Saturday, August 30, 2014

Rainbow Honey - Crystal

Well I've certainly been busy with graduate school, but I couldn't pass up an opportunity to use this polish! It is quite possibly one of the most sparkly glitter topcoats I have ever seen.

Crystal is the limited edition polish for the month of August from Rainbow Honey, and I'm so glad I grabbed it! It has a clear base that has a pinkish-purple shimmer to it. There are all sorts of large, holographic glitter pieces, such as hearts, diamonds, stars, moons, and hexes. There is also plenty of fine microglitter to fill in the gaps!

I didn't want to apply Crystal over just black, but I did want the shimmer to show up on sort of a dark color. So, I applied it over Sinful Colors Smokin, which is a pretty deep gray creme. It's almost crazy how this much shimmer came from Crystal since Smokin is just a flat creme! Also, I used one coat of Crystal and got plenty of glitter.

You can see how all of the glitter, and even the shimmer in the base, really catch the light. I showed it both in and out of focus so you could see just how intense the holographic glitters are. It's really stunning on the nail!

Although I used just one coat, I did apply it a bit generously. However, I didn't have to fish for glitter, and I got a nice variety of shapes without even trying. It is a little chunky though, so dab it around instead of brushing it on if it seems a little thick.

I'm really happy with this polish, and can't wait to see how it looks over more colors now! Good news: it looks like it is still currently available from Rainbow Honey's website right now too! Grab it while you can :)


  1. If this one sells out or someone's looking for a drugstore alternative, Revlon Top Speed Celestial FX is looks to be similar except in a clear base. It's doesn't look to be as glitter packed based on your swatches, and I had to do some fishing for the shaped glitters, but the end effect is similar.

    1. That is indeed probably the closest! I completely forgot I had that one to compare. The shaped glitter is much more sparse in the Celestial FX one, and the base doesn't have the pinkish shimmer. But yes, a good alternative if you really want the stars and moons! Thanks for reminding me :)

  2. This is beautiful. I came across your blog while randomly searching glitter topcoats, and you've reviewed some great colours/polishes. Thanks for introducing me to this new brand! (My wallet says otherwise!)


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