Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Nail Lacquer Review and Swatches

Press Sample

Good evening, dear readers, and happy hump day! How did it get to be Wednesday already?!? I feel like the days are just flying by, and I am looking forward to cooler days.

Today's post features the gorgeous indie polishes of Femme Fatale Cosmetics, and you have no idea how excited I am to finally be able to post this! If the scribbling and crossing out of information is any indication of the package travels, I'm not sure how it made it to me in the first place. Thankfully it did eventually make it to me because these are so pretty! Let's check out some swatches and chat more later, yes?

Keeper of the Grove over Sally Hansen Grass Slipper
Keeper of the Grove is a fantastically bright lime jelly base jam packed full of holographic greens and golds, as well as teal/pink dots and soft pink hearts. Add a little springtime to your fingertips.

I've be loving green polishes lately, and Keeper of the Grove was no exception. Packed to the nines with glitter, I only needed to dap about a coat of polish on my nails to get this much sparkle over the lime green base coat. The polish is a touch on the thick side, but I've found the slightly thicker polishes work easier for me when it comes to dabbing glitters. The glitters broke up very nicely and there was no clumping here! I topped this off with top coat for these photos.

Fatal Attraction
Fatal Attraction is a deep magenta polish with scattered holographic particles in a rich burgundy. Will dry to a rough surface so will require topcoat and 2-3 coats for an even finish.

For those that have seen this before (and there are LOTS of pictures online), you might be thinking "There is no way this is Fatal Attraction! This looks textured!" Oh, dear readers, it sure is! I wasn't expecting it to be this rough with three coats of polish, and I fell in love with it like this. If you don't already own this, you may never get to see this beauty in this way, and it would have been a shame to keep it a secret! I did use Glisten & Glow HK Girl top coat on all but my ring finger on the last photo. Not too thick and not too thin, Fatal Attraction applied like a dream.

Nightsong Grotto over Essie Go Overboard
A lovely teal green base filled with various teals and greens, highlighted by a scattering of iridescent and pink holo. Reminiscent of lotus flowers floating along some forgotten stream in a shady forest.

I am so glad fall is almost here because I love this colour for the season! Who am I kidding- I wear whatever I want year round! Nightsong Grotto is lovely, and I was happy to get a circle-shaped glitter on my ring finger. The glitters in this beauty are more teal-coloured than the pictures show; my camera just could not handle the awesomeness of this polish. :D I dabbed on a coat of this over the Essie undies, and the glitters dispersed pretty easily. I then followed up with top coat for these photos.

Planar Anomalies over Zoya Raven
Planar Anomalies is a really complex polish that is nearly impossible to photograph. It's a murky base base (sheer crelly, suitable for layering over another shade) with a subtle pink to green shift. In this darkly delightful base we have an assortment of grey, black, holo, purple, and teal.

I wanted to like this polish, but this one was disappointing for me. It was thick and difficult to apply, although the application issues could be due to the bent brush. Mini brushes are hard enough to work with, and I had a difficult time manipulating the brush and breaking up the black hex glitters mixed in. The little lump on my pinky nail is due to this issue, and I just could not get the couple glitters there to break up. I think this polish has a lot of potential, so I'm going to hold out hope that a good brush would make it apply much better! 

These and other Femme Fatale Cosmetics can be purchased directly from Femme Fatale Cosmetics if you reside in Australia. They are also available through an assortment of stockists, many of which ship worldwide.

Until next time, dear readers, have a wonderful evening!

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