But I'm not entirely sure about the execution. It's been raining off and on here so I can't test out the color changing too well on a full mani. I had painted some dots over another color and it changed in the sun for me, but I don't really spend a lot of time outdoors. It does go on thick and is a bit streaky but if you wait a few minutes between coats and use 3 good coats and a quick dry topcoat it won't be quite so tacky; however still chance for some random smudging a couple hours later if you put hands in pockets or the like. I did notice a couple weird air bubbles on two nails and some other imperfections but I think it might have been from my base coat.
I'm not really sure about the scent that's left behind. Before I put on my top coat, which has a very strong scent itself (though it usually fades after a while) the smell reminded me of when I was forced to get perms as a kid. It has the same weird smell that's nice with afternotes of chemical. It gave me a headache on its own, with the top coat added it triggered a migraine. I'm not confident that it wouldn't trigger a migraine all on its own.
All the bad aside, it's a very cute polish that has good coverage. I love the Peony color and if it does change colors like it's supposed to, then that's two gorgeous shades. The color is weird though, at first glance it doesn't look like something I'd like. Even looking at it on my nails it seems a bit more weirdly garish than it actually is. And I like ALL the colors, so being turned off by something is odd for me. But Peony is a color that definitely grows on me. I cannot wait to see the outdoors-red.
I'm very conflicted about this polish. I'd love to try some of the other colors but it's a bit expensive if I have to use weird tricks to get it to dry and don't get to see both colors (I don't mind expensive polish but the shades alone aren't worth the cost; I am paying for the formula...just like with other high quality salon brands.) And I definitely can't justify getting more if it gives me migraines...I'm on a hunt to figure out how to get rid of them now in any way I can! But this was a fun purchase for a spring-to-summer polish and I always like trying something new!