I’m really excited to introduce Rainbow Honey Papillon to you!
It’s an unreleased colour, but don’t worry – I’m not a complete tease. 😉 It’ll be coming out officially in the upcoming Rainbow Honey Midnight Garden Spring Collection. That’s set to come out in the middle of March.
You may remember that I published a Quick Look post on a few Rainbow Honey nail polishes. This was one that I included in the mix.
Since it looked like it’d be a good layering polish, I decided to wear it over OPI Scores a Goal!, which is from the OPI Brazil Collection. (I loved the finished look!)
By the way, is it just me, or do you also think that Mariah Carey would go nuts over this polish? You know how she’s so into butterflies and her ’emancipation’? (Papillon is French for butterfly.)
Rainbow Honey Papillon Pictures
Rainbow Honey Papillon Swatches
All swatches have:
- OPI Nail Envy Nail Strengthener (Used as a base coat)
- 1 coat of OPI Scores a Goal! (Provided by PR)
- 1 thick coat of Rainbow Honey Papillon
- Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
Natural Light Photos
- Glitter (Yes)
- Name: Rainbow Honey Papillon
- Collection: Rainbow Honey Midnight Garden Collection for Spring 2014
- Amount: 5 mL (0.03 oz.)
- What I Paid: Nothing!
- Where to Buy: Rainbow Honey website & NailPolishCanada (Available in the middle of March)
Rainbow Honey Papillon Review
Papillon by Rainbow Honey is an absolute stunner, and you can layer it over so many different bases to achieve completely unique final looks.
I chose to layer it over OPI Scores a Goal!, which is what I’d describe as a raspberry chocolate. I love how the pink and holographic glitter in Papillon really play off of the OPI shade.
The base looks pretty clear, which is why I think this is excellent for layering with. And the majority of the glitter is a pale pink, which is really cute, especially with Valentine’s Day quickly approaching.
Some of the glitter is holographic, so as the light hits your nails, they reflect all the colours of the rainbow, which is really fun!
Obviously, this is a really glittertastic nail polish, so there’s a little bit of texture, due to the chunky pieces.
It took some effort to remove the lacquer, but it was completely worth it because I don’t have any glitter nail polish that has butterfly pieces in it.
Also, with just one coat of top coat, it smoothed things out so well, so the finish wasn’t sharp or super gritty.
It’s so cool how there’s fine, medium, and large glitter, in addition to the large butterfly glitter.
Application & Formula
I was surprised that it wasn’t thick and gooey, considering all the glitter dispersed in the polish.
It applied very easily, and to get an even coat of glitter, I had to manipulate the pieces a bit and moving them around with the brush. It wasn’t difficult, but you have to work fast or the polish will dry before you even out the glitter.
Final Verdict: 9.5/10
Papillon by Rainbow Honey is a really special nail polish in my collection, and I can’t wait to try it layered over other nail polishes. It sparkles so much, and it truly creates a unique manicure.
If you haven’t tried Rainbow Honey nail polish, I suggest you give this one a go when it becomes available!
Do you like novelty glitters? Have you tried any Rainbow Honey nail polishes? What would you layer this over?
Too pretty! Love the different shaped glitter pieces.
And every time you get a butterfly, it just adds to the manicure ‘magic’. 🙂
I really, really love this glitter! It’s so springy and cute. I love it over the vampy shade too 🙂
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Rainbow Honey really makes a lot of interesting and versatile glitters, and I’m so glad to finally review their polishes on here!
Wow!!! I feel like Alice in Wonderland in your blog!! Hehe. I love this colour… beautiful glitters especially the butterflies!! I want these so much!
Haha, thank you for saying that! It made my day! 😀 Glad that my hard work on this blog is worthwhile and that readers like you are enjoying what you see on here! 😀