Neons!! It’s neon season and I have flakie filled, bright, no undie needed polishes to share today! I’ll be reviewing Night Owl Lacquer’s Honedukes Sweets collection inspired by everyone’s favorite candy store in Harry Potter.
I’d like to say as a general statement (in lieu of sounding like a broken record for the entire collection); that I had no texture whatsoever after top coating and no issues to report with the flakes.
Fizzing Whizbees – a neon coral red with red/gold micro flakies, pink sparks, pink crystal flakes and holo micro flakies.
Swatches show two coats with topcoat. The is the ‘thicker’ polish in the collection. I think with the entire collection you can get away with 2-3 coats for opacity depending on your application style and nail length. I usually polish my nails with thin layers, but on this one I felt like I was overdoing it if I went for three (my personal preference). This is a delightful bright coral, it has red undertones and I’d describe it a sorbet type of coral. In person you can see the pink flecks throughout and lots of sparkles. It almost looks like shimmer. Formula has a medium feel and applied evenly.
Crystallized Pineapple – a neon yellow with yellow micro flakies, iridescent sparks, rainbow iridescent crystal flakes and holo micro flakies.
Swatches show three coats with topcoat. I’m a secret yellow polish lover, but I am so shy with my love of the color because as a warm toned, medium shade, I have a 99% probability that there will be orangey gold undertones and it’ll look awful on me. I was pleasantly surprised that this is my favorite type of yellow. It’s that neon type that has white under tones so it didn’t wash me out and is bright enough to be noticeable against me. Formula is medium/light and built perfectly at three thin coats for me.
Pink Coconut Ice – a neon pink with hot pink micro flakies, pink sparks, pink crystal flakes and holo micro flakies.
Swatches show two coats with topcoat. This beauty is a gorgeous bright pink. I’d describe the base as the type that leans light pink but still retains a neon quality; more of a Barbie pink if you will. This one leans a little thicker like Fizzing Whizbees so I think most everyone will be fine at two coats. Easy formula that spreads and builds up nicely.
Sugared Butterfly WIngs – a bright aqua with bright blue micro flakies, aqua sparks, green crystal flakes and holo micro flakies.
Swatches show three coats with topcoat. I adore the base color, perfectly aqua and so bright! I think this one would make for some killer mermaid nails. The blue microflakes give a nice contrasting depth in person to me- you’ll see the blue flash contrast against the base.
Exploding Bonbons – a bright purple with purple/blue micro flakies, purple sparks, purple crystal flakes and holo micro flakies.
Swatches show three coats with topcoat. So bright and WOW. This is that gorgeous intense purple that we all go crazy for. The holo flakes look like silver scattered particles all over. They’re more noticeable in this one (as opposed to blending in with the base like the others). The name cracks me up!
Drooble’s Best Blowing Gum – a bright blue with indigo micro flakies, purple sparks, purple crystal flakes and holo micro flakies.
Swatches show three coats with topcoat. The base color is SLAYING in this, I daresay it’s my favorite of the bunch. Easy formula and super sparkly!
Acid Pops – a neon green with green/silver micro flakies, green sparks, green crystal flakes and holo micro flakies.
Swatches show three coats with topcoat. If you’re a neon green lover like yours truly, you MUST try out Night Owl’s greens. This is the second of Lindsay’s neon greens that I’ve worn and it’s shocking how bright they are on their own. Appropriately named, Acid Pops built perfectly opaque for me at three coats and is that lovely cool toned, slimey green that I ADORE so much.
Now for the fun stuff! I know exactly what you’re thinking reading all of this. Yes, yes but how do they marble?? I ran these pretties through the gauntlet and the short answer is: yes. Yes they do. I will say however, that it can be a little tricky since these are so packed full of sparkles and flakes. If you have a little patience then it’s totally possible. You’ll get about 7-8 rings in the water before it refuses to spread anymore.
The cool thing is that they look like you used a holo flake topcoat when you’re finished! These totally remind me of Lisa Frank nails!
The Honeydukes Sweets collection releases June 29th at 8pm MDT
on the Night Owl Lacquer site here.
I’ll have swatch videos up on Instagram as well as a marble tutorial, click below to take a peek at your girls first voice over (all the nerves!)
Thanks so much for reading! ❤