Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Fearne - Brown

Brown with Metallic Tips

Hi Goddesses

Sometimes a polish comes as a REAL surprise.  Step forward “Brown” by Fearne. (Those Naming Lessons from Barry M really worked, didn't they.)

For the non-UKers out there, Fearne Cotton is a love-her-or-loathe-her TV presenter and radio DJ with a unique fashion sense who launched her own clothing line and has now branched out into nail polish, just in time for Crimbo!  If you bribed me, I wouldn’t have bought this set.  Yet when I ran into it, accidentally, I was unprepared to be blown away by the colours in the box.

To lower your expectations even more, it was the teals and greens in the box that drew my eye, and I didn’t really pay this one a 2nd glance, but when I got it out of the box tonight, a strange urge gripped me, and what do you know, on the nail this is BEAUTIFUL!

Brown is a chocolate milkshake colour, in the taupe zone. There is no grey here, no darkness, just creamy camel fudge goodness.   The first coat was a bit streaky, but after 2 coats this was smooooooth.  The bumps you can see are the silk wrap I should have taken off, and a bubble from my Poshe, which needs thinning down again.

I always find it really precious when a polish surprises me in a good way – it’s like double the pleasure:  you get the instant gratification of buying it, and then the joy of knowing you’ll be keeping it.

This is also really ladylike – and therefore very unlike me lol. It’s a colour I can imagine the wives of the VP of Operations wearing.  There’s just something so beautiful and tranquil about the tone of this polish.  Lovely, absolutely lovely.

Have I told you about my new pledge?  My new pledge is not to swatch my way through life (because I will never be the best swatcher) but to play with my polish more.  So, 3 times a week, the polish stays on for 2 days, and on the 2nd day, it must be layered, stamped or arted.

I dabbed this with a teeny bottle of Max Factor Max Effect in silver, even though it’s not silver at all.  This is almost like a gossamer mink, and I thought it would really compliment Fearne.

And it did!  Double yay! There’s some lovely subtle mint green shimmer mixing in with the beige shimmer, giving this a slightly fairy-jungle overtone.

As for the splodging, well I didn’t sponge.  Personally I find sponging a glitter wastes too much of it, so I applied it normally to the tips, waited a few seconds, and then as the brush was drying out, started smearing it and almost stabbing at with the brush.   On some of the nails this worked really well.

On the others …. Well, I’ll let you decide J

Enjoy xx J


Top Tip – if you’re ever unsure what a nail colour looks like, go to Google images, which will give you plenty of contrasts and compares.

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