Alright guys, so because I won't be back until next Tuesday as it's a holiday here in BC (and I think most of Canada), I've gotta end this week with a bang. I've actually been excited to share it all week so I am relieved I can finally reveal it. I've got Rainbow Honey The Kraken, from The Summer of 199X collection. You can currently buy this one at Rainbow Honey's online shop individually, in The Summer of 199X: Part 1 set (full or mini size), and of course, if you're crazy like me - the full Summer of 199X set.
Where do I begin? Rainbow Honey The Kraken was named after the Kraken in Earthbound, which is one of the bosses you encounter. Here's the copypasta of the description on Rainbow Honey's website: The Kraken is a marine jelly with a blue and green glow filled with glitters, shimmer, and the sea monster’s own holographic Crashing Boom Bang! I would say that's actually about right. Application and formula were great. It's a glitterbomb, so sometimes these have a tendency to clump, but not this one. It was also surprisingly opaque. You can wear it alone, or over top another colour in one coat. I love that it spreads even enough to give that versatility. It finishes surprisingly smooth and slick as well. I'm gushing, I'm sorry. Here's my swatch of Rainbow Honey The Kraken in two coats without top coat:
The first time I used The Kraken, I actually wore it over OPI Black Onyx. I know some people have said they found it too dark, but as a lover of dark colours - I do love the contrast I get, and you don't necessarily lose the green glitter glows through the marine shimmer foundation. I actually think it looks quite lovely over black and it was a huge hit with the bridesmaids at the wedding I shot last weekend!:
Also LOL at me trying to experiment with a different hand pose. I just wish I could move my hand better!
As I mentioned before, The Kraken dries fairly smoothly considering it's a glitter party but it does have a bit of texture - it's just something you can't avoid sometimes. I tried using Rainbow Honey Summer Juice Scented Top Coat, which came with my Summer Juice Set from FAB (I got my US friend to ship it to me because FAB charges $40 for shipping to Canada for whatever ridiculous reasons). I didn't get to test the durability of the top coat as I only wore this for a day, but man, if you love the smell of the Summer Juice Cuticle Stick, you'll love the Summer Juice Scented Top Coat. Mmmmm smells quite nice. It doesn't quite have the same thickness that my Seche Vite has but it does provide a decent enough shine and a lovely scent to boot! I wouldn't use it over say, an OPI Liquid Sand or Zoya Pixiedust, as it won't be thick enough to rid the texture. Here's Rainbow Honey Summer Juice Scented Top Coat over top of Rainbow Honey The Kraken:
Rainbow Honey The Kraken definitely made my top polishes in The Summer of 199X's collection and I'd even go as far to say it's a "must have". What do you think are The Summer of 199X's "must haves"? Is The Kraken what you'd thought it would be? For now, I've got another Rainbow Honey polish on for yet another wedding I'm shooting this weekend (eerrryday I'm hustlin') so I hope you guys all enjoy the weekend, whether it be long or normal!