October 22, 2018

Brand Challenge: Tonic Polish II


Tonic Polish Review

Hello readers,
I'm back with round two of going through my untried Tonic Polishes since I still had lots left after my first round. Let's take look at swatches.

Sophia

Tonic Polish Sophia reviewTonic Polish Sophia

Sophia features a light blue to purple shifting base with a strong turquoise sheen and a sprinkling of scatter holo shimmer. The formula was easy to work with and took three coats for full coverage. However, it was so close after two that for those with shorter nails or a less distinct nail line than me, two may be enough. Photos show three coats of Sophia with one coat of Sephora X Shine XCEL  top coat in daylight spectrum lighting.

Tonic Polish Sophia swatch

Tonic Polish Sophia

Tonic Polish Sophia review

Xtravaganza

Tonic Polish Xtravaganza reviewTonic Polish Xtravaganza

Xtravaganza features a blackened jelly base filled with purple to green shifting magnetic shimmer and red to green 'unicorn pee' shimmer. It can be worn alone or as a topper so I did both here. On my index and pinky fingers I layered one magnetized coat of Xtravaganza over Nina Ultra Pro Cobalt. On my middle and fourth fingers I applied two coats of Xtravaganza normally and then magnetized the third. Photos show three coats of Xtravaganza alone, and one coat of Xtravaganze over Nina Ultra Pro Cobalt  with one coat of Live Love Polish Quick Dry Top Coat in daylight spectrum lighting.

Tonic Polish Xtravaganza swatch

Tonic Polish Xtravaganza

Tonic Polish Xtravaganza review

Serendipity

Tonic Polish Serendipity reviewTonic Polish Serendipity

Serendipity is a deep red-leaning purple jelly filled with red to green shifting 'unicorn pee' shimmer. The formula was easy to work with taking three coats for full coverage. This shade dries smooth and shiny on its own but I added top coat out of habit. Photos show three coats of Serendipity with one coat of Sephora X Shine XCEL top coat in daylight spectrum lighting.

Tonic Polish Serendipity swatch

Tonic Polish Serendipity

Tonic Polish Serendipity review

Chasing Concrete

Tonic Polish Chasing Concrete reviewTonic Polish Chasing Concrete

Chasing Concrete features a pale grey crelly base filled with orange to green shifting shimmer and iridescent flakies. The formula was very easy to work and took three coats for full coverage. However, it was so close after two that if you have shorter nails or a less distinct nail line than me you may find two is enough. This dries down to a smooth matte finish. You can leave it as is or add top coat for shine. I chose to make it shiny. Photos show three coats of Chasing Concrete with one coat of Sephora X Shine XCEL top coat in daylight spectrum lighting.

Tonic Polish Chasing Concrete swatch

Tonic Polish Chasing Concrete

Tonic Polish Chasing Concrete review

Zeppo

Tonic Polish Zeppo reviewTonic Polish Zeppo

Zeppo feature a blackened jelly base with small violet metallic flakes and a warm purple to gold shifting magnetic shimmer. I used three coats for full coverage. The first two I applied normally and then I magnetized the third. I also used the magnet after top coat to keep the line relatively crisp. Photos show three coats of Zeppo with one coat of Sephora X Shine XCEL top coat in daylight spectrum lighting.

Tonic Polish Zeppo swatch

Tonic Polish Zeppo

Tonic Polish Zeppo review

Frozen Kingdom

Tonic Polish Frozen Kingdom reviewTonic Polish Frozen Kingdom

Frozen Kingdom is a pale green to blue to purple multichrome with iridescent orange flakies and holo shimmer. The formula was easy to work with and took three coats for full coverage. This shade dries down to a satin finish with the occasional flakie divot so top coat is recommended for a perfect finish. Photos show three coats of Frozen Kingdom with one coat of Sephora X Shine XCEL top coat in daylight spectrum lighting.

Tonic Polish Frozen Kingdom swatch

Tonic Polish Frozen Kingdom

Tonic Polish Frozen Kingdom review

Drag Race

Tonic Polish Drag Race reviewTonic Polish Drag Race

Drag Race Is  Green To Blue To Purple multichrome with a pink to gold shifting magnetic shimmer. The formula was easy to work with. I used two coats regularly and then magnetized the third with a bar magnet. I also magnetized it again after applying top coat. Photos show three coats of Drag Race with one coat of Sephora X Shine XCEL top coat in daylight spectrum lighting.

Tonic Polish Drag Race swatch

Tonic Polish Drag Race

Tonic Polish Drag Race review

For The Watch

Tonic Polish For The Watch reviewTonic Polish For The Watch

For The Watch is a cobalt blue holo with purle and indigo metallic flakies. In shaded lighting this polish leans a little more blurple. The formula was quite pigmented and took two thin coats for full coverage. Though this dries relatively smoothly on its own, topcoat really brings this holo and flakes toghether. Photos show two coats of For The Watch with one coat of Sephora X Shine XCEL top coat in daylight spectrum lighting.

Tonic Polish For The Watch swatch

Tonic Polish For The Watch

Tonic Polish For The Watch review

Mahaloversary

Tonic Polish Mahaloversary reviewTonic Polish Mahaloversary

Maholoversary features a warm purple holo base filled with small orange and purple metallic flakies. The formula was very easy to work with taking two coats for full coverage. Photos show two coats of Maholoversary with one coat of Sephora X Shine XCEL top coat in daylight spectrum lighting.

Tonic Polish Mahaloversary swatch

Tonic Polish Mahaloversary

Tonic Polish Mahaloversary review

Divine

Tonic Polish Divine reviewTonic Polish Divine

Divine features a medium grey holo base with a purple to gold shifting magnetic shimmer. The formula was easy to work with. I applied two coats normally and then magnetized the third with a bar magnet. I also used the magnet again after applying top coat. Photos show three coats of Divine with one coat of Sephora X Shine XCEL top coat in daylight spectrum lighting.

Tonic Polish Divine swatch

Tonic Polish Divine

Tonic Polish Divine review

Ru

Tonic Polish Ru reviewTonic Polish Ru

Ru features a medium grey holo base with a aqua to blue to purple shifting magnetic shimmer. I used three coats total. The first two I applied normally and I magnetized the third with a bar magnet. I also used the magnet again after applying top coat to keep the line as crisp as possible. Photos show three coats of Ru with one coat of Sephora X Shine XCEL top coat in daylight spectrum lighting.

Tonic Polish Ru swatch

Tonic Polish Ru

Tonic Polish Ru review

The Best Is Yet To Come

Tonic Polish The Best Is Yet To Come reviewTonic Polish The Best Is Yet To Come

The Best Is Yet To Come features denim blue holo base filled with small orange to green shifting iridescent flakies and a strong orange to green shifting sheen. This shade is a bit sheer on the first coat but builds up nicely in three. The slightly sheer formula really give this polish depth since the shimmer and flakies from all the coats show through. Photos show three coats of The Best Is Yet To Come with one coat of Sephora X Shine XCEL top coat in daylight spectrum lighting.

Tonic Polish The Best Is Yet To Come swatch

Tonic Polish The Best Is Yet To Come

Tonic Polish The Best Is Yet To Come review

Final Thoughts

It's official. I have now worn all of my Tonics. My personal favorites from the dozen in this post are Sophia. Chasing Concrete, For The Watch , Mahaloversary and The Best Is Yet To Come. You can find Tonic Polish on


Happy polishing,

Michelle

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