I’m sure you all know Crowstoes by now, but if you don’t, in my opinion it’s one of the most exiting new indie brands. With unique and fun polishes and collections based on for instance Alice in Wonderland and The Addams Family, who can resist them?!
I have a few Crowstoes polishes, and the first one I want to show you is Crowstoes Cheshire. Obviously inspired by the Cheshire Cat, it’s a formidable glitterbomb with different sized purple and magenta hexes, holo glitter and that something extra that made me fall for this one: big yellow hexes.
Here it is over my Essie mani from yesterday, this might not be the perfect “undies”, I think Cheshire would pop more over a lighter purple or lilac. I’ll try that next time!
I’ve tried Cheshire a couple of times before, so I knew that it was very thick. According to the “disclaimer” on Llarowe and Overall Beauty, this is made with uncut suspension base and thick consistency is to be expected. Before this mani, I thinned it to my preference, and that made it nice and easy to apply. You’ll only need one coat for extreme glitterification! Cheshire is also a thirsty glitter, so use your best “glitter food” topcoat.
Chaosophia wanted to see Pahlish Toxic and Timeless swatches, and I guess great minds think alike, because that was the polish I had already put on my nails!
T&T has a seaweed green jelly base with small iridescent glitter, large blue/lime/chartreuse hex and blue/chartreuse bars. It’s such an awesome glitterbomb, just looking at the bottle makes me kinda breathless. It’s like staring into a parallel galaxy.
I decided not to layer this over anything, because I wanted it to look as deep and glittery as it does in the bottle. This was achieved with three coats of T&T on its own. Now, this was challenging to apply, to say the least. Because of the sheer amount of glitter in the base, the consistency of the polish was more like oatmeal. I had to get creative to get an even application, so there was a lot of dabbing and pushing around even with cuticle sticks.
I added a bunch of thinner to the bottle (two big droppers full of Seche Restore) after doing this mani, and it looks like it would apply much better now. I rather prefer it to be too thick though, it’s easier to thin it than to thicken a polish that’s too thin with sinking glitter.
Here’s the second one of the Rainbow Honey Equestrias I bought, this is Rainbow Honey A Little Kindness, based on the pony Fluttershy. The Rainbow Honey website describes this one as rose, white, gold, and soft green glitters float in a delicate and sheer yellow base with an iridescent pink shimmer.
A Little Kindness is just as cute as its sister The Worst Possible Thing, I think I’m in love with these lacquers. I’m not going to say much more, because I have a lot of pics of this one, and I’m just going to let them speak for themselves. I’ve layered one coat of “Kindness” over a bubblegum pink jelly franken I made.
This polish wasn’t as thick as the other Rainbow Honey I’ve tried, it was easy to apply, and the glitters dispersed evenly, with just a little dabbing here and there. The pink shimmer is just divine, and I think it looks great both in bright light and in daylight. I’ve used Gelous x 2 + Seche Vite over this mani, and it’s completely glassy smooth.
Another thing I love about Rainbow Honey, is the packaging. Each bottle comes in a super cute box, it looks so pro and exclusive!
With a colordrop and the name on the top of the box, very convenient! (The bottles also have labels with the color names on top of the bottles.)
What do you think of this brand? Have you tried any Rainbow Honeys yet, or are you going to? I can’t wait for the other two collections to come back in stock, both the Sakura Matsuri and the Chrono Cross collections look so pretty!
So I’m back (from outer space)! Ok, silly lyrics aside, I finally found some time to post! I don’t know how regularly I’ll be able to update, though, but I hope you’re ok with some random posting for a while. It’s better than no posts at all, right?
Let’s kick this blog into gear with an amazing creation from Australia, the stunning multichrome Ozotic Pro 507 Aurora. I usually don’t buy polish without studying swatches online, but when I saw the bottle pic of this one over at Picture Polish, I couldn’t snatch it up fast enough. (Seems like someone else thought the same as well, because unfortunately it’s out of stock right now.)
Anyway, this is a polish that really lives up to its name, this definitely has an aurora borealis look to it. (Or maybe it’s aurora australis, since the polish is from Oz?! Duh!) The main shift is from deep, glowy yellow to bright green, and at certain angles you can see a blue flash as well. So gorgeous it warrants an epic picspam!
Like the other multichrome Ozotic Pros, Aurora is sheer and needs to be layered over black to get this color. I don’t think it played well with my “underwear” polish, because I got a lot of bubbles. Shown here is two coats of Aurora over Zoya Raven.
I hope you liked this beauty, and I promise to be back when you least expect it! Have a nice weekend, everyone!
This year’s fall collection from China Glaze is called Metro, and I have to say I think this is one of the coolest fall collections this year. Lots of funky colors and some awesome glitters!
It consists of two sets, Uptown and Downtown.
Uptown: CG In The City, Urban-Night, Traffic Jam, City Siren, Brownstone, Street Chic
Downtown: Skyscraper, Concrete Catwalk, Westside Warrior, Trendsetter, Loft-y Ambitions, Midtown Magic
The Downtown set had most of the colors I liked in this collection, because I got Skyscraper, Concrete Catwalk and Trendsetter from these six, but only Traffic Jam from the Uptown set.
Let’s take a look, shall we?
A mustard yellow or light olive green with golden shimmer. Without doubt the most unusual color in this collection, and I can’t decide whether I like it or not.
Dark, blueish grey creme. Simple, but very chic, I love this!
Bright purple berry or light grape creme. So bright, like a fall version of my favorite raspberry creme Heli-Yum.
Last, but not least, this beautiful glitter! A denim blue jelly base with silver and blue glitter. Gorgeous!
The formula on these was great, nice and creamy, very easy to apply. I needed two coats for Trendsetter, Concrete Catwalk and Traffic Jam, while Skyscraper was opaque in three coats.
I bought these polishes from Nailsupplies, China Glaze is available for $2.99 a bottle.
What do you think of the China Glaze Metro collection? Which colors would you chose?