Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Rainbow Honey April Mystery Bag & Seriotype

Purple and Blue Seriotype Manicure

RH Delphine, Eidolon, Thistle Tresses Seriotype

Rainbow Honey April Mystery Bag Manicure

Rainbow Honey Eidolon, Delphine, Thistle Tresses

Layering with Rainbow Honey Thistle Tresses

Layering Rainbow Honey Delphine, Eidolon, Thistle Tresses

Rainbow Honey Eidolon, Delphine, Thistle Tresses
Rainbow Honey Eidolon, Delphine, and Thistle Tresses

Polishes Used:

1 Coat Beauty Secrets Ridge Filler
2 Coats China Glaze History of the World
Rainbow Honey Delphine
Rainbow Honey Eidolon
Rainbow Honey Thistle Tresses
SinfulColors Tempest
2 Coats SinfulColors Clear Coat
1 Coat Seche Vite

When I opened this month's Rainbow Honey mystery bag... there was a lot of oooooh-ing and ahhhhh-ing over the new shades. Delphine, a cool, pastel blue with turquoise shimmer. Eidolon, an intense purple shimmer in a lilac jelly base. Then, last but not least, Thistle Tresses, a glitter topper packed with turquoise shimmer, fuschia, pink, purple, light blue, and turquoise hex glitter, and light blue metallic circle glitter. These three were definitely meant to be worn together.

So that's exactly what I did!

Sadly, Tove didn't work as a base for this Seriotype. There just wasn't enough contrast against Delphine. I scrapped that idea, cleaned the polish off my nails, and started over, this time using History of the World from Chian Glaze. It's a darker medium blue shade with a little purple mixed in.

Next, I layered on a coat of Eidolon for sparkle. On top of that, I painted a coat of Delphine, blotting with the smooth side of bubble wrap cut from the packaging. For some reason, I thought I would experiment using bubble wrap like saran wrap. It would definitely work in a pinch, but I don't recommend using the bubbly side. If you've got saran wrap, just stick to using that. Truuuuuust me! O.o

After a quick blot of Delphine, I went back and added random splotches of Tempest and Delphine, blotting each time as I went to create a marbled look. When I was happy with the splotchiness of all 10 nails, I moved on to the glitter phase.

One coat of Thistle Tresses was followed by random swipes of Eidolon and Thistle Tresses. Two coats of clear coat helped seal everything together, along with a superthick coat of Seche Vite to make sure everything would dry in a decent amount of time. Lots of layers don't have to mean lots of dry time!

I definitely like how this mani turned out... but I really wish I would've used saran wrap. It's more pliable and gives you more definition between colors when you're blotting. In all the blotting and mixing, Delphine sort of got swallowed up in the manicure. I honestly might take this off tonight and swatch that one by itself, because it really is such a pretty, cool blue shade.

As for the rest of the mystery bag...

Contents of April 2015 Rainbow Honey Mystery Bag

Melon Fizz Nourishing Lip Balm 
You can never have too many lip balms, especially with a Toddler who will apply/eat an entire tube in one sitting! I think this is my 3rd Lip Balm from Rainbow Honey. The formula is moisturizing yet lightweight, which is definitely a must for the summer months! And if you're wondering how Melon Fizz and Midori compare? Melon Fizz is a little more demure and less sweet than Midori. It's like the honeydew to Midori's cantaloupe if you will. If you like melon scents, you can justify owning both.

Melon Fizz Sugar Lip Scrub
I haven't tried this yet, but I'm looking forward to it! Same great scent as the Lip Balm.

Pomelo Cutice Oil
This needs to be a perfume. It reminds me of Summer Juice from last year, but there's also notes that remind me of Incanto Shine, one of my favorite (and sadly discontinued) perfumes by Salvatore Ferragamo. I'm not sure if Rainbow Honey is reformulating Summer Juice into Pomelo or if they've tweaked the recipe and have dubbed it Pomelo. It's sweet and citrusy, but not overly cloying. I'm not sure how Rainbow Honey does it, but they are definitely experts at taking the cloy out of fragrances. When you're scent-sitive like me... that's a huuuuuge comfort knowing that you can wear it without fear of a headache.

Oh, and remember how I was telling you about that La Patisserie collection? According to Rainbow Honey's site, it will be available for purchase this Saturday! (April 18th...) No word on a specific time or anything, but we've gotten a little more info on the collection.

"10 new gorgeous colors... cremes, glitters, and shimmers accompanied by 3 new amazing scents; Rose Macaron, Petit Four, and Tea Biscuit! Plus, an array of the body care products Rainbow Honey is known for... Available exclusively on rainbowhoney.com 4.18.2015."

Yep. Still excited over here. I've been soooooooo very patient in waiting for this collection! I've also got a couple of cuticle balms, body splashes, and perfumes that I'm interested in ordering. Oh, and there might be cake pops...

#RHLapatisserie
A La Patisserie by Rainbow Honey (4.18.15) c/o Rainbow Honey

Should anything change in regards to the release date/time of this collection, I'll update this post as soon as I can. So until then cheries... bisous a bientรดt!

-S

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