Rainbow Honey Swatch & Review of “Mare of the Moon”

**Warning! Picture Heavy!**

“Mare of the Moon – A deep and mysterious indigo polish with a violet color shift and a sprinkling of silver moon crescents and holographic glitters.”

Part of the “Equestria Collection” from Rainbow Honey comes…

Rainbow Honey Mare of the Moon“Mare of the Moon”

See more pictures and review of “Mare of the Moon”, after the jump!!

Rainbow Honey Mare of the Moon

Rainbow Honey Mare of the Moon Nail PolishRainbow Honey Mare Moon Polish

Rainbow Honey Nail Polish Mare of the Moon(clickable)

I am going to present “Mare of the Moon” in a little bit of a different manner. No additional pages, no layering options, just pure focus on this polish by itself.

Why? Because I think “Mare” is in need of even more credit than has already been given. When I first saw pictures of the polishes, I knew this one was cool. However I looked at it as “a moon filled duo-chrome” – end of story.

NOT end of story! I hope in the following swatches I can show you everything “MotM” has to offer.

It’s like an entire, mystical, magical, twinkling moonlit sky. A place you would totally find winged, tattooed-butt ponies frolicking around in.

Rainbow Honey Mare of the Moon PolishAn entire bottled celestial pony play-land!

Click-able bottle-shots:

Rainbow Honey Mare of the Moon Swatch(clickable)
RainbowHoney Mare of the Moon Swatches(clickable)

Macro-time!Mare of the Moon Macro(clickable)

The main question I’ve seen with this lacquer is how many moons are in bottle, and if it is hard to get them to show up to the party.

From looking at the formula in bottle, there does seem to be a good amount of moons but not so many that you would think you would get a moon every time..

I took this picture the first time I wore “MotM:Mare of the Moon SwatchesThis is two coats “MotM” over black.

Layering this polish over dark colors can emphasis the duo-chrome and really pop the blue and/or purple shift.

Mare of the Moon Polish

In this first attempt I got four moons (Index, Ring, Pinkie, Thumb) with zero effort.

In my second attempt (of which I do not have pictures) I found a moon on each finger with zero effort.

The following swatches are of attempt #3. This time I ended up with four moons (Index, Middle, Ring, Pinkie) on my left hand, and three moons (Thumb, Index, Ring) on my right hand.

One coat “MotM” on bare nailsRainbow Honey Nail Polish Equestria Swatches

Are you guys ready for a ridiculous amount of pictures??

Three Coats “MotM”, no base coat, no effort, zero placing, basic glossy topcoatRainbow Honey Mare of the Moon ReviewRainbow Honey Mare of the Moon ReviewRainbowHoney Mare of the Moon LacquerRainbow Honey Mare of the Moon PicturesRainbowHoney Nail Polish Mare of the MoonRainbow Honey Nail Polish Mare of the Moon

The color-shift is apparent to varying degrees in all lighting and over all bases. Darker bases really bring out more contrast in various lighting.

This lacquer ranges from a very deep blue to vibrant violet to an in between indigo.

Rainbow Honey Mare of the  Moon LaquerRH Mare of the MoonRH Mare of the Moon 2Rainbow Honey Mare of the Moon Crescent PolishRH Rainbow Honey Indie Polish

I prefer this polish glossy, however matte really brings out all the details in photographs:Rainbow Honey Nail Polish

So pretty!!

Rainbow Honey Nail Polish Mare of the MoonEquestria Collection Nail Polish SwatchesRainbow Honey Indie Polish MoonRH Rainbow Honey Swatches Mare of the Moon

I hope you can see how gorgeous this is.

Not only is there that duochrome base but there are larger glitter/shimmer particles sprinkled throughout that PLUS small holographic glitter PLUS larger holographic glitter PLUS crescent moons that can flash many shades of indigo/blue/teal/silver depending on how deep they are set within the polish layers.

See example of all of this:Rainbow Honey Nail Polish

If you’re wondering what’s going on in the above picture, well I’ll tell you, you curious cat.

How cool would this be to use as an accent nail in a Halloween manicure? or any mystical-manicure for that matter!

Rainbow Honey Nail Polish(To see the post this manicure is from, click HERE – link will open in new window)

RH Rainbow Honey Cosmetics

This polish and a polish named “Celestia” were released after the initial Equestria Collection pre-order.

My initial thoughts were that I was more interested in Celestia, a “sheer, sky blue polish filled with bursts multichromatic shimmer and opalescent flakes” but I take that back. I think this is the one out of those two that is truly a must-have.

Rainbow Honey Mare of the Moon Indie Nail Polish PicturesRainbow Honey Nail Polish Mare of the Moon

Rainbow Honey is one of my favorite nail polish makers, this includes both mass-manufacturers and indie brands.

Rainbow Honey can be found at the Rainbow Honey Shop


and the Rainbow Honey Facebook.


and the Rainbow Honey Blog


Rainbow Honey Nail Varnish

You can purchase at the above shop link, and there is never a mad-dash for ordering or re-stocking. Love!

Full size bottles are 15ml and are $10.00/bottle.

Mini size bottles are available for $5.00/bottle.

I strongly recommend the full size bottles if you are able to. Every time I have seen or heard of someone ordering the miniatures, the guaranteed sentence immediately following that is “I wish I ordered full size!”

“Mare of the Moon” is from the “Equestria Collection”, of which there are a total of 8 lacquers.
You can click the picture below for a link to swatches of the other polishes in this collection:Rainbow Honey Nail Polish Line equestria collection

Rainbow Honey Indie Glitter


  • I LOVE RH!!!!

    I did not care much for this one, TBH. HOWEVER, I do love the idea of it as an accent! I may just like it yet! Did you order from the new collection yet? I got 2 – cannot wait for them to arrive!

    • Christina says:

      I DIDN’T!!
      I’m so ashamed!
      I’ve been super sick, interviewing for a new job, an all around mess… and way, way broke.
      I know this upcoming weekend is another release, so I’m thinking I might try to get in on it then.

      Which ones were they?? Was it the flower topcoat? I heard there was a scented topcoat in there too o.O

  • Jen says:

    Neat. And I love the watermark.

  • Anne says:

    I love Rainbowhoney too – and I love your blog, its so unique with your sweet dog and the watermark with its cute variations! You not only have beautyful photos of your stunning manis, every post is simply a pleasure to read.
    I’m very happy I found your blog, although my wallet is not so happy ;-)

  • Jeanatte says:

    I absolutely adore this polish. I’m never one to chunky glitter packed polishes, but this one called out to me. I got so many compliments on it! And my youngest just needed to have her nails done with it too.

  • Marjorie says:

    This is super late, but thanks for posting these swatches! This polish is really beautiful. I got my collection in the mail and I’m so excited. Your blog is my absolute favorite, it’s really something unique. Also, loving the idea to use this as a Halloween polish. That is my absolute favorite holiday and October is my favorite month.

  • Janice says:

    I love the moons and dammnit! Even more nail polishes to try out! XD The rest of collection looks awesome as well. I might need to get this and the rest! :P

    • Christina says:

      Hah! You must! You must! Rainbow Honey is truly one of my favorite lines EVER.

      I don’t own the Matsuri collection however, so i can only speak of the Equestria Collection’s greatness. And it is great.

      Thank you for the comment, <3

  • Thresa says:

    Hello. I agree with you. I like Rainbow Honey nail polish. And that’s why we now carry them in our store. Just want to tell you that RH nail polish can also be purchased at EsthersNC.com. Very much love your blog.

    I did contact you previously on how to take such great photo shots. I wanted to know how and any tips or tricks. What camera do you have? Thank you.

    • Christina says:

      Hi Thresa, I really appreciate the comment! I’m flattered. I’ve been asked the questions about my pictures pretty often; so often that I’m planning a post about it! I’ve got so much work piled up I think Pickle has made a fort out of it (complete with 3-car garage) so I’m not sure when it’ll happen, but rest assured the day will come!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Fight Zombies!

Part of your donation will go to equipping my dog with shoulder missiles.

Lots of them.


New Posts to Your Inbox!

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

pr@nailblog.net www.facebook.com/NailBlog www.twitter.com/NailBlognet http://pinterest.com/nailblog
Powered by WordPress All Content Copyright © NailBlog.net
Theme created with SpiderWeb Press™.

Get every new post on this blog delivered to your Inbox.

Join other followers: