I can't believe it but I can't believe that I have about a week left until I leave to Europe for a month! Gahhh it's coming up so soon and because I was sick for two weeks, I am so behind, ahhhhh!!! #firstworldproblems But nonetheless, I am really excited because I am going to try and get back to a place where I'm taking photos out of passion again. I am bringing the smallest amount of clothes and packing cameras! I'll definitely miss having my nail polish too - so I think I am going to try and locate a bottle of OPI Nail Envy Matte over yonder and bring my cuticle creams. It's gonna be cray - so I'll try to update this blog as much as I can during the next week and update once a week as well. ANYHOO, today I've got a nice spring shade!
This is Rainbow Honey Swordlily, from the Midnight Garden collection. It's a purple light magenta toned polish with a ton of gold flakes. The flakes are gorgeous! The formula was great, only took two coats for full coverage. Here's my swatch without top coat:
Honestly, I love this colour. It's perfect for spring - and very pretty. I think that my skintone, however, is not best suited with this shade. It kind of sucks, but that doesn't mean that I don't love this colour! I'm going to have to play around with perhaps incorporating it with nail art - I can see some awesome ideas pairing it with black.
Aaaaand the bonus swatch... I got Rainbow Honey Poffin Party with my February Mystery Bag. It's a clear suspension base packed with shimmer, and multi-sized pink, yellow, green, orange, blue circle glitter and pink square glitters. Here's Rainbow Honey Poffin Party without any top coat:
Welp, I am going to have to be honest with myself and say: I don't like this polish. I feel bad - I want to like this polish, it looked very cute in the bottle, the colours go so well together - it's based on Pokemon! But... I don't like this polish. What's not to love? The large circle glitters really ruined it for me: They're absurdly thick, and they look as though the colours have been printed on so from a side view, you can see the whites of the material, and the flat side looks streaky. I hate to say this, I really do - I love Rainbow Honey and this will sadly not be a full sized bottle that I will be purchasing. I have a full collection but I just can't see myself wanting to use this polish.
I tried to resolve the thick glitter syndrome by using two coats of Seche Vite, but sadly they were still so thick on the nail. Here's some swatches of that:
What do you think of Swordlily - do you have any spring time favourite nail polishes in your collection? What do you think of Poffin Party? Have you dealt with this type of thick glitter before?