Gel Mood Changing Nails

by Lauren Corbett


I was surprised that a lot of my fashion classmates did not know about gel mood changing nails, so I decided to write an entry about it.

This past weekend, I needed to get my nails done, so I went to my usual spot in Richmond — Artisan Nails and Spa. Usually, I get chrome nails, but I decided to do something a little different. One color caught my eye on the nail sample stick. The base of the nail was an amethyst purple color with specks of red. I looked at the name of the stick and it was labeled “Mood Changing.” I have tried mood changing nails before, but I was not crazy about them. I started realizing that the reason why I did not like them before is because of how they were done at another nail salon, so I gave it another try and I am SO glad that I did.

Gel mood changing nails are done just like regular gel nails in terms of placing your nails under UV lighting; however, the difference is in the top coat. The top coat contains a special pigment that allows the wearer’s nails to change colors depending on their body temperature. If your body temperature is normal or in heat, then the nails appear in a light shade. If your body temperature is cool, then the nails appear in a dark shade. In my case, the red nails are seen in normal body temperature and purple nails are seen in cool body temperature.

Before writing this post, I did a little bit of research to see when this trend started, which was around 2015.

Are there any nail trends that you have tried or want to try? Let me know. :)

 Purple nails appear when body temperature is cool.

Purple nails appear when body temperature is cool.

 Red nails appear when body temperature is normal or in heat.

Red nails appear when body temperature is normal or in heat.

 Nails changing from red to purple

Nails changing from red to purple

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