Good afternoon! This post comes to you from a very annoyed Rebecca - there is construction going on on my street and there are about 15 big noisy stupid trucks and steamrollers going up and down and beeping and groaning and OMG I'm going nuts. They woke me up at 7am! And they are so loud I can't even take an afternoon nap to make back my sleep! Ah!
Construction, I hate you.
Today I'll be showing you another indie polish, this time from Rainbow Honey.
Rainbow Honey is an indie brand that doesn't really seem like an indie brand, their polishes and packaging are very professional! I love the effort that goes into these polishes, the bottles are so cute and the boxes are cuter!
I purchased three mini polishes from RH after seeing many beautiful swatches.
My disenchantment with indie polish continues though, and I'm not really stoked on these.
Rainbow Honey - Pinkie Promise
This is a pink shimmery base with lots of glitter. I love the way it looks!
Buuut, I don't really love the way it applies. The brush for these mini bottles is far, far too small. I'm not usually one to complain about mini brushes because they don't bother me but this one is just too small. The brush doesn't get far enough into the polish bottles to use it easily or comfortably.
I had to apply three coats of glitter to get enough on the nail to be satisfied.
I layered this polish over China Glaze Dance Baby, one of my favorite pink cremes.
Dance Baby is not a polish that stains. But with this on top... I got stained.
Return of the staining indies.
The large pink glitters from this polish stain your nails, they seep down through the base coat and leave horrible pink patchy stains that are very deep.
In my last post, I discussed how this happened to me with a Lush Lacquer, and no one had the same problem with LL but people did bring up Rainbow Honey doing this to them. And I've seen other people post about this one doing it before, too.
So I know in this case, I am not the only one having glitter staining problems.
That's the thing with handmade polish, you just can't be sure of what you're getting, and I feel like a bitch for complaining about it but hey, I think it's better for me to be honest than to sugarcoat it.
I'm just so annoyed that these polishes cost so much money and end up being a waste.
Oh well. I'll have to be more careful in the future with my indie purchases!
BUT. Never fear, not all indies are problematic. I have swatches of some nice ones coming up this week!