Today I’m showing you the very first thermal polish I’ve ever tried, Polished by KPT – Lambda Max 510. It is a warm-shifting thermally activated nail polish that is bright lime green when cold, and a silvery olive green when warm. There’s a week scattered holo to add some sparkle, and I was utterly smitten with this manicure. See more pictures and my usual lengthy explanations after the break.
Lambda Max 510 has a beautiful formula, if slightly sheer. I had barely any clean up to do, but I needed 3-4 coats for opacity, and in the pale, warm state, I could see a bit of my nail line through the polish. I am really particular about keeping my nails clean if I can see them (even if I can’t see through the polish, I’m pretty diligent, but less so), so I decided to put a little bit of leopard spotting over the smile line to prevent me from digging out invisible dirt and ruining my work at growing out my nail beds. It worked really well! I got to enjoy the shifting of the thermal polish without a huge amount of art covering it, and my hyponichium got some relief from aggressive cleaning.
I chose a satin finish shimmery brown from SpaRitual called Starry Night to do the spotting, and I wish I had done something a little more matte. My first plan was to use a matte black, but then the brown caught my eye. I do like the colours together, but the texture difference don’t come through well in person, or in photos.
Polished by KPT has a gorgeous array of thermal activated polishes, and I am waiting for another order to ship now. I loved this one so much that I was desperate to add to my collection. You’ll be seeing more from this brand, for sure. If you can’t wait for me to get through them, you can always check out the thermal section at Polished by KPT and get your own. Their other polishes are really lovely too, and I’m definitely planning on making more room for their future creations.