Saturday, 6 July 2013

Fantasy Fire

Sorry sorry sorry! I know, I'm a terrible blogger! Life has been hectic and I had to get a new laptop which doesn't have Photoshop on it yet so I wasn't able to edit any photos for awhile there. I've managed to get photos edited for a few posts though so I'll try and have them up shortly :)

Today I have another photo-heavy post for you. Yep, it's another duo-chrome. Most of you will be familiar with this sought-after polish, 'Fantasy Fire' by Max Factor.

Lamp light

Lamp light - no camera flash

Lamp light - no camera flash

Lamp light - no camera flash

Lamp light 

I very rarely buy drug-store brands (OPI, China Glaze and Essie are NOT considered drug-store brands in Australia), but 'Fantasy Fire' is so widely acclaimed that I had to grab a bottle when Priceline was having 40% off some months back.

'Fantasy Fire' takes about 4 coats to create full opacity on it's own, so I recommend layering it over something. I've layered 2 coats over China Glaze 'Man Hunt'. I'm not entirely sure that I love 'Fantasy Fire' as much as everyone else. In some lights it was stunning, shifting to a purple-red colour. In other lights I thought it was pretty gross, going a strange browny-green shade. Blerk!

Bottle Shot

What do you think? Do you own 'Fantasy Fire'? Love it or hate it?


  1. I personally love Fantasy Fire. I've never had a browny green shade before, it's probably just because of the base you used. I've never had a problem layering it over Revlon Royal, Black or OPI Eurso Euro.

    1. Maybe it was just the base. I thought Man Hunt would be on par with Royal though, they're very similar :/

  2. I had the same experience you did! Everybody loves Fantasy Fire but I have to turn my nails just right or it looks gross. So glad I'm not the only one, thanks for your pure and honest opinion!


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