Even at the height of it’s heyday, I was never terribly crazy about mood lipstick. They always turned this obnoxious shade of fuchsia on me that was unlike any of the bright pinks I will now rock in my 30’s. But back then, I probably could have gotten behind this idea: mood nail polish. While it’s not a new concept, these are new spring colors from In The Mood. The brand currently makes 10 shades of polish that change color based on the temperature of your fingertips. Fun, right? I think so!
Naughty is a slightly shimmery coral orange (close to Pantone’s pick of Coral Rose for spring) that turns bright yellow with a little heat. That’s why the fingertips stay a little darker because the tip isn’t as warm as the nail bed.
Guilty is a shimmery royal blue that changes to a regatta blue with heat. Regatta is one of Pantone’s fashion color picks for spring 2011!
Ditzy appears to be almost honeysuckle (another one of Pantone’s picks!), but winds up changing to a bubblegum pink with warmth.
These shades are definitely on-trend, so kudos to In The Mood for that. You’ll find that you need three coats to get complete coverage with these babies, and that once you start laying down the polish—you can’t tell for sure if coverage is even. In my opinion, the color is even—but because it starts changing to a lighter color in certain spots pretty quickly due to the warmth of your nail beds, it can be a little deceptive. Go with two coats, a thin third, and a nice glossy top coat for best results! I’m digging these, especially Naughty—the coral-orange and yellow combo is right on the money.
Price & Availability: $8 each, TheMoodPolish.com