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Twenty-two polishes in one collection, folks. T w e n t y – t w o. My nails have grown 2 mm by the time I finished swatching. So this will probably be a very long post, grab your coffee and sandwiches and maybe your mosquito-repellent too, because we’ll be here till summer.
So, the new Femme Fatale collection, Enchanted Fables – Villains, was inspired by legendary, evil villans from our childhood tales. The idea is fantastic, the execution is plenty.
Let’s forget about holo today, we have lots of thermals/thermos and shimmers. Actually the collection consists of “only” 21 shades, but we have a bonus polish that is a gift if you order the entire collection.
But let’s just start somewhere and continue until we – hopefully – cover all of the shades. So, themals:
Bluebeard is a bright blue with blue shimmer when cold and it turns into a pearlescent and very light yellowy-green when warm. (3 coats)
Hook is a bluish purple with blue shimmer when cold and turns into a lighter violet- pink with a blue glow when warm. A must have for everyone who has ever laid eyes on Hook in One Upon A Time. ;) And yeah, unfortunately I forgot to shoot a “transition” pic. (3 coats)
Madame Medusa is a bright (almost neon) pink coral when cold and becomes an opalescent pink when warm. The color-changing in this one is rather spectacular. (3 coats)
Queen of Hearts
Queen of Hearts is a pinkish red when cold and turns into a lighter pink with green shimmer when warm. (3 coats)
Rumpelstiltskin is a greyish blue with pink shimmer when cold and becomes a light grey/yellow beige when warm. It needs to be very warm to fully change though – it should be way more beige than on my nails – and I was soaking my hand in hot water. (3 coats)
The Fox & The Cat
The Fox & The Cat is an orange with gold shimmer when cold and a greenish yellow when warm. This is the shade that makes you dip your fingers in your icy lemonade in August (even if it’s gross). (3 coats)
Ursula is a teal when cold and turns into a purple-y pink with a slight turquoise glow when warm. It is one of my absolute favourites, the pink looks a m a z i n g with the shimmer. I wore it at least 3 times already. (3 coats)
Wicked Stepsisters is a bold fuchsia when cold that transitions to a soft pink with green gold shine when warm. (3 coats)
Wicked Witch is a bright green/turquoise when cold and turnes into lime when warm. Looks amazing both ways. *_* (3 coats)
And now onto those colours that don’t change depending on the temperature:
Big Bad Wolf
Big Bad Wolf is a medium grey with a bold green overlay. (3 coats)
Cruella is a beautiful warm brown with red to gold shifting glass flecks. (2 coats)
Hades is a bright blue with glass flecks and a slight turquoise hint. (3 coats)
Headless Horseman is an inky blue jelly full of red-gold-green shifting glass flecks. Damn, it looks pretty! *_* I’m pretty sure it could be also used as a topper over darker shades. (min. 3 coats)
Maleficient has a deep, plum base with a beautiful green shimmer. Definitely a fave, such a deep, vampy polish! <3 (2 coats)
Scar is a rich mustard crelly with a pink glow. (3 coats)
Sir Hiss is an almost neon, bright lime with a copper glow. *_* (3 coats)
The Blind Witch
The Blind Witch is a vibrant teal with gold shimmer. (3 coats)
The Hustman is a rosy brown with reddish undertones and some blue glow. (min. 3 coats)
The Mouse King
The Mouse King is an olive shimmerfest with a gold shine. I like it a lot, but I wish it were a tad more pigmented. (3 coats)
The Pied Piper
The Pied Piper has a sea-green jelly base full of pink-gold-green shifting glass flecks. (3 coats)
Yzma is a very vibrant cool-toned purple with soft reddish glow and blue glass flecks. (3 coats)
The Fairy Godmother
And last, but not least we have the bonus polish, The Fairy Godmother: it has a very – and I mean veeeeeeery – lightly tinted blue base full of red iridescent glitters, silver holographic glitters and red-green shifting flakes. I had visible nail lines even after three coats, but it is meant to be kind of see-through, so okay I guess.
…and to get it all you have to do is purchase all of the 21 shades above (exclusively from the FF webshop). Honestly I’m not a big fan of this idea, who in their right mind would purchase such a big collection? I guess it won’t be the most popular idea in the nail polish world and deservedly so.
So how about turning it into a prize? Comment down below your opinion about this collection (faves, hate-its, anything actually) until February 8th and one lucky person will win this – otherwise gorgeous – shade.
Wooow, that was a LOT of polish. Of course I have some favourites (how could I not – 22 shades people!): Ursula is my number one – I still have no idea why, but this polish got me hard. :):) But I really liked Wicked Witch, Headless Horseman (that shimmer though *_*), Maleficient (that shade is b o m b) and Sir Hiss.
The other thing that kind of bugs me is that almost all of these shades are a three-coater. Can’t help it, I love me some good pigmentation.