Monday, December 5, 2011

Revlon Facets of Fuchsia

Happy Monday, ladies!  Hope everyone had a nice weekend :)

Apart from posting my latest giveaway (!!!), I didn't post any swatches this weekend.  That's largely because I was featured over at my blogger bestie, Nory's, site, Fierce Makeup and Nails.  She also just launched her 350 Follower Giveaway with a HTF Puerto Rican brand lot so go enter now!

Anyways, in case any of you missed my posts, I will be reposting my swatches today (and potentially tomorrow) with abbreviated text.

I'm a nail purist and can't do nail art even if I paid someone to do it for me; so instead, I chose  a wilder mani idea -- at least for me! -- for Nory's lovely readers.

I know at this point everyone is familiar with Revlon Facets of Fuchsia, a Deborah Lippmann Bad Romance dupe.  As a polish purist, I don't do glitter, let alone hex glitter.  But for some reason, and three months of reading constant posts raving about FoF later, I caved.

Two very neat coats (I don't like uneven glitter) over two coats of Sally Hansen Midnight in NY (the closest to a true black that I own), this was my result:

Much more demure in natural light than I thought.

Okay, so I'm reluctantly loving this.  I can't be a glitter girl, I just can't.  But this.  This is so lovely.  I love dark polishes with hidden micro glitter like Milani Garnet Gems or Color Club With Abandon and this layered combo isn't as in your face as I had initially thought.  Most importantly, this was a cinch to take off!  Yay to avoiding destroying my cuticles with rigorous acetone-induced trauma!

Anyways, I hope that this mani lives up to Nory's brilliant polish combos and perhaps makes me one step closer to accepting myself as a potential glitter girl.  Ugh, this is gonna take some time.


  1. I'm not a big fan of glitter either, but I LOVE this polish!

  2. Come over to the glitter side!! hahaha
    love this one, i'm happy you like it too! :]
    also wet n wild black creme is my favorite black base. plus it's only a dollar! :]

  3. Yeah, I was shocked how much I liked it, too!

  4. Hahaha, I don't think I'm crossing that line just yet.  I've heard a lot about Wet n Wild for a black base, but I kinda like the Sally Hansen since there's a slight shimmer that I think adds something if you're layering.  However, since I don't layer that much, it's more of a go-to black.  

  5. I hope you will be trying other glitters too, they are so many amazing glitter polishes!! Especially the ones that China Glaze makes, they are my all time favorites ;-)

  6. You can't be a glitter girl? *gasp* I don't know any other way! :-p Love this polish!

  7. Thanks for the encouragement!  This will be a slow process, but maybe one day I'll be brave enough to test out all those glitters from CG out :S

  8. That made me laugh.  But yes, I am a notorious glitter hater.  But will all this support, I may have no choice but to cross over to the glitter side, as Sarah puts it!

  9. Lose the glitterphobia! There are too many fantastic glitters out there not to love them all lol

  10. Working through my glitterphobic issues...