Tonight, we're going to take a look at blue polishes with either a pink flash or shift. The polishes I have include: Rainbow Honey Celestia, Girly Bits Arctic Sunrise, Sinful Colors Cinderella, OPI Sonic Bloom.
I probably should've included Sassy Lacquer Dawns Dew and Enchanted Polish Ballerina Sprinkles, but I took these photos well before I got either of those polishes. I may do an updated photo with those two (minus Cinderella as I traded it already) and put it up on my Facebook page.
Here they all are together.
Celestia is a blue based polish with rainbow iridescent flakies. The flakies show green, blue, and pink, which is a bit different from the others. Sadly, Celestia is ridiculously thick. I've added a ton of thinner, and, like many of my Rainbow Honey polishes, it's still difficult to apply. I'm going to keep trying to fix it because it such a pretty polish, but that is definitely the down side to Celestia. You can purchase Celestia at Rainbow Honey's website. Follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for news and updates.
For the price, Cinderella can't be beat. The color is delicate, but the pink isn't very bright on the nail, which is pretty sad. Application was a bit difficult. It was streaky for the first three coats, but then it was just almost too thick to wear. It also took forever to dry once I was able to get it to the right opacity. Cinderella was discontinued, but you can still find them every once in a while at Walgreens.
Sonic Bloom is an old, black label, OPI, which means it was made before OPI moved to their 3-free formula. I know many don't want to use polishes that aren't 3-free, but I simply can't help but love the older OPI formula. It applied so easily. This is three coats on its own. Sonic Bloom is different from the rest of the others because it is a legitimate duochrome. It's base color is a gorgeous blue/aqua that flashes from green to pink with hints of gold. I haven't tried it yet, but I'm really looking forward to layering this over black to see what it looks like. Sadly, Sonic Bloom has been discontinued, but you can still find it in salons if you like to dusty hunt.
Here are more of them all side-by-side.
There you have it! I like them all for different reasons, so I've kept all but Cinderella, whose application was a major turn off for me. I'm really hoping that I can get Celestia to work for me. It's just so stinking thick.
Which of these blues is your favorite? Do you have any of these?