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Femme Fatale Cosmetics December Christmas 2016 COTM

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Why, hello! Tonight I bring you a long overdue post of Femme Fatale Cosmetics’ December Christmas 2016 COTM. There’s two polishes that are quite complementary and don’t necessarily look like “Christmas”. Unfortunately these polishes aren’t available on the Femme Fatale Cosmetics website anymore, but I had a quick Google and found them over at Hypnotic Polish (Europe-based) if you do happen to fall in love.

Because these pics are from way back last year, you’ll notice I have a different nail shape. I did the pointy nail look for a couple of months before changing back to squoval in the New Year. Let me know what you think; maybe I should take them up again?

Femme Fatale December 2016 COTM Festive Blithe swatched by Dry, Dammit!TINSEL TWINKLES

Femme Fatale December 2016 COTM Festive Blithe swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Tinsel Twinkles is a deep purple crelly with iridescent glitter and a smattering of holo microglitter. It’s really pretty and wearable, isn’t it? From memory, in the first picture I’m wearing two coats without a top coat in the first pic and then in the macro, I’ve topped the two coats with Seche Vite. I definitely recommend wearing a top coat as the glitter can stick out a bit and a top coat just smooths it all over nicely. Formula-wise, I used thick coats but you could probably do three layers of thin coats to get it to the same level of opacity you see here.

Femme Fatale December 2016 COTM Tinsel Twinkles swatched by Dry, Dammit!FESTIVE BLITHE

Femme Fatale December 2016 COTM Tinsel Twinkles swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Festive Blithe is a gorgeous polish and I love staring at that macro! It’s a teal jelly with pink shimmer, teal holo and iridescent glitter. This is two coats with a top coat of Seche. You can still see some slight VNL at the tip, but I kind of like it like that! The formula on this one was just as good as Tinsel Twinkles; very manageable and I even found the glitter to play a bit nicer when on the nail.

So, what do you think? Sorry I held these pics back from you. I felt so awful when I didn’t post them during December. But at least you get to see them now. Thanks for reading!


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Celestial Cosmetics December LE 2015 & Christmas LE 2015

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Hello hello! I have my last Celestial Cosmetics post for you for 2015. Sad but true! I’m brining you two limited edition polishes for this month; December LE 2015 and Christmas LE 2015. Let’s jump right in and look at December’s LE, shall we?

DECEMBER LE 2015

Celestial Cosmetics December LE 2015 swatched by Dry, Dammit!Outside in full sun

Celestial Cosmetics December LE 2015 swatched by Dry, Dammit!Outside in full sun

Celestial Cosmetics December LE 2015 swatched by Dry, Dammit!Inside in natural light

The December LE is a take on the December birthstone tanzanite, which is a gem only found in Tanzania and is very rare. It alternates between the colours sapphire blue, violet and burgundy. The polish is a bright blue scattered holo with violet shimmer. I really liked how he violet shimmer looked in natural lighting. I tried to capture it in the above picture but it didn’t come out to play! I applied two coats and a top coat of Celestial Cosmetics Solar Ray Quick Dry Top Coat. Even though I used a base, this stained my nails slightly at the edges so please do wear a base coat. The formula was wonderful to work with though, albeit the staining.

CHRISTMAS LE 2015

Celestial Cosmetics Christmas LE 2015 swatched by Dry, Dammit!Outside in natural lighting

Celestial Cosmetics Christmas LE 2015 swatched by Dry, Dammit!Inside in natural lighting

Celestial Cosmetics Christmas LE 2015 swatched by Dry, Dammit!Outside in natural lighting

The idea behind the Christmas LE is a Christmas tree in a bottle, a concept I just love. I think the green crelly with green sparks is the perfect base for the variety of glitter it includes: pink dots, silver triangles, red holo glitter, green microglitter, blue squares and orange holo hexes. I will admit I had a bit of difficulty with the application. I found the glitter difficult to work with and I was unable to get any triangles onto my nails, which I actually don’t mind. In the end to get the application right I applied one normal coat as best I could and then dabbed a second coat over the top of it, as well as placing glitter in certain spots and fishing for glitter. I then gave it two coats of Celestial Cosmetics Light Year Quick Dry Top Coat as I found it definitely needed a heavier top coat to keep all the glitter pieces smooth.

DETAILS

  • Where to buy: Celestial Cosmetics
  • Cost: December LE 2015 AU$12, Christmas LE 2015 $10
  • Volume: 12ml
  • Coats to opacity: See individual polish descriptions above

So there you have them, my last Celestial Cosmetics swatches for this year. What do you think? Because of the break over Christmas I hope to have a couple more posts up before the New Year. I was even thinking of doing a New Year’s Eve “look” so we’ll see if I can get around to it. Thanks for reading!