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Gilded Mystique – Hit the Bottle PPU, Aug 2019 – Polish Pickup Swatches

Hey nailistas! I have a new preview of the coming month’s limited edition installments from Aussie Indie brand Hit the Bottle. This stamping polish is Gilded Mystique – Hit the Bottle‘s inclusion in the Polish Pickup (PPU) for Aug 2019 – Polish Swatches below.

The full details and description of this lacquer is listed below the images in The Rundown section.

This is a metallic purplish-leaning slate blue with a golden shimmer – which is apparent in the bottle shots that I tried to light so you could see it, is the August stamping polish. One of TWO items from Hit the Bottle for the Polish Pickup coming soon.

Buff & Polish - Hit the Bottle, HtB PPU Gilded Mystique, Aug 2019

Buff & Polish - Hit the Bottle, HtB PPU Gilded Mystique, Aug 2019
SWATCHES – Hit the Bottle, PPU Gilded Mystique, Aug 2019 Polish Pickup

 

I was going to pair it over something light but I did that with the last HtB PPU, so decided to do a floral theme over a midnight blue combo, using Hit the Bottle’s Sweet Child of Lime for the green starry accents. Another stunner of a stamping polish by the way…! Florals from MoYou London Botanical collection and Leaves from UberChic’s Woodland Chic plates.

Buff & Polish - Hit the Bottle, HtB PPU Gilded Mystique, Aug 2019

Pretty, huh?

I hope you enjoyed Gilded Mystique – Hit the Bottle PPU, Aug 2019 – Polish Pickup Swatches photos.

See below for details and notes on this polish.

 

THE RUNDOWN:

Name: Gilded Mystique – available online at ThePolishPickup.com. (Restricted dates)
Brand: Hit the Bottle (visit site)
Collection: Polish Pick Up [PPU]
Colour (or family): Golden Slate Blue
Type & Finish: Metallic with Shimmer
Size: 9ml / 0.3oz

Formula & Application notes:
FOR WEAR AS A REGULAR POLISH: This shade is very pigmented and smoothly applies when sponged on – it’s opaque and takes 2 thin coats for full opacity. Quality stamping polish should never be expected to wear as well as a regular polish due to the high pigmentation. Though I have a few tricks I use to make it last longer.

These are: first sponging it on, to keep it thin and smooth. Then top with gel top coat for longer wear, or 2 coats of a quality top coat (like Seche, Glisten & Glow etc) for shorter wear.

STAMPING POLISH: Another fluid, yet super pigmented polish, with flawless application. Stamping is the intended application and it was lovely to use on clear, marshmallow and opaque silicone stampers that I tested it out with. Despite being pigmented you still have a little time to work with it and it creates a lovely metallic look suited for over bright and dark bases.

The Verdict:
Loved it! HtB’s creator makes excellent stamping polishes that stamp well over lights and importantly, black. This one totally does that as it is a shimmery metallic. It looks great over lights and darks as well, as you can see in the swatch pics above.

It’s technically a steely blue base, but the cool golden sheen makes it appear like a cool purple-ish lavender shade on my  nails and under my lights. So it has various personalities depending on the scene.

I really enjoyed how nicely this one flowed. The golden shimmer is apparent in the bottle and in certain light on the nail. Indie/Blue/Purple/Metallic-lovers will enjoy this shade. But as this is limited edition, you’ll want to add this to your list now and set yourself a reminder to grab one during the window listed below.

Important Notes:

Gilded Mystique PPU – available online at ThePolishPickup.com.
It’s available as a pre-order for $9 USD – Capped at: 200, UK cap 15 bottles.
From Aug 3rd at 1am – 6th at 2pm, 2019 AEST (this is the converted AEST timezone).
Local US time for each month’s sale is 4 days: 1st Friday at 11 AM, through Monday at 11:59 PM  (EST)
[I’ve provided a handy clock below, to help you make sure you place your orders in time in either timezone.]










Current local time AEST – Australia (East Coast)

Below: US EST Time



 

How It Works:

The Polish Pickup (PPU) polishes are a limited edition shade usually available for pre-order for a limited time at beginning the First Friday of each month (US Timezone).

THE CONCEPT: Each month PPU brings you a variety of polishes from indie makers based on a theme voted on by you. Voting takes place on the website. Indie makers can come and go as they please, and all are welcome.

PRE-ORDER TIMES: The Shop is open for pre-orders/goes live the first Friday at 11 AM EST, of each month and stays open for four days, through to the following Monday at 11:59 PM EST.  This is the ONLY time frame in which the monthly polishes will be available for purchase.  The remainder of the site remains open all month long for browsing and communication purposes.

You can read more in the PPU official FAQ. Find the Polish Pickup on Instagram.

 

Check the PPU site to be notified of these releases and more.

 

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Start the Day with Bubbly – Hit the Bottle, PPU June 2019 – Polish Pickup Swatches

Welcome! I have a preview of the coming month’s limited edition installments from Aussie Indie brand Hit the Bottle. This stamping polish is Start the Day with Bubbly – Hit the Bottle‘s inclusion in the Polish Pickup (PPU) for June 2019 – Polish Pickup Swatches are below.

The full details and description of this lacquer is listed below the images in The Rundown section.

The June theme is Weather Phenomena. And the inspiration for this lovely shade was frozen ice bubbles.

Despite being a stamping polish, I also tried wearing it as a regular polish. It isn’t intended for long-wear this way due to the saturated pigments, but you can see the results in the Rundown and in my swatches below.

Buff & Polish - Hit the Bottle's Start the Day with Bubbly - PPU June 2019
Swatch of Hit the Bottle’s Start the Day with Bubbly worn as regular polish
Buff & Polish - Hit the Bottle's Start the Day with Bubbly - PPU June 2019
Shimmer swatch of Hit the Bottle’s Start the Day with Bubbly worn as regular polish

 

Buff & Polish - Hit the Bottle's Start the Day with Bubbly - PPU June 2019
A bottle shot capturing the pretty shimmer in Hit the Bottle’s Start the Day with Bubbly
Buff & Polish - Hit the Bottle's Start the Day with Bubbly - PPU June 2019
A bottle shot capturing the lighter tone in Hit the Bottle’s Start the Day with Bubbly

 

So how does it stamp? Of course that is the burning question. And the answer is beautifully! Look how opaque this is! Shown here over black, white, mid-pink and blue tones for your convenience.

Buff & Polish -Stamping Swatch ofh Hit the Bottle's Start the Day with Bubbly - PPU June 2019
Stamping Swatch of Hit the Bottle’s Start the Day with Bubbly over black, white, and others
Buff & Polish -Stamping Swatch ofh Hit the Bottle's Start the Day with Bubbly - PPU June 2019
Close-up Stamping Swatch of Hit the Bottle’s Start the Day with Bubbly over black, white, and others

 

There is nail art using this polish, coming in a separate post in a couple of days, but here is a sneak peek for those who were lucky to catch this post early 😍 This shade gave me a mystical vibe, and I wanted to include some solid stamping to show off the shimmer. So I combined it with some soft colours and shapes, loosely based on Zener cards

Buff & Polish - Nail Art with Hit the Bottle's Start the Day with Bubbly - PPU June 2019

 

Below is a video of frozen ice bubble forming for those interested. I love these things! If you have never seen or heard of them, it’s worth a watch, because science yo! 😉

 

I hope you enjoyed Start the Day with Bubbly – Hit the Bottle, PPU June 2019 – Polish Pickup Swatches and Nail Art photos.

See below for details and notes on this polish.

 

THE RUNDOWN:

Name: Start the Day with Bubbly – available online at ThePolishPickup.com.
Brand: Hit the Bottle (visit site)
Collection: Polish Pick Up [PPU]
Colour (or family): Purple
Type & Finish: ‎Crème, Shimmer
Size: 9ml / 0.3oz

Formula & Application notes:
FOR WEAR AS A REGULAR POLISH: Smoothly applies when sponged on – it took 2 thin coats for full opacity. Quality stamping polish should never be expected to wear as well as a regular polish due to the high pigmentation. Though I have a few tricks I use to make it last longer.

These are: first sponging it on, to keep it thin and smooth. Then top with a gel top coat for longer wear, or 2 generous coats of a quality top coat (like Seche, Glisten & Glow etc.) for shorter wear.

STAMPING POLISH: A super pigmented polish, with flawless application. Stamping is the intended application and it does not disappoint. You can see all there is to see from the swatches above in terms of opacity.

The Verdict:
Win, win from me! HtB’s creator makes excellent stamping polishes that stamp well over lights and darks – importantly, black. This one certainly achieves it’s purpose. It’s super pigmented and was great to work with.

I really enjoyed how it appears different depending on the lighting. But as this is limited edition, you’ll want to add this to your list now and set yourself a reminder to nab one during the window below.

Important Notes:

Start the Day with Bubbly PPU – available online at ThePolishPickup.com.
It’s available as a pre-order for $8.50 USD – Cap Amount: 300.  [30 UK]
From June 8th at 1am – 11th at 2pm, 2019 AEST (this is the converted AEST timezone).
Local US time for each month’s sale is 4 days: 1st Friday at 11 AM, through Monday at 11:59 PM  (EST)
[I’ve provided a handy clock below, to help you make sure you place your orders in time in either timezone.]










Current local time AEST – Australia

Below: US EST Time



 

How It Works:

The Polish Pickup (PPU) polishes are a limited edition shade usually available for pre-order for a limited time at beginning the First Friday of each month (US Timezone).

THE CONCEPT: Each month PPU brings you a variety of polishes from indie makers based on a theme voted on by you. Voting takes place on the website. Indie makers can come and go as they please, and all are welcome.

PRE-ORDER TIMES: The Shop is open for pre-orders/goes live the first Friday at 11 AM EST, of each month and stays open for four days, through to the following Monday at 11:59 PM EST.  This is the ONLY time frame in which the monthly polishes will be available for purchase.  The remainder of the site remains open all month long for browsing and communication purposes.

You can read more in the PPU official FAQ. Find the Polish Pickup on Instagram.

 

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1984 – Femme Fatale HHC, Dec 2018 – Polish Swatches

Today I have a preview of the latest coming month’s limited edition installments from beloved Aussie Indie brand Femme Fatale. This polish is 1984 – Femme Fatale’s inclusion in the Hella Handmade Creations (HHC) for December 2018 – Polish Swatches below.

The full details and description of this lacquer is listed below the images in The Rundown section.

First up a straight look at this beauty…

Buff & Polish - 1984– Femme Fatale HHC, Dec 2018 – Polish Swatches
Check out that nice golden glow – 1984– Femme Fatale HHC, Dec 2018 – Polish Swatches

 

This is how she looks in a cooler state with the tri-phase thermal action. Sometimes it appears more subtly due to the strong golden glow, and would be more pronounced in cooler temperatures and climates.

Buff & Polish - 1984– Femme Fatale HHC, Dec 2018 – Polish Swatches
The tri-phase thermal in action! – 1984– Femme Fatale HHC, Dec 2018 – Polish Swatches
Buff & Polish - 1984– Femme Fatale HHC, Dec 2018 – Polish Swatches
Shadow & Light – 1984– Femme Fatale HHC, Dec 2018 – Polish Swatches
Buff & Polish - 1984– Femme Fatale HHC, Dec 2018 – Polish Swatches
Bottle shot – 1984– Femme Fatale HHC, Dec 2018 – Polish Swatches
Buff & Polish - 1984– Femme Fatale HHC, Dec 2018 – Polish Swatches
Bottle shot with shift – 1984– Femme Fatale HHC, Dec 2018 – Polish Swatches

This dazzling polish was inspired by the chosen fandom *Stranger Things* and is the last polish in this series of inspiration. You have seven days to grab it in the pre-order (details below) and the sale begins today!

 

I hope you enjoyed 1984– Femme Fatale HHC, Dec 2018 – Polish Swatches photos.

See below for details and notes on this polish.

 

THE RUNDOWN:

Name: x – available online at HellaHandmadeCreations.com. Links & purchase details below.
Brand: Femme Fatale
Collection: Hella Handmade Creations [HHC]
Colour (or family): Pink-Orange-Red
Type & Finish: Thermal ‎Crème
Size: 9ml / 0.3oz

Formula & Application notes:
Smooth and this took 3 thin coats for full opacity, with top coat. Another flawless application. Definitely add a top coat to make that golden glow pop!

1984 is a tri-colour thermal – shifting between neon pink (warm), orange through to red (cold) with a dazzling golden glow. Please note that the golden glow is quite strong, and can occasionally mask the orange state of the thermal, so sometimes it will look pink-red. The three shifts will be more apparent in colder climates and temperatures.

The Verdict:
I love this one either straight up (without the effects) or with the thermal effect in action. It is a beauty with so many different looks and the golden glow is not afraid to come out and play. I’d wear it all year round, but it reminds me of a perfect Summer polish and I get island holiday vibes just wearing it.

If you are a fan of thermals, this one is super interesting and I think you’ll get a kick out of it too.

Important Notes:

1984 HHC – available online at HellaHandmadeCreations.com. It’s available as a pre-order for $14 USD –
From ~2pm Friday 14th – 2pm 22nd, December 2018 AEST (this is the converted AU timezone).
Local US time for the sale is 7 days: 14th through 21st December 2018 (EST)
[I’ve provided a handy clock below, to help you make sure you place your orders in time in either timezone.]










Current local time Femme Fatale HQ – Australia/Brisbane

Below: US EST Time



 

How It Works:

Hella Handmade Creations (HHC) polishes are a limited edition shade usually available for pre-order for a limited each month from the 14th to the 21st (US Timezone).

THE CONCEPT: HHC originally began as a closed Facebook group established to have exclusive nail polishes made for its followers. To join the HHC Facebook group, if you wish to keep up to date, win excllusives and get advance sneak-peeks, click the link or search Hella Handmade Creations on Facebook and request to join. They also have an Instagram where you can see the polishes before they are listed for pre-order.

PRE-ORDER TIMES: The Shop is open for pre-orders/goes live from the 14th – 21st, of each month and stays open for 7 days.

You can read more in the HHC shipping FAQ. Find Hella Handmade Creations on Instagram.

 

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Amanita – Femme Fatale PPU, Dec 2018 – Polish Pickup Swatches

Today I have a preview of the latest coming month’s limited edition installments from Aussie Indie brand Femme Fatale. This polish is Amanita – Femme Fatale’s inclusion in the Polish Pickup (PPU) for December 2018 – Polish Swatches below.

The full details and description of this lacquer is listed below the images in The Rundown section.

This is a magnetic polish! So do keep that in mind when viewing swatches.

Buff & Polish - Femme Fatale Amanita PPU, Dec 2018
❤ – Femme Fatale Amanita PPU, Dec 2018

 

Middle finger magnetised lengthwise, the rest were at an angle, usually on a diagonal.

Buff & Polish - Femme Fatale Amanita PPU, Dec 2018
Trying to capture it all 🙂 – Femme Fatale Amanita PPU, Dec 2018
Buff & Polish - Femme Fatale Amanita PPU, Dec 2018
Bottle shot showing magnetic action – Femme Fatale Amanita PPU, Dec 2018
Buff & Polish - Femme Fatale Amanita PPU, Dec 2018
Side lit view – Femme Fatale Amanita PPU, Dec 2018
Buff & Polish - Femme Fatale Amanita PPU, Dec 2018
Magnetised bottle shot – Femme Fatale Amanita PPU, Dec 2018

Buff & Polish - Femme Fatale Amanita PPU, Dec 2018

And that’s a wrap! I hope you enjoyed Amanita – Femme Fatale PPU, Dec 2018 – Polish Pickup Swatches photos.

See below for details and notes on this polish.

 

THE RUNDOWN:

Name: Amanita – available online at ThePolishPickup.com.
Brand: Femme Fatale
Collection: Polish Pick Up [PPU]
Colour (or family): Inky Blue
Type & Finish: ‎Magnetic, Jelly
Size: 9ml / 0.3oz

Formula & Application notes:
Smoothly applied, this took 3 thin coats for full opacity, and is shown with top coat. Another flawless application from polish-making-masters Femme Fatale.

Amanita is actually a magnetic polish too – which you can see the effect of more distinctly in the bottle shots. It is an inky blue jelly with red iridescent flakes, red aurora shifting pigment and green magnetic shift.

The Verdict:
This has a lot going on and I hope you can see that from my imagery. I did try to capture all appearances in the one shot. You know, cos I like to complicate matters, haha.

Thumbs up from me! What more can I say? 😍

Important Notes:

Amanita PPU – available online at ThePolishPickup.com. It’s available as a pre-order for $15 USD – cap of 250 units.
From December 8th at 1am – 11th at 2pm, 2018 AEST (this is the converted AEST timezone).
Local US time for each month’s sale is ~4 days: 1st Friday at 11 AM, through Monday at 11:59 PM  (EST)
[I’ve provided a handy clock below, to help you make sure you place your orders in time in either timezone.]










Current local time Femme Fatale HQ – Australia/Brisbane

Below: US EST Time



 

How It Works:

The Polish Pickup (PPU) polishes are a limited edition shade usually available for pre-order for a limited time at beginning the First Friday of each month (US Timezone).

THE CONCEPT: Each month PPU brings you a variety of polishes from indie makers based on a theme voted on by you. Voting takes place on the website. Indie makers can come and go as they please, and all are welcome.

PRE-ORDER TIMES: The Shop is open for pre-orders/goes live the first Friday at 11 AM EST, of each month and stays open for four days, through to the following Monday at 11:59 PM EST.  This is the ONLY time frame in which the monthly polishes will be available for purchase.  The remainder of the site remains open all month long for browsing and communication purposes.

You can read more in the PPU official FAQ. Find the Polish Pickup on Instagram.

 

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Naga – Femme Fatale COTM, Dec 2018 – Polish Swatches

Today I have a preview of the latest coming month’s limited edition installments from Aussie Indie brand Femme Fatale. This polish is Naga – the Femme Fatale Colour of the Month (COTM) for December 2018 – Polish Swatches below.

Update: Sorry if this is late on Instagram; I’ve been having a ridiculously rough time with all thins internet connections and tech again all week. Argh! So lots of missed messages, transfer errors, the works. Even app issues and a broken screen. Anyhoo, everything is here, as mentioned in the Stories I posted via a borrowed device haha. 

The full details and description of this lovely lacquer is listed below the images in The Rundown section.

Buff & Polish - Femme Fatale Naga COTM, December 2018
Bottle & Swatch – Femme Fatale Naga COTM, December 2018
Buff & Polish - Femme Fatale Naga COTM, December 2018
Bottle Shot – Femme Fatale Naga COTM, December 2018

Buff & Polish - Femme Fatale Naga COTM, December 2018

 

I did something a little different this month, I hope you like my swatches. Lemme know what you think!

Buff & Polish - Femme Fatale Naga COTM, December 2018
Bottle Shot, close-up – Femme Fatale Naga COTM, December 2018

I hope you enjoyed Naga – Femme Fatale COTM, Dec 2018 – Polish Swatches photos.

See below for details and notes on this polish.
And check out the other COTM installment in this post here.

 

THE RUNDOWN:

Name: Naga – available here at Femme Fatale online. See here for stockists & distributors.
Brand: Femme Fatale
Collection: COTM
Colour (or family): Blue
Type & Finish: ‎Crème
Size: 9ml / 0.3oz

Formula & Application notes:
Easy to apply, this is 3 thin coats with top coat. Another flawless application that is opaque in 3 coats.

Naga is a lovely pale blue creme with a hint of teal. It’s packed with red shifting aurora pigment, silver microglitters and fine red holo glitters.

The Verdict:
It’s such a fun colour and I love the shade of the base. It has just enough sparkle to peek through the creaminess of it all. I;ve shot it in different degrees of light so you can see above. It was super easy to apply and I had no application or wear issues at all.

Important Notes:

Naga COTM – available at Femme Fatale online. See here for stockists & distributors.
It’s available as a pre-order for $13 before GST, from (9am) December 1st – 5th (9pm), 2018 (the timezone is AEST).
[I’ve provided a handy clock below, to help you make sure you place your orders in time.]

 

Current local time at Femme Fatale HQ – Australia/Brisbane

Femme Fatale COTM (Colour of the Month) polishes are a limited edition shade usually available for pre-order for a limited time at the beginning of each month.

Femme Fatale FOTM (Fiend of the Month) polishes are an exclusive only available to members of Femme Fatale Fiends (the FF Facebook group, that’s a direct link) so go check it out if you are on Facebook. You need to be part of the group to get your hands on these babies. The FOTM shades will not go to stockists.

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Frost Wyrm – Femme Fatale FOTM, Dec 2018 – Polish Swatches

Today I have a preview of the latest coming month’s limited edition installments from Aussie Indie brand Femme Fatale. This polish is Frost Wyrm – the Femme Fatale Fiend of the Month (COTM) for December 2018 – Polish Swatches below – and lots of them for this one! So I’ll just let them speak!

Update: Sorry if this is late on Instagram; I’ve been having a ridiculously rough time with all thins internet connections and tech again all week. Argh! So lots of missed messages, transfer errors, the works. Even app issues and a broken screen. Anyhoo, everything is here, as mentioned in the Stories I posted via a borrowed device haha. 

The full details and description of this lovely lacquer is listed below the images in The Rundown section.

Buff & Polish - Frost Wyrm – Femme Fatale FOTM, Dec 2018 – Polish Swatches

Couldn’t decide which of this pose I liked better – Frost Wyrm – Femme Fatale FOTM, Dec 2018 – Polish Swatches

Buff & Polish - Frost Wyrm – Femme Fatale FOTM, Dec 2018 – Polish Swatches
Close Up – Frost Wyrm – Femme Fatale FOTM, Dec 2018 – Polish Swatches
Buff & Polish - Frost Wyrm – Femme Fatale FOTM, Dec 2018 – Polish Swatches
Bottle Shot – Frost Wyrm – Femme Fatale FOTM, Dec 2018 – Polish Swatches
Buff & Polish - Frost Wyrm – Femme Fatale FOTM, Dec 2018 – Polish Swatches
See the shifting glow?? – Frost Wyrm – Femme Fatale FOTM, Dec 2018 – Polish Swatches

Buff & Polish - Frost Wyrm – Femme Fatale FOTM, Dec 2018 – Polish Swatches

 

 

I did something a little different this month, I hope you like my swatches. Lemme know what you think!

Buff & Polish - Frost Wyrm – Femme Fatale FOTM, Dec 2018 – Polish Swatches

 

I hope you enjoyed Frost Wyrm – Femme Fatale FOTM, Dec 2018 – Polish Swatches photos.

See below for details and notes on this polish.
And check out the other COTM installment in this post here.

 

THE RUNDOWN:

Name: Frost Wyrm – available here at Femme Fatale online. See here for stockists & distributors.
Brand: Femme Fatale
Collection: FOTM
Colour (or family):  DarkBlue
Type & Finish: ‎Shimmer
Size: 9ml / 0.3oz

Formula & Application notes:
Went on like a dream, this is 3 thin coats with top coat for swatching purposes, but I think you can get away with 2 regular coats.

Frost Wyrm is a dark blackened-blue base colour with a delightful blue glow. It’s also packed with blue-green shifting aurora flakes and shimmers! What’s not to love about this one?

The Verdict:
It’s beautiful and so shimmery in the light. You can see the glow where the light transitions in my photos above. I am a huge fan of blues and this one has a lovely depth to it with all the inclusions and that glow. Blue lovers with especially love this Fiend of the Month.

Important Notes:

Frost Wyrm FOTM – available at Femme Fatale online.
Frost Wyrm FOTM is ONLY available to members of Femme Fatale Fiends and will not go to stockists.
It’s available as a pre-order for $13 before GST, from (9am) December 1st – 5th (9pm), 2018 (the timezone is AEST).
[I’ve provided a handy clock below, to help you make sure you place your orders in time.]

 

Current local time at Femme Fatale HQ – Australia/Brisbane

Femme Fatale COTM (Colour of the Month) polishes are a limited edition shade usually available for pre-order for a limited time at the beginning of each month.

Femme Fatale FOTM (Fiend of the Month) polishes are an exclusive only available to members of Femme Fatale Fiends (the FF Facebook group, that’s a direct link) so go check it out if you are on Facebook. You need to be part of the group to get your hands on these babies. The FOTM shades will not go to stockists.

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Psychokinetic – Femme Fatale HHC, Nov 2018 – Polish Swatches

Hello strangers! Today I have a preview of the latest coming month’s limited edition installments from Aussie Indie brand Femme Fatale. This polish is Psychokinetic – Femme Fatale’s inclusion in the Hella Handmade Creations (HHC) for November 2018 – Polish Swatches below.

I’m sorry I’ve not been active much lately, the recuperating and recovery process is taking it’s sweet time and I don’t want to aggravate my sore back. Big improvements, but still not out of the woods so I’ve just resigned myself to not rushing and easing back into it. As much as I’ve missed doing nail art-ing.

The full details and description of this lacquer is listed below the images in The Rundown section. Though I’m gonna keep the words brief as the are so many photos that can do the talking for this one.

Buff & Polish - Psychokinetic – Femme Fatale HHC, Nov 2018 – Polish Swatches
Psychokinetic – Femme Fatale HHC, Nov 2018 – Bottle Shot Close Up

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Buff & Polish - Psychokinetic – Femme Fatale HHC, Nov 2018 – Polish Swatches
Psychokinetic – Femme Fatale HHC, Nov 2018 – Warm & Cool States
Buff & Polish - Psychokinetic – Femme Fatale HHC, Nov 2018 – Polish Swatches
Psychokinetic – Femme Fatale HHC, Nov 2018 – Warm & Cool States

Buff & Polish - Psychokinetic – Femme Fatale HHC, Nov 2018 – Polish Swatches

I even created a transition video showing how cool this is:

 

I hope you enjoyed Psychokinetic – Femme Fatale HHC, Nov 2018 – Polish Swatches photos.

See below for details and notes on this polish.

 

THE RUNDOWN:

Name: Psychokinetic – available online at HellaHandmadeCreations.com. Links & purchase details below.
Brand: Femme Fatale
Collection: Hella Handmade Creations [HHC]
Colour (or family): Teal / Clear
Type & Finish: ‎Glitter Thermal
Size: 9ml / 0.3oz

Formula & Application notes:
This is such a trip! I used 3 coats for full opacity, with top coat it all smoothed out too. Which is great considering how packed with colourful glitter pieces this one is!

Psychokinetic is a teal (cold) to clear (warm) thermal with soft pink sparkles, scattered holographic silver microglitters, and a large variety of matte-neon glitters in orange, yellow, purple, teal and pink. It’s inspired by Stranger Things.

Opaque in 3-4 coats and a glossy top coat recommended due to the glitters. They recommend layering this one up carefully in order to get an even distribution of glitters. Roll the bottle first to distribute them well before application. 🙂

The Verdict:
Thermals are so much fun and I especially love the playful aspect of a clear thermal. The glitters did not protrude at all under my generous single layer of top coat. Today I used Glisten & Glow’s Top Coat.

It’s really something different – and if you were into polish when Indie polishes began to flourish, you might remember all the funky colourful rainbow glitter polishes that hit the market and on Etsy. This is like a fresh take on a nostalgic Indie classic (by that I mean: thermal and glitter packed, not just glitter packed). So much extra.

Important Notes:

Psychokinetic HHC – available online at HellaHandmadeCreations.com. It’s available as a pre-order for $13 USD –
From ~3pm November 14th – 3pm 22nd, 2018 AEST (this is the converted AU timezone).
Local US time for each month’s sale is 7 days: 14th through 11.59pm 21st November (EST)
[I’ve provided a handy clock below, to help you make sure you place your orders in time in either timezone.]










Current local time Femme Fatale HQ – Australia/Brisbane

Below: US EST Time



 

How It Works:

Hella Handmade Creations (HHC) polishes are a limited edition shade usually available for pre-order for a limited each month from the 14th to the 21st (US Timezone).

THE CONCEPT:HHC originally began as a closed Facebook group established to have exclusive nail polishes made for its followers. To join the HHC Facebook group, if you wish to keep up to date and get advance sneak-peeks, click the link or search Hella Handmade Creations on Facebook and request to join. They also have an Instagram where you can see the polishes before they are listed for pre-order.

PRE-ORDER TIMES: The Shop is open for pre-orders/goes live from the 14th – 21st, of each month and stays open for 7 days.

You can read more in the HHC shipping FAQ. Find Hella Handmade Creations on Instagram.

 

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Multipass – Femme Fatale PPU, Nov 2018 – Polish Pickup Swatches

Today I have a preview of the latest coming month’s limited edition installments from beloved Aussie Indie brand Femme Fatale. This polish is Multipass – Femme Fatale’s inclusion in the Polish Pickup (PPU) for November 2018. This month’s theme celebrates the Bad-Ass Women – Polish Swatches below.

The full details and description of this lacquer is listed below the images in The Rundown section.

Buff & Polish - FF Multipass PPU, Nov 2018

 

Check out the awesomeness in this month’s polish – that’s some bad-assery in a bottle right there!Buff & Polish - FF Multipass PPU, Nov 2018

 

Multipass was inspired by LeeLoo from The Fifth Element.

Buff & Polish - FF Multipass PPU, Nov 2018

 

And for some bottle shots so you can see the  lovely mix and contrast of bits.

Buff & Polish - FF Multipass PPU, Nov 2018 Buff & Polish - FF Multipass PPU, Nov 2018

 

I hope you enjoyed the Multipass – Femme Fatale PPU, Nov 2018 – Polish Pickup Swatches photos.

See below for details and notes on this polish.

 

THE RUNDOWN:

Name: Multipass – available online at ThePolishPickup.com.
Brand: Femme Fatale
Collection: Polish Pick Up [PPU]
Colour (or family): Teal Green
Type & Finish: ‎Holo, Flakies
Size: 9ml / 0.3oz

Formula & Application notes:
Goes on like a dream, this took 3 thin coats for full opacity, and is shown here with top coat.

Multipass is a gorgeous teal green base with blue shine, scattered holographic particles and contrasting red iridescent flakes. Opaque in 3-4 coats depending on your application technique however 3 was more than enough for me.

The Verdict:
This month’s theme is celebrates Bad-Ass Women. This was inspired by Leeloo from The Fifth Element. I think it does a great job of capturing the character too. If you love flakeis and holo and teal green then for sure this is a polish you will enjoy.

It’s got a delightful mix of contrasting elements, and I really enjoyed wearing it. No issues with application or staining either, in case you were wondering. Find purchase details below.

Important Notes:

Multipass PPU – available online at ThePolishPickup.com. It’s available as a pre-order for $14 USD –
From November 3rd at 2am – 6th at 3.59pm, 2018 AEST (this is the converted AEST timezone).
Local US time for each month’s sale is 4 days: 1st Friday at 11 AM, through Monday at 11:59 PM  (EST)
[I’ve provided a handy clock below, to help you make sure you place your orders in time in either timezone.]










Current local time Femme Fatale HQ – Australia/Brisbane

Below: US EST Time



 

How It Works:

The Polish Pickup (PPU) polishes are a limited edition shade usually available for pre-order for a limited time at beginning the First Friday of each month (US Timezone).

THE CONCEPT: Each month PPU brings you a variety of polishes from indie makers based on a theme voted on by you.  Indie makers can come and go as they please, and all are welcome.

PRE-ORDER TIMES: The Shop is open for pre-orders/goes live the first Friday at 11 AM EST, of each month and stays open for four days, through to the following Monday at 11:59 PM EST.  This is the ONLY time frame in which the monthly polishes will be available for purchase.  The remainder of the site remains open all month long for browsing and communication purposes.

You can read more in the PPU official FAQ. Find the Polish Pickup on Instagram.

 

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Ghost Maple – Femme Fatale FOTM, Nov 2018 – Polish Swatches

Today I have a preview of the latest coming month’s limited edition installments from local Aussie Indie brand Femme Fatale. This polish is Ghost Maple – the Femme Fatale Fiend of the Month (FOTM), Nov 2018 – Polish Swatches below.

The full details and description of this lacquer is listed below the images in The Rundown section.

Buff & Polish - FF Ghost Maple FOTM, Nov 2018

Now you’re talking! Multichromes are my kind of jam.

 

Buff & Polish - FF Ghost Maple FOTM, Nov 2018
Seriously check out that shift! 😍 FF Ghost Maple FOTM, Nov 2018

Buff & Polish - FF Ghost Maple FOTM, Nov 2018

Buff & Polish - FF Ghost Maple FOTM, Nov 2018

You can notice the shift more in the sunlight for sure. HOT TIP: Use a good quality top coat for extra spesh refraction.

I hope you enjoyed Ghost Maple – Femme Fatale FOTM, Nov 2018 – Polish Swatches photos.

See below for details and notes on this polish.
And check out the other COTM installment in this post here.

 

THE RUNDOWN:

Name: Ghost Maple – available here at Femme Fatale online.
Brand: Femme Fatale
Collection: FOTM
Colour (or family): Pink-blue-green
Type & Finish: ‎Multichrome
Size: 9ml / 0.3oz

Formula & Application notes:
A radiant multichrome – this is 3 thin coats with quality top coat. No issues with application, and I built up the coats thinly.

Ghost Maple is a glowing pink-blue-green multichrome containing pink-blue shimmers on a purple base. If you look at the bottle shots and where the light hits in the images above you can see it well. Opaque in 3 coats and you could probably use it over black ‘undies’ (undercoat for the uninitiated) as well.

The Verdict:
Multichromes are always fun to wear. The appearance in different lights creates a whole new layer of fun in a mani worn on its own or in nail art. I love the vampy quality of this one, personally it’s a winner.

Important Notes:

Ghost Maple FOTM – available at Femme Fatale online.
Ghost Maple FOTM is ONLY available to members of Femme Fatale Fiends and will not go to stockists.
It’s available as a pre-order for $14.30 incl GST, from (9am) November 1st – 5th (9pm), 2018 (the timezone is AEST).
[I’ve provided a handy clock below, to help you make sure you place your orders in time.]

Current local time at Femme Fatale HQ – Australia/Brisbane

Femme Fatale COTM (Colour of the Month) polishes are a limited edition shade usually available for pre-order for a limited time at the beginning of each month.

Femme Fatale FOTM (Fiend of the Month) polishes are an exclusive only available to members of Femme Fatale Fiends (the FF Facebook group, that’s a direct link) so go check it out if you are on Facebook. You need to be part of the group to get your hands on these babies. The FOTM shades will not go to stockists.

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Spider Thread – Femme Fatale COTM, Nov 2018 – Polish Swatches

Today I have a preview of the latest coming month’s limited edition installments from local Aussie Indie brand Femme Fatale. This polish is Spider Thread – the Femme Fatale Colour of the Month (COTM) for Nov 2018 – Polish Swatches below.

The full details and description of this lacquer is listed below the images in The Rundown section.

Buff & Polish - FF Spider Thread COTM, Nov 2018

Here is a look at the lacquer as it appears from light to dark.

 

Buff & Polish - FF Spider Thread COTM, Nov 2018
Darker Bottle Shot – – Femme Fatale Spider Thread COTM, Nov 2018
Buff & Polish - FF Spider Thread COTM, Nov 2018
Bottle Shot – Femme Fatale Spider Thread COTM, Nov 2018

Buff & Polish - FF Spider Thread COTM, Nov 2018

This month’s shade is quite a different departure from recent months. It is packed with glitter and holo in a lovely crelly base as you can see in the bottle shots above. These shades are great for the transition months like Autumn/Fall.

 

Buff & Polish - FF Spider Thread COTM, Nov 2018

Buff & Polish - FF Spider Thread COTM, Nov 2018
Lighter view – Femme Fatale Spider Thread COTM, Nov 2018

 

I hope you enjoyed Spider Thread – Femme Fatale COTM, Nov 2018 – Polish Swatches photos.

See below for details and notes on this polish.
And check out the other FOTM installment in this post here.

 

THE RUNDOWN:

Name: Spider Thread – available here at Femme Fatale online. See here for stockists & distributors.
Brand: Femme Fatale
Collection: COTM
Colour (or family): Taupe
Type & Finish: ‎Crelly, Holo
Size: 9ml / 0.3oz

Formula & Application notes:
Smooth and this is 3 thin coats with top coat. Another flawless application, and the glitters do not protrude with a good top coat on.

Spider Thread is a cool tone taupe brown crelly filled with silver holographic glitters, and brown and bronze micro-glitters.  It is opaque in 3 coats, or 2 if you do thicker coats.

The Verdict:
I really enjoy taupe-y shades. Also why I like nudes and neutrals. All make a great change from bold colour in between, and this is the reason I call them a “palette cleanser”. These shades are also great for the transition months, especially Autumn/Fall. This one catches glints of holo in the light and sunlight.

It will suit a range of skin tones, especially the warmer tones. And would be a nice evening colour paired with cream or white outfits.

Important Notes:

Spider Thread COTM – available at Femme Fatale online. See here for stockists & distributors.
It’s available as a pre-order for $12.65 incl GST, from (9am) November 1st – 5th (9pm), 2018 (the timezone is AEST).
[I’ve provided a handy clock below, to help you make sure you place your orders in time.]

Current local time at Femme Fatale HQ – Australia/Brisbane

Femme Fatale COTM (Colour of the Month) polishes are a limited edition shade usually available for pre-order for a limited time at the beginning of each month.

Femme Fatale FOTM (Fiend of the Month) polishes are an exclusive only available to members of Femme Fatale Fiends (the FF Facebook group, that’s a direct link) so go check it out if you are on Facebook. You need to be part of the group to get your hands on these babies. The FOTM shades will not go to stockists.

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