Quick Change Artist: China Glaze Tranzitions

Disclosure: Products in this post were provided by the manufacturer, their PR firm or retailer for my review.

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).

Disclosure: Products in this post were provided by the manufacturer, their PR firm or retailer for my review. For more information, please see my disclosure policy.

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  1. Tara says:

    I got these last week and have been looking forward to trying them. Thanks for the topcoat tip! :) I love the fun looks you did.

  2. Shoppingshon says:

    I like them! I especially like my split personality. The variants in color really shows through with the dots.

  3. kiyominails says:

    I have to try these ones out. Sounds like a good challenge to get it right ;)

  4. Nicole says:

    These are nice in theory for people who don’t have a lot of polishes or who maybe aren’t quite as nail obsessed as some of us, but what I’ve heard about the formula and also just how you can’t use top coat on them like a usual polish turns me off. Buy hey- different strokes (literally, har har) for different folks. :)

  5. debra says:

    You should try the Ruby Wing color changing nail polishes for unbelievable color change. 18 beautiful start colors that turn into 36! Let me know if you would like to review them.

  6. rewdoesnails says:

    These are really neat! I like the nail art you did with them. I’ve nominated you for the Sunshine Award, check it out at http://wp.me/p2Ouk8-dm

  7. amanda p says:

    Glad to see this review! I saw these in the store and though they looked pretty gimmicky. Overall just looks like too much admin!

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