Review: Bonita Metallics that Stamp Beautifully

I am very new to the Bonita brand. They are available in Rite Aid stores and I don’t have a Rite Aid within 100 miles of me! I was pleasantly surprised when I received 4 bottles of Bonita polish in my recent polish swap! I haven’t worn any of these polishes as a full manicure, but as I was swatching them on sticks, I realized quickly that they were all 1-coat polishes. I decided instantly that I wanted to try stamping with them and once I had — I just had to do a full review about them, since I am so excited about the results!

Bonita Metallic Polishes
Bonita Metallic Polishes

The colors I received were Sea Me (seafoam green metallic), Greetings Earthling (dusty metallic blue), Truth Fairy (dusty metallic pink) and Penny For Your Thoughts (bright copper metallic). Shown above is how these polishes look in their bottles and on swatch sticks (you can click on the image to view a larger version). These metallics are more shimmery in nature, rather than chrome. They dry to a demi-matte finish on their own, but I like them better with topcoat.

These are all beautiful polishes, but I think that their hidden value is in how well they all stamp over both light and dark colors. They pick up perfectly and you don’;t have to work as fast as you do with some chrome metallic polishes (Essie – Good to Gold for instance) because the drying time isn’t quite as short. These polishes seem to work best over lighter colors! The look good over dark, but because these are shimmery polishes, the undie can show through, so darker polishes make the finish look more grainy.

Sea Me

Bonita - Sea me stamped over Color Club - Femme a la Mode
Bonita – Sea me stamped over Color Club – Femme a la Mode

Sea Me is a lovely seafoam green. I love how this one looks! That green was obviously meant for mermaid manis! I used Bundle Monster – BM-XL24, one of the nautical plates, to stamp with. I love this pattern, I had no problem picking up these very fine lines. Here is the macro shot:

Bonita - Sea me stamped over Color Club - Femme a la Mode
Bonita – Sea me stamped over Color Club – Femme a la Mode

 

Greetings Earthling

Bonita - Greetings Earthling stamped over Sally Hansen - Floaties
Bonita – Greetings Earthling stamped over Sally Hansen – Floaties

Greetings Earthling is a very silvery blue. The shimmer is gorgeous on this one! For this one, I used MoYou London – Time Traveller 03, one of the 70’s plates. I pressed a bit hard and smudged my lines on one side, but it isn’t super noticeable in real life. Below is the macro shot:

Bonita - Greetings Earthling stamped over Sally Hansen - Floaties
Bonita – Greetings Earthling stamped over Sally Hansen – Floaties

Truth Fairy

Bonita - Truth Fairy stamped over Sinful Colors - Fig
Bonita – Truth Fairy stamped over Sinful Colors – Fig

Truth Fairy is a sparkly pink – you can see how on darker colors this looks a bit more grainy – however, it is not nearly as pronounced in real life as it appears in these pictures! I used Bundle Monster BM-XL08 for this one. If I was using this stamp for more than a swatch, I would probably use a dotting tool to add some color to the center of these dots. Bright Magenta would probably look really cool! Macro shot below:

Bonita - Truth Fairy stamped over Sinful Colors - Fig
Bonita – Truth Fairy stamped over Sinful Colors – Fig

Penny for your Thoughts

Bonita - Penny For Your Thoughts stamped over Color Club - New Bohemian
Bonita – Penny For Your Thoughts stamped over Color Club – New Bohemian

Penny For Your Thoughts is a bright copper color. My camera had fits with this color combination! New Bohemian is actually a much more muted shade (like a dusty turquoise) but this is true to color of Penny. So pretty! For this one, I used Born Pretty Store BP-L 003 usin another very fine pattern. Macro shot below:

Bonita - Penny For Your Thoughts stamped over Color Club - New Bohemian
Bonita – Penny For Your Thoughts stamped over Color Club – New Bohemian

I had no issues with pickup or placement (aside from pressing a bit too hard here and there) using my Vivid Lacquers rectangular squishy stamper. I am so seriously impressed with all of these polishes! I really want to invest in getting the rest of the metallics they have available as well! These particular polishes retail on the bonitacolors.com website for $1.99 and I imagine a similar price in Rite Aid drug stores (if you have one near you *sigh*). I figure I really need Tickle my Pickle (a light and bright metallic green ) and Do the Tootsie Roll (mocha). Totally worth the investment if you are into stamping!

jitm_sig

  Subscribe  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
EgyptianPrincess
Guest

First time reading your blog. Not sure how I missed it before. Anywhoo…

Beautiful colors and great post! I can’t believe they picked up all those fine lines so clearly. I don’t have a Rite-Aid near me either so thanks for mentioning that you can buy them online.

Also, I just have to have Do the Tootsie Roll simply for the name!

jeninthemorning
Guest

I’m so glad you liked my review! I’m definitely excited to pick up a few more colors, I am really impressed with them!

keeyoh
Guest

Great review! Now I need to go buy all of them!

jeninthemorning
Guest

I think they are totally worthwhile! They are one coaters on the nail as well. The green is a stainer though. Came right off with whitening toothpaste though. 🙂

Ruby Feline
Guest

What gorgeous swatches! I’ve found your blog looking for swatches of Greetings Earthlings. Idk what’s going on but mine is distinctly on the green side, haha, a bit more like Sea Me, and everyone else’s seems to be a cool toned blue. Hmm. I’ll check it out in different lights, idk what’s going on.

jeninthemorning
Guest

Mine is definitely a very pale, silvery blue. This is my first time using this brand, so I don’t know how consistent their color batches are.

Tina
Guest

These are all so gorgeous! I just love your reviews and blog!

jeninthemorning
Guest

Thank you so much!

Ashley
Guest

They are available on the website now for $1.49, and Rite Aid is the same price!