April 24, 2014

Polished by KPT March Into Spring Collection Swatches & Review

Hi guys! Today I have the March into Spring Collection from Polished by KPT to share with you. This 5 piece collection is all really pretty shimmery thermals. This is my first big experience with Polished by KPT the only other polishes I've tried front he brand was part of the holiday trio with Serum No. 5 and Lacquer Lust. I loved the polished in that trio so I was excited to try out more! Check out all the swatches after the jump!

Blossoming is a pink to red thermal with a golden shimmer, pink and purple micro flakes of shimmer and iridescent glitter. On me I didn't see much of a shift in color, it was he coraly pink shade on me most of the time. I love all the shimmer and flakes going on in here, it's gorgeous out in the sun. The formula was good, it was a tad bit on the thick side but application was easy. I used 3 coats for full opacity.

Don't Be Ranunculus is mauve to red thermal with green micro flakes along with pink & red shimmer. The shift in this was nice and strong, on me both colors showed pretty much the entire time I was wearing it. The formula was good, it was a little sheer at first but it built easily and was opaque in 3 coats.

Hyacinth is a light blue to a darker more cobalt blue thermal with green and purple flakes and holographic micro glitter. The cobalt was much darker and more prominent in person, for some reason my camera couldn't seem to accurately capture it. The formula was nice, it was a good consistency and easy to apply. I used 3 coats for the photos below.

Let's Get Peachy! is an orangey yellow to an orangey peach thermal with green micro glitter. This one didn't have much of a shift, even when I put my hands under cool and warm water, I do however really like the color it ended up looking on me most of the time. It's a nice spring/summer yellow orange...and I love the shimmer. The formula was good, it was easy to apply and the opacity was good. I used 2 coats for the photos below.

Love In Bloom is a fuchsia to purple thermal with micro green and purple flakes. I was expecting to love this one based on other swatches I've seen but I just could not get it to shift colors on me. I tried this 3 times on different days, put my hand under cool and warm water...even put my hand in the freezer and nada. I know the color shift works because I could see it on the cotton pad when I removed the polish but on my nails it just didn't want to change. I think my nails are defective lol! The formula was good, it was easy to apply and the consistency was good. I used 3 coats for the photos below.

Polished by KPT is available at polishedbykpt.bigcartel.com, each of these polishes retails for $12!


  1. Gorgeous! I absolutely love thermals, and KPT is on point with theirs! When you wore these, did you use a topcoat? I've noticed that if I use a topcoat over my thermals, I get the ombre effect to last much longer than without one. Also, when you first apply a thermal, run cold water on them immediately to "active" it. I don't know why this works, but it does. :)

  2. The first time I ever wore a thermal polish it was like magic! I kept putting my hands next to a heater, then by the cold window, back and forth to make it change. It's such a neat effect so it's cool seeing so many brands embracing it!

  3. (I apologize in advance if my comment ends up showing 3 times...I have never posted after a post, and it appears I keep doing something wrong!)
    Anyhow - if you don't have Nightcrawler by KPT you should welcome it to your collection. It is so pretty with a navy to lavender colour change, and always has a beautiful blue shimmer visible. it was my favourite polish of 2013!

  4. These are so pretty! Love the color change polishes.

  5. I have that one in my need to wear pile right now, it looks so pretty!

  6. Yep, I did use a top coat. I'll give that a try with the cold water...thanks for the tip!

  7. Sorry this doesn't really have anything to do with this post, but it's been itching at the back of my mind for a while. Would it be possible for you to do a comparison of Zoya's Jacqueline and Deborah Lippmann's Build Me Up Buttercup? I checked your stash and found you only own one of the two, I get that you wouldn't want to buy a polish just to do a comparison, but if you're planning to do a review of Deborah Lippmann's spring collection or something it would be greatly appreciated if you also did a comparison. :) Love your blog!

  8. I won't be getting that Deborah Lippmann, sorry!

  9. Please don't leave links in my comment section.

  10. Oh I am very sorry! I didn't know :/ I won't from now on...


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