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Monday, 28 October 2013

Femme Fatale Hydraxia

Femme Fatale Hydraxia over Barry M Countess
Femme Fatale Hydraxia over Barry M Countess


This is the last of the lovely glitters Femme Fatale sent me for review. The others I've tried are Spindleweb (another teal glitter topper, but with a strong green shimmer in its base), Lime Thief (a pretty lime green crelly with bright, matte glitters) and Snapvine (a teal crelly with lime and magenta glitter).

Hydraxia is a glitter topper with teal, blue and yellow glitters in various sizes. Most of the swatches I've have been over a blue or teal base; I wanted to try something a bit different but I'd been lacking inspiration, hence this polish is the last one of the four to get used. The base is tinted teal, which rules out a light base that isn't teal, blue or greenish. However, I had a sort of eureka moment when I added topcoat to Barry M Countess (a dark burgundy textured polish) - this really came alive with sparkle and just called out for a bit of blue and yellow! So it was Hydraxia's moment. Here's Hydraxia in the bottle:


And over Countess:

Femme Fatale Hydraxia over Barry M Countess

Femme Fatale Hydraxia over Barry M Countess

Femme Fatale Hydraxia over Barry M Countess

Femme Fatale Hydraxia over Barry M Countess
Femme Fatale Hydraxia over Barry M Countess


The application of Hydraxia is good, even with the sample size bottle. The glitter is very dense, so no fishing required and the polish spreads easily over the nail. Because the glitter was so dense, I used two coats of Gelous to smooth it out before adding a thick coat of Seche Vite.

Here's how it looks in macro view

Femme Fatale Hydraxia over Barry M Countess

Femme Fatale Hydraxia over Barry M Countess
Femme Fatale Hydraxia over Barry M Countess

Femme Fatale Hydraxia was sent as a sample for review. You can buy Hydraxia direct from Femme Fatale; they do ship international but shipping works out quite expensive unless you are buying a few bottles. There are details of international suppliers on the website.

I purchased Barry M Countess at my local Superdrug; I'll have a post up about that polish on it's own soon, as it's pretty awesome :)


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