I am still pretty sick so this will be a little short and sweet. In the past week I've been feeling more than lousy, but I have received two packages that could not have come at a better time to cheer me up. One of them was from the wonderful Esther from Fab Fingertips, it contained two bottles of Max Factor 'Fantasy Fire'! The other was from the beautiful Mimi from MakeupWithdrawal. She organised a brilliant custom purchase for me and it was like christmas at my house when I opened my box of 12 (YES 12) polishes - including a few extras as a gift - thanks so much Mimi and Esther!
So today's polish is out of Mimi's parcel and it is a Sonia Kashuk polish called 'Fairy Princess'. I had never heard of this brand ever before, but I saw this polish over at The PolishAholic and loved the look of it...
the story behind the name, and I actually thought it looked really cool. Well lucky me, as Mimi had popped a bottle in my package and I love it :D
On to formula... 'Fairy Princess' had the strangest formula I've ever come across. It was textural in a weird way as though the shimmer was giving it texture, but not in a normal way. It kind of reminded me of spreading avocado mousse on my nails and it didn't like to spread easily. I used three coats to try to make it even but it was weirdly thick and foamy also, so there is a lot of polish on my nails. As is always the case with me, I won't put it entirely down to bad formula until I've retried it at a later date. Due to the thickness of the polish, the dry time was really quite long too and long after taking these photos, I managed to put all sorts of dents into my mani. Oh well, like I said, I'll definitely give it another go, I'm often pleasantly surprised the second time around when I know what to expect. I do love the colour though, although it really accentuates my incredibly pasty complexion o.O
So thanks again to Esther and Mimi for brightening up my week! Hopefully I can get back to regular posts now, though I'm actually not out of bed yet so it might take a little longer. Thanks for bearing with me :D