As FAB Summer Set week comes to a close, Rainbow Honey is teasing its fans over at their Facebook page with previews of their new set called "The Summer of 199X". If you're a fan, you don't want to be missing out on this. But anyway, I'm still on with the FAB Summer Set - last one! I saved this sparkle monster for last to end the week.
Here's Rainbow Honey Costa Del Sol. From the press release, it's described as "a shimmery lacquer full of iridescent and holographic glitters ready to add some sun and sparkle to your manicure". I would say that's accurate but to be specific, Costa Del Sol is comprised of a saturated mix of gold shimmer, with holographic gold hex and bar glitter. I know, I know - BAR GLITTER RIGHT? Well, this one fights back against that nasty reputation that bar glitter has.
The formula for this is great - just one coat is needed for that extra sparkle and there's no problems with glitter placement on the natural stroke, no sticky suspension base. A perfect glitter topper (and with bar glitter, who would have thought huh?). Here's Rainbow Honey Costa Del Sol over two coats of OPI Black Onyx with no top coat:
And if you've been following along this week - you'll be aware of my latest OPI Matte Top Coat obsession. Obviously I had to see what this looks like with a matte finish!:
I don't know guys, I think this glitter is super gorgeous. I love it over a black for a real stark contrast. On the flip side, how does Costa Del Sol fair against a lighter colour? I chose Rainbow Honey Be Mine from the Sweet Talk collection, which is what I was reminded of with Schrammi and Tenda due to the similarities with tone and gold shimmer. Here's one coat of Costa Del Sol over two coats of Be Mine:
And again with the OPI Matte Top Coat... I seriously can't get enough of this top coat. I am going to take a break from it next week because I know I'll just gush again... But seriously, this is GORGEOUS:
And just to get as much coverage on Costa Del Sol as I can. Here it is again over Schrammi and Tenda:
I have to be honest and say that I thought I owned something similar to this. (In fact, my avatar nails are sporting a glitter topper very similar to this!) But this is a one coat, no fuss sparkle - and I love that extra gold shimmer. Sometimes it just makes a world of difference with the extra bang! I wish you could purchase just the glitter topper alone, but I think it just makes the set that much worth it.
From the press release:
The FAB Summer Set is now available through fab.com for a limited time only. Each set contains 3 full size 15ml nail lacquers designed exclusively for FAB by Rainbow Honey. $25. While supplies last. For more information visit http://fab.com/designer/rainbow-honey/
I hope all of you have something fun or relaxing planned for your weekend! I am going to try and walk in my new Jeffery Campbell Litas, hahaha. I haven't worn heels in aaaaages! What do you think of BAR GLITTER? Is this one tolerable enough or are you still on the bar glitter hate train?
Full disclosure: This sample was provided for an unbiased review.