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Femme Fatale Cosmetics September Oops polishes & COTM Chirp

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Hiya! Today I have for you Femme Fatale Cosmetics September Oops polishes and colour of the month (COTM) polish. There’s some really nice shades here for you to take a peek at and later this month they’ll be available at the Femme Fatale Cosmetics US site, too, after a very successful sale with the Australian site at the beginning of the month (and in case you missed out!). Let’s see, shall we?

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Skills in Magic swatched by Dry, Dammit!

SKILLS IN MAGIC

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Skills in Magic swatched by Dry, Dammit!

 

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Skills in Magic swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Skills in Magic swatched by Dry, Dammit!

I wanted to start with my favourite, which is called Skills in Magic. It’s a warm burgundy crelly with shimmer and gold, copper and black glitter. I love the black glitter – you just don’t see enough of it around. This is two coats with a top coat of Seche.

Femme Fatale Cosmetics The Nessie Alliance swatched by Dry, Dammit!

THE NESSIE ALLIANCE

Femme Fatale Cosmetics The Nessie Alliance swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Femme Fatale Cosmetics The Nessie Alliance swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Femme Fatale Cosmetics The Nessie Alliance swatched by Dry, Dammit!

The Nessie Alliance is a deep blue that leans very purple. It has scattered shimmer and magenta and gold glitter. This is two coats with a top coat of Seche.

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Summer All Year Round swatched by Dry, Dammit!

SUMMER ALL YEAR ROUND

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Summer All Year Round swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Summer All Year Round swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Summer All Year Round swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Summer All Year Round is a soft peachy-pink-nude crelly with gold shimmer and microglitter. I did three thin coats with this one and in some lighting you can still see the nail line. I’ve topped it with Seche.

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Starla swatched by Dry, Dammit!

STARLA

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Starla swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Starla swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Starla swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Starla is a vibrant cool pink creme with blue overlay and scattered holo glitter – a bit of a difficult one to photograph, I found! This is two coats with a top coat of Seche.

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Back in '82 swatched by Dry, Dammit!

BACK IN ’82

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Back in '82 swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Back in '82 swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Back in '82 swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Back in ’82 is a vibrant red-leaning coral, with hints of pink depending on the lighting. It has a golden shine overall with gold holo glitter. This one will look a bit “bumpy” once applied, but I don’t mind that. I’ve used two coats plus a top coat of Seche.

Femme Fatale Cosmetics D-Qwon's Dance Grooves swatched by Dry, Dammit!

D-QWON’S DANCE GROOVES

Femme Fatale Cosmetics D-Qwon's Dance Grooves swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Femme Fatale Cosmetics D-Qwon's Dance Grooves swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Femme Fatale Cosmetics D-Qwon's Dance Grooves swatched by Dry, Dammit!

D-Qwon’s Dance Grooves is a dark teal jelly with a purple-blue overlay and gold holo glitter. Probably my second favourite from these Oops. This is two coats plus a top coat of Seche.

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Hunting Wolverines in Alaska swatched by Dry, Dammit!

HUNTING WOLVERINES IN ALASKA

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Hunting Wolverines in Alaska swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Hunting Wolverines in Alaska swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Hunting Wolverines in Alaska swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Hunting Wolverines in Alaska is a teal (cold) to clear (warm) thermal (similar to A Fortune Teller’s Charm from the After-Light Gala Collection). It has a red-pink overlay and silver and copper holo glitter. This is three coats plus a top coat of Seche.

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Glamour Shots swatched by Dry, Dammit!

GLAMOUR SHOTS

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Glamour Shots swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Glamour Shots swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Glamour Shots swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Glamour Shots is a lavender creme with a satin gold sheen. The simplest of the Oops, but I think this one will suit anyone. I’ve used two coats plus a top coat of Seche.

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Chirp swatched by Dry, Dammit!

CHIRP (SEPTEMBER COTM)

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Chirp swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Chirp swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Chirp swatched by Dry, Dammit!

The COTM is Chirp (I love the name!). This one was the top-voted suggestion in the Fiends group on Facebook, which was: “Duochrome, periwinkle and lavender”.Β Chirp is a lavender creme with a blue overlay and scattered holo glitter. This was two coats with a top coat of Seche.

DETAILS

  • Where to buy: Available soon at the Femme Fatale Cosmetics US store
  • Cost: Unknown at this stage, but for the Australian store prices ranged from AU$8.50 to AU$10.50 excluding GST
  • Volume: 9ml
  • Coats to opacity: See individual polish descriptions above

So, as I mentioned above, the Australian sale for these has already occurred, but if you’re able to buy from the US store then these will be there soon. There’s some lovely polishes here and I’m always surprised with how much stuff indies pump out in order to have great sales like these for limited edition polishes. Thanks for reading!


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Black & nude outline / border nail art

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Hiya! A quick post tonight to show you some nail art I had been wearing last week. I’m calling it “black and nude outline / border nail art” because I’m really not sure how else to describe it. I don’t know who started the outline craze, but I really like it, albeit finding it difficult for me to do! It was my first attempt, so I think I did OK enough.

Black & nude outline / border nail art by Dry, Dammit!

Black & nude outline / border nail art by Dry, Dammit!

Black & nude outline / border nail art by Dry, Dammit!

Black & nude outline / border nail art by Dry, Dammit!

Black & nude outline / border nail art by Dry, Dammit!

I first applied two coats of OPI My Vampire is Buff (after base coat) and then got out my trusty BYS black nail striper and drew the middle lines. I was going to stop there – originally going for a chic simplistic look – but then figured “Hey, why not try doing an outline of my nails, too?” So as you can probably tell I was exceptionally messy and had to do a vigorous acetone clean-up afterwards. Once that was done I applied a thick coat of Seche. It was the first time in a while I had properly put on a thick coat of Seche and I now remember why it’s so beneficial to do so – this design lasted ages on my nails. I wore it to work all week with no problems. I’m looking forward to perfecting this outline look and wearing the design again soon. Have you tried this look? What do you think? Thanks for reading!


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Accent nail with studs nail art using Essence Nude Glam Cotton Candy & Essence Free Hugs

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Hiya! Today I just want to quickly show you an accent nail I wore last week with my new 2mm round studs from eBay. I bought two new Essence polishes, Free Hugs and Nude Glam Cotton Candy, and while they’re not “new” I had been eying them off for a while in their display. I decided to buy them when I noticed the Essence stand at my Priceline had changed tickets so that some polishes were half price – Cotton Candy being one of them. (Good news! This means new Essence polishes are on the way!).

Accent nail with studs nail art using Essence Nude Glam Cotton Candy & Essence Free Hugs by Dry, Dammit!

Accent nail with studs nail art using Essence Nude Glam Cotton Candy & Essence Free Hugs by Dry, Dammit!

Cotton Candy is a pink-leaning creme nude polish; on my skintone it looks very pink. I teamed it with Free Hugs on my ring fingers; a bubblegum pink creme. I used three coats of Cotton Candy and two coats of Free Hugs to achieve what you see here. As usual, the application was perfect and I am in love with the Essence brushes. So easy to use and wide! I decided to place the studs in a kind of sideways diamond and I really like the look of it. (I actually recreated this look on my mum’s nails over the weekend – I will show you very soon!). I placed the studs with a wax pencil, also bought off the ever-wonderful eBay.

Accent nail with studs nail art using Essence Nude Glam Cotton Candy & Essence Free Hugs by Dry, Dammit!

Accent nail with studs nail art using Essence Nude Glam Cotton Candy & Essence Free Hugs by Dry, Dammit!

Accent nail with studs nail art using Essence Nude Glam Cotton Candy & Essence Free Hugs by Dry, Dammit!

DETAILS

Nail polishes

  • Where to buy: Priceline
  • Cost: AU$2.75
  • Volume: 8ml
  • Coats to opacity: Three for Cotton Candy, two for Free Hugs

Studs

  • Where to buy: eBay from this seller
  • Cost: AU$2.81
  • What you get: About 1000 studs

I really liked this design. It was a bit simple, a bit fun and bit girly all in one. I wouldn’t mind trying Cotton Candy on all my nails and seeing what it looked like, it’s a nice nude but it’s not nude enough, if that makes sense. I need more nudeness in my nudes! Ha ha. Thanks for reading!