Hola, OK so I am going to be gone for a few days. Why, you ask? I'll be hitting up PAX Prime in Seattle for work and then I'm taking Labour Day and possible another day off, but we'll see. With that said, my updates and catch up on your wonderful blogs will be sparse until I can get Claw of Cthulhu running to full potential. Edit: I totally started writing this before I left but now I am here and I can definitely say that this is my last post until the second week of September (I think)... So let's try to make it good? Here we go:
So here's a first look of something that is in the works at Rainbow Honey, soon to be released this season: this is Diamond Dust, from Rainbow Honey's Final Fantasy inspired collection appropriately named "the Final Battle". I know, right? As soon as I saw the graphic teaser from the Instagram account, I pretty much got my Prelude pump on (because that's a thing in my world). I'm very honoured to be sharing this. This is a "beta copy" of Diamond Dust, so there's no officially released description. The best way I can describe it is that Rainbow Honey Diamond Dust is a pink purple blue multichrome shimmer topper, with holographic flair throughout. Spoiler alert: It's fucking incredible.
Here's one coat of Rainbow Honey Diamond Dust over OPI Black Onyx:
For funsies, I wanted to see how it would look over a neutral, lighter colour. Here is one coat of Rainbow Honey Diamond Dust over OPI In The Spot-Light Pink:
I actually wanted to bring Rainbow Honey Diamond Dust with me to PAX Prime (video game inspired polish for a video game convention, why the Hell not right?) so here's Diamond Dust sponged tips with a full Diamond Dust highlight nail on top of OPI Black Onyx:
And the final form of my PAX Prime nails? I used some of that Ciate foil. I am not sure if I actually like it but it certainly helps with the illusion of it lasting longer because it's so inconsistent and can stand a few chips before wear gets obvious:
Overall, I find Rainbow Honey Diamond Dust to be a lot of fun. I don't usually like toppers because I don't like the idea of having to rely on already having a different coloured base polish for it to "work" but what's the actual difference between a topper and a glitter? Not much. I think Diamond Dust is set apart because of the very prominent holographic glitter flair and the strong shimmer. It's definitely better over darker colours. I tried it over top of black as well as a navy, but there isn't a significant difference in photos. In person, the topper definitely takes more from the base colour but like I said, it's fairly subtle. The shimmer is fairly prominent.
That's all for now! I'll be back in a while! What do you think of Rainbow Honey Diamond Dust? Are you ready to see more from the Final Battle collection? Will you be at PAX Prime? If so, come find me!
Full disclosure: This sample was provided for an unbiased review.