October 17, 2014

Indigo Bananas- Gods & Monsters [Swatch]

Hey guys! Happy Friday yaaaaaaaaaaaay!

Here's another from Indigo Bananas' Halloween 2014 collection, Indigo Bananas- Gods & Monsters! This was the most popularly requested shade, so I had to show it next!

Gods & Monsters is soft blackish jelly base filled with large flakie particles that colorshift brown-red-gold-green. A front-facing view of the polish shows the flakies as mostly brown/ red, with gold and green graduating out toward the edges. Strong shift happening here!

Artificial light, three coats:

(I apologize for the scratches to the top coat on my ring finger...I have no idea what that's from. Meh.) 

So shifty! I was a little awestruck applying this one! I think it makes your hands look fly...especially around Halloween, so it's very appropriate to the collection.

Window-filtered daylight:

Outside shade:

Formula: It is a little sheerer than I was expecting but the viscosity is nice, and applies pretty effortlessly. It gains a lot of dimension though, since it's not as opaque, and you really see the flakies at different depths. I needed three coats for opacity at the tips of my nails.

Speaking of which, these flakies are super high quality (as they always are from Indigo Bananas). See how large they are? Even though they are on the chunkier side, they are super flat and thin, and lay really well in the base. They don't stick up or cause the polish to be clumpy or weird, and you pretty much don't notice that they are there, texture-wise.

PS: Behold, my 'helpers:'

What do you think? 


  1. Wow! You captured that color shift nicely! :)

  2. Gorgeous swatches! You captured the green shift so nicely, I had a hard time with it!

  3. So pretty! Getting this in the mail today or tomorrow! I can't wait!

  4. This is stunning! The molten looking flakies in it is just the bomb!

  5. The flakies are strong in this one. Really nice polish.

  6. This is absolutely STUNNING! I think I NEED this in my life:). Thank you for sharing!

  7. I cant wait to try this brand. Thanks for the great review.

  8. Lovely! It looks like autumn leaves bottled up, what a cool polish!