I'm not even sure where I first saw a pic of any polishes by Parrot Polish. I'm thinking it might have been on Instagram. It doesn't really matter. Bottom line is I saw a swatch and sped over to their website immediately to check them out.
My interest was piqued because they had some with Romanian names, which reminded me of my 23 days there when I was 17. I remembered that "frumose" means beautiful. I digress.
Normally I am not so willing to pay 12 bucks for a polish, but I threw 2 in my cart and didn't buy. A week later I wondered why I hadn't gotten them yet. Once I remembered that I hadn't actually purchased them, I did. For the record, they are based in Florida, and they have free shipping!
Let me say this before you look at the 8,000 pictures I've posted. Within a few hours I received tracking info with a very nice note from Dave, the owner. That was four days ago, and I got the polish today.
Once I got them opened, I was so excited by them that I swatched them immediately. Then I was even more impressed and decided I wanted to email Dave and tell him what I thought. I logged into my email and found an email from him, just checking in to see if I had received them. Pretty damn good customer relations.
My plan then was to do a blog post with a review of both polishes. Once I started taking pictures of this one, I knew that wasn't going to happen. I really don't normally like pic-heavy posts so there was no way I could do both polishes on the same day.
Without further ado, feast your eyes on Curcubeu, which means rainbow in Romanian.
Ya' know how sometimes holo or multi-chrome polishes need a couple of coats to look good? Or how they are best over black? Not so with this. I did swatch over black, too, but it really made no difference in the look. These first three pictures are ONE coat.
I'd say it's pretty amazing in one coat.
This next shot is taken with flash, and the rest have no flash.
I think this is one fantastic polish. It flashes strong green, aqua, silver, blue and quite a strong purple, but as with all things purple, I wasn't really able to capture it. I was also just looking at it as I sit here in the living room, and it also flashes that "not quite black" black color that you get with black holos. Suffice it to say it is striking. Each color that comes through is gorgeous.
This is one of those rare treats of a polish that exceeded my expectations by a mile. Their own pictures don't do this one justice. I love a strong holo, and anything that shifts colors automatically becomes one of my faves.
You can look forward (or not) to a similar post on the other one I bought, Arco Iris, which coincidentally also means rainbow, but in Spanish. I didn't know that until just now. lol
They also included a mini of Emerald Sand which is a green/blue holo and 2 of their homemade soaps which they sell for a buck.
Overall, if this is any indication of how this little company is run, they deserve the business. For the record, this rather strong opinion you're getting right now is strictly my own. They've offered me nothing, promised me nothing; I'm raving because it's just.that.good.
And in case you haven't noticed over the time period of this blog, I'm a smidge picky.
If you haven't checked out Parrot Polish before, I think it's pretty apparent that you should.