I know it’s been quiet on the blog front; I’ve spent the last two months trying to get a mortgage, buy a house, and am now in the middle of moving. Well, I should be, and that is supposed to be my priority, but then I got something awesome in the mail that trumped all of that “should be” business. These are my very first blogger samples EVER, and they came from the wonderful Rainbow Honey.
I freely admit to being a big ole’ RH groupie. I first discovered them in February when they were running an amazing 25% off promo, and they offer free shipping and a free LE on purchases over $50. Their colors always have an amazing depth and sparkle to them, even if they’re not a full on glitter. And the packaging can’t be beat – full size bottles come in a box with a sticker on the top that has the name of the polish AND a sticker that shows what it looks like – so you don’t have to ask yourself, “hrm, I wonder which one God of Destiny was. . . ”
I somehow managed to stop myself from buying the full Final Battle set, but you can get all 15 polishes for $120. There are also three sets of 5 that are available for $45 per set, and individual polishes are $10 each. This month’s LE is a breast cancer pink color, Believe in Pink, and is included free in all $50 orders. Rainbow Honey also sells 4 mL minis for $5 each, so if you are on a budget but can’t narrow it down, you can get small versions of each of the Final Battle colors for a total of $60.
I was sent Ruby Weapon, Judgment Bolt, and Cetra for review. I can only apologize for not being able to get pictures in natural sunlight; we’ve had what I think is a solid week now of either outright rain, or cloudy “looks like it’s about to rain any second” weather.
Ruby Weapon is a rosy pink-red with a gold shimmer. My first reaction was that I had expected it to be more of a blood red from the name, and I’m not much of a pink fan, but it grew on me as I wore it. The gold took it out of the realm of the girly pinks for me. I initially used two coats but in strong light that wasn’t quite full coverage, so I went back for a third – and this third coat actually took it from the pinkish realm into more of a scarlet color, which I liked even more. This polish dried incredibly smoothly, and I didn’t even feel the urge to use my usual Seche Vite topcoat.
Next up, I decided to use Judgment Bolt as a topper on a couple of nails. This is a beautiful gold glitter; it was a great accent with one coat without being overwhelming. This would be a great addition to take your daytime polish into the realm of something a little dressier for a night out, without having to redo your manicure. Here, then, are Ruby Weapon and Judgment Bolt:
The third polish was Cetra, and I put off swatching it because of my pink aversion. I have to say though, this was really beautiful, especially with the sparkle to it. This is a pink I would wear again – and that’s really saying something.
Once again Rainbow Honey has delivered a beautiful set of sparkling colors. They just don’t know how to make boring polish, and this set is no exception. My full size order from the launch just arrived yesterday, and I can’t wait to play with them – I ordered the Weapons set, Diamond Dust, Tera Flare, Soldier, and Tidal Wave, though now I kind of wish I’d ordered Lifestream as well.