Today I have for you a gorgeous collection of a very limited edition fall collection from Rainbow Honey. The Yokai, a special, 3-piece collection featuring Kawako, Kitsune and Oni.
Not being one that is generally blown away by packaging, I was surprised at how pretty and attractive Rainbow Honey’s was:
Let’s start with Kitsune, also known as The Magical White Fox. Its description from Rainbow Honey:
“Kitsune” can refer to your ordinary red fox, but our “Kitsune” is a glorious nine-tailed creature: fiery, wise, and absolutely gorgeous. In a cream base full of gold shimmer and flecks you will find an array of glitter in a bonfire palette, ready to spark a fire in your heart.
Kitsune was an amazing, creamy gold/beige polish, right up my alley. It was a tad thick on application so I had to be careful not to let it get too goopy, but two coats dried quickly and evenly. What I adored was the sparkle of Kitsune!! The gold shimmered and danced in every light, while the multi-coloured glitter sparkled in the sun. Here are two coats topped with a generous coat of top coat:
Next up, Kawako aka The Mischievous River Child. Rainbow Honey’s words: “Kawako” is our interpretation of the Kappa, depicted as everything from a water sprite to a river demon. Erring on the gentler side, “Kawako” is full of gorgeous silver and ice blue shimmer, with the occasional iridescent blue flake.
Rainbow Honey also describes Kawako as a moonlit river, a starry night, and that is truly what I thought when I first applied it: a marvelous, starry night indeed! What a perfect fall polish. Kawako is a deep, dark metallic-looking blue, sparkling with silver shimmers. This polish was delicate yet dark and mysterious at the same time… I am in love. Application was a breeze with the best part: no staining upon removal! Here are 2 coats over base coat, topped with top coat:
Last but not least, Oni. The Malevolent Wild Demon. Rainbow Honey’s description: Oni are generally depicted as wicked and hideous. Our “Oni” may be wicked and supernatural, but with its myriad of glass flecks and multi-chromatic shimmer it is hard to call it hideous. In fact, the consensus seems to be that it is one of the most beautiful and intense polishes out there this fall!
And a glowing, intense polish it is! Oni is a deep chocolate cream base, filled with gold, purple and black flecks. There are probably more colours in Oni, not to mention the multi-chromatic shimmer. I loved the creamy application – both Oni and Kawako could have been one-coaters. I used two coats with top/base coat:
I adore Oni’s chameleon quality – it almost looks like a gilded bronze in the sun! Most of its sparkle kept eluding me, and only a blurry photo would show it off:
Do you see the stunning purple and multi-coloured shimmers?
I had a hard time deciding on a favourite. Depending on the mood I’m in, all three are incredible, gorgeous and different colours that I would wear… and can’t wait to wear again. 🙂
The Yokai was an incredibly limited-edition collection, and it may be sold out at the moment. Please check out Rainbow Honey’s store for this and more stunning polishes, and check out its list of partner retailers in other countries here.
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(Products were provided for consideration and review. All opinions are my own.)
All 3 are stunning – not sure I could wear the first one with my coloring however – it’s that ChG Kalahari Khaki looking color that I want to wear but oh so no cannot!
Aw I know what you mean…. I love Kitsune but it definitely is very limited to suiting a few skin tones. A shame as it’s stunning! I think anyone can pull off Oni though, it’s such a gorgeous vampy colour 🙂
I agree, the first wouldn’t work with my fair colouring (to be honest the colour is kind of meh for me), but the second would definitely work. the third is such an unusual colour!
You’re absolutely right! The first is gorgeous but I can see fairer skins being washed out by it. The other two were gorgeous and different! Hope you can try them one day 🙂