Monday, April 7, 2014

Indigo Bananas: A Star to Sail By

Hey folks!  I'm very glad that I took a lot of swatch pics before I got sick because I've only had the energy to do 2 manis since I got home from the hospital.  I wore the polish featured in this post about a month ago and loved it so much that I wore it again on St. Patrick's Day!  Due to the size of my collection, I pretty much never wear anything twice, so I must REALLY love this one!

Indigo Bananas A Star to Sail By is described as "a complex mix of multiple gold flakes, pink flakes, pink to gold flakes, microshimmers and holo microshimmer, with the bulk of it being a real silver metal flake which is extra shiny" in a rose-tinged base.  It sort of looks like a very pale type of rose gold.  This polish is extremely shiny with a mirror-like finish and flashes of holo sparkle.  The formula is great and the flakes sit flat on the nail.  It takes two to three coats to reach full opacity.  While you can see gaps in my photos due to the extreme closeup, these gaps were not visible in person.

By the way, if you're looking for something just as shiny but silver in tone, be sure to check out my review of Indigo Bananas Moonlight (clair de lune)!

Outside, in sun

Indoors with flash

Blurry to show sparkle

In partial shade

In full shade

Indigo Bananas polishes cost $10-$13 for 15mL or $6.25-$8 for 8 mL.  You can find the Indigo Bananas Etsy shop HERE and you can "Like" Indigo Bananas on Facebook HERE.  Indigo Bananas also has a website, found HERE.

Product received as a gift

Bonus pic:  This robin was hopping around the yard while I took photos!  So cute!


  1. Auuugh, I die! I love me some rose gold and the holo adds the perfect touch of dimension.

    1. Yup, it's gorgeous! Not *super* rosy, but it's a lovely hint of a rose gold tone.