Saturday, February 14, 2015

Rainbow Honey Fall in Love

Happy Valentine's Day! Roses, cupids and chocolates all around!

I picked up this polish a ways back specifically for today. Fall in Love was released by indie polish maker Rainbow Honey as part of the Summer Mixtape collection in July 2014. It's a medium-dark cerise or deep vivid reddish pink with crimson undertones bearing abundant iridescent electric blue shimmers. Designated a jelly, I thought it applied like a creme but it has enough of that jelly-ish translucence to allow light to get in there and ignite the shimmers, which glitter like crazy in direct sun throwing brilliant sparks of violet, blue and pink. Fall in Love shifts into near-neon hot pink mode in full sun but I love it best in indirect light where the rich, radiant cerise heart of the polish is in full bloom. It's an exquisite color, very floral, high-spirited and feminine and utterly perfect for Valentine's Day with all the best qualities of both red and pink. 

Application was awesome. The consistency of Fall in Love is fluid, creamy and dense with a perfectly paintable balance of fluidity and viscosity. It has a silky smooth slip over the nail and excellent self-leveling properties -- at just one coat my nail ridges were completely camouflaged, which made me so happy I can't even tell you. Pigmentation is very good with great if slightly translucent coverage in one coat and completely even opacity and full bottle color at two. There was still a trace, a hint, a wee soup├žon of visible nail line in certain lights, but not enough to be noticeable by anyone without a macro lens. Cleanup was fairly easy; the pigment does travel and I had one notable nail that ended up with a faint pink halo around the edges but it cleans up nicely as long as you don't flood your sidewall as I did with that particular nail. Fall in Love dries naturally to a shiny finish with a smidgen of visual texture from the shimmers.

Photos show two coats of Fall in Love over treatment and basecoat with a topcoat of Seche Vite, sans bubbles hooray!

Rainbow Honey Fall in Love

Rainbow Honey Fall in Love


Rainbow Honey Fall in Love


Rainbow Honey Fall in Love


Rainbow Honey Fall in Love

Rainbow Honey Fall in Love

Rainbow Honey Fall in Love

Rainbow Honey Fall in Love

Rainbow Honey Fall in Love

Rainbow Honey Fall in Love

Rainbow Honey Fall in Love

Rainbow Honey Fall in Love

Rainbow Honey Fall in Love

This sort of deep vibrant pink is one of my personal favorites for nail polish because I find it incredibly flattering. It elongates my fingers and otherwise brings out the feminine qualities of my hands, which I normally find rather stout and squat. I adore this color, it's bright and joyful and makes my eyes happy without being too sharp. Fall in Love, especially, has a certain richness to its hue that is so generous and satisfying, it's like a promise of pleasure that you know will be kept. 

Hope your Valentine's Day is just how you like it!

love,
Liz

2 comments:

  1. Haha, Happy Valentine's Day!! (Not quite officially for us here on the western seaboard, but close enough for me! :) ) The descriptive language of this post is so perfect; flowers, hearts, French, c'est parfait! And such a great polish pick for today; like you say, the best balance of the colors of love. Oh la la! ♥

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    1. Thank you, Marisa! I really love this polish, it's glorious. Happy Valentine's Day to you!

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