Thank eff it's Friday! I know it was a short week but for some reason, I'm already ready for the weekend. Anyway, I've been excited to post this for a while, but today I'm doing one HUGE mega post on Rainbow Honey's Sweet Talk Collection. YES! So I was introduced to Rainbow Honey a little late on the bandwagon. I found Dee's polishes through Reddit's /r/redditlaqueristas and I believe it was Kyoti who mentioned there was a My Little Pony polish collection coming out. I didn't care who made them, I just wanted me some PONY POLISH! Little did I know, Rainbow Honey is made with some real quality, passion and love put into the products. With that said, I can only hope I can put some effort and love into my Rainbow Honey swatches. So let's go. This post has 20+ images so BE WARNED!
When I opened my Rainbow Honey nail mail, I was surprised to find the packaging. Last time I made a huge order, all the bottles were in separate boxes. My Sweet Talk (and The Yokai but we'll get to that some other time) had some in one very cute, very fitted box package. The box was made of quality stock, and top notch printing.
Once I opened the shrink wrap and slid off the sleeve, it revealed an enclosed slight gloss card stock white box with "Rainbow Honey" in a holographic print. Very pretty. Once that box was open, the familiar individual bottle boxes were cozy and tucked into a fitted enclosure.
I've always liked the Rainbow Honey bottles. I have "top down" storage for my nail polish, meaning it's a giant mess in a single layer in a Rubbermaid container so I have to search for colours looking at the tops of the bottle. I think it's SO great that Rainbow Honey puts their label on top. Cult Nails and Rainbow Honey use a similar shape bottle and I'm telling you - I LOVE LABELS! Really awesome readability on these babies too. Always loved old typewriter-ish serif fonts. Yum!
Each bottle oozes with delight. I couldn't help but take macro shots of the polish and bottles:
As for swatches, I've been making individual posts with reviews but I'll try my best to recap as quickly as I can here.
Be Mine is a creamy romantic rosy pink with gold flecks. I used 3 coats for my swatches. Formula notes: Applies very smooth but if you are the type to paint over and over one spot (like I sometimes am), you may get patchy results.
XOXO is a glitter perfect for build-up. Enriched with cheery pinks that reflect a fuchsia, with a pinch of holo glitter and infused with a prominent sea of gold flecks. Formula notes: When layering over base colours, I personally prefer one coat of XOXO as I like maintaining my base colour and letting XOXO highlight on its own. I prefer a freckled glitter look.
Here's one coat over Be Mine:
Here's one coat over OPI In The Spot-Light Pink:
Here's what two coats of XOXO look like:
Lastly, here's the flagship of the Sweet Talk Collection - Sweet Talk! Pastel solid blue, purple and pink glitters suspended in a white jelly base. Formula notes: This may benefit from a base coat of white as when using only Sweet Talk, you need to be mindful of the white jelly build up, as well as glitters. Having a white base coat will allow you to focus on the glitter build up. Also the glitters are sticky, try to avoid getting them on the very tips as they tend to be the first to go with tip wear. Lastly, and certainly the most important - PLEASE USE TOP COAT! Make it look streamline and clean.
I wanted to try doing something fun with all the polishes from this collection, so I ended up trying taping. It was my first time and I had no idea what I was doing. It might have been too much, but I think with the right execution, Be Mine, XOXO and Sweet Talk all play very nice together.
I hope you found this mega post on Rainbow Honey's Sweet Talk Collection somewhat useful. I personally love the collection and found it to be worth every dollar spent. Let me know if you have any thoughts on this collection, if you like this kind of mega post, more photos, less photos. All feedback welcome (I am still new to this nail blog thing!). Thanks guys!