FIRST POST. Scary times. Bear with me.
As I’ve been getting this blog up and running over the last few days I have been trying to decide which nail polish I should use in my first post. I’ve bought so many nail polishes in recent weeks that am STILL yet to use so it was a harder decision than you think. Really.
Plenty of huffing and puffing later I settled on this. Fantasy Fire made by Max Factor.
I bought this nail polish just last weekend from Boots simply because my sister told me it had sold out ‘everywhere’. No matter how much of an exaggeration that was, I NEEDED IT. It was only £3.99 so I snuck it into my basket and took it home as my own.
The bottle itself seems incredibly small, but you as it is part of the Max Factor ‘Mini’ collection, you can forgive that. The colour in the bottle however, it AMAZING. It is sort of purple with a holographic glitter with a weird redish-pinkish-goldish-greenish shimmer. If you get my drift. Although, I’m not sure imagination could do it justice.
On application, this nail polish needs at least two coats. When I applied the first coat, it was immediately disappointing and it ruined five minutes of my day. After I had done the second coat though, it was actually quite pretty.
In the shade, it just looks like an impressively bright purple and doesn’t look like anything special at all really.
But when you get it in the sun and it catches the light….
BAM. Pretty fingers.
I also found that the sparkle sensation appears until spotlights in restaurants and toilet cubicles, which meant spending too much time on loo trips and when eating my dinner due to nail polish stareage.
There are two disappointments that I found with this nail polish. One is that it took FOREVER to dry. I painted while I was at work and when putting my cardigan on a good twenty minutes later, it crinkled up. The other is that I’ve had it on less than a day and it has already started disappearing from the end of my nails, leaving irritating while tips.
On another note, excuse the length of my nails (or lack of) – I’ve bitten my nails for years and have only recently made a huge effort to stop biting them. They’re gradually getting longer, but at the moment they keep splitting and breaking. Ergh.
Have you used Fantasy Fire before? If so, what did you think?