Swatch & Review: Tonic Nail Polish – Multichrome Madness Trio and Tonic Holiday 2017 Duo


For the sake of all things gorgeous, I hope that you didn’t blow your polish budget during Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Just Because Sunday and Cyber Monday. Please tell me you save a few coins to grab the new Tonic releases. Please!

I’m tellin ya, every once in a blue moon an indie brand comes along and rocks the indie world and Tonic has been that IT brand.  A true special and rare gem. I have had the ultimate pleasure of swatching for Tonic since it launched over a year ago. It’s just one of those brands that you want and need to collect every polish created.

Can you picture Lindsey, in her magical lab, waving her multichrome wands and sprinkling in a little of this and a little of that. Ok, just me? Well, that fine I like the vision and it makes me happy. 

So without further delay, be prepared to have your socks knocked off!!


**All swatches are done using liquid latex peel off base coat, QDTC and Onward Through the Fog Matte Topcoat by Vapid (matte). Swatch photos are taken using artificial lights.**

Holiday Duo – $28

Available only as a gift set for the holiday season! Gift set includes 2 polishes – Superstar and Becoming (magnetic / M) and one magnet. Wrapped in special packaging so it’s all ready to go if you’re sending (or receiving!) it as a gift! Gift set is available for the month of December, but each color will be restocked individually in the future!


A deep berry red with strong blue multichrome glow that shifts to vibrant red, with flaming orangey red iridescent flakes that shift a little green

Becoming (M)

A magnetic multichrome!! Dark blue base with magnetic green-purple shifting multichrome pigment and iridescent orangey-red flakes that shift green

This color is NOT a topper and is meant to be worn on its own in two coats.


Tonic’s Return – Multichrome Madness  Facebook group!!!

About a year ago this time, Tonic was the featured maker in the Multichrome Madness Facebook Group. As you may have guessed this group is in love with all things multichrome and feature monthly indie makers to create group exclusives. Last year Tonic showcased a quad inspired by the iconic show, Golden Girls. Well, just in case you missed it, the girls are back for another round. That’s right, Blanche, Rose, Dorothy and Sophia are BACK!!

BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!! In addition to the return of the GG quad, Lindsey also created 3 special new custom colors for the month of December! I told you… magical genius!

Innocence $13

A blue-lilac base with sparkly pink-gold-green multichrome flash and scattered holo!

Hush $13

A blue green-purple multichrome with sparkly pink-gold-green shimmers

Zeppo (M) $13

A deep purpley fuchsia-gold-green magnetic multichrome in a dark base with glowy blue iridescent flakes.

Golden Girls Quad

Golden Girls inspired quartet! Exact same recipe as last year, but this year’s bottles will be labeled as 2017! For a full review, click here!

And don’t laugh at my old swatches of Blanche, Rose and Dorothy, I was still new…lol!!!

Blanche $12

Sophia $12

Rose $12

Dorothy $12

Overall Thoughts – Tonic Nail Polish – Multichrome Madness Trio and Tonic Holiday 2017 Duo

Formula / Application: I spoke to Lindsey after the release of her last collection, Secrets and Soulmates about her formula because I noticed a sight difference. She confirmed she has re-formulated slightly to make it ‘thinner’. I personally never had an issue before, but this reformulated Tonic is amazing. It’s still smooth and easy to apply and has great coverage but it’s been thinned down just a smidge. Not like water thin but I did notice a difference in the this and last collection.

Magnetic Polishes – For best results, use a strong magnet (included in gift set, sold separately or use your own!). It’s only necessary to apply the magnet to your second coat! Hold the thin edge of the magnet as close as possible to wet polish as quickly as possible after applying your second coat. Hold for about 10-15 seconds and finish with top coat.

Magnet will be $2 or included in gift set

Neodymium rare earth magnet. Extremely strong and brittle so please handle with care. Can shatter on strong impact.

Opacity: 3 coats

Price: as stated above

Availability: Saturday, December 9th 2017 at 2:00pm Central

Queen’s Top Pick: Innocence

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