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Femme Fatale Cosmetics November Fiends exclusives & COTM

Hello, hello! I bring to you today some swatches of Femme Fatale Cosmetics’ November colour of the month (COTM) polish and the November Fiends exclusives (Fiends is Femme Fatale’s very own group on Facebook, so go check it out if you haven’t already). I want to start with the exclusives as they’re a lot of fun and also inspired by pictures the members of the Fiends group submitted, which I think is lovely. Let’s dive in.

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Close Your Eyes Fiends exclusive swatched by Dry, Dammit!

CLOSE YOUR EYES

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Close Your Eyes Fiends exclusive swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Close Your Eyes Fiends exclusive swatched by Dry, Dammit!

I don’t know why this is called Close Your Eyes because I think most people will want to stare at this polish (geez, how tacky did that sound? But true!). This polish was inspired by the puffed chest colour of a bird image submitted by a Fiends member. It’s a blue-leaning-turquoise crelly with holo glitter, purple shimmer and green iridescent glitter. Because it is a crelly, you can see the tips and edges of the nail, but I actually don’t mind this. A warning though – this polish is a stainer. My nails were blue for a while after wearing and because I also wore some studs on the top of a few nails after taking these photos, you could still definitely see the shape of the studs on my nails once I removed the polish. So please do wear a good base coat. I’m wearing two coats here, but I think a third coat would look good as well, if you wanted to see what that looked like. I’ve topped it with Seche Vite.

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Close Your Eyes Fiends exclusive swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Seeing Your Soul Fiends exclusive swatched by Dry, Dammit!

SEEING YOUR SOUL

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Seeing Your Soul Fiends exclusive swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Seeing Your Soul Fiends exclusive swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Here we have Seeing Your Soul, which is inspired by a pop art image suggest by a Fiends member. The base is a soft pink-beige crelly, which I adore. I would just love a polish like this: muted, yet insightful. Anyhow, the polish has a gold shimmer and glitter added in white, baby yellow, silver holo, aqua, fuchsia and yellow of various sizes. I found it hard to make the application look like how it looks in the bottle, but somehow I don’t mind the sparseness. I’m wearing two coats with a top coat of Seche.

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Seeing Your Soul Fiends exclusive swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Entwined In Dust November 2016 COTM swatched by Dry, Dammit!

ENTWINED IN DUST (NOVEMBER COTM)

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Entwined In Dust November 2016 COTM swatched by Dry, Dammit!

Finally, we have Entwined In Dust, the November 2016 COTM. It has a burgundy base and a soft bright pink to gold shine, along with some micro gold holo glitter (as seen in the macro image). It’s a bit more reserved than Femme Fatale’s usual COTM offering, but for traditional polish lovers this will go down a treat. This is two coats with a top coat of Seche.

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Entwined In Dust November 2016 COTM swatched by Dry, Dammit!

So, what do you think of the November offering from Femme Fatale Cosmetics? Which is your favourite? Thanks for reading!

*PRESS SAMPLES: I received the products in this review free of charge by the manufacturer for my honest opinion.


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Nail Rock turquoise nail wraps

Hello! Happy weekend! So as I mentioned in my last post I yesterday went to see my favourite AFL team play, Sydney Swans, at Blundstone Arena in Hobart. It is the first time they’ve played in Hobart, so it was very exciting! And the best news was they won! So it was definitely worth seeing. The team they beat, North Melbourne Kangaroos, did a very good job in the first half but Sydney was just too good and came back in the second half for a 39-point win. Anywho, here is my nail art I did for the occasion: I put three coats of Ulta3 Lily White over Sinful Colors Sugar Sugar and used Scotch tape to do a triangle shape at the top of the nail. Here’s what it looked like (the photo quality isn’t the best as it was taken with my phone):

Sydney Swans Nails

Unfortunately, even though I put three coats of Lily White on, for some reason the red still appeared to drag through the white to make the white look pink! It’s wasn’t noticeable from too far away, but I couldn’t stop staring at it and feeling a little disappointed, so I just had to take it off as soon as possible after the game. The thing is, it wasn’t until I put on the top coat it did this, I used Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat, so maybe the red leeched through to the white as the top coat dried? I have no idea.

So, moving on, today I tried some turquoise nail wraps by Nail Rock. I bought these from Priceline for AU$13.99, but I have noticed this week they are on special for AU$11.89. I fell in  love with the design of these, I mean, who could resist:

Nail Rock turquoise wraps

I very excited to try these wraps, I have tried two other brands before, Sally Hansen and Duuet (an Australian brand) and I was hoping these might be a successful as those two. Turns out no. I found these wraps so difficult to deal with! All bumpy and lumpy, which was a real shame.

Nail Rock turquoise wraps

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