Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Indigo Bananas Summer Rains Collection Part 2: Hole In the Sky and Reign

Products provided for review

 Hey folks!  I meant to post this sooner, but I got thrown off course by my new nephew arriving a bit earlier than expected!  He arrived a week before his planned c-section, and my sister-in-law's labor progressed so quickly that she never made it into a delivery room and gave birth rather suddenly in a triage room instead.  He's super cute and aside from some jaundice, he's doing very well :-) .

Anyway, back to polish!

As far as formula goes, everything in this collection was pretty much the same.  Smooth, no problems, and opaque in 2-3 coats.  The flakies are thin and sit nice and flat against the nail (these aren't those awful, stiff flakies you'll find in many flakie polishes these days).  Dry time is average.

Hole In the Sky features a violet jelly base filled with holographic pigment and red/green shifting flakes and shimmer.  The holographic effect is loosely linear and the flakes and shimmer mostly show up as a pinky coppery color.  If you're a fan of purple polishes, this is a great one!

In sun

Indoors, with flash

 Indoors, by a window

Blurry to show sparkle

 Reign features a deep, purple-toned red jelly filled with green/gold shifting shimmer (mainly appears green) and red/orange/green shifting flakies.  I just could not get this one to photograph nicely!  It's much more pretty and complex in person.  This is like a sexy red with a playful side, and great to wear when you're aiming for that "classic with a twist" type of look!

In sun

In partial sun

Indoors, by a window

Indoors, with flash

Polishes from the Summer Rains collection cost $7.25 for 8mL (mini) or $12 for 15 mL (full sized) and can be purchased from the Indigo Bananas website or from international stockists listed HERE.  Be sure to Like the Indigo Bananas Facebook page to stay up to date on the latest collections!

Products provided for review

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