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Friday, 15 February 2013

Rainbow Honey Sweet Talk Collection


Good afternoon polish fans!  Hope you all had a great Valentine's Day yesterday and got to spend it with your loved ones or at least doing something fun and/or relaxin' and maxin'.  I spent mine relaxin' and maxin' with my little boys for the most part but I did also manage to pop in to see my parents for a couple hours as well.  The hubby is at work and comes home next week so we'll have a belated Valentine's Day celebration of some sort when he returns.

Today I bring you a belated Valentine's mani and my review of the Rainbow Honey Sweet Talk Collection.  I received my Sweet Talk Collection in the mail a week or so ago and could not wait to use them.  I did my nails that night I was so excited for these polishes!!!  Rainbow Honey is probably one of my fave indie polish brands, if not my absolute fave at this point!  The Sweet Talk Collection are their 2013 Valentine's polishes and they could not have been any more perfect!  As a collection it had a little bit of everything I love from indie polishes and covered all of the categories of polishes.






As always I am utterly impressed by the attention and detail to the packaging of Rainbow Honey products.  Before I even get to the actual polishes themselves I am floored and overjoyed by the darling boxes that the polishes come in and all the extra information and details on the boxes.  

And obviously once you get to the polishes themselves, they NEVER disappoint!



Left to Right is Be Mine, Sweet Talk and XOXO.  I used flash for these photos and the closer up bottle shots below so that you could see all the glitters and shimmer in all their glory.  But yet these photos still don't do these polishes any justice!


Be Mine is described as "A lovely kiss of pink on your nails with a dusting of microshimmer and gold flecks."  In my opinion is the the absolute perfect pink!  It's creamy and a beautiful shade of pink, not too bright, not too girly, not too bublegummy, not too dark, and it has the added shimmer to make it not boring and give it just that little something extra compared to your basic pink creme.


Sweet Talk is described as "A decadently sweet collection of pastel glitters in a white jelly with hidden shimmer."  I love all of Rainbow Honey's white polishes so far but this is by far my most fave white polish of any brand, indie or not!  The combination of the pastel glitters with the white base is so yummy and the colours are perfect together.  It looks like candy in a bottle and so sweet.


XOXO is described as "A ravishing blend of glitters and flakes in a clear base for easy use over any manicure."  Now this is a glitter polish!!!  It's G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S!!!  I think this is definitely my most fave glitter polish now and I can't wait to try it over a bunch of different colours.  It's like gold and crushed pink diamonds on your nails.  What girl wouldn't love that?!?!?!

So that's the collection in a nutshell.  The most perfect combination of polishes you could ever ask for in a trio of polish if you ask me!


And now let's get to my mani!





I could not decide which of the three polishes to use first so I thought they all worked so well together as a trio why not use them all in one mani?  Also figured this would be the perfect way to show off the whole collection and how well they all mesh together.  So I kind of turned it into a skittle mani.

So I used Be Mine in 3 thinner coats on my thumb and ring finger.  On my ring finger I used one coat of XOXO over Be Mine.  Be Mine applied nice and smooth but I had to be careful with how many brush stroke I took as I found if did too many it caused dragging/balding issues, but that is basically true of almost any polish.  I could have possibly used just 2 coats if I used thicker coats but I found this applied more evenly in thinner coats and after 2 thin coats it was opaque but there was an ever so slight VNL.  Dry time was great and it applied nice and smooth.  I did a couple photos below with flash so that it would bring out the shimmer and sparkle of the polishes although nothing truly does these justice like real life.

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Sweet Talk is an amazing white polish.  It is a must have for any white polish lover!!  It applied like a dream.  I find white polishes can be tricky sometimes.  They can be too diluted and not really reach full opacity without using undies or they can be too opaque and mute and hide the glitters too much.  But this one was just perfect and I got full opacity in just 2 decent coats.  No dragging or balding issues here and all the glitters still showed nicely.  And there are tons of glitters in this white polish so you get lots of glitters as well and it's not just mainly white with a few glitters disbursed here and there, which is the other issue I have with white polishes sometimes.  I used just 2 coats on my index and middle fingers and again I used 1 coat of XOXO on my middle finger.  Dry time was great again and it dried quite smooth even though there was a decent amount of hex glitters and a couple layers as I did more than one coat with no undies.  Again I did a couple pictures with flash to show the shimmer and sparkle of the glitters.

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I think of all the types of polish out there glitters are my absolute fave!  I'm like a raven, anything glitzy or sparkly LOL. Well XOXO is the mother of all glitters as far as I'm concerned.  It would look great over ANY colour I would imagine and it's just perfect.  Like I said above it's like crushed pink diamonds with a little dusting of gold!!!  It applies very well and for as much glitter and flakes as there are in this polish it's not really gloopy and it doesn't even dry all that gritty.  For a heavily glitter dense polish it dries quite smooth.  As mentioned above, I used one coat of XOXO over Sweet Talk on my middle finger and one coat over Be Mine on my ring finger and I did strictly XOXO in 3 coats alone, no undies, on my pinky.  I am dying over it on it's own!!!!!!!!!!!!!  But it is great over the other polishes as well.  The other polishes are perfect on their own but the XOXO just amps up the glitz factor and gives it a little something extra.  No picture does this polish justice, however, I did manage to get some good shots but it glistens and shines in real life so beautifully.

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I topped everything off with one generous coat of Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat, as always, and I think that this has been my fave mani in a long time.  It could not have been more perfect for Valentine's Day and I am so so so thankful I sprung for the full sized bottles of these babies rather than the minis like I usually do for a whole collection.  I'm even thinking of a backup of XOXO I love it that much and will probably find a way to work it into almost any mani from this point forward LOL.

So what do you all think?

And don't forget, I'm doing inexpensive, quality manis out of my home again when my husband is home so if you are in the Edmonton, Alberta area get a hold of me to make an appointment.  I have a decent collection of brand name polishes to choose from or you can also chose to get a mani done with one of my own polish creations, Mrs. P's Nail Potions.  All my various forms of contact are listed on my Contact Me page.

Have a great rest of the day and Happy Belated Valentine's Day all! ox's

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