The Company: Femme Fatale Cosmetics
The Nail Polish: Displaced Dreams
Actual product description: A sheer pink base filled with squares in various sizes/colours, highlighted by a scattering of iridescence. This polish is suited for layering, wearing alone may require extra coats.
I don't remember how I heard about Femme Fatale, but after having a few friends on YouTube who buy a lot of indie makeup, my transition to the world of indie polish just seemed natural. I found and followed them on Facebook and Instagram, and spent a while on the website drooling over the polish choices and never quite knowing which to choose first.
A few weeks later, I saw a post on their facebook page announcing a new upcoming collection, and my eyes widened! They would be releasing a collection of polish based on a MMORPG that I had been playing since beta: World of Warcraft. I immediately told my husband I would be buying some (if not all) of the collection and he readily agreed. (As an aside, he's still waiting for me to buy the indie made Optimus Primer eyeshadow base)
This was my first foray into the world of indie nail polish, and I have not been disappointed. I made a large purchase - eleven polishes total - and received two mini samples which are just adorable.
Femme Fatale is an Aussie based indie company and I am all for supporting my Aussie sisters. The fact they sent me two free samples really hit a good spot with me - it's all but unheard of in this country. Big label web stores don't generally include free samples, so to get two from an indie company was a big deal for me.
When I finally narrowed down which of the eleven to put on first, I selected a base and got to work.
|Over Revlon "Candy"|
Like the bottle shows, the base of Displaced Dreams is a very sheer lavender-pink colour, however it's not terribly noticeable over Revlon's "Candy" pink and dries almost completely transparent. This is only one coat of both polish on the nails, and no top coat.
Displaced Dreams is not as thick as I originally thought it would be. It's not a thin polish by any means, and does require some glitter adjustment when brushing it onto the nails but it's nothing that requires effort and is definitely not a deterrent.
The index finger received the most glitter (my own fault for randomly globbing it on) and in the left picture you can see the sheer lavender-pink base has pooled almost at the end of the nail. I would not be so careless in future applications. ;) Live and learn.
I didn't pay much attention to drying time since I was busy playing World of Warcraft anyway (damn Nat Pagle quest fish) but I did wait an easy five to seven minutes between hands and they were quite dry by then.
I've had this on my nails now for two days and there are no signs of wear. Some of the larger glitter squares curled upward and out of irritation I removed them, but adding a top coat may prevent that; something to remember for future applications.
I am not 'easy' on my nails at all and the polish has held up well under hair washing, dish washing, clothes washing, counter scrubbing, sink cleaning - you get the idea: general household duties. Considering there are certain Big Name polishes *cough*ButterLondon*cough* that fail under much less pressure, Displaced Dreams has earned a spot in my polish rack.
Base line: I love this polish. And I'm pretty certain I'm going to love the entire line!
Base: Revlon "Candy"
Top: Femme Fatale "Displaced Dreams"
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