Swatch & Review: Femme Fatale Cosmetics 'Nightsong Grotto' & 'Hydraxia'

So I'm finished with uni for a while now and I'm excited to be able to focus on my blog! I've also finally found a layout that I'm happy with and have renamed my blog to 'Muggle Manicures'! Like it? I think it's heaps better than 'Swish & Flick Nails' :)

I've got five more Femme Fatale Cosmetics polishes to show you and today I'll be reviewing  'Nightsong Grotto' & 'Hydraxia'.

First up is 'Nightsong Grotto'! This gorgeous polish is a teal jelly filled with large, medium and small aqua circles, large blue hexes, smaller green hexes, small pink dots and a scattering of pink and blue holo flakies.
The jelly base allows the beautiful combination of glitters to shine through and gives this polish great depth.

'Nightsong Grotto', outdoor light

'Nightsong Grotto', outdoor light
For my swatches I used two thin coats of 'Nightsong Grotto' over one coat of Sally Hansen 'Jungle Gem' which is a deep greenish teal that works perfectly as a base for 'Nightsong Grotto'. I sealed it with Essence 'Gel Look Topcoat' for a glassy finish that showed off the deep jelly-ness of this polish.

'Nightsong Grotto', lamp light
'Nightsong Grotto', lamp light

I had no problems with the application of this polish. Minimal fishing was required for the large circles but we all know that that's to be expected and the payoff is so worth it!

'Nightsong Grotto', lamp light

Next up, 'Hydraxia'! Similar to 'Nightsong Grotto', this polish features a deep teal jelly base but the combination of glitters make it a totally different polish.

'Hydraxia', sunlight

The glitter in this polish includes lots of multi-sized hexes in different blue shades with tiny yellow circles that really stand out in contrast from the blue base. This best part is that 'Hydraxia' is so absolutely packed with glitter that I only needed one coat!

'Hydraxia', sunlight
For my swatches, I use one coat of 'Hydraxia' over two coats of Chi Chi 'Blue Steel'. You could also use a teal or dark green base for this polish. I then finished them off with Essence 'Gel Look Topcoat' (my favourite topcoat for glitters).

Chi Chi 'Blue Steel', outdoor light

Application was perfect! It was really easy to apply with no fishing or dabbing whatsoever with a perfectly even and balanced combination of glitter.

'Hydraxia', outdoor light
So tell me, which one is your favourite? I love 'Hydraxia' for it's little dots of yellow but the large circles in 'Nightsong Grotto' are just beautiful.

Femme Fatale Cosmetics is an Australian based, 3-free, indie brand. You can purchase both of these polishes from Femme Fatale Cosmetics here if you're in Australia. You can find International stockists for this brand here.

Stay tuned for my next Femme Fatale Cosmetics post featuring 'Twilight Meteorite' and 'Edge of the Cosmos'.


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