Rainbow Multichrome Extravaganza!

I’m super excited to be sharing this post! I got together all of my rainbow-shifting polishes and swatched them.

This post is going to be extremely image heavy, be warned!

First I have my favorite of the bunch, Girly Bits Shift Happens, an absolutely gorgeous multichrome topper. It has a primarily red/gold/green shift, but you can also sometimes spot some blue peeking out. It’s too thin to layer to opacity, so I have two coats of this over OPI Dark Side Of The Mood.

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Next I have Girly Bits Thud!, which is pretty much a flakie version of Shift Happens. It has that same red/gold/green color shift, with the occasional blue showing through. This is also layered over DSotM. I’m kicking myself for putting a regular glossy topcoat over this, when a matte topcoat would have made the flakes more visible!

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And last I have a discontinued favorite, Color Club The Uptown. This is the old formula that was discontinued fairly recently, with the color shifting flakies suspended in a purple jelly. The new rendition of this color is kind of pretty, but it’s BORING, and doesn’t have the beloved rainbow flakies. I snagged three bottles of this right before they were discontinued, haha. I have one coat layered over Color Club Baldwin Blues.

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What do you guys think? Which one is your favorite?

Dark Side of the Mood and Baldwin Blues

I have a couple of pretty straightforward swatches here. The colors seem to be kind of random, but there’s a reason for it!

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First up is OPI Dark Side Of The Mood from their Fifty Shades of Grey collection. It’s a slate gray with some subtle shimmer.

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I actually picked this up not knowing that it was from the 50SOG line. The 50SOG display at the store had a bunch of random colors on it, and this was sitting alone on the shelf with the rest of the regular OPIs. I was under the impression that this was a creme that had gone off from sitting on the shelf for so long! The shimmer surprised me, but in a good way.

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Somehow, it managed to be sheer while also being a little tacky! I was not pleased. You can see where I ran into some trouble on my ring finger. This was two coats, but I probably would have slapped on a third if I wasn’t already using it for layering. It served its purpose, at least.

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And here we have Color Club Baldwin Blues from their Harlem Lights collection. I’m not sure how to describe this color. I kind of want to say “dusty navy,” haha.

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This was one coat. This was also used for layering, but on its own, I would have used two coats just to even things out.

What exactly these colors were layered under is coming up in a later post! The colors I’m swatching on there have a theme, and I didn’t want to distract from that, so I figured I’d give the undercoats a post of their very own. You shine on, li’l guys.

Ultimate

I forgot I’d swatched this! It’s strange because this is easily one of my favorite polishes from my collection. There was a lump on my ring finger, which was my own fault and didn’t have anything to do with the polish.

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This is two coats of Rainbow Honey Ultimate Weapon. It’s a plummy, deep purple jelly, with gorgeous blue shimmer. It dries to a soft matte. The above photos are without topcoat.

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And these are with topcoat. The topcoat makes the shimmer standout a little more, I think. I adore this color, I couldn’t stop staring at my nails.

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Ultimate Weapon is from Rainbow Honey’s Final Battle collection, which is based off Final Fantasy VII. 😀

Messy Easter egg nails!

Take THAT, weather! It was supposed to rain all holiday weekend—joke’s on you! It’s totally nice out!

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Since there was decent lighting today, I decided last minute to do some nail art (my first attempt!). I wanted to make my nails look like some kitschy dyed glittery Easter eggs, haha.

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I’m happier with it than I thought it would be! I always figured that I wouldn’t be able to pull off nail art because my hands shake and I’m left-handed (you only ever see my left hand in photos, meaning that it’s my worse side!). This was simple enough to do, though. 😀

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I started with two runny coats of Hard Candy Prep Squad. Luckily it evened itself out.

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Then I used a nail art brush and painted a stripe of Hard Candy Sweet Retreat. I went over it a second time to make it more opaque.

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Some tiny dabbing motions with a Sally Hansen I Love Nail Art pen made the white lines.

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I topped it off with a sparing coat of Icing Wifey to give it that glittery kitschy look. :B

Happy Easter, everybody!