Every man and his dog has mentioned this nail polish now. But I really couldn't resist trying it and seeing the beauty of it for myself.
Now this is far from a perfect polish as it is very sheer but for me that is perfect as I love nail polishes that can be used like top coats to add a different finish to nail polishes . So I have applied this over two different shades to show the results that you can achieve with this lovely polish.
If you have been living under a rock and haven't seen or heard of this nail polish before then this is a fairly recent addition to the Max Factor Max Effect Mini nail polish range (£3.99) along with quite a few other shades (I also bought Graffiti an amazing ocean emerald shimmer but more on that in another post). However as Fantasy Fire has been so popular quite a lot of stands just don't have it. Your best bet is to look in Boots as I have been looking in Tesco for the longest time and they definitely hasn't received any new stock of this were as Boots have!
First I decided to try Fantasy Fire over a nude base so I applied two coats of Maybelline Forever Strong Pro in Rose Poudre. I then applied 2 quite thick coats of Max Factor Fantasy Fire.
Over a nude base Fantasy Fire is just lovely. Kind of a cream jelly finish with all the different shades in there coming through when it hits the light. This is probably the most similar to how it looks in the bottle. Just a soft purple-y blue that has them wonderful flecks of red and gold with the odd tinge of green.
For a dark base I applied just one thick coat of Barry M Navy nail polish as it is quite opaque. I then applied three coats of Max Factor Fantasy Fire so that all the amazing colours in the nail polish would show up.
Now this is pretty but definitely more red tones show up in this with a slight tinge of green. I really do love how this can be placed over different bases and gives totally different effects like this. Though for me as I don't tend to go for dark shades I would wear this if I was going out somewhere at night or in winter.
Personally I prefer Fantasy Fire over a lighter coloured base as I think it just looks more unique and eye catching. However over a red shade is equally lovely. Though I have yet to try it over a black base and then apply a matte top coat, which I sure would make it look really different!
Of course some people may be disappointed in how sheer this is if they applied it to naked nails but for me a sheer nail polish like this means endless possibilities. For example when you have got bored of the nail polish you have on you can alwaus just apply a coat or two of this over the top and totally transform the look of the nails!
This really is such a lovely nail polish and as I know how hard this is to pick up I have two nail polishes to give away!
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