There are no nail polishes today: with small glitter, with large, with curly, matte, glossy, with a cracking effect and others. Even the most demanding lady will be able to find something to their liking. But chameleon lacquer, which changes color depending on certain conditions, has become especially popular now.
Naturally, a product like chameleon nail polish has its own unique properties. So, there are two types of this coverage:
- changing color with temperature;
- changing color depending on the light.
It is the first variety that has been in demand lately, according to customer reviews. A chameleon lacquer that changes color as the ambient temperature changes became a hit in 2015. And still popular.
Isn't it harmful?
It seems to many that since chameleon nail polish can change its color, there are too many chemicals in it that harm the nail plates. In facteverything is not so scary and sad. Firstly, there is nothing superfluous in the composition. You can use this product in the same way as regular nail polishes, giving your nails a break every couple of months. Secondly, the change in color is provided by particles that, under the influence of light or temperature, begin to move. And this is what leads to the chameleon effect. The particles themselves are completely harmless. Thirdly, no one forbids the use of a manicure base that protects nails from harmful substances contained in varnishes. It is transparent, dries quickly, prolongs the life of the applied coating.
Varnish or gel polish?
This question is asked by many girls. Of course, both coatings have their advantages and disadvantages. Chameleon gel polish also has a number of advantages:
- easy to apply;
- long lasting;
- has a wide range of colors.
As a rule, there is only one drawback - the need to dry in the rays of an ultraviolet or LED lamp, which not everyone has at hand. It is worth noting that some girls who often use shellac, including chameleon gel polish, have already purchased low-power equipment for home use. For example, a 9 watt UV lamp, which will cost 500-900 rubles. And this is quite a bit, given how much you can save on a manicure. But the chameleon varnish, although popular, began to lose significantly in 2016. Yes, it costs less than gel polish, but it also lasts many times less - about 5-7 days. Thereaftermanicure has to be updated, which pleases not all girls.
Regardless of which chameleon is used, there is one drawback that unites the coatings. It's a color change! It would seem that this is the whole "trick", but there it was. If the color changes due to temperature, then a small incident may occur - this will happen unevenly. For example, when moving from a warm room to a cold one, a whole “color representation” will occur on the girl’s nails. Varnish or gel polish will not evenly change its shade, as in the picture. No, this will happen randomly, since the temperature of the hands will also change haphazardly. That is why nail art masters recommend first trying chameleon nail polish (photo above), which reacts to light changes, and then thermal coating. This gives you the opportunity to test both products and choose the best one for you.
By the way, chameleon polish that changes color depending on the lighting, the shade changes evenly and completely on the entire nail. This is most often liked by young girls who visit nightclubs. There, the light changes due to color music and strobe lights. Such varnishes are called fluorescent. The same ones that depend on temperature - with thermal varnishes.
Actually, they are exactly the same as when using regular gel polish or polish. But to make the manicure last longer, you can resort to simple tips. So, chameleon varnish, like any other,it is better to apply on the base. This has already been discussed above. To date, there are special strengthening base coats that not only prolong the life of the varnish coating, but also have a beneficial effect on natural nail plates. Therefore, it is worth applying at least one layer of such a foundation.
But that's not all. After applying a colored layer of varnish, you can fix the manicure with a top. Some companies even produce special finishes for chameleons. They are the most suitable for such a varnish. But if there was no special fixer at hand, the usual one is quite suitable. This will not affect the main property of the chameleon varnish in any way - it will continue to change its color under certain conditions.
A little about the rules for applying gel polish
In general, they are the same as for any other material of this type. Gel polish necessarily requires a base, a top coat and a UV lamp. Without them, a manicure will definitely not work. When applying chameleon gel polish, you should be careful about covering the ends of the nails. If they are poorly painted over, then the material will chip off in a couple of days. And if you apply too much gel polish, then the manicure will look sloppy. But in general, these rules apply to a regular product of this type, not only to chameleons.
To make a manicure more unusual, you can combine several different colors at once. This will give the design a special charm and style. And if you use a matte top, then the manicure will become even more unusual and fashionable. Matte nail art is all the rage right now!
Despite the fact that there are a huge number of companies that produce varnishes that change their color, they are all essentially the same. Therefore, customer reviews should be considered as a whole. So, chameleon polish, whose photos cannot fully convey its effect, appealed more to young girls who are looking for unusual ways to decorate nails. But for mature ladies and middle-aged women, such “chips” seem to be nothing more than pampering. Perhaps it’s worth trying at least once a varnish or gel polish with a chameleon effect, but you definitely don’t need to get hung up on it: there are many other ways to decorate a manicure. And even more unusual than described in this article.