Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Sakura Matsuri

I apologize for the brevity of my posts this week!  We're prepping to head to the beach this weekend, so I'm running around all over the place after work, which eats into my swatching and blogging time.  Today, I'm going to show you an untried polish I wore last week when I had on my ill-fated gels.  Here is Rainbow Honey Sakura Matsuri, which is available on Rainbow Honey's website.  Sakura Matsuri is currently in stock in both the 15ml and 7ml sizes, so if you want it, go and check out their store.  Follow Dee and the rest of the Rainbow Honey crew on their blog and facebook page for updates and news on the brand.

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!

How do you tame top-coat hungry glitter polishes?


  1. wow such a unique glitter polish

    1. Isn't it, though? It's one of my favorite to look at in the bottle, but kind of a pain to apply. Rainbow Honey makes some really gorgeous polishes!

  2. HAHA! This is actually really, really pretty. I kind of hate shaped glitter...except, so cheesy, I like hearts :p but this is pretty! I love that it's neutral. Nice bottle shot. Gorgeous :)