Today I thought I would ease myself into Autumn nails with the help of the wonderful Max Factor Fantasy Fire nail polish.
I wore Fantasy Fire throughout summer but for some reason it does seem more appropriate for autumn, maybe because the shimmer reminds me of the glow and spit of a fire, which makes me think of being cozy and warm.
For the base nail polish I went for 17 Fast Finish Nail Polish in Revenge (£2.99 - Boots). Which for me is what I wanted Barry M's Dusky Mauve to be, in that it is light enough to see the subtle shimmer/two tone effect.
Revenge only needs two coats and applies without streaks. Also as the name states it does dry quite fast, within 80 seconds I would say. I highly recommend the 17 Fast Finish Nail Polish range as there really are some real gems for under £3 each (which are normally on 3 for 2!). I will definitely be purchasing the two new 17 polishes when they are out - Wishing Star and Glimmer In The Night but also Fury and Tigers Eye which look ideal for Autumn.
As for the amazing-ness that is Max Factor Fantasy Fire (£3.99 - Boots), I just applied a single coat over the nails. This is definitely one of the most unique nail polishes on the high street. You can see some nail swatches of Fantasy Fire I did over darker and lighter nail polish bases - here.
Also I had to mention the Essie Ridge Filler Base Coat that I have been using recently and with these nails. It really is a great nail base for anyone that has ridges in their nails or even flaky nails. As you can see in the nail swatch of 17 Revenge it just makes the nail polish look so smooth. I did purchase this from Fragrance Direct for an amazing £2.50 but not surprisingly it is now totally sold out. The cheapest I could find it for now is £6.99 from Cheap Smells (here) but at least it is free delivery!
I have never been one for using a base coat but this really smooths out my nails pre-nail polish so I'm remembering to apply it when I do my nails.
I'm actually looking forward to more autumnal nails now!