Indigo Bananas was (as usual), one of the first few brands putting out the multichrome flakies (and also one of the first to put an extra holo twist on them). So, I was pretty excited when the entire Mega Chrome Flakies collection landed on my doorstep- I have swatches of a few of my favorites from the collection for you today along with some nail art coming soon!
The Mega Chrome Flakies collection consists of fifteen polishes total, all multichrome shifting metallic flakies. These can either be built up to being full coverage or worn as a topper over a base color (and because they are opaque, they do NOT need a dark base to shift the most).
Like most Indigo Bananas polishes, the formula on these was perfection. Never too thick or too thin, they go on smoothly and are very easy to control. I used Out The Door top coat for the below swatches. Let’s get started!
Indigo Bananas A Field Trip With Butterflies is described as a green, teal, blue mega chrome flakie. One coat over Cirque Colors Lady Liberty.
Indigo Bananas Sea Quake is described as a green, teal, purple, magenta mega chrome flakie. One coat over Zoya Pinta.
Indigo Bananas Nautilis is described as a teal, blue, purple mega chrome flakie. One coat over white.
Indigo Bananas Island Universe is described as a teal, blue, purple mega chrome flakie. One coat over KBShimmer Pansy-monium.
I may be able to swatch them all at some point but in the meantime I wanted to at least show you guys the full collection on a nail wheel so you could see the differences side-by-side, especially because my short nails don’t really do justice to just how awesome the shifts and coverage is on these (each is shown over black & over white and please don’t mind my windowsill, it’s not dirt, just needs to be repainted!):
Along with the flakies, I was also sent a couple other new products- the first being the Indigo Bananas Rainbow All The Things holo top coat! This one is made to be less greying than the holo top coats that have been sold in her shop in the past (I don’t have the old one to compare but that seems to be the case based on photos). I found the formula easy to apply and the linear holo effect nice and strong. I made my own holo version of one of these flakie polishes by applying one coat of Rainbow All The Things over Sea Quake.
I was also sent one of her cuticle balms in the orange scent, which smells really nice, like orange candy! I have always really enjoyed her balm- it’s nicely moisturizing and feels great on the skin but sinks in quick enough that you don’t have greasy fingers forever. Here’s some information direct from the maker:
Indigo Bananas cuticle & nail balm is a high quality butter, oil & wax based balm that will result in softer skin, and healthier nails and cuticles! This balm absorbs quickly into your skin, has a mix of oils that are great for your skin, and leaves a powdery feel on your fingers in about 30 seconds – so you don’t leave grease spots everywhere!
This recipe was developed after a year and a half of tinkering with various oils, butters and waxes. The ingredients in this include greasy and deeply penetrating butters, emollient (skin softening) butters, dryer oils, great occlusive (barrier forming) ingredients, oils with Vitamins A, B1, B2, C, E, lecithin, as well as ingredients that have anti inflammatory and wound healing effects.
Overall, I think this is a solid collection. These flakies are priced more competitively than a lot of other brands, have more coverage than the majority of the others out right now and come in nice large bottles, so you really get a good amount of polish for what you’re paying for. This collection is available to purchase now in her shop, so head on over if you’re dying to grab some of these!
What do you think of these colors? Do you own any other Indigo Bananas shades yet? Let me know in the comments!
|Mugen is…wondering where his bananas are at.|