If you're a nail polish fanatic, you'll no doubt have heard of all-indie polish boxes such as A Box, Indied (US) and What's Indie Box (AUS) which are monthly boxes filled with exclusive indie polishes from a number of different makers. Well, now the UK has it's very own box called Paint The Rainbow, from the people behind Rainbow Connection, and I have the September box to show you today.
In each Paint The Rainbow box you'll receive 5 full sized, specially created polishes plus a bonus item (bonus items so far have been nail vinyls and a cuticle oil) and each month there's a new theme. The theme for September's box is Children's Books and features polishes by Too Fancy Lacquer, Grace-full, Bear Pawlish, Colors By Llarowe and Freckles Polish.
Second Star by Grace-full is a twilight blue with quite a strong holo effect. I used 2 coats plus top coat
The Patronus Charm by Too Fancy Lacquer is a dark metallic blue holo with blue shimmer (sadly not evident in my pictures) I used 2 coats plus top coat
Thing 1 and Thing 2 by Colors By Llarowe is a turquoise leaning blue holo with pink/purple flash which my camera didn't seem to want to pick up. I love this colour so much, the holo is so strong under certain lighting! 2 coats plus top coat
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Freckles Polish is a forest green with a sprinkling of holo, gold flakies and gold shimmer. I used 3 thin coats plus top coat
Here's a "by accident" shot, which I ended up liking more than the other swatches...typical.
The Pigeon by Bear Pawlish is an icy blue holo with larger holographic sparkle. This is a little more sheer than the others, I used 3 thick coats plus top coat.
I love the fact us UK girls (and boys) now have the option of an indie box without having to pay for expensive international postage, and having UK indie makers on board makes it that extra bit special. Have you ever bought an all-indie polish box? Let me know your thoughts!
- Paint The Rainbow boxes are available from Rainbow Connection, and you can still pick up a September box. October's box will be available soon.