After seeing this on a few blogs, I snatched up the last one on the display in Superdrug. Lucky! I know this seems to be quite an illusive polish, so I thought I'd show you all what it's like :)
What GOSH say: Excellent coverage and extra glossy finish, hard wearing. Does not contain the harmful agents DBP, Toluene, Formaldehyde, Camphor or Phthalic Acid.
What I say: I was surprised at how good Rainbow actually was. With it being a flakie polish, I assumed that it would make for a gritty feeling topcoat. I was pleasantly surprised as it was quite the opposite. I got a perfect smooth coat that lasted for about a week with no chipping! The flakes in Rainbow appear to be red-green when applied, so as you can imagine, this only works with certain polish colours, and I swatched it over quite a few. I found reds and blacks to be the most stunning combinations, in particular over Avon's Wicked. Although I did find that it looked pretty damn fab over George @ Asda's Indigo Dazzle. I think GOSH should bring out more of these types of polishes but with different coloured flakes in.
What GOSH say: Dries quickly and has a smooth consistency which is easy to apply.
What I say: The consistency of Rainbow is different to other GOSH polishes, as it seems to be a little more like a jelly? I might have got this wrong, I've never tried other jelly polishes but this is how I'd imagine they'd be. Saying that, I didn't notice any difference in drying time between this and a standard polish, so I would agree that it dries quickly. As I said above, Rainbow does have a surprisingly smooth consistency, which I wasn't expecting. Thumbs up from me! A teeny downside for me was that when you take the brush out of the bottle, a lot of product just seems to run off of the brush, and the distribution of flakes is sometimes uneven but as long as you work quickly, you can get a nice even coverage.
I've used GOSH Rainbow as a topcoat only so far. Here's some photos of it in action:
Have you bought Rainbow? What do you think? Do you use it on its own or as a top coat over other polishes? Found any great combinations? Or is it on your wish list? Let me know :)