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Quick Change Artist: China Glaze Tranzitions

 press sample 
Last week I received three colors from the new China Glaze Tranzitions Collection. These polishes react and change color wherever topcoat is applied. Sounds good to me - I figured it would be a quick way to make an interesting mani without a lot of effort. The application and wear of the three polishes I’m showing you today are similar. So let’s see the looks and then I’ll tell you what I think! BTW, I used a flash for the first time in these pics. It seemed to be the best way to capture the color change.

The first mani is Split Perso-Nail-ity with an accent in Modify Me. Split Perso-Nail-ity is a dusty lavender-leaning pink that turns almost magenta with the topcoat. The finish is a cross between a cream and a shimmer…almost satin.

China Glaze Tranzitions: Split Perso-Nail-ity and Modify Me (work / play / polish)

Modify Me has the same subtle shimmer finish. It’s a periwinkle blue that turns a darker violet-blue with the topcoat. My accent nail is Duplicityy. (It turned out a little funky.)

China Glaze Tranzitions: Modify Me and Duplicityy (work / play / polish)

Duplicityy is a slightly shimmered dusty mint that turns teal when topcoat is applied. My accent nail is Split Perso-Nail-ity.

China Glaze Tranzitions: Modify Me and Duplicityy (work / play / polish)

All three were one-coaters. However China Glaze recommends using two coats for the best color change.

My only complaint is if I used the topcoat too soon…it just “pulled” through the base polish and I ended up with a mix of milky base color and shiny changed color. The same thing happened if I tried to rework the topcoat to make it smooth or improve a line. You basically get one shot at it, folks. You must have a VERY light hand and practically “hover” the topcoat brush (or any other tool you’re using) over the nail to avoid any problems. I used China Glaze Fast Forward Top Coat, which I like, but I believe the color change works with any topcoat. For both the stripes and dots in this post, I used the Fast Forward bottle brush.

Overall, I like the idea and the colors. In practice though, the application was frustrating.  I set out to do some complex designs with tape, stamping and a striper brush…but it just wasn’t possible. Maybe I was being too ambitious. I do want to try out the other three shades which are metallics.

The China Glaze Tranzitions collection will be available this month nationwide. For more information, please visit www.chinaglaze.com or follow China Glaze on Facebook (@ChinaGlazeOfficial), Twitter (@ChinaGlaze) and Pinterest (pinterest.com/chinaglaze).