NAIL ART: Thermal Hens & Chicks Succulent Nails

by - May 31, 2021

Generally I don't pick up a lot of thermal polishes because it can be tricky to use them in nail art - and generally, I am someone who always adds nail art on top of my polish. That being said, ever since Cadillacquer released Eivor last fall, I've had my eye on it and was kind enough to gift it to me recently and it absolutely lived up to what I hoped for it. But... I had absolutely no idea how I was going to use it for nail art until I had it on my nails I had a downright lightbulb... Succulents! And it seemed like the perfect time, with this being our last week of May Flowers themed #CBBxManiMonday... even though hens and chicks aren't technically flowers, they sort of look like it!

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Described as a "bright green to purple to dark smoky purple trithermal nail polish with shifty red/pink/orange/yellow flakies", Eivor is just a genuine STUNNER of a nail polish and unique to literally anything else I've seen out there. Like I said, I don't use thermals often, but I've tried a couple from Cadillacquer and they always color shift really quickly and with an impressive intensity. This one applies really, really beautifully with a smooth, even application and full opacity in two coats with a strong presence of those shifty flakes.

In its warm state, this polish is this really crisp, almost lettuce-y kind of green that just screams freshness and spring to me. The mid-warm state is a really gorgeous midtoned purple that almost feels like a dusty warm pink on the nails because of those really warm tones of flakie, which are the most intense at this temperature. And finally, the cool state is this deep, smoky, cool toned purple that is just rich and gorgeous. 

If you're interested in picking up Cadillacquer's Eivor**, head over to and new customers can use code TRYSH for 10% off your order!

As I said, I initially had no idea how to use this polish as a nail art base until the idea for succulents hit me and I knew I wanted to use this full coverage image from Whats Up Nails B060 Deserted Succulent. The colors in this base polish just really, really reminded me of a bed of hens and chicks and it felt kind of perfect. I decided to go with a sort of olivey green stamping polish, one that I knew would show up over the base polish regardless of its temperature state while also staying with the overall vibe of the mani in general. As usual, I alternated the direction that I placed the image to give a little bit of visual interest.

Once I was happy with my stamping, I sealed it in with a water based top coat and then finished with a generous layer of a quick dry glossy top coat. And voila!

All Products Used
Cadillacquer - Eivor**
Maniology - Evergreen
Maniology Smudge Free Top Coat
Glisten & Glow Top Coat
Whats Up Nails B060 Deserted Succulent
Whats Up Nails Magnified Clear Stamper

I'm so, so thrilled with how these turned out. I really do love the look of this thermal with this particular design. Also, if you're someone who does just like to where polish on its own, this one - and really, so many of Cadillacquer's thermals - are just absolutely beautiful and unique without any need to add anything to them. That's one thing about thermal polishes, especially ones with other gorgeous embellishments, they're sort of nail art in their own right. 

Head over to to check out more stunning polishes from Cadillacquer and more stunning indie brands! And, of course, be sure to head over to Cosmetic Proof and See The World In PINK to check out more floral themed nails for this week's #CBBxManiMonday!

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