Sakura Matsuri is a clear glitter top coat with fine gold holographic glitters, white hexes, and glitter blossoms in white and pink.
Look at the blossoms!
Like many Rainbow Honey polishes, Sakura Matsuri was pretty thick. It was also difficult to apply. I used the dabbing method, but it was still a bit hard to spread the polish evenly across my nail. Plus, I had to manipulate the blossoms with my brush and cuticle stick to get them into position.
You can see the gels chipping from my intense and unsuccessful effort to remove Lynn Boy Girl Party.
It really is a very pretty polish. I don't currently own any other polishes with the blossom glitters, and I know there aren't many with them available right now. The holo glitters shone brightly over the black gels, which was a very pretty effect.
Blurry to see the holo glitters.
Once on, it was bumpy to the touch. I knew I wasn't going to wear it for very long, so I didn't apply a coat of Gelous to help even it out before my Seche Vite. That was a huge mistake. Sometime during the afternoon of the first day, the flowers started popping off. So, if you have this polish, keep that in mind. You'll definitely need to add a coat of Gelous (or two) and/or two coats of a thick top coat. Luckily, since I had already had the gels on for a few days, the glitter layer didn't take very long to dry after I applied Seche Vite.
You can sort of see the bumpiness in this pic.
Verdict: I really like the look of this polish. It is very feminine and unique, so I'll keep it. HOWEVER, I will definitely thin it out before I use it again.
Check back tomorrow for Comparison Thursday! I have some great polishes to show you!
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