18 Jul 2013

Special FX Fickles Heat Sensitive Swatches + Review

I was sent these by FX Nailz for a review and I was so happy to try them out as i have never tried this type of polish before. 

This polishes come from a range of nail polish called Fickles. They react to heat and change colour. 
The colour you see in the bottles are the cold colours, except the greyish one as that's the warm colour?! strange!

Okay these don't have names or anything so here it goes! 
First up is the grey polish 
Here its is straight out the bottle

This is 3 coats with no topcoat. As you can kind of make out there is a subtle colour change already on the tip of my nail. This is to do with the tip being colder than the nail bed.

This is the same polish but after a dip in ice cold water. It has got noticeably more blue. In real life the change is more noticeable but my damned camera was being a pain!

Next up is the middle polish in the first picture. Looks pink in the bottle with loads of glitter but this is it straight out the bottle

 Again this is 3 coats with no topcoat. This has a lovely amount of glitter and both colours look lovely in their own right. It also has the gradient effect. I think this is my fave out of the three.

Here it is after the ice cold treatment. This is more of a noticeable change than the previous polish. 

Last up is the final polish which is a purple glitter polish. Here it is straight out the bottle. 

 This is again 3 coats with no topcoat.The glitter in this is kind of a holo glitter but you have to get up close to notice which is a shame. 
Here it is after the dunk! You can see the change but its not mind blowing.

 Okay so all in all they are good polishes but I felt the formula was quite thin, hence the 3 coats. I like the novelty of a colour changing polish but it can be subtle, I want a polish that goes from pink to green or something lol but i don't even know if that would be possible HaHa. I do like the fact that most of the time they look like I have a very subtle but superb gradient on. Which would look even better on a longer nail. 
The one other point is that the bottle, I'm sorry, is cheap looking. I expect to find these at the back of an old fancy dress shop or in Poundland. I think if the bottle was more attractive then people would think it was a higher end product. 

So yes i do like this product. The colours in their own rights as lovely and its pretty cool that you effectively get two different shade in one bottle. 

These are available from FX Nailz for £4.50 with FREE postage HERE


  1. Oooooooooh you don't know how excited I am to see these!! I bought this brand from QVC over 10years ago and fickles were my favourite, I've been searching fotr hem without success.... til now!

  2. So glad I could help! Nothing worse when you want a polish but can't find it! Maybe that's why the bottles are abit naff looking if they have been that way for 10 years lol!