Thursday, August 20, 2015

Indigo Bananas, Fall 2015 Holos

Press sample.  Indigo Bananas came out with some rich linear holos for fall, and I have three of them to review.  The polishes I was provided were inspired by The Princess Bride.  I've watched The Princess Bride a gazillion times.  It's one of those movies that I never get bored with.  First, the swatches and then the review.

Polish of Unusual Quality (P.O.U.Q).: magenta linear holo.  Three coats.  The name is a play on Rodents of Unusual Size (R.O.U.S). 
P.O.U.Q. sunlight

P.O.U.Q. shade

P.O.U.Q. lightbox

P.O.U.Q. macro lightbox
 Indigo Montoya: blue/indigo linear holographic.  Three coats.  I love this play on the name, Inigo Montoya.  "Hello.  My name is Inigo Montoya.  You killed my father.  Prepare to die." 
Indigo Montoya sunlight

Indigo Montoya shade

Indigo Montoya lightbox

Indigo Montoya macro lightbox
 
Shrieking Teals: teal linear holographic.  Three coats.  The name is a play on the shrieking eels that almost ate Princess Buttercup.  NOTE: this is a stainer.  Use a base coat when applying.  Be careful when removing.
Shrieking Teals sunlight

Shrieking Teals shade

Shrieking Teals lightbox

Shrieking Teals macro lightbox

My opinion of these three shades is that they are pretty fantastic.  The color is rich and vibrant with a beautiful holo.  The formula was great and the application was also great.  I used three coats because it was my preference.  They look fine with two coats, but I like the added depth the third coat added. 

As stated above, the teal is a stainer.  I used a base coat and did not have staining.  However, when I removed it, there was some left on my cuticle.  I washed it off with whitening toothpaste.  I love the color, so the extra effort it takes in application and removal is worth it.

The Fall Holos are available now.  Minis are $7.25 and Full size are $12.00.  You can purchase this collection here.

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