Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Femme Fatale: Christmas & Holiday Colors

Happy (almost) Thanksgiving everyone! I'm so stoked to share this exciting news! A short time ago, after my first review of her polishes, Sophie of Femme Fatale Cosmetics contacted me and asked if I would be interested in doing promotional material for her brand. As soon as I'd finished jumping, flailing, and squealing with joy, I told her, "Absolutely yes!" and began swatching and photographing her beautiful colors. It's been a fantastic experience; Sophie is a sweetheart and has been delight to work with, and I've really enjoyed putting together photos of her amazing polishes. So today I finally decided to share swatches of some of her new colors for Christmas and the Holidays, since it's already just around the corner! Where did this year go?!

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Snowy Bramble

Snowy Bramble is a beautiful and perfectly wintery glitter topper containing holographic silver circles, fuchsia and light blue circles, pastel mint short bars, mint-green holo stars, and blue/purple iridescent micro glitter and shimmer. This one reminds me of a snow-flocked evergreen, complete with ornaments. The glitter was  easy to work with and apply, and the short bars scattered evenly with little effort. I did pick out the larger circles and stars to place them where I liked. Honestly, I'm usually not a fan of bar glitter, but these short ones are super cute and really lend to the look of this polish. I love how Snowy Bramble looks over mint and grey in particular; here I have it layered over Zoya Kristen, a blue-toned pale grey creme. On top I added two coats of Gelous to make it smooth and even.

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Tree Disguise Kit

Tree Disguise Kit is a pine-green jelly filled with metallic green short bars and micro-glitter, blue iridescent and gold hexes, and fuchsia, light blue, and holo silver circle glitter of varying sizes. I love this combination, it's just like a beautifully decorated Christmas tree in a bottle! The formula was superb and became even, with just the right amount of glitter, in three easy coats. Shown here is Tree Disguise Kit on it's own, and you can see the jelly opacity is excellent, with just a touch of sheerness. It could also be layered over a similar-colored emerald green for a more solid color. I also added two coats of Gelous on top to make it nice and smooth.

Femme Fatale Cosmetics The Fruitcake Is Not A Lie

The Fruitcake Is Not A Lie is a root beer-brown jelly filled with golden-bronze, chocolate, green, red, orange and fuchsia hexes and squares, and a good sprinkling of gold micro-glitter. Doesn't this color just look delicious? While I haven't tried an actual "fruitcake," I do love those fluffy Pannetone cakes, which is what this polish totally reminds me of-- yum! Above I have two coats layered over OPI Warm & Fozzie, and below is three coats of The Fruitcake Is Not A Lie layered on its own. I was happy with how both ways turned out, although I personally favor it on top of another color.  The formula is similar to Tree Disguise Kit, and even more packed with wonderful glitter. Application was excellent and pretty smooth, and all of the glitters came out easily. I used 2-3 coats of Gelous on top to make smooth.

Aren't these colors perfect for the holidays? Are you excited to celebrate and start decorating, or is it still too soon? I think we might be putting up a tree this week at our house!

Femme Fatale Cosmetics is located in Australia and carries her own hand-made polishes and mineral cosmetics, as well as many international indie polish brands, and ships both domestic and internationally.

Femme Fatale Cosmetics

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