And Rainbow Honey FAB Summer Set week is still going! Sick of these yet? I hope not. I'm Canadian so these polishes took a lifetime getting to me on the west coast (I believe Rainbow Honey is based on the American east coast), so while everyone has their swatches up and posted, I'll try and kick it up a notch. We'll see! Hope you like what I've done!
Today I've got Rainbow Honey Schrammi on deck. Taken from the press release, Schrammi is described as a deep coral lacquer with golden shimmer.
Formula-wise, I found Schrammi really workable. I felt like these FAB Summer Set cremes were created in the same vein as Be Mine from the Sweet Talk collection - a nice vibrant creme base with subtle gold shimmer - However, I felt like the summer set formula was a vast improvement. Rainbow Honey Schrammi had full coverage after 2 coats, no need for patch work. I'm really happy with the formula! My swatch is two coats, with no top coat:
Here's Rainbow Honey Schrammi, topped with Rainbow Honey Costa Del Sol - the glitter topper from the FAB Summer Set. It definitely adds some summer flare! Reminds me of a hot sunset on a beach. I used one coat of Costa Del Sol:
And I can't believe this happened but swatching and reviewing this set prompted me to try out (and I mean REALLY try out) OPI Matte Top Coat. Holy crap, I don't know what happened but I just fell in love. This is now my favourite matte top coat. So, I apologize in advance for OPI being such a glory hog in this post. I just love OPI Matte Top Coat over Rainbow Honey, each piece of shimmer, every hex glitter just stands out on its own. A real head turner for me! Here's a matted Rainbow Honey Schrammi with Costa Del Sol:
Well, I won't stop here. I'm going to keep going. We've seen Rainbow Honey Schrammi and Costa Del Sol a million times already on the Interwebs... But how does Rainbow Honey Schrammi do as a base colour? Spoiler alert: REALLY well! Here's Rainbow Honey Yoshimi from the Robot Collection. I just love how bold each colour is - the solid black and white squares are super stand out from the bold coral base creme. Splendid. I am pleased! One coat of Yoshimi, again over two coats of Schrammi:
And because you know I won't stop there, I went one step further - again, with OPI Matte Top Coat:
So as you can see, there's so many possibilities with these polishes - plain or with a glitter topper, glitter with matte, glitter and gloss - I hope that if you pick up this polish, you'll find a decent combination for yourself! Again 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/
What do you think of Rainbow Honey's improving formulas? I am finding they are just getting better and better with each release. Do you prefer your glitters with a gloss touch or matte finish? What's your favourite matte top coat? OPI really won me over here. Also: How do you feel about this amount of coverage on a single polish? Too much? Less photos? MOAR photos? I'm always trying to improve as I develop Claw of Cthulhu so let me know!
Full disclosure: This sample was provided for an unbiased review.