Saturday, 19 October 2013

Rainbow Connection Store Exclusive Polishes

..... *Peeks head round the virtual door*.... Hello internet! It's me! With a proper blog post with words and pictures and everything!!

So, today I have two beautiful indie polishes to show you. They are both exclusive to Rainbow Connection, which is a web store dedicated to bringing international polishes to us UK polish addicts. Let's look at them, shall we? 

First up is Polish Addict Nail Color "Rainbow Connection" - not only is it exclusive to the store but it is also synonymous with it! It is a slightly crelly mid grey base jam-packed with multi coloured glitters, in different shapes and sizes, and a scattering of holographic particles too. Application was easy, requiring minimal "fishing" to achieve an even mix of glitters on the nail. Two coats were enough for full coverage, and they dried quickly and smoothly.

Pictures show two coats, plus base & top coat:


Secondly is Smitten Polish "Bird of Paradise". Can we take a moment to appreciate the name? I'm a bird lover so I was always going to love this, if just for the name! The polish itself thankfully lives up to the exotic images the name conjures up. It is a sheer pinky-orange jelly base with white, pink, and gold sequins (both round and hexagonal) and a scattering of fine gold glitter particles. I will be completely honest and say I didn't expect this to provide adequate coverage on its own - not in a million years - but I am really quite delighted to say that I was wrong. Three coats provided a lovely squishy look with only minimal visible nail line. Application was a doddle, and dried quickly to a smooth finish.

Pictures show three coats, plus base & top coat:

And here are two coats of Bird of Paradise over a deep plum shimmer (Sally Hansen "Save The Date"), again with base & top coat:


Here is a little more information about Rainbow Connection: "Rainbow Connection is the UK's premier stockist of top international independent nail lacquer brands. The store is headed by Annette, the proprietor and also die hard polish fan. Rainbow Connection operates out of the northwest of England. We strive to make great international nail lacquers easily available to our UK customers without the hefty shipping and customs fees. Established since 2011 and began life as Shoppe Eclecticco, a similar concept store based in Singapore."

If you would like to purchase the polishes featured in this blog post or any others on the Rainbow Conection website, please use my exclusive code ANNABEAN10 to receive a 10% discount on your order!

Thank you for reading, and even more for sticking with me throughout my extended blogging absence. Come back again soon! :) x

**Products sent for honest, unbiased review**


  1. love these colours/effects :) have just been on the website and ordered 3 colours including the grey! Used your code too for the discount. Thanks Anna x :D

    1. Thank you Sue! I'm really pleased you've used my code to get yourself some pretties! :) xx

  2. wow, thank you for this info. I am going to order some as well :)
    I like you blog, it is very interesting and of course I will follow