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 :) http://www.rainbowhoney.com/