Thursday, July 19, 2012

Rainbow Honey Nail Lacquer in Hoof Wrassle, A Little Kindness - Photos, Review, Swatches

I'm drawn to shiny things like the very most flamboyant of magpies so it was only a matter of time before my instinct to hoard sparkly objects made me succumb to placing an order from Rainbow Honey, an indie brand that can be found here. The inspiration behind the line (nostalgic video games and kids' TV shows, according the the website) is easy to spot in the bright, fun colors and shimmering glitters. Today I have photos of two nail polishes for you (the packaging pictures have four polishes because I meant to review four, but I'm unsatisfied with some of the photos. Those will be retaken and posted soon!). Both lacquers are from the Equestria collection.

L to R: Hoof Wrassle, A Little Kindness, 20% Cooler, Mare of the Moon

Each polish comes in a pretty white box with a heart cut-out. The packaging is lovely and crisp, totally my style. Packaging is simply an additional (but sometimes forgotten) medium through which the creator may express him or herself; of course what's inside is most important, but these unique, extra features can really set a seller apart. I appreciate the attention to detail!

First is Hoof Wrassle, which is described as a "shimmery copper orange base studded with gold, copper, and orange hex and square glitter, and a sprinkling of iridescent and holographic glitters":

A Little Kindness, described as "rose, white, gold, and soft green glitters float in a delicate and sheer yellow base with an iridescent pink shimmer" -

Two coats
L to R: One coat of RH Kindness over the following: Nicole Kim-pletely in Love, Spoiled Let's Get Sushi, China Glaze Hang Ten-Toes

Do you see A Little Kindness?! Do you?? AMAZING. AWESOME. MARVELOUS. It's sweet on its own but positively SINGS as a topcoat. So complex and gorgeous, this is one of my favorite glitters ever. Very, very cool and special. Hoof Wrassle is great too - the base is an interesting subdued/burnt orange for which I have no dupe.

The texture of these is... different. Not 'bad' different. Firstly, the bottles are so packed with glitter that in opening the tops I almost fear letting out an explosion of sparkles, a Mount Vesuvius of glitter and shininess. No fishing needed here! The polish itself is super thick, but not goopy. With polishes I'm used to them moving a bit after a brushstroke, receding back from the tip slightly and evening out. That's not the case here - where you apply is where the lacquer stays. Again, this isn't bad; just takes a bit of getting used to and might be a little surprising. Overall, though, Rainbow Honey has some truly excellent shades that are worth any application issues, if it's awkward at first try. Unique, unusual, and pretty darn cool.

You can purchase Rainbow Honey polishes here. The are priced $10 each.

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