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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I love Prickly Pear! It transitions to a really nice pink when warm and a pretty purple when cool. It’s fun to watch the color change throughout the day.
The polish is a gorgeous color but is very matte and rough to the touch. It definitely needs a clear coat. At this price I didn’t expect that. It only last about two or three days before it started chipping. The color change is awesome but I don’t think it’s worth the trade off.
Great polish, great wear power & beautiful colors!
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
Hi Kristin! So sorry that Prickly Pear is not working as anticipated. Please check your email as our Customer Experience Team will be reaching out to you.
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 )
Hi Sasha! We're sorry that you're not completely satisfied with Prickly Pear. Our Customer Experience Team will be reaching out to you by email soon, please check your inbox!