Thursday, June 13, 2013

Rainbow Honey The Summer of 199X Collection: Review & Swatches

Featuring 10 new colors inspired by the SNES classic "Earthbound," Rainbow Honey's latest collection, The Summer of 199X, continues the brand's love affair with bright colors, sparkling shimmers and unique inspirations. I've mentioned on here many times that Rainbow Honey is one of my very favorite indie brands, so I'm thrilled to be able to share a special RH treat with you today: three of the polishes from the new collection!

Tessie is a beautiful periwinkle shade with iridescent blue and purple shimmer. The base color is stunning but it's the shimmer in this one that really gets me. It's like it has a life of its own! I did both a shot in shade and full sunlight so you could see it in different lighting.

Apple Kid is proof positive that pink polish doesn't need to be boring! It's a vivid, sizzling magenta with a beautiful glassfleck shimmer that flashes in light. It really is a stunning polish and definitely one of my new favorite pinks!

Magic Cake is another one of Rainbow Honey's signature glitter toppers. This neon explosion of silver microflecks and matte glitters in hot pink, electric blue and lime green is so much fun! It's like funfetti cake on acid. Here's how Magic Cake looks over Apple Kid. I think they work perfectly together!

Tessie and Apple Kid are both two coaters, while I only used one for Magic Cake. I love all three polishes--no surprise there--and can't wait to grab some more of the shades from this collection once it launches! I have yet to get a single polish from Rainbow Honey that I didn't absolutely love and these beauties are no exception. The quality and the fun, imaginative colors from this brand never fail to wow me!

You have lots of different options for purchasing The Summer of 199X Collection. The collection will be available in a complete set of all 10 polishes in both mini and full sizes ($40 for the mini set, $90 for the full-size set). Or the collection is also available in two parts ("shimmery glitters" or "creme and glitter toppers") in full and mini sizes for $45 or $20, respectively. Of course, you can always purchase them individually in full sizes as well for $10 each.

There'll be an exclusive 24-hour pre-sale for Rainbow Honey customers tonight at 12:01 a.m. on their official website, with a wide release to follow on the 21st! For more info on the release and to see the rest of this fabulous collection, be sure to check out Rainbow Honey's Facebook page!

Disclosure: These polishes were sent to me for my honest review. For more information, please see my disclosure policy.


  1. Ooh I love these! Awesome swatches!

  2. Magic Cake over Apple Kid looks beautiful!!! I am so excited about this collection. Really looking forward to nail mail!


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