A bit of a late post here due to an appointment in the afternoon but alas, the show must go on with this week's Rainbow Honey FAB Summer Set. I swear we're almost done here and next week we'll be back on track with the regular fluff and swatching my personal nail polish collection, which doesn't seem to end ever! Ready? Well, here we go -
Today I've got Rainbow Honey Tenda from the FAB Summer Set. From the press release, Tenda is described as a bright kelly green lacquer with golden shimmer. On par with the course - that's exactly how I would describe Tenda. Spoiler alert: it's gorgeous.
Formula wise, Rainbow Honey Tenda hits the mark. Just as I described with Schrammi that these cremes seem to be created in the same vein as Be Mine from the Sweet Talk collection, complete with gold shimmer - I think the formula is vastly improved with better coverage. No need for any patching. No fuss and very quick drying. My swatch is two easy coats with no top coat:
Here's Rainbow Honey Tenda with the feature glitter topper from the FAB Summer Set - Rainbow Honey Costa Del Sol. I've always been a sucker for green and gold combinations so naturally, I loved this. I only needed one coat of Costa Del Sol to get this level of effect:
And because I was SO floored by how OPI Matte Top Coat looked over my swatches with Schrammi, I just had to go for it again with Tenda and Costa Del Sol. OPI Matte Top Coat just KILLS IT! I am loving the gold shimmer turning into really beautiful gold flecks:
Now this might seem... Pretty unorthodox, but I wanted to see what else I could put over Rainbow Honey Tenda. I could have used Yoshimi but I didn't want to do the same thing twice, and I just know that it would look good. That's just a given granted the bold nature of both polishes... So I decided to take a risk here... What would Rainbow Honey My Love look like over Rainbow Honey Tenda? Well, it looked awkward but you know what it reminded me of? Sailor Jupiter. And I love Sailor Jupiter so I am just going to roll with it. Here's one coat of Rainbow Honey My Love over two coats of Rainbow Honey Tenda:
I definitely like this combination matted with OPI Matte Top Coat - I feel like it's a little confusing on its own but you definitely get the shimmer and pink hearts to stand out when matted:
So again, it's a weird awkward combination but due to my love for Sailor Jupiter - I am just going to roll with it. Gotta hand it to my sailor scouts!!! Maybe I'll have to do a weird one with Dearly Beloved for Sailor Mars to match my tattoo? Well soon enough maybe!
That's Rainbow Honey Tenda for you and 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/
How do you like Tenda? Is Sailor Jupiter a good enough excuse for that weird awkward combination up there? (I hope so!) Jeeez, any of you grow up with Sailor Moon? Tomorrow I've got one last polish from the FAB Summer Set!
Full disclosure: This sample was provided for an unbiased review.