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Femme Fatale Cosmetics Swatches and Review!

*Press Sample*

Good evening everyone!  Today was the last day of Blizzcon, the annual convention for all fans of Warcraft, Starcraft, and Diablo!  I’ve mentioned before that I’m a very long-term World of Warcraft player- I’ve been playing since just slightly after launch (so *gulp* over 8 years now)- and still actively play.  So of course, this weekend was full of excitement as I watched the events on my computer via a virtual ticket (traveling to Anaheim is just not in the cards right now!)- and I decided there wasn’t a better way to celebrate than to do a subtle World of Warcraft post!

While not created specifically for World of Warcraft- if you’re familiar with Femme Fatale Cosmetics and play World of Warcraft, some of the names and themes may seem very familiar.  The owners play, and often let the beautiful places and things within the game inspire the creations!

First up tonight we have Aqueous- a beautiful blue crelly polish filled with teal, navy, blue, magenta and pink glitters.

Femme Fatale Aqueous

LOVE this polish!  I’m a sucker for crelly and jelly polishes- seeing the glitters suspended through different levels makes me smile 🙂

Femme Fatale Polish Aqueous

Application was wonderful.  I got plenty of extra large pink glitters with absolutely no fishing- I even had to put a few back!  I didn’t have to worry about dabbing, I applied like I would a normal cream polish and got wonderful glitter placement.  My photos show 2 coats with topcoat.
Femme Fatale Polish Aqueous

Next is a long favorite of mine- Spring Fling!

Femme Fatale Spring Fling
Spring Fling has been a favorite Femme Fatale color of mine for awhile now- I love mint greens!  And adding pink?  Must be meant for me 🙂  There’s also plenty of white glitters, diamonds, and micro neon green glitter!

Femme Fatale Spring FlingApplication was wonderful again- the only issue I had (if this is even an issue?) is that I had so much luck with the larger glitters, I had to start putting diamonds back into the bottle.  My photos show 2 coats with topcoat.

Femme Fatale Spring FlingNext is Witchful Thinking, a beautiful glitter topper filled with grey, silver, black, glitters and shimmer!

Femme Fatale Witchful Thinking

Witchful Thinking is part of the 2013 Halloween Trio.  My first and last picture show 1 coat of Witchful Thinking over Elevation Polish Darkest Storm, and the middle photo shows 1 coat of Witchful Thinking over Cult Nails Nevermore (plain black).

Femme Fatale Witchful Thinking

Witchful Thinking sparkled like MAD outside in the sun!  Application was great- these photos show only 1 coat!  I did have to do a bit of dabbing to fill in a few holes, but for the most part it went on as shown- which is crazy to me, since it looks like I placed each large glitter purposefully!  It sort of reminds me a bit of fish scales (in a good way) 🙂

Femme Fatale Witchful Thinking

Last but not least is Lime Thief, a beautiful lime green jelly polish filled with green and orange glitters!

Femme Fatale Polish Lime Thief

This polish was my surprise favorite of the bunch.  Honestly, this is one I probably wouldn’t have given a second look to- I didn’t even love it looking at the bottle in person.  And then I put it on- and WOW!  Lime Thief is incredibly juicy looking, and so bright and happy!  I wore Lime Thief for a few days before I was forced to take it off 🙂

Femme Fatale Polish Lime Thief

Pictures show 2 1/2 coats with topcoat (I added a thin 3rd layer just around my nail line, but not a full coat).  Application was amazing- no fishing, no dabbing, no cleanup- just normal application.  Perfection!

Femme Fatale Lime Thief

Femme Fatale Cosmetics not only sells their own beautiful nail polishes, they also offer an amazing line of mineral based cosmetics (I own about 15 of their beautiful eye shadows, they’re wonderful!), and they’re also now a nail polish stockist for Australia!  They offer local and imported nail polish to Australian customers, including Emily de Molly, Enchanted Polish, HARE, and Girly Bits among many others!

Femme Fatale nail polish is available via http://femmefatalecosmetics.com.au/ for $10 AUD, and they’re now able to ship overseas!  For nail polish lovers outside of Australia though, sometimes shipping can be a bit prohibitive- so Femme Fatale polish is also available through the following international stockists:

Ninja Polish (coming soon)
Color4Nails
Norway Nails
Mei Mei Signatures
Beauty So Fly
Harlow & Co.  

To keep up to date on Femme Fatale, you can follow them on these platforms:
Facebook
Twitter
Instagram

So what do you think?  Any favorites from Femme Fatale?  I’m also really loving their beautiful holos that they’ve recently released!

*Products in this review were provided for review.  Thoughts and opinions are my own*


Jindie Nails Halloween and Fall Chic 2013 Swatches and Review

Good morning everyone!  I have a few of the new Jindie Nails colors to show off today!  During the presale I grabbed a few of the Fall Chic colors and 1 of the Halloween colors- they were just listed for sale yesterday, so it seemed like a good time to show them off!

Even though my nails are short again- I’ve been suffering from MORE breaks.  Thankfully the worst ones were on my non-swatching hand, but still!  After going so long with no casualties, it’s been hard.  It feels like maybe my nails are TOO strong now- the breaks happen whenever I bump something and a side part just chips off.  Not a problem I ever expected to have 😉  I actually like my nails shorter just fine- but I’d like them just a tiny bit longer, for reasons I’ll explain in a minute.

First, I’ll show off the 4 colors from the Fall Chic 2013 collection I have.   All of these polishes are packed *full* of circle glitter in various sizes and colors.  This is true for all 4, so I’ll talk about it here versus repeating over and over- I didn’t have to fish for any of these glitters.  What you see is minimal effort for glitter- even on Midnight Rainbows.   So the glitter payoff is excellent.   The only issue I had with any of these wasn’t really the fault of the polish- but I struggled a bit more with them due to the length of my nails.  Larger glitters take up more available space when your nails are smaller (I know, thank you Captain Obvious), and I had to be sure to stick to thinner coats than I would normally do to avoid a big mess.  It wasn’t too hard, but it was a bit more challenging on short nails to get things looking nice.   Just me adjusting to the new length- you wouldn’t think it would impact the way I paint, but it does.

Also, Jen just introduced her new medium size 9mL bottles, which is what you’ll see in this post.   I really prefer these so much to the previous mini bottles.  I don’t mind most mini bottles (and sometimes prefer them due to the sheer size of my collection), but the issue with the old Jindie ones was that the brush wasn’t able to reach almost any polish unless it was fully twisted in.  It was a pain to use, especially with the glitter based polishes (though they were very cute bottles!).  But now, you’re able to reach plenty of polish and the brush is very long.   And it also holds a bit more polish!

The first polish from Fall Chic is What Are You Smokin’ Mirrors!

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This is a medium grey crelly polish filled with tons of gold and silver dots and flake shimmer.  I used 2 coats with topcoat for these photos.

The coverage was good- I did have to brush off a bit of excess grey base from some of the circles so that they would show, but other than that I had no issues.

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Next is Midnight Rainbow.

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This polish is something else!   It’s a black jelly polish filled to the brim with rainbow shimmer and metallic circle glitter in tons of sizes and colors.  And when I say to the brim- like I said at the beginning of this post, I didn’t fish for glitters.  What you see here is 2 coats with topcoat- with no fishing.  I’m sure if I actually tried there could be MORE circles on my nails!

This polish went on well- I had to do a bit of dabbing to get circles the way I wanted them to be.  There’s so many in the polish that sometimes they can clump up a bit, so you just need to spread them around once they’re on the nail.

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Now we have Breakfast at Tiffany’s Cousins.

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Breakfast at Tiffany’s Cousins is a teal crelly polish filled with maroon, lime green, blue and silver glitters.  Plenty of large circles and hexes in here, and I didn’t have to fish for any of them!  Pictures show 2 coats with topcoat.

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And the last polish from the Fall Chic collection I have to show off is Shimmer Me Timbers.  The only one of the 5 I don’t own is Rhythm and Blue- but I didn’t exclude it purposely, I actually didn’t originally buy Shimmer Me Timbers either.  Jen sent it as a surprise with my order- now I feel bad I’m only missing 1! 🙂

I’m glad she sent it though- this was my surprise favorite of the bunch, and I would’ve missed out on it otherwise!

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Shimmer Me Timbers is a bright, juicy emerald green jelly polish filled with a bright gold shimmer and lots of green and gold glitters (along with a few blue, maroon, copper and purple too!).  I think what surprised me is that this polish is a lot ‘brighter’ than I realized- it’s still a deep emerald, but since it’s a jelly it still retains that squishy feel, and the shimmer brightens it up a lot.  The pictures show 2 coats with topcoat.  Application was great, this one went on the most smoothly of the bunch!

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Last but not least, we have Be-Wear the Polish, my only purchase from the Halloween colors.  There’s a lot of *gorgeous* colors in that collection- but I was trying to be good!

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Be-Wear the Polish is a fun glitter topper (glitter in a clear base, meant to be layered) filled with green, grey, black, and purple glitters in various shapes and sizes, TONS of fine glitter and shimmer- and also glow in the dark glitter!  I tried desperately to get a picture of the little flecks glowing, but my camera didn’t want to cooperate.

Application was great- this is so overflowing with glitter, I didn’t have to make an effort to have my nails covered.  In fact, I usually ended up with a bit too much on my smaller nails and had to decide which to put back in the bottle!

Photos show 1.5 coats (I did 1 full coat on each nail, and then filled the brush and dabbed a little extra here and there to fill in some empty slots) with topcoat over Wet N Wild’s Sea Ya Soon (post on that later today).

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I think overall my very favorite was Be-Wear the Polish- this is a must have!  Between the fun bright colors, variety of shapes and sizes, and glow in the dark glitters, you have something very fun for Halloween.  I might be a bit partial though- Halloween is my favorite holiday and I love the green/purple/black/orange color combinations associated with it!

These colors launched yesterday- grab them while they’re in stock!  You can find Jindie Nails here:

Store: http://jindienails.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/JindieNails
International Stockists: http://shop.llarowe.com/http://meimeisignatures.com,
http://www.harlowandco.org,  http://www.ninjapolish.comhttp://femmefatalecosmetics.com.au/
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365 Days of Color Hocus Pocus Collection: Black Flame Candle and I Smell… Children!

Hi all!  I hope everyone is having a great weekend!

Today I have some gorgeousssss Halloween colors to show you- 365 Days of Color’s Black Flame Candle and I Smell… Children! from the Hocus Pocus Collection!

Hocus Pocus is my very favorite Halloween movie, so when Sunny said she was going to be creating her Halloween shades based on themes from the movie, I couldn’t wait to see what she came up with!  The collection consists of 5 colors:  I Smell… Children!, Black Flame Candle, Come Little Children, Boouk!, and I Put A Spell On You.

First up, we have Black Flame Candle!

In the movie, the Sanderson sisters (seen above) are hanged in Salem during the late 1600s.  Before their death, Winnie (Bette Midler) casts a spell allowing them to come back to life if a virgin lights the black flame candle on Halloween.   Fast forward 300 years… and Max, who recently moved to Salem, lights the candle to impress a girl.  ‘Come on, it’s just a bunch of hocus pocus!’

Like it’s namesake, Black Flame Candle is well… black!  This is a gorgeous black polish with silver shimmer throughout.

The consistency is on the thinner and more jelly-like side, and it builds beautifully.  These photos are 3 coats on their own, with Poshe topcoat.

While writing out this post, I thought that Black Flame Candle may work well for a jelly sandwich, so I quickly tried one out.  It works great!

This is 3 coats of Black Flame Candle and 2 coats of a franken of mine (it’s a white glitter mix), alternated.  Very pretty!

Next, I have I Smell… Children!

This color is inspired by Mary (played by Kathy Najimy), who can ‘smell’ children- this helps her sister Sarah lure them in with her hypnotic singing, in order to steal their life essence to keep them young.

I Smell… Children!  is a beautiful black base filled with purple glitter and shimmer.

This is 3 coats of I Smell… Children! on it’s own, with Poshe topcoat.  While this is gorgeous indoors- outside in the sun, it’s even prettier!

Application on both was wonderful.  These polishes are on this thinner side, but that was a very good thing- it allowed me to build them up to full opacity without having a giant polish bubble on my nail!  Even my jelly sandwich with 6 coats wasn’t too thick, which I loved!

I’d also like to take just a second to RAVE about 365 Days of Color’s Miracle Balms and Cuticle Oils.

I’ve purchased 7 Miracle Balms, and 3 Cuticle Oils (not all at once, but over the past few months).  These are all amazing!  If you stop into the store to buy anything, be SURE to check these out!  Sunny has 5 million scents (ok, not really, but I would bet she has around 100), and they are wonderful!  The balm goes on nicely and absorbs quickly, and the new oils are really awesome- I love being able to roll the oil right over my fingers!  Every scent I own is amazing- my very favorites so far are Lilac & Lilies, Candy Corn, and Orange Sorbet!

The photos are all *sample sizes*, if you can believe that!  You can get a full size of a single scent- $4 for a 10mL oil, or $3 for a .5 oz balm; or you can get sampler trios (pick 3 scents)- Oils are in 5mL containers for $6, and the balms are in .25 oz containers for $5.

The Hocus Pocus collection is going to be released on September 21, at 365 Days of Color’s Big Cartel store.  You can follow 365 Days of Color on Facebook, as well as Sunny’s blog!  Right now the store is in maintenance mode, but it will open on the 21st when this collection is available!

*The polishes in this post were sent to me for review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own*


Different Dimension: The Expansion Set

I’ll warn you- this is a VERY picture heavy post!

Some of you already know, but I play World of Warcraft.  I have since shortly after it was released-  just over 7 years.  So when Missi of Different Dimension put out a call for bloggers that also play WoW to show off her new collection- I jumped at the chance!

World of Warcraft has it’s 4th expansion pack, Mists of Pandaria, coming out in just over a week.  The theme of this expansion is Pandaria- ie, panda people (for those who aren’t familiar with the game).  Much of the backbone of WoW centers around conflict between two warring factions- The Alliance and The Horde (which when playing, you play for the faction of your choice).

Of course, you certainly don’t have to play- or even like- World of Warcraft to love these polishes!

Be sure to grab any you want NOW- Once the Expansion is released on September 25, these will be gone for good!

I’m going to start off tonight with Murloc!

So that green guy is a murloc!  Murlocs are (usually) hostile creatures found… well… all OVER the place in WoW.  They’re sort of like fish people.  There’s a lot of color variations with them, but this particular one shows off the polish colors the best!

Murloc is a pretty glitter polish filled with green, blue and red sparkling hexes.  This could be opaque in multiple coats, but I chose to use it as a layering polish.

This is 2 coats of Murloc over Spoiled’s I’m So Jaded.   The glitters were so beautiful and sparkly- there is a bit of a holo shine to the them, especially the blue and green!

Next, we have Spectral Tiger!

The Spectral Tiger is a very rare, very coveted mount in the game.  It’s only available via the WoW Trading Card Game, so it costs a lot of real-life money to acquire (think many hundreds of dollars).  It’s a ghostly, slightly transparent tiger.   I do not have this mount 😦

But I DO have this beautiful polish of the same name! (yeah, cheesy, I know)

Spectral Tiger is GORGEOUS.  Just absolutely gorgeous.  It’s a very subtle polish; a light baby blue shade filled with baby blue, white, and holographic glitters.  I chose to layer 2 coats over Sinful Color’s Snow Me White.

But the BEST part about Spectral Tiger?  It GLOWS!  I took this picture in my hall bathroom with the door shut.

Next up, we have Bad Ass Panda!

Bad Ass Panda is a pretty black and white topcoat.  It’s filled with black and white hexes of various sizes, black diamonds, and holographic glitter- so there’s a lot of sparkle!

As a reference- here is a Pandaren, the new race that’s being introduced in Mists.  To be specific- this is MY Pandaren.  This is my main character (Sunni) as she looks on the beta servers- since you can change your character’s race over there.  I plan on doing this the day the expansion comes out, so this is exactly how she’ll look again in a few weeks 🙂  She’s also hanging out with my very favorite companion pet, Bananas- he was a birthday present from my husband about 4 years ago.

For those interested- I’m an enhancement shaman, and I play Horde side!

Now you’ll understand why I chose this undercoat for Bad Ass Panda…

This is 2 coats of Bad Ass Panda over 2 coats of Zoya Lola.  I did do a tiny bit of glitter placing for these photos, just to ensure that every nail had a diamond, but it’s not necessary for normal wear!

And now, we just have the last 2 polishes- Alliance and Horde.  I happen to have faction-specific stuffed animals (yes, I do, and I won’t allow my kids to play with them), and they’ll be making appearances alongside their faction’s colors!  You already know I play Horde side, so I’m leaving the best for last.

(One of the Alliance’s war cries is ‘For The Alliance’, and their main aerial mount is a gryphon- this is a stuffed baby gryphon)

Alliance is filled with blue, lilac, and holographic gold glitter.  Like the ones before it, this is best used over another polish!

I chose to layer 2 coats of Alliance over Love My Nails Electric Blue.   It’s not quite the right shade of blue, but that’s ok.

Here’s my nails posing with the Alliance crest, which is the inspiration for the polish!


And last (but certainly not least), we have Horde!

(One of the Horde’s war cries is ‘Lok’tar Ogar’, which means Victory or Death in orcish.  Their main mode of aerial transportation is a wryvern- and the stuffed animal is a baby wryvern).

This polish is the best in the collection for using with no polish underneath.  It’s a jelly finish, but it’s almost opaque in 2 coats and completely covers in 3.  Horde is filled with silver and red hex glitter and fine silver holographic glitter in a black jelly base.

This is 3 coats of Horde with no basecoat.  If the second coat was thick, a 3rd coat wouldn’t be needed!  These photos truly don’t show off the holo sparkle of this polish well- it REALLY shines!

Posing with the Horde crest- like with Alliance, this is the inspiration for this polish!

Overall, I was blown away by this entire collection.  I thought they looked pretty and awesome before I recieved them, but once I put them on, they were all just so very gorgeous.  I’m partial to them all of course, but if you have to be good and just grab 1 or 2- I’d say Spectral Tiger is a must-have, and if you lack a nice black and white topcoat Bad Ass Panda is as well.

You can follow Different Dimension on Facebook, and be sure to check out her Etsy Store!  In addition to the new WoW collection, there are a TON of gorgeous polishes.   Each color in this collection sells for $10 and Spectral Tiger sells for $12.50, or you can get the whole set of 5 for $45 (a discount of $7.50!).   Other polishes are $8.50, and Glow in the Darks are $10.  She also now offers mini sets!

*These polishes were sent to me for review.  All opinions are my own.*