The Indigo Bananas Fall Collection is made of seven polishes that are the PERFECT colors for fall and a wonderful spread of colors that will please just about anyone out there I think! You've got your fiery red, your vampy purples, your bright but sophisticated fuchsia and teal, olive green and a gorgeous brown, which is turning out to be quite the in color this season! So let's get to the swatches shall we?!
This is Indigo Bananas Olive Time and Space, a slight nod to Dr. Who fans! This is a gorgeous olive green holo. I just love this type of green, it's not quite evergreen, but it's deep and sultry just like fall and it makes me totally want a matching sweater! I just love green, it is my absolute favorite! The formula on this was great, this is two coats without top coat. I think you could add a third and it would be even more mysterious!
You might not have killed my father, but prepare to die everyone! This is Indigo Bananas Indigo Montoya, a pun on the famous Princess Bride character. And you'll die just looking at it because BAM, this color is in your face gorgeous. This is a true indigo purple, a dark blue leaning purple, but always looks purple never blue which is what makes it a true indigo in my opinion. It has an amazing blue flash linear finish that is jaw dropping! This is opaque in two coats, formula is great and this is shown without top coat.
This is Indigo Bananas Volcanic Corruption and it is amazing. It's everything I need in a red holo polish. It's bright and orange leaning but still red and reminds me of fire. Above shots are shown in two coats with no top coat. The formula on all these polishes are quite similar, they are all a dream to work with and are opaque in two coats.
Andrea, the maker behind Indigo Bananas, warned me that this polish can change with top coat so I took a shot of two nails here to show you the difference!
The top nail here is shown without top coat and the bottom nail shows it with top coat. What I experienced is the top coat removes the rainbow finish of the linear holo, the the linear flash remains strong and glowy almost a tad more orange leaning with top coat. Both ways are beautiful if you ask me and it is almost like you get two looks in one bottle with this polish!
This is Indigo Bananas Rhythm and Booze. This is a lovely royal purple holo and is just purple in the most classic sense of the word. I love this type of purple and it's hard to find purples that are true purples, either they lean a little red or a little blue, this is middle of the road perfection. It also has a gorgeous blue flash, which makes the holo even more vibrant. This is two coats without top coat.
This is Indigo Bananas Shrieking Teals, another awesome nod to Princess Bride. If these shots look a little funny, it's because I slightly color edited them. I'm no expert at this, but my camera was taking this teal and making it more aqua and blue leaning than it actually is so I tried to correct it. Anyway, this is a green leaning teal linear holo with a super gorgeous blue flash. This is two coats with no top coat. The green and the blue in this just make me think aquatic, almost maybe like the water an eel would swim in? ;-)
Andrea also said this color changes slightly with top coat as well so I'll show you that too.
In this shot the top nail is without top coat and the bottom nail is with top coat. With top coat the polish becomes a teeny tad darker, but the blue flash becomes brighter as well and the holo more strong but less linear.
Warning though with this one, unfortunately, after wearing this polish for 20 minutes with no base coat I did walk away with some slight blue staining. I'm sure a base coat would help with that, but do be warned, maybe double base coat this sucker and oil your cuticles before application!
Next up we have Indigo Bananas Polish of Unusual Quality (P.O.U.Q), another reference to Princess Bride. Quite the opposite of gross killer large rodents, this polish is a stunning bright fuchsia holo with a gorgeous violet indigo linear flash. I just love this color like crazy, it is bright but sophisticated and also another colored sweater I wouldn't mind procuring! This also matches super well with Dark Side of Maroon, Indigo Banana's creme addition to the Créme á la Mode box I reviewed on Friday. This is two coats with no top coat.
And last but certainly not least we have Indigo Bananas Synonym Bun. I'm calling this now folks, I see brown holos being a big trend out there this season and I can't complain. This color reminds me so much of the brown falling leaves. It is a more of a warmer leaning brown, reminding me a bit of cinnamon (duh, look at the title) or mahogany. This is two coats with no top coat.
There are not many brown holos out there in the world but I'm seeing them now left and right and they are definitely a welcome addition in my opinion! I think I'll have a brown or another vampy comparison post coming up at some point in the future because I have so much more new comparisons to add to my vampy comparison post now! Yes, I do think brown is vampy, in a different way!
Now for the details, these beautiful polishes are being released TODAY at 9 a.m. PST at the Indigo Bananas website and retail for $12 for full size polishes (15ml) and $7.25 for the minis (8 ml). So what are you waiting for?! These are all a definite must for the fall, go forth and shop!!!
So what do you think?! Which of these do you like best?! I'm in love with so many of these and am totally happy we are transitioning to fall colors now! Even though the weather isn't quite fall yet here in California, I yearn for it with every fiber of my being and these colors help satiate my need for cooler weather, even just a little bit!