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.
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!
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.
What do you guys think? Which one is your favorite?
I have a couple of pretty straightforward swatches here. The colors seem to be kind of random, but there’s a reason for it!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ultimate Weapon is from Rainbow Honey’s Final Battle collection, which is based off Final Fantasy VII. 😀
Take THAT, weather! It was supposed to rain all holiday weekend—joke’s on you! It’s totally nice out!
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.
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. 😀
I started with two runny coats of Hard Candy Prep Squad. Luckily it evened itself out.
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.
Some tiny dabbing motions with a Sally Hansen I Love Nail Art pen made the white lines.
I topped it off with a sparing coat of Icing Wifey to give it that glittery kitschy look. :B
Happy Easter, everybody!