Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Indigo Bananas: Impact

UPDATE:  This bottle of Impact is being sent back to Andrea for inspection.  She is truly dedicated to her polish and she wants to try to figure out what went wrong here.  I urge you all to take this review only as a guide on color and glitter, not on texture.

Today, we have yet another polish from my friend Andrea's amazing new brand, Indigo Bananas!  Impact has kind of flown under the radar a bit, and it deserves far more attention than it has gotten!

A bit of a warning before we proceed with the review:  As you might be able to tell, my bottle of Impact was a bit on the clumpy side.  If you buy Impact from this point onward, you should not experience clumping (the texture should be more like the texture seen in my post on Indigo Bananas Rez).  My bottle was from an earlier batch and as soon as I informed Andrea of the issue, she fixed all bottles she had in stock and made note of the need to be extra careful with future batches.  This polish is chock full of incredible glitters and multichrome pigments, so its production is a bit of a delicate balancing act.

Clumping aside, it still applied easily (just not in the most aesthetically pleasing manner lol).  Dry time was slow, so a nice, thick fast-drying topcoat is a must.  I used 3 coats, but those of you with shorter nails could probably get away with just 2 coats.  I have heard that you can layer one coat over another color to get a different look, but I have not tried that yet.  On its own, Impact is a very unique polish.  The base color is a multichrome shimmer which shifts from peachy-orange, to golden yellow, to yellow-green. It's also filled with a dizzying array of yellow and orange holo, metallic, and matte glitters.  I find that it reminds me of autumn leaves!


 Color shift!


Look at those holo glitters!

I might try adding a bunch of thinner and swatching this again someday.  It's a very unique and unusual polish and I am confident that you will be pleased with its quality if you decide to buy it!

Impact costs $10 for 15mL or $4.50 for 5mL.  You can buy Indigo Bananas polishes HERE and you can stay up-to-date on Indigo Bananas news on their Facebook page HERE.  Indigo Bananas is currently running a Rafflecopter giveaway (ends in 2 days, so hurry!and they will soon be announcing another, more creative giveaway, so be sure to look out for that!  

Product given to me for review



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