disappointing. The shades do change color, but your nails have to be exposed to strong sunlight, so you’ll only see the effect during the middle of the day, when the UV rays are strongest. Even when the sun is up, you don’t see much (if any) change in color in the morning hours or during the 1-2 hours before sunset.
Even at high noon, the colors didn’t change quite as dramatically as they appear on the website, thought the change is noticeable and quite nifty to see happen.
I got normal wear out of these polishes–3 days before chipping.
Ease of Use: 8.5/10
You need to apply 3 coats of each shade to get the intended change in color, so expect application to take more time than normal. Otherwise, application is pretty straight-forward.
For $12.95 you get 13.3 ml (0.45 fl oz) of polish. OPI and China Glaze polishes cost $8.00-$9.00 and contain 14-15 ml each. A higher price is completely justified for Blaze polishes, since they change color and give you 2 shades. But they contain less product and do cost significantly more.