Sunday, July 28, 2013

Femme Fatale - Glinting Lodestone, Planar Anomalies,Mana Ruby, Gilded Rose, Sweet Surprise, Winter Hyacinth

Here is a smattering of Femme Fatales. Some I already owned, and some were sent for review. One was both! (Gilded Rose, suppose I should have mentioned I already owned it).

I am going to start this off on a bad foot. I do this because like my meals, I prefer to end with the tastiest bite. This is the untastiest bite. This was the blurst of times.

Planar Anomalies - 1 coat over black

2 coats alone with no topcoat because ain't nobody got enough topcoat.

Gah I could have moisturized eh? At any rate, this polish had promise. Holographic glitter in a colour shifting grey jelly base. Nein. Taco. Ixnay. DASISTNICHTSOGUT. I am glad I didn't pay for this, though I suppose I did pay for shipping. I forgive you though Femme Fatale. You make so many other beautiful amazing things. Such as the following: (all of the following are topped with NYC Matte as a glitter filler and then SV)


Winter Hyacinth. This is 3 coats. It could be thinner. That is my fault, not the polish. It gets all blobulous around my pinky all the time. No matter what I do I get a pinky blob. FU pinky. I found the white diamonds wanted to stick together like sister wives. It does take a bit of fishing, but I've yet to meet another polish with similar glitter that did not.

Sweet Surprise. 3 coats. You do need to wait between coats or it gets pully. Same with all the others really.

Mana Ruby. 4 coats. I really need to go back and fiddle with this more. I wanted to see what it looked like alone, and it does actually build up quite nicely, but I should have taken the time to do a few more (thinner) coats. Maybe 5 thin coats instead of 4 thick ass coats. I also want to try it over black and OPI Vodka & Caviar. Apologies for latent Warsaw bits around my cuticles.

Gilded Rose. I received this one to review, but I had already purchased the full size. I quite love it. I decided to try 2 coats over black because I normally do it over gold or pink.

Glinting Lodestone. This one was actually a gift from my besty miss Moxie <3 Thank you love! ADORE! This is 2 coats over OPI I saw something we did who now Warsaw (that blue one from that collection). Side note, shorten your damn names Suzi.

All in all I really love what Femme Fatale offers. I think they have really pretty polishes. With the exception of Planar Anomalies, I would happily recommend this polish to anyone. There are those little above and beyond things like the tiny red flecks in Glinting Lodestone that give these polishes extra depth and interest that not all polishes have.

Femme Fatale polishes can be purchased from their website as well as through Llarowe, Harlow & Co etc.

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Saturday, July 27, 2013

Pretty Serious - Naughty Night Shift Nurse

This polish was originally a one off, created for Kristy of The Polish Haven for her birthday by a group of friends who must love her dearly ;)

Kaz consulted with Kristy and decided to do a very small release of this polish (the pigments are not plentiful). I was lucky enough to snag a bottle. Here she is!

Well that's a lie. First off I just want to say damn, Quo by Orly Little Black Dress is a pretty snazzy black! So shiny! 2 coats, but worth it.

And now for NNSN, 1 coat over black with no top coat.

If you are interested in getting a bottle of this polish, I suggest you like Pretty Serious on Facebook as there is rumour of a 2nd small run coming up before Fall iirp. Pin It

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Pretty Serious - A couple of oranges

I am tired. I am tired and whiny. I get ornery when it gets too warm, ornery and lazy. Here is my lazy post on a couple of beautiful oranges from Pretty Serious. Upon receiving them both I was a bit concerned they were too similar. Thankfully, I was wrong.

My Darlin' Clementine

This one is a bit more sheer. I have seen it swatched over black, and it looks pretty cool.

Orange intermission

Please take a minute to vote for Kaz of Pretty Serious fame in this contest thingy. She is getting married soon and it would be pretty rad if she could win her bridesmaid dresses. She brings us so much pretty, we should give her back a little bit ;)

Generally Hazardous

This is one coat. It is much more peach leaning and opaque than My Darlin' Clementine. The shimmer bits are much finer.

You can buy Pretty Serious polishes on their website. Shipping is reasonable and fast as they have a North American distributor. Kaz is a doll. Go vote for her!

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