LeChat Mood Gel Polish: Coral Caress
Oh, how I love color changing polishes! This is one of the Mood gel polishes from LeChat called Coral Caress. It shifts from a pale lavender when it’s warm to a dark coral color when it’s cold. I’ve been wearing this for a couple of days now and it’s almost always some shade of lavender. It has to be really cold to make this one shift to the coral color.
As usual, when I sat down to do this mani I didn’t really know what I was going to do. I knew I wanted to use this mood polish and that I wanted to try to do some negative space half moons. I applied my foundation gel and cured and then took a fine nail art brush and painted curved lines using Coral Caress where I wanted the moons to end. Then I carefully applied two coats of Coral Caress, leaving the half moons bare. My curved lines weren’t perfect so I decided to hide them by adding some white dots using a dotting tool and Gelish Arctic Freeze.
I stamped a wildflower pattern onto the tips of all of the nails except my middle finger using Messy Mansion stamping plate MM20, and Konad white stamping polish. After stamping, I applied my top coat and cured one last time and then added the white bow charm to my middle nail. To see my technique for applying charms like this, please watch the video on this page where I demonstrated with a cross.
These two photos were taken while the polish was in transition from cold to warm. You can see that the tips are a little darker because they’re cooler.
And this is a mid-transition color. Since I’ve been wearing this polish, it’s normally been somewhere between the two lighter lavender shades. It’s been warm outside, so I haven’t seen it transition to cold unless I touch something cold.