It's Friday for real this time here on Claw of Cthulhu and I am ending the week with the last of my sample pack from Rainbow Honey's latest collection "The Summer of 199X", based on Super Nintendo's Earthbound. I hope you're all enjoying these so far and remember, if you are interested, TONIGHT there is an exclusive pre-order on Rainbow Honey's website for RH customers! Check their Facebook page to keep yourself posted!
Anyway. It's time for Rainbow Honey Magic Cake. I nearly died when I saw the press release with this glitter on it and was so happy to be able to see it in person. I can tell you right now, it's probably in my Top 3 of "Must Have" polishes from this collection.
... Who's that karate kid standing on top of the bottle? As you know, all the polishes of The Summer of 199X are based on characters and things in the game Earthbound. Now Magic Cake is "a cake made from "leftover ingredients" which invokes a vision of distorted and colorful scenery. This cake allows the player to briefly take control of Poo. After this scene, Poo will join the party." It's definitely an ode to special brownies, which the Vancouver part of me can laugh heartily at! (Source). Anyhoo, Rainbow Honey describes Magic Cake as "Turn any manicure into a neon blast with these bright glitters; word on the street is this cake will make you trip!" Again, I just love the cheeky reference to the "psychodelic" nature of magic cake!
Specifically, this glitter contains mostly magenta, lime and sky blue glitters - the magenta and lime glitters range from small square to oversize hex, and then sky blue glitters are mostly multisized hex. There is also bits of opalescent flakies. It's subtle enough to have the neon glitters really take the spotlight! I feel like Magic Cake is the technicolour version of Yoshimi! Formula-wise, the topper is packed enough for a fun look with one coat. You could add two coats to turn things up louder, but I personally like it fine with one coat.
Here's Rainbow Honey Magic Cake over top of OPI Black Onyx and a Zoya Snow White highlight:
..... Aaaaaand matted with Essie Matte About You:
I wanted to see how this would work in a jelly sandwich, but I personally think I screwed it up. I used OPI Care to Danse? three layers to start with as a base, and then two layers on top of Magic Cake. I really should have left it at one!
And matted with Essie Matte About You, it still doesn't look that good... But I think it's my fault for sloppy application and the 2 layers on top. Gah:
And just for funsies, I combined The Summer of 199X Magic Cake with fall's Yokai collection. I know, I know, I do all the unorthodox things. This doesn't look that good but...:
And matted (which looks the slightest bit better):
Anyway, not the best combinations but I do love Magic Cake over a plain black and white. Not the best in my jelly sandwich, or over a fall colour, but I am willing to bet that Magic Cake will look great over anything in the Summer of 199X collection. Here is Magic Cake again over Apple Kid and Tessie:
Alright, I've been working 12 days in a row and I'm spent. I'll be sleeping in through the afternoon tomorrow hopefully! But before I do that, I'll be picking up the entire Summer of 199X collection on Rainbow Honey's website tonight. Last copypasta:
The Summer of 199X Collection will be officially released on 6/21/2013 at 12:01AM EST and it will be available at www.rainbowhoney.com and participating retail partners around the globe!
We’ll have an exclusive 24-hour pre-sale for rainbow honey customers on 6/14/2013, 12:01AM EST.
The Summer of 199X Collection will be available as:
- Complete full-size (15ml, $90) or mini-size (4ml, $40) collection
- Part I or Part II, full-size (15ml, $45ea) or mini-size (4ml, $20ea) sets
- and full-size bottles (15ml, $10ea)
Rainbow Honey will also be offering FREE Shipping and a FREE Limited Edition Lacquer on all orders of $50 or more (US & Canada only).
And again, if you know where I can get a copy of the Animal Crossing New Leah Nintendo 3DS XL bundle, please let me know. I want nothing more than to snuggle in bed all day and play video games right about now. What do you think of Magic Cake? Too loud? What kind of polish would you layer it over?
Full disclosure: This sample was provided for an unbiased review.