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Prickly Pear

Prickly Pear

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Prickly Pear is inspired by the native Mexican fruits Frida Kahlo painted, chosen from her garden or local street markets. To her, the flesh of fruit was deeply connected to human flesh and aliveness — likewise, when this polish warms on your nails, it blooms into a bright magenta hue.

Prickly Pear is a thermal polish that transitions between bright magenta (warm) and dark purple (cold) with iridescent and holographic glitters and blue-to-purple shifting shimmer.

This shade is part of the Frida Kahlo Collection.

Temperature reactive polish has a typical shelf life of 6 months - 1 year and may begin to lose their ability to change color after that. The polishes are not kept in temperature controlled containers during transit, and may require time to cool off/warm up upon arrival before color transitioning can be seen.


Opaque in 2-3 coats.

This nail polish dries slightly textured. We recommend applying clear top coat over the nail polish for a smooth, longer lasting mani!

Our photos are taken with daylight bulbs that replicate sunlight. Holographic nail polish looks best under sunlight and concentrated indoor lighting (e.g. halogen lights in the kitchen!).


Ethyl Acetate, Butyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol/Trimellitic, Anhydride Copolymer, Isopropyl Alcohol, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Silica, Benzophenone-3, N-Butyl Alcohol, Violet 2 May Contain: Aluminum Powder, Mica, Iron Oxide, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Ultramarines, Red 6, Red 22, Red 30, Red 28, Red 34 , Red 7, Orange 5, Yellow 5, Yellow 11, Yellow 6, Yellow 10, Blue 1, Black 2, Violet 2 Ext , Titanium Dioxide, Synthetic Fluorophylogopite, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Polyurethane 33, Silver, Chromium, Magnesium Fluoride, Bismuth Oxychloride.

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Kristin M.
United States United States
Very Disappointing

I was very disappointed it didn’t change colors. ☹️ I tried extreme cold and cold hot warm lukewarm and no change at all it all stayed a lighter magenta color not like what the pictures show. The polish itself was also very thick and hard to spread on my nails almost like it was old. I wonder if it’s a defective bottle? ☹️ So sad

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Sasha W.
United States United States
Great color, but went on streaky and dried uneven

I love the color of this, but it went on very streaky even when applied thick in multiple layers, and dried with a bit of a grainy texture. It took me 3 tries and way too much of my top coat wasted to remover in order to get it a solid color and as close to smooth as possible. Feels smooth after top coat, but visually doesn't look smooth. I still love the color but probably won't wear it often unless I figure out a better way to apply it. (Excuse the messy cuticles/polish, I got tired of trying to clean it every time )

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Dana R.
United States United States

I just this morning did my nails with it! It’s very very pretty and indeed changes colors my only concern with it is that it’s very thick feeling yet you have to apply several coats which is odd. I don’t see the bottle lasting very long at all and for $14/16 a bottle it’s a little over priced. I’ll see how long it stays on and holds up to make my decision to purchase again. I want to THANK YOU for the free bottle sent to try much appreciated.

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Brandy L.
United States United States

I was super excited to get this and was sure to grow my nails out a little bit before putting it on. Maybe I'm just to warm but I have no purple showing at all and it's not shiney its very matte looking. It looks shiney in pictures but not in person.

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Alex R.
United States United States
Like the polish but not the removal

The polish looks great when on. Unfortunately because it has a small amount of holo in it it needs more top coats to make it smooth. It’s also rather difficult to remove unless you have a peel off base coat or you can dip your nails in acetone. Beyond that it really is beautiful.

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