Dam Nails - Thermal Valentine Trio

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Hiya guys. How many of you are stuck in the snow or just generally freezing your nails off? I'm at work, but there's no heat in the office or very little. This is not ideal. But weirdly enough it's perfect for the polish I'm rocking right now. No, I haven't completely lost my marbles haha. I'm talking about the fabulous-ness known as thermal polishes! This afternoon I'll be showing you guys swatches for the Valentines Trio by Dam Nails, whom is a relatively newer indie on the block. Based in Virginia, Angie has quite a selection of thermals outside this trio in her shop as well. And you'll be happy to know Dam Nails is 5-free like most of the indies we know and love. Now let's get to the swatches!

Dam Nails - Thermal Valentine Trio

The Valentine's Trio by Dam Nails is available for purchase in a set for $25.00. If you prefer individual bottles the full size can be purchased for $9.50 or mini size for $6.00.

Hearts and Kisses
Dam Nails - Hearts and Kisses

Hearts and Kisses is described as a thermal nail polish with pink and gold holographic glitters. The colors shift from red when cold and pink when warm. The glitters come to life as the polish changes color to color. I absolutely love the look of this particular one when it's in transition. I was not expecting to love this thermal as much as I do, definitely a nice surprise.

Dam Nails - Hearts and Kisses
Dam Nails - Hearts and Kisses
Dam Nails - Hearts and Kisses

The formula and consistency were pretty good. Each coat layered itself quite easily and didn't clump up the glitters. The color shift happens instantaneous with the temperature change and as you can see is very noticeable. For the swatches of Hearts and Kisses, I used three thin coats and sealed it with a glossy top coat.

Dam Nails - Hearts and Kisses
Dam Nails - Hearts and Kisses

I Pink Not
Dam Nails - I Pink Not

I Pink Not can be described as a thermal nail polish with holographic silver glitters. The color changes from black when cold to light pink when warm. I hadn't previously seen photos of any of these, so when it came to the color changing effects I wasn't sure what to expect. This one blew me away, to say the very least. I was not expecting such a huge and flawless color shift .

Dam Nails - I Pink Not
Dam Nails - I Pink Not
Dam Nails - I Pink Not

Identical formula to the previous thermal, the consistency is great without being too thick or too thin. The full-on micro glitters do not hinder the application whatsoever. Sheer in one coat, I applied three thin coats for a fully opaque finish. Because of the quantity of the glitters, you'll risk looking slightly textured if you do not apply a thick and glossy top coat.

Dam Nails - I Pink Not
Dam Nails - I Pink Not

Dear Fuchsia Husband
Dam Nails - Dear Fuchsia Husband

Dear Fuchsia Husband can be described as a thermal nail polish with fine pink glitter and holographic purple glitters. The color shifts from purple when cold to pink when warm. While I don't feel the transition is as dramatic as the others in the trio, I still love the colors. The shades are also happen to be very Spring and Summer friendly!

Dam Nails - Dear Fuchsia Husband
Dam Nails - Dear Fuchsia Husband
Dam Nails - Dear Fuchsia Husband

The formula worked pretty well, although I found the consistency to be a little bit on the thin side. The layers end up evening out pretty well and don't cause any issues when applying. As the others, the color shift is almost instantaneous with your body temperature. For these swatches, I used three thin coats and applied a glossy top coat.

Dam Nails - Dear Fuchsia Husband
Dam Nails - Dear Fuchsia Husband

Overall I'm extremely impressed and surprised with the the Valentine's Trio by Dam Nails. For an up and comer, Angie has already nailed the execution of thermals. Personally, I find this not only impressive but a much needed dose of freshness. I have always been a huge fan of thermals in the past and these hold up to my exceptions. I love the huge color shifts and so my 'must have' recommendation is I Pink Not.

As I mentioned before, the Valentine's Trio by Dam Nails is available for purchase in a set for $25.00. If you prefer individual bottles the full size can be purchased for $9.50 or mini size for $6.00.


Are you guys a fan of thermals like me? If so, what are some of your favorite color shifts?

39 comments

  1. It's actually been crazy hot in my neck of the woods (northern Nevada)! I'm sorry you're freezing :P These are cute! I haven't gotten into thermals, my nails are usually not long enough for there to be a noticeable change unless I dunk my hands in water haha.

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  2. Those are awesome! I love all the colors!

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  3. Dear fuchsia husband is so gorgeous! Such a pretty thermal!!

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  4. I own one thermal polish and it is still in my untrieds pile! Guess I need to fish it out now and try it! And its cold in my office too! I have no idea why, but the heating/cooling in this building is ALWAYS off.

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  5. I've been considering getting a thermal polish or two, looks like it could be fun!

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  6. I don't own any thermals. These are very pretty! I really like My Fuchsia Husband.

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  7. Dear Fuchsia Husband is my favorite!

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  8. these are all great but my favorite is Dear Fuchsia Husband! of course, its purple haha

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  9. Oh man, I love all three of them! Every photo, I was all "ooh" and "aahh". haha!

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  10. great swatches.... can't choose one from them

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  11. These thermal polishes are really cool! I'd love to get some. Great photos, too!

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  12. Nice swatches. I liked Hearts and Kisses the most.

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  13. Ohhh! I Pink Not is right up my alley!

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  14. I really like thermals when theres a drastic color shift. I Pink not is right up my ally!

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  15. I love the dramatic change in I Pink Not but Dear Fuchsia Husband is my favourite :)

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  16. I've been so excited to read your review since I saw these on Instagram earlier. These are seriously impressive! Beautiful swatches as always.

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  17. Wow, these are awesome!! I love I Pink Not and Dear Fuchsia Husband!

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  18. They look fun, I fave is the purple!

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  19. Wow. So pretty. I also want to try thermals now

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  20. Dear fuchsia husband is my fave.

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  21. I don't own any thermals but these look awesome!

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  22. I've never heard of this brand, but I'm intrigued! Gorgeous collection

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  23. these look so pretty - great macro shots, too!

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  24. Thermals, I love thermals! These all look really fabulous :).

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  25. My nails would be stuck to cold these days, I'm impatiently waiting for Spring!
    Dear Fuchsia Husband is rrrreally pretty!

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  26. This entire post is so full of beauty, I can't even take it! Lol. I love your bottle/brush macros too!

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  27. Love thermals!! I Pink Not is fun because u love light to dark shift that intense :D

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  28. I've never heard of this brand, but these thermals are lovely. My favorite is My Dear Fuchsia Husband.

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  29. Ohhhh my gosh. These are insanely gorgeous, I must have them all! Thermals are my favorite, and the fuchsia one is pure perfection.

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  30. I love how noticeable the shift is in these! Unfortunately, since I live in the tropics the only way I ever see the cold version is if I dunk my hands in ice water so I don't buy a lot of thermals.

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  31. I am semi-buried in snow and I love every single one of these thermals!

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  32. Love these! This is a new brand to me too

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  33. LOVELY SQUISHY JELLIES!!!! Never heard of this brand, but they are so much fun!!

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  34. Beautiful shades, and I think 'Fuchsia Husband' is one of the best names I've ever seen for a polish, especially a Valentine's polish. :)

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  35. Totally impressed by these, they change so well and so much!

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  36. All three are gorgeous but I Pink Not?! Wow!!! I've never seen a thermal shift quite so dramatic. Love it!

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  37. My grandmother's maiden name was Dam!

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