Friday, February 20, 2015

Indigo Bananas Mega Chrome Flakies (Partial) Collection: Swatches and Review

Provided for Review 
Happy Friday! I have some more Indigo Bananas to share with you today, this time I have five of her fifteen Mega Chrome Flakies collection. These are all metallic mega chrome flakies, so they will not have that translucent appearance like the ones in the Mythic Holiday Collection. Instead, you get clear based polishes packed with these amazing color-shifting metallic flakes. Fifteen polishes is a hearty collection number so if you wanted a line up photo for comparison, click here

These five polishes were so easy to apply! You can build to opaque coverage if you prefer to, but you will need at least four coats. And while I usually like to do just that, with the Mega Chrome Flakies, you will get a better visual effect with layering them, which is how I decided to showcase them. And I have found that if you layer over a pale or lighter base color, you will see the color-shifting effect more clearly than layered over black or another dark color. For each of the polishes shown here, I applied one coat over a base color and then one coat of top coat. 

You can purchase any of the polishes posted today, along with the other ten polishes in the Mega Chromes Flakies collection in Indigo Bananas' shop right now in both mini and full size. 

Indigo Bananas A Field Trip with Butterflies 
Layered over OPI That's Hula-rious!
Clear base with green to teal to blue mega chrome flakies

Indigo Bananas Color of the Fire
Layered over Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear White On
Clear base with orange to gold to green to blue mega chrome flakies

Indigo Bananas Dawn Chorus 
Layered over OPI Do You Take Lei Away?
Clear base with red to gold to green to pink mega chrome flakies
My absolute favorite base/flakies combination! 

Indigo Bananas Island Universe
Layered over OPI Lost My Bikini from Molokini
Clear base with teal to blue to purple mega chrome flakies

Indigo Bananas Violet Stars 
Layered over OPI Suzi Shops & Island Hops
Clear base with purple to red to gold mega chrome flakies


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  1. I love flakies so this collection would be one I would totally love! There gorgeous.

  2. Wonderful swatches! Dawn chorus is my favorite. So stunning!

  3. Ooo, love the color combos you paired these with. The purple is so gorgeous!

  4. I really like all these flakies that are coming out right now! I do have to say I think I like the ones with bigger particles a little better. The last mani looks really divine on you!

  5. I was going to pick my favorite, but I think it's not possible with this amount of gorgeousness! Wonderful swatches and beautiful polishes.

  6. These swatches are amazing Ida! <3 <3 <3

  7. I think I love how you layered Island Universe the most. These are all so pretty and your swatches look great!

  8. Victoria - manicuratorFebruary 20, 2015 at 10:56 PM

    I'm not a huge flakies fan but you captured them wonderfully! Love the way the light hits them!

  9. Oh my gosh! These are so fabulous and you photographed them so well! Just gorgeous!

  10. Thank you Victoria! I didn't used to be a flakie fan either but I am coming around pretty quickly lol.

  11. Thank you! That was the one I was least sure about (layering combo) but it is getting the best response so I guess I made the right choice!

  12. haha, well that is the best reaction, when a favorite is impossible to pick, thank you!

  13. Thank you Kellie! I do like those bigger flakies as well, you can do a little more with them I think.

  14. Thank you Valesha! And HI 5 for the Dawn Chorus club lol.

  15. All these combo's are gorgeous - I love flakies against anything other than black.

  16. Thank you! I agree, black is boring, at least with these flakies.


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