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Monday, September 10, 2012

Fanchromatic Nails The Long Summer - Swatches and Review

It's MONDAY! So I decided to wear something pretty and green because, just makes me happy! This is the second Fanchromatic Nails polish I'm reviewing and so far, I'm a fan! I reviewed The Iron Price here.

I asked the woman behind Fanchromatic, Lynae, to tell me a little about Fanchromatic Nails...

Fanchromatic Nails was born in late 2011, when I started thinking about translating my obsession with different fandoms (especially costumes and set design) into cosmetics. I chose to focus on nail polish because I'm very interested in combining art + science, and it seemed like a perfect fit. My goal is to make polishes that really capture the spirit of the media that inspired them, while still being totally fun and unique in their own right.

I test all my nail lacquers for a minimum of 1 month before releasing them, and my glitters are generally tested for 2+ months. I use stainless steel mixing balls, brand-new bottles, and a 3-free suspension base that's been thoroughly tested as well. 

Fanchromatic Nails The Long Summer is a gorgeous bright olive green crelly. (Crelly = jelly/creme hybrid) The color is really one of my favorite greens. It's bright, somewhat yellow-toned and still that gorgeous olive I love so much. The creator describes it as ripe kiwi or pea soup. The formula was smooth and application was easy. I've used three coats on my ring finger without "underwear" and 2 coats over a base color on the other nails. (I used MUA Shade 23 as the "underwear.") No top coat. Dries quickly and it's SELF-LEVELING! I actually loved this one. NOTE: This polish doesn't need a base color - it's fine on its own, I am just a serial layerer and have very thick nails so I need it completely opaque.

First showing it with the ring finger with no "undies"

Fanchromatic Nails The Long Summer

Fanchromatic Nails The Long Summer

Fanchromatic Nails The Long Summer

Fanchromatic Nails The Long Summer

And I wore it with "undies" on all fingers for my full mani and got so many compliments on it!

Fanchromatic Nails The Long Summer

Fanchromatic Nails The Long Summer

So what do you think of this one?

You can purchase Fanchromatic Nails polishes from her Etsy shop here and most of them retail for $8.25 for the full 15ml bottles and $5 for the 5ml bottles.  Also, be sure and "like" her onFacebook to stay up-to-date with new polishes and re-stock information.

*This polish was sent for review

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  1. What a gorgeous shade of green! I love it! And it looks fabulous on you!

  2. Great color :) I love green nail polishes <3


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