31 Day Challenge 2012: Day 17 – Glitter With Fanchromatic Nails!
I have been meaning to swatch and review my pretties from Fanchromatic Nails for way too long so let’s kill to birds with one stone. Day 18 will be at it’s regularly scheduled time at 6am EST.
Lynae, the creator of Fanchromatic Nails, is woman after my own nerdy/geeky little heart and she bases her polishes off a wide variety of fandoms. And you know me, if it’s based off of a tv show, game, book/comic or movie I love then I’m all for it! Lynae was kind enough to provide me with some of her polishes to review so let’s get to it!
31 Day Challenge 2012 Day 17 – Glitter With Fanchromatic Nails
Lynae describes Heart Of Gold as “a very noble, exotic, yet dusty shade of purple, with a beautiful green sparkle. It includes different shades of green, grey, gold, purple, and copper glitter, many of them holographic.” This one was inspired by an episode of Firefly and a hooker with a ‘heart of gold’. I am a HUGE Firefly fan, and this particular episode was one of my favorites. “Say goodbye to your daddy, Jonah…”
Heart Of Gold is fairly sheer, but built up nicely after 3 coats. I however didn’t wait long enough for it to dry before I added my Glitter Tamer and Seche Vite top coat and dragged the polish a little bit. You can see it especially badly on my ring finger, whoops.
She Is Confused is a fun periwinkle blue glitter party with a jelly base, haha! It’s pretty sheer, I used 4 coats here and you can still see a bit of VNL. I’ll definitely be layering this one next time. Anyone know of a good periwinkle blue creme polish that they can recommend to me? This one is inspired by Ezri Dax from Star Trek. I am a bad geek and I know absolutely nothing about Star Trek, but I like this polish because it reminds me of blue funfetti! I have a random little piece of bar glitter on my ring finger, I wish there was more!
The Man in the Moon is “a white jelly polish with silver and pale blue glitter in different sizes, filled with a beautiful, soft golden-white flakie shimmer.” This was my absolute favorite of the three that I tried! This is 4 thin coats, but again I think this one is best suited for layering with an opaque (or jelly…) white polish. It’s like winter in a bottle! Lynae based this one off of the long canceled show Carnival, which I’ve heard was amazing and I have yet to watch it. C’mon Netflix, add it to streaming already!
Overall I enjoyed all three of these nail polishes! All three had great formulas that were easy to work with. I didn’t have to do any fishing to make the glitter evenly distribute on my nails, and all three are unique to my collection. And when you have over 1,000 polishes in your collection that’s quite a feat!
The texture on all three was pretty smooth before I added top coat. I’m not sure if the Glitter Tamer was necessary but I usually add it to all my glitter polishes before top coat because I prefer a glass smooth finish. ^_^
You can purchase any of these polishes featured today and more at the Fanchromatic Nails Etsy Shop. Retail price ranges from $4.25-5.00 for 5mL mini bottles and $8.25-10.75 for 15mL full sized bottles. To stay updated on restocks and new additions, follow Fanchromatic Nails on Facebook. ^_^
* The product(s) in this post were sent to me for unbiased review consideration.