Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Rainbow Honey - Sweet Talk Collection - XOXO and Sweet Talk

I was super pleased to receive these from Rainbow Honey. I got the email that they were sending bloggers 2 of the 3 polishes in the collection and including a $5 dollar off promo code to purchase the 3rd (or anything else they sell for that matter) and I was so hoping these were the 2 I got. The promo code is also for you guys to use!

*** PROMO CODE = SWEETTALK$5 (promo code expires 2/28/2013)***

The Collection will be officially released on 1/25 at 12:01 AM EST at rainbowhoney.com

Rainbow Honey is also having a giveaway on their facebook page for these special edition polishes:

Dearly Beloved or My Love (one or the other) will also be available as a gift with purchase of $50 or more once the Sweet Talk Collection goes live on January 25.

So here are the lovelies that I received:

Sweet Talk - 3 coats with 1 coat of top coat that was not thick enough *kicks bottle* I should have used Glitter Food.

I then added 1 coat of XOXO

XOXO - Funky french with OPI Kiss me on my Tulips and 2 coats of XOXO no topcoat

Check out the shimmer! I frigging adore this polish.

I feel the need to reswatch Sweet Talk in 1 coat over a white base. I feel that the 3 coats needed for opacity sort of muted the colours that I wanted to pop. Also, next time I will use a thicker topcoat.

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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Nail Pattern Boldness - Glitter Food

I am not reviewing a colour. I am not reviewing a topcoat. I am reviewing the middle man, or lady as it were.  Glitter Food is a multitasker (hence it is also known as fix a flat).  Allison is a fabulous chick who makes fabulous stuff.

First off, this is a bottle of clear polish. The puddle in the bottom is actually spectraflair.


See? Wee puddle of spectraflair.

Add a little bit of Glitter Food/Fix a Flat et voila! Rainbow topcoat.

So today on the Nail Pattern Boldness Facebook page I saw Allison post a link to a Glitter Food review post (much better than mine, go look) which inspired me to do one of my own!

I decided I would try to conquer one of the nail world's most beautiful pain in the ass polishes .. the mylar glitter.

This is OPI Ink + Color Club Covered in Diamonds (I love you, but I het chu CiD) + Glitter Food + SV

These pictures alternate between no Glitter Food and with Glitter Food.

*rubs nails along face and does not get scratched at all*

You can purchase Glitter Food through Llarowe and the Nail Pattern Boldness Etsy shop

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CrowsToes - Celaeno and Taygete in the sun!

Okay so I already swatched these. I swatched the heck out of them, but not in outdoor lighting because really there was none. A perpetual cloud hangeth over Vancouver. Sun... I am disappoint.

So today there was a wee smidgen of sun! I got 3 CrowsToes Pleiades swatched, and only 2 of them looked decent when I uploaded. Way to fail at taking pictures self.

Both are 2 coats on all but ring which is 1 coat over black.



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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Pretty Serious - Christmas Without Snow Collection

I love Pretty Serious. Kaz is amazing. The customer service is fabulous. Recently, after an issue switching shipping methods that ended up in a delay, they sent out free ship codes to the people who were affected. They kept us all informed of what was going on as soon as they knew. I really appreciate that kind of thing. They are going to be keeping my business for a long time ;)

The boxes on these are gorgeous. I love collectable boxes. I have gone on before about how much I love the Pretty Serious boxes, so I will spare you this time.

Here is but a single picture!

I don't have as many pictures of this collection as I normally do (far too many) for several reasons. Here is what I have!

Blue Gums on Boxing Day - 2 coats



Hot Summer Nights - 1 coat. ONE COAT!



Twinkling Lights - 1 coat over Hot Summer Nights



Party by the Pool - This is 2 coats, I could have gone for a 3rd. This one needs thinner. It was a lot more opaque looking irl. Quite blingy and fabulous also!



Santa's Sunburn - 1 coat (you know I love 1 coaters)



Seasonal Sunset - 2 coats over top of Santa's Sunburn. This polish likely does not need to be layered, but that is what I did so here you go.


Outdoors (ugly picture sorry for lack of symmetry re: nail positioning and also for the glittery mess or whatever)

 Overall I am very pleased with this collection.

I love the contrasting blue shimmer over top of the green of Blue Gums on Boxing Day. I love the fiery depth of Seasonal Sunset. Santa's Sunburn is one of my favourite kinds of red but a bit more rusty leaning. Party by the Pool was squishy sparkly fabulousness. Hot Summer Nights is a gorgeous near black with a slick shimmer. Twinkling Lights is frigging copper and blue glitter.. COPPER and blue.

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Monday, January 7, 2013

Rainbow Honey - The Sweet Talk Collection Preview

I was very happy to find this in my mailbox this afternoon!

Just in time for Valentine's Day, Rainbow Honey presents the Sweet Talk Collection: Be Mine: A lovely kiss of pink on your nails with a dusting of microshimmer and gold flecks Sweet Talk: A decadently sweet collection of pastel glitters in a white jelly with hidden shimmer XOXO: A ravishing blend of glitters and flakes in a clear base for easy use over any manicure For this trio, Dee - Rainbow Honey's Chief Designer - chose to create two colors that were wearable on their own - Be Mine and Sweet Talk - yet still fun and shimmery. In addition to these two, XOXO adds that extra dimension and spark when you want it - perfect for an accent nail or as a full manicure for extra sparkle! With names inspired by the sweet nothings of conversation hearts and colors reminiscent of the candies and cards we exchanged as children, the Sweet Talk Collection is sure to put a smile on the face of that special someone in your life - or maybe your own! 

The Collection will be officially released on 1/25 at 12:01 AM EST at rainbowhoney.com and participating Retail Partners around the world. Pin It