Hello Loves! Madam Glam recently added some fun new thermals to their gel polish line. I have the full collection of Madam Glam Chameleon Gel Polish to show you! Yep, all twelve of them. Since I have a lot of photos for you, I'm going to try to keep this post on the shorter side. (Stop laughing. I'm not ALWAYS long winded.)
These are a little different than the regular Madam Glam Gel Polishes. How? Well, they're thermal, of course, but they are also in slightly smaller bottles. The regular Madam Glam Gel Polish bottle is 15 ml. The Chameleons are 10 ml. They also don't have the color preview on the top, but that makes sense if you think about it. The preview would never be accurate since it would keep changing based on the temperature of the room. lol
Ready to see them? Of course you are. I'm happy to say that most of them are quite unique to my collection.
First up is a sweet mauve to purple shifter called Man Eater. Man Eater also has silver micro glitter that spices it up a little. Below is three thin coats.
Since there are so many polishes in this collection, I decided to change up the way I do my warm/transition/cold shots. Instead of three separate photos in a collage, I decided to do all of the phases in one shot. For all of the non-bottle shots in this post, the index finger is cold, the middle and ring fingers are in transition, and the pinky finger is warm. Let me know in the comments if you like this new format or if I should stick to the old way. :)
Voulez-vous is an earthy, rusty orange in the warm phase and a deep plum toned brown in the cold phase. This one also has the silver micro glitter for a touch of sparkle. I'm not sure why, but it makes me think of Mars. This one is opaque in two coats. Pretend you don't see the finger prints on the polish. Oops. lol
Heaven is a fun magenta leaning purple when warm and transitions to a deep purple that is borderline blurple in the cold phase. Look, there's that silver micro glitter again. I used three coats in this swatch as I found it was a tad sheer in the warm phase in two coats.
Do You Really Know Me? is another with the silver micro glitter. This one is a blue toned purple when warm and transitions to a deep burgundy (or is it maroon?) when cold. Three coats again. It was almost opaque in two for me, so it might be a two coater for you.
What Color Is The Dress? is one of my favorites of the dozen polishes in this post, but I admit I groaned at the name. lol This one transitions from a medium blue when warm to a deep burgundy when cold. In the transition phase, the blue appears more navy. She is a nice two coater for me.
We move away from the micro glitter with Dancing In The Moonlight. Dancing in the Moonlight transitions from a dusty pink when warm to a medium purple when cold, but it has a chunky silver shimmer that gives it an awesome metallic look. I'm still wearing this one. I just couldn't bring myself to take it off! Good thing I swatched it last, right? I did use three coats in the swatch below. It was opaque in two, but I'm a little heavy handed with my brush and needed a third super thin coat to even out the shimmer.
Pop Goes My Heart might look a little familiar. ;) This blue to purple thermal is packed with varying sizes of silver glitter. The consistency is very nice and the glitter was easy to distribute. This is two coats.
My Boo is like Pop Goes My Heart but without the glitter. My Boo is a squishy, royal blue when warm and transitions to a royal purple when cold. Yeah, so it really does go completely blue. I decided to skip the water for the shots in this post and opted for my A/C and hair dryer to get them to transition. By the time I made it to this shot, it was so freaking cold in my house that I could barely keep it warm long enough to take a picture. lol Oh yeah, I needed three coats for it to be fully opaque in the warm phase.
I can't remember if I've seen Hot Hot Hot before, but it is unique to my collection. Hot Hot Hot has the same multi-sized silver glitter as Pop Goes My Heart. In the warm phase, she has a nice yellow-orange base and when cold she transitions to a deep red-orange. This is two coats and applies nicely.
Glamorous Me starts as a soft, milky pink and transitions to a hot pink with purple undertones. There's that silver micro glitter again, but this time there is a lot more of it in the bottle. I swatched three coats, but you'll notice the milky pink is still a little sheer in the warm phase (second photo). As much as I hate VNL, I found that I really like this one when warm. It's soft enough that the VNL doesn't bother me.
Love me Crazy is like a pinker version of Glamorous Me without the micro glitter. She starts as a milky white with pink undertones and transitions to a nice hot pink. She is completely opaque in three coats in the cold phase and just a little sheer in the warm phase. I know it doesn't look opaque in the photos, but that's the result of warming my house up a little too much. I had trouble keeping it cold. Sheesh...I'm going to regret this swatch session when I see my power bill this month! But at least my fingers aren't waterlogged. ;)
I'm super surprised by how much I love Sunshine. I'm not usually a fan of bright yellows, but the yellow to orange transition in this cream based thermal is just stunning. Coverage and application are superb for a yellow. I swatched three thin coats but I really could have gotten away with two.
So, there they are! The entire Madam Glam Chameleon Collection. :) I count four color combos that I have seen in other lines, but even then two of them have different finishes. Are any of them screaming your name? Tell me which ones! And don't forget to let me know in the comments if you like the new format for the phases or if I should stick to the collages.
You can pick up any of these gorgeous polishes from the Madam Glam Chameleon line here. Also, be sure to sign up for Madam Glam's email list. They send out amazing offers that drop the prices of their gel polishes dramatically. ;)
*The Chameleon Gel Polishes featured in this post were provided by Madam Glam for my honest review. All links in this post are courtesy links and do not benefit ManicTalons.com.