June 20, 2013

Rainbow Honey The Summer of 199X! Collection Swatches & Review: Apple Kid, I Miss You, and Tessie

If you caught the press release for the new Summer of 199X Collection from Rainbow Honey (peep it here, also located under the 'Press & News' section in my sidebar) then maybe you're equally as excited as I am about this TOTALLY FREAKING GORGEOUS 10 polish collection!! Summer of 199X is inspired by the 1995 SNES hit, Earthbound and is divided into two parts - Part I has 5 shimmery glitterbombs, and Part II has 3 shimmer-flecked cremes and 2 glitter toppers. Today I have 3 mini bottle samples from Part II to share with you - Apple Kid, I Miss You (glitter), and Tessie. Take a look!
*Products in this post were provided for my honest review and for swatching purposes!


I swatched everything with OPI Natural Base Coat and HK Girl fast dry top coat if you're curious! As per usual, they're arranged in alphabetical order for easy sorting, too. All photos were taken in indirect Ott Lite ("natural"), except where stated as being something different in the captions! 

Apple Kid is a hot pink creme with pink -> purple shifting shimmer shards. It has a great formula, and nice and opaque in two coats. The shimmer in this was obvious in real life when I tilted my fingers around - I guess a "flash" of shimmer? But overall it was pretty creme-y looking from a distance. The extra shimmer and great formula does make this just thatmuch more fun than a normal creme.
Manicurity | Rainbow Honey The Summer of 199X! - Apple Kid

Manicurity | Rainbow Honey The Summer of 199X! - Apple Kid
taken with flash

Manicurity | Rainbow Honey The Summer of 199X! - Apple Kid

Manicurity | Rainbow Honey The Summer of 199X! - Apple Kid

Manicurity | Rainbow Honey The Summer of 199X! - Apple Kid + I Miss You
2 coats of Apple Kid + 1 coat of I Miss You

Manicurity | Rainbow Honey The Summer of 199X! - Apple Kid + I Miss You
2 coats of Apple Kid + 1 coat of I Miss You


I Miss You is a glitter topper with lots of different pastel shades, mostly just squares, and some blue and pink butterflies all swimming in a sea of shimmer. I thought I had gotten a little sick of pastel glitters like this, but oh no. No no no. This is so pretty!! What I love about Rainbow Honey polishes is that they always have just a little something extra - this one has totally effing gorgeous shimmer in the base, which makes the overall effect just that much prettier. Here I'm showing you 1 coat of I Miss You over three coats of Revlon Royal (I've also layered it over the other two polishes I received, which you can see above and below in their polish sections).
Manicurity | Rainbow Honey The Summer of 199X! - I Miss You (over Revlon Royal)
real indirect sunlight

Manicurity | Rainbow Honey The Summer of 199X! - I Miss You (over Revlon Royal)
sunlight

Manicurity | Rainbow Honey The Summer of 199X! - I Miss You (over Revlon Royal)

Manicurity | Rainbow Honey The Summer of 199X! - I Miss You


Tessie is a blue-toned lilac, almost periwinkle in some lights, with blue -> purple shifting shimmery shards. Great formula, and nice and opaque in two coats. Pretty much the same exact notes for this one that I have for Apple Kid - the shimmer was there, but more obvious when I twirl my fingers around. Really pretty, tho, and I don't have anything quite this shade of purpley-periwinkley in my stash!
Manicurity | Rainbow Honey The Summer of 199X! - Tessie

Manicurity | Rainbow Honey The Summer of 199X! - Tessie
flash

Manicurity | Rainbow Honey The Summer of 199X! - Tessie

Manicurity | Rainbow Honey The Summer of 199X! - Tessie + I Miss You


Pricing & Availability
The Summer of 199X Collection is being released TOMORROW [6/21/2013] at 10pm EST

($10 for 15ml full-sized // $5 for 7ml minis)


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Check out some bonus comparison and matte photos + my final thoughts after the jump!!

Manicurity | Rainbow Honey The Summer of 199X! - Apple Kid comparison
WnW Lavender Creme, RH Apple Kid, Zoya Kimber


Manicurity | Rainbow Honey The Summer of 199X! - Apple Kid matte
RH Apple Kid matte, with flash


Manicurity | Rainbow Honey The Summer of 199X! - I Miss You (Revlon Royal) - matte
RH I Miss You over Revlon Royal, with matte tc (Ott lamp)


Manicurity | Rainbow Honey The Summer of 199X! - Tessie comparison
China Glaze Grape Pop and RH Tessie


Manicurity | Rainbow Honey The Summer of 199X! - Tessie comparison
RH Tessie and China Glaze Bahamian Escape


Manicurity | Rainbow Honey The Summer of 199X! - Tessie matte
RH Tessie with matte tc

Manicurity | Rainbow Honey The Summer of 199X! - I Miss You (over Revlon Royal)
here's just another bonus shot of I Miss You because *__*

SO, do you like these? Are you interested in the rest of the collection? 
I will definitely be saving my pretty pennies for some of the other shades! I love the quality and variety that Rainbow Honey offers and a lot (errr all) of the colors in this collection are calling my name.


*I received a press sample for my honest review and swatching purposes. If you'd like to know more about my disclosure policies, please check out my disclosure page.

33 comments:

  1. These all look great! So interested in this collection :)

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    1. Yes! Me too! They're all so pretty *_*

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  2. I miss you is so lovelyyyyyyy!! reminds me a little bit to a ‘candy lacquer’ nail polish! ^^
    big hugs <3

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    1. Me too! I think it's my fave out of the three :)

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  4. Such bold colors - Perfect for Summer!

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    1. Agreed! Super perfect summer collection. Plus the glitter is nice and ethereal :)

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  5. These are all lovely colours! I think my fave is Tessie!

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  6. I wanna use all your nail polishes!!! The blue combination is my fave one :D
    #gig

    xoxo

    novelstyle.blogspot.com

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    1. Haha, I have way too many!! Thanks <3

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  7. OMG! I fell in love with your blog the first time I visited! and I followed you on Facebook before I found that you were part of GiG...oh btw, I love all the color variation here, as I am not that brave nor creative with nail colors..I found this article inspirational :D

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  8. All the colors look great! I especially like the apple kid's matte version :)

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    1. Thanks! So funny how different it can look when it's matte, right?!

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  9. wow wow wow! Love them alll!!!!

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  10. omg, I love the look of Tessie! Such a great shade! x

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  11. I can't look away from I Miss You. So mesmerising and the glitter bits are so pretty! Butterflies?!! *woah*

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    1. Yesssss! It's a pretty perfect glitter topper.

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  12. they all have amazing colors! :) THanks for sharing this one! and your nails its so pretty! I love the shape :)

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  13. Gorgeous nails in particular the pink shade.

    http://kjandersen.wordpress.com/

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  14. lovely nailssss! i will remember all those combination! XD will try to use it on my nails XD

    - from gig
    www.swirlsandscribbles.com

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  15. All these colours are so gorgeous, especially Apple Kid and Tesse. Love the shades! And the names are too cute itself! Great post. xoxo

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