Operations associate, Loren, has a thing for nails- and we can’t blame her. We love reading about new finishes and fun techniques, so we thought we’d give her a weekly slot on our blog to wax poetic about all things manicure (and pedicure!) related. Check back every Thursday for Nailing It, Birchbox’s dedicated polish series.
There have been so many nail trends recently that I’ve had a hard time keeping track. From crackle finishes to half-moons to magnetic polish, it’s been seemingly one thing to try after the next. The latest thing that I’ve tested, and I’m not sure if it’s a fad or if the concept has staying power, is Solar Active’s line of Blaze lacquers that change color in the sun.
I will admit that I was initially skeptical of this UV-sensitive polish, but it actually works incredibly well. I decided to use one of their metallic shades called Tahitian Skies, a frosty baby blue, and layered it underneath Amaretto Knockout, a glittery tangerine. This combination was beautiful already, but when I went outside the other day to grab lunch, I noticed that my blue had turned into a bright purple and that my orangey glitter morphed into a sparkly chocolate. Funny enough, I think I liked my outdoor version better than the indoor one! I would definitely recommend this two-in-one product to anyone who gets bored easily with their polish choice, and with a full range of colors and glitters, there is plenty to choose from.