In the Mood Nail Polish

Hi Guys & Dolls!

Today I’m really excited to share with you COLOR CHANGING NAIL POLISH! Now I know color-changing polish isn’t something new: there’s ones that change with UV light, ones that change in the Sunlight (wait, wouldn’t that be the same thing?), and ones that change with temperature like these! I had never tried anything like this, so when it was sent for review consideration I was quite surprised by how much I fell in love with them!

According to in the mood’s Press Release:

These playful nail polishes change color based on your body temperature, your mood, the heat of your latte…or, of course, the chill of your iced coffee! And they will continue changing back and forth as long as you wear them. Cool swim in the ocean? Warm subway ride? Frigid morning run? Sitting under the hair dryer at the salon? Amuse yourself by guessing what shade your delightfully bi-polar nail polish will be at any given moment!

Naughty-A Hot Hot orange perfect for summer that turns to a cool yellow

Ditsy-A vibrant Fuchsia that turns to a dainty pink

Guilty-An iridescent purple that fades to a show stopping blue

Now I’ll be the first to tell you that I’m pretty “spesh” when it comes to nail polish/lacquer. I’m pretty awful at painting my nails, I have dry, rough cuticles, my nails are not uniformly shaped,  and I can’t keep polish on longer than a few days with out it chipping horribly! Some of that is because I use hand-sanitizer several times a day at work (seriously, 15-20 times a day. I’m a makeup artist so it’s important to be hygienic) and I use my hands for everything!

I’m also really impatient and I can’t stand waiting around for my nail polish to dry and if  it is runny/streaky/thick/annoying in any way I usually just give up. In fact if a polish gives me guff I generally give it to my kid-sister, no matter how pretty the color is/cool the effect is -she’s gotten some pretty awesome holos that had bad dry-time! Basically my point is that because I’m not a skilled nail-painter, and I’m impatient, I need very high quality polishes that apply evenly without me really trying, and last a few days without chipping (I also rarely leave a mani on longer than 3 days)  I have very eclectic tastes in polish I like it all from baby-poop green to silver holos and now, “mood” changing!

The formula on these is great- smooth, pigmented, & dries quickly! On top of that I just adore the colors, but warm and cold, so all in all I LOVE THESE!!

All my swatches are 2 coats. On their own, these dry to a semi-matte finish, which looks really cool, and the shimmer shows a bit more on the pink- with a topcoat it looks like a cream for some reason!! Anyway, here’s some nail polish PrOn for you:

Naughty, Ditsy, Guilty at room temperature

Bottles half warm (top) half cold (bottom)

Bottles warmed up

Here’s Naughty transitioning between colors,  cool eh?

All 3 colors without top coat.

Half & Half with top coat (Seche Vite)

In the video above I demo the transition from warm to cold and then cool to warm. Isn’t it cool? I love it! I find myself checking my nails to see the color!

What? The Mood Polish

Where to Buy?

How Much? $8 for .49oz

Tested On Animals?  -Unknown ~ Update June 9th 2011 ~  I contacted the company and they said that they do not test on animals. ~

SO what do you think, is this just a corny fad, or does the coolness of the effect rank them up with Holos, Flakies, etc..?



The products shown were  sent by PR for review consideration. Complimentary products  never receive preferential treatment; My viewers &  reader are my #1 priority and I honor your trust by always being honest with you. This video & post contain opinions that are solely my own; I am not influenced by, nor do I represent any company.

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  1. June 12, 2011 / 10:41 am

    Do you get paid to have products sent to you and you try them out? Im slightly confused cause in the disclosure thats what you made it seem like, and if so how do you get into that kinda thing?

  2. morrigan
    June 13, 2011 / 7:23 pm

    Hey cora:) been stalking…um…following u for a while now, love ur tuts and vids 🙂 just wanted to tell u that i noticed ur always mentioning that nail polish gets all over ur cuticles, and wanted to let u know that i paint haphazardly as well X) I just let em dry, then take a shower and rub the excess off my cuticles w a towel. 🙂 always leaves my nails impeccable. 🙂

  3. June 16, 2011 / 3:51 pm

    Broken link? I even tried just 🙁

  4. Diane
    April 6, 2014 / 8:46 pm

    Thanks for the swatches! This is the second go-round that I can remember for mood polish. Quite a few years back, Toma made mood polish, too. They also had a mood polish that turned 3 different colors, cold, warm, and solar activated. These In the Mood colors are gorgeous! Does anyone remember the Toma polishes? I LOVED those!

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