Superficially Colorful Lacquer Swatches & Review

by Lisa Heath

A new indie shop has been in the works for months now and tomorrow is her GRAND OPENING!

Jin from Superficially Colorful has been working on her polishes for months with testing and perfecting, and I was lucky enough to receive 5 of her thermal polishes as a gift!  I’ve worn these a few times now, and they look amazing.

Each set of photos will show 4 photos of each polish.  The first 2 photos will be the thermals in their warm state and the last 2 will be in their cold state so you can see the color change.

Lets take a look at the 5 polishes, and then I will go into detail about her shop opening!


Serene Warm

Serene is the most subtle of the thermals I received.  In it’s warm state, its a light sky blue with aqua blue shimmer.  I used 2 coats for this photo.

Serene Warm Side

When cold, it turns to a beautiful aqua blue with shimmer.

Serene Cold

Serene Cold Side


Impulse Warm

Impulsive is a green thermal changing polish.  In its warm state it is a nice spring green with shimmer!  I used 2 coats for these photos.

Impulse Warm Side

In it’s cold state, it turns to a deeper shade of green.

Impulse Cold

Impulse Cold Side


Daring Warm

In it’s warm state Daring is a gorgeous vibrant golden yellow with shimmer.  It actually gets a touch brighter than the photo shows, but my hands were cold and it kept going back to its cold color before I could snap a photo!

Daring Warm Side

In it’s cold state, Daring is a gorgeous vibrant orange.

Daring Cold

Daring Cold Side


Fascinate Warm

Fascinated is probably my favorite of the 5!  In it’s warm state Fascinated is a beautiful medium blue with pink and blue shimmer throughout.  I used 3 thin coats for these photos.

Fascinate Warm Side

In it’s cold state, Fascinated turns to a deep purple with the same gorgeous shimmer.

Fascinate Cold

Fascinate Cold Side


Mischievous Warm

Colorwise, Mischievous wasn’t my favorite, but it was so interesting and different – I couldn’t help but like it.  In it’s warm state Mischievous is a dusty lime green with purple square glitter.  I used 3 thin coats for these photos.

Mischievous Warm Side

In it’s cold state, it turns to a murky orange with purple square glitter.

Mischievous cold

Mischievous cold side

And just because, here is Mischievous mid transformation

Mischievous midchange

This is pretty much the perfect Halloween polish!


I didn’t have any application issues with any of the 5 shades.  They went on smooth and easy, and the colors all changed in different temperatures.  Serene had the least amount of change, but the change was still evident.  I love the shimmer in all of these shades to give them an extra oomph.

Price: $9.00 Each

Where to Buy: Superficially Colorful Shop (please note the shop will not be stocked until Launch)

Launch Date and Time: Monday, March 3rd at 1pm EST

Make sure you check out Superficially Colorful on Facebook, Twitter as well as on her Blog for more swatches, stocking information as well as to ask any questions you may have (or to congratulate her on opening up shop!)

Hope you loved this post and I personally cannot wait to see what else Jin from Superficially Colorful creates in the future!

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Michelle Rouhier March 2, 2014 - 9:13 pm

Absolutely amazing swatches. I am stunned right now.

Jin March 3, 2014 - 1:28 am

OMG!!! This is such an amazing post!!! I really don’t even know what to say… Your swatches are SOOOOOO beautiful!!! <3 if I didn't recognize the bottles, I would never have believed these were mine <3

destany March 3, 2014 - 8:56 am

LOVE Serene and Daring. Very nice!

Phyrra March 3, 2014 - 9:49 am

I love Fascinated and Daring

Jess Scull March 3, 2014 - 11:32 am

I am so excited for Jin! These are lovely!!

Brooke @ Blushing Noir March 3, 2014 - 11:55 am

gorgeous swatches!

Aleya Bamdad March 3, 2014 - 12:26 pm

I like serene and fascinated.

Sheila (Painted Ladies) March 3, 2014 - 12:53 pm

Goodness, Serene is gorgeous!

litfromwithin March 3, 2014 - 1:41 pm

Those are so much fun! Keep them in a dark, cool place to keep the thermal pigments working longer! I love how those look on people with longer nails, because the tips are a different temp than the nail beds!

Justina March 3, 2014 - 1:47 pm

I love the finish on these! Absolutely gorgeous!

Miranda March 3, 2014 - 2:48 pm

I LOVE color changing polishes, and these are so beautiful!

Laura MyNewestAddiction March 3, 2014 - 3:47 pm

Those shades are so pretty! Love your hands/nails. They look so perfect. When I try and show nail polish I look like a hot mess! ha

Anastasia March 3, 2014 - 7:29 pm

I love how smooth these all look. Congratulations to Jin on her new indie line!

Betzy Carmona March 3, 2014 - 8:33 pm

They are all so pretty

Kath TheFabZilla March 3, 2014 - 10:03 pm

Stunning mani! I like all but my faves are Serene and Impulsive.

Kimmi March 4, 2014 - 1:36 am

I don’t usually like yellow lacquers but that golden touch really makes a difference.

Amber March 4, 2014 - 4:22 am

What a gorgeous collection! Fascinated is my favorite as well. :)

Polarbelle March 4, 2014 - 11:49 pm

oh man! they are all so pretty!!


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