It’s been a while since I featured an indie nail polish brand, but I came across an article online that listed the top seven indie brands out there, swatches and all—I had to find out what it included and if I had any of them already. Ok, I look back now and the article is a few months old, but whatever. It was all news to me!
One brand that definitely caught my attention was Rainbow Honey. First off, look at the packaging. Hello!? Cute die cut hearts, and metallic print. The colors? Gorgeous and glittery, just the way I like it. And I love the big rounder bottles (much like the ones found with other indie fave, Cult Nails).
I bring to you the Sakura Matsuri Collection, which stands for Cherry Blossom Festival in japanese. I didn’t know who or what Sakura Matsuri was until I googled it after purchasing. It looks like there are upcoming festivals for 2013 happening right around April. How pretty!
The colors in the Sakura Matsuri Collection are: Ephemeral, Koi Pond, Sakura Matsuri, Hanami and Wistful. Fun Fact to take with you. Each name has a name related to the festival in some way.
Ephemeral: Is a light shimmery pink with flecks of glitter that look pink and blueish-purpurlish. I think this color was made to match the color of cherry blossom flowers.
Koi Pond: Is a clear base with multi-colored, multi-sized glitters. Meant to represent the algae-colored waters that beautiful bright koi fish can be found in. (Hello, trip to Japanese Gardens when I was in 7th grade). The colors are mostly turquoise, green, blue and some flecks of orange.
Sakura Matsuri: A clear base the houses white and pink cherry blossom glitter die-cuts, accompanied by
pink and white and silver holographic glitters. This polish is meant to capture the spirit of the collection!
Hanami: Stands for the japanese tradition of watching cherry blossoms abloom during the spring. This polish has a clear or pink-clear bases with about a bazillion glitters of pink , silver and holo all about. Hanami dates back many centuries and has a long past-time of Sakura Matsuri traditions.
Wistful: Looks like a gold-tone green shimmer in the bottle. However the description from the site says its a bluish green shimmer with holo glitters. You decide!
The set included a cuticle stick balm that actually works quite well. Wasn’t expecting much but do love its consistency and how clean it applies. I probably would pick a different scent than the sakura matsuri scent, but nothing terrible. Just not the normal route of scents I go.
Has anyone else tried this brand? I feel like I found a whole new brand to swoon over. My next choice? I think I have my eye on the set that includes 20% cooler + the element of magic. The look amazing in the bottle. And probably even better on my nails 🙂