Hey reader! I’m so excited about today’s swatch. This is the first of my Indie Shop Atlanta purchases to make it to the blog, and it’s from a new-to-me brand. It also just came out and I don’t usually wear things so soon after release. This is Sakura Skies from Baroness X, one of the collaboration polishes in the most recent installment of The Color Box. I’m wearing three coats with one coat of Seche Vive top coat.
Sakura Skies is a cornflower blue polish with flakies that shift from bright pink to gold. Application was easy; product consistency is a little thick due to all the flakies in the polish, but it wasn’t an issue. The flakies’ default setting is pink, and that’s the color I see on the nail most often; the gold pops up when directly facing the light source. The polish dries with a matte finish; I used top coat for shine.
If you’re unfamiliar with The Color Box, the box comes with five polishes that are all the same color family, which in this case is blue. Each polish is a collaboration between the polish maker and a blogger. The Sakura Skies concept came from xoxo, Jen. Jen and Baroness X made a great team, this is definitely my favorite polish in the box.
Outdoors, this polish is something else. The following photos were taken outside in direct sunlight. The shift is a little harder to get — it totally depends on the time of day — but it looks fantastic regardless.
Unfortunately, I just missed the pre-order cutoff for this box. The Color Box is a quarterly event; join the Facebook group to learn more about the box and to be able to vote on the color of future boxes. Watch the Baroness X website for overpour bottles of Sakura Skies and other products.
I love the pink shimmer! I bet it’s awesome matte too.
Oh, I didn’t know this baby was in the color box! I picked on up! YAY! The gold to pink micro flakies are my favorite part – makes it such a stunning polish!
omg this is amazing.
Very pretty – loooooook at that pink shimmer!
Amazing shade! Your nails are flawless!
The photo shot that are light blue with the pink glitter bits are my favourite one. Blue are a great colour anytime around in my books.
This is glorious – both the base shade and shimmers are fantastic!
This is such a gorgeous shade of blue. Girl you have fabulous manis!
Such a beautiful polish, I’m loving that shimmer!
Ouu I love that bit of pink shimmer!
Love the color shift in this one <3
I was really excited to be a part of this box… the concept is really awesome. I loved this color too – I don’t have another one like it in my collection!
Wow, that’s stunning!! I love the shimmer. 🙂
This is gorgeous, that shimmer is stunning. Great swatch hun x
Just bought an overpour today! Excited.