August 27, 2018

Brand Challenge: Tonic Polish


Tonic Polish Review

Hello readers,
I'm continuing my challenge to myself shop my collection more. For August I picked Tonic Polish as the brand to focus on since I had a pile of untried shades from them growing on my coffee table. Let's take look at swatches.

Taking On Toronto

Tonic Polish Taking On Toronto reviewTonic Polish Taking On Toronto

Taking On Toronto was the VIP polish from Indie Expo Canada 2017. It feature a dark grey-brown base with a strong red shimmer, a sprinkling of copper flakes and some small holo glitters. The formula was a little bit thick though still relatively easy to work with. I used two coats for full coverage here. There is the occasional divot in the finish from the flakies so I recommend top coat for a nice smooth finish. Photos show two coats of Taking On Toronto with one coat of CND Creative Play top coat in daylight spectrum lighting.

Tonic Polish Taking On Toronto swatch

Tonic Polish Taking On Toronto

Tonic Polish Taking On Toronto review

Curio

Tonic Polish Curio reviewTonic Polish Curio

Curio features a blurple jelly based filled with red to green to gold shifting 'unicorn pee' shimmer. The formula was easy to apply though sheer. After three coats my nail lines still show through. I think in the future I would layer this one over a purple creme. Photos show three coats of Curio with one coat of CND Creative Play top coat in daylight spectrum lighting.

Tonic Polish Curio swatch

Tonic Polish Curio

Tonic Polish Curio review

Poison Rose

Tonic Polish Poison Rose reviewTonic Polish Poison Rose

Poison rose is a medium mauve pink with a golden sheen and fine scatter holo shimmer. The formula was nicely pigmented and took two thin coats for full coverage. This shade dried down to a satin finish so I added top coat of shine. Photos show two coats of Poison Rose with one coat of CND Creative Play top coat in daylight spectrum lighting.

Tonic Polish Poison Rose swatch

Tonic Polish Poison Rose

Tonic Polish Poison Rose review

Bleeding Heart Sunset

Tonic Polish Bleeding Heart Sunset reviewTonic Polish Bleeding Heart Sunset

Bleeding Heart Sunset is a glowing purple-leaning berry pink with a soft shift to gold and copper and scatter holo shimmer. The formula was easy to work with taking three coats for full coverage. However, it was so close after two that if you have shorter nails or a less distinct nail line two will likely be enough for you. Photos show three coats of Bleeding Heart Sunset with one coat of CND Creative Play top coat in daylight spectrum lighting.

Tonic Polish Bleeding Heart Sunset swatch

Tonic Polish Bleeding Heart Sunset

Tonic Polish Bleeding Heart Sunset review

Rainbow Fish

Tonic Polish Rainbow Fish reviewTonic Polish Rainbow Fish

Rainbow fish features a turquoise base filled with pink flecked shimmer, small holo silver glitters and fuchsia metallic flakes. The formula was easy to work with and took two coats for full coverage. This shade dries to a satin finish so top coat is recommended for shine. Photos show two coats of Rainbow Fish with one coat of CND Creative Play top coat in daylight spectrum lighting.

Tonic Polish Rainbow Fish swatch

Tonic Polish Rainbow Fish

Tonic Polish Rainbow Fish review

Dorothy

Tonic Polish Dorothy reviewTonic Polish Dorothy

Dorothy is a deep teal to blue to purple multichrome. In shaded lighting the blue to purple shift is most prominent. In brighter lighting the teal shade comes out as well. The formula was easy to work and took three coats for full coverage. This dries quite shiny on its own but I added top coat out of habit. Note that this is the 2017 re-release of this shade, though as far as I know there aren't any formula difference between it and the original. Photos show three coats of Dorothy with one coat of CND Creative Play top coat in daylight spectrum lighting.

Tonic Polish Dorothy swatch

Tonic Polish Dorothy

Tonic Polish Dorothy review

Conclusion

Overall Bleeding Heart Sunrise and Dorothy are my favorite shades of the bunch. Who ever thought I'd have a pink in my top picks?! Bleeding Heart Sunrise's glow is just captivating. You can find Tonic Polish on


Happy polishing,

Michelle

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