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Max Factor Fantasy Fire

At last! I have it! I am of course talking about the much blogged about Fantasy Fire from Max Factor. I’ve been trying to get it for ages to no avail until a week ago when I walked into Boots and a choir of angels sang whilst a beam of light parted the clouds to shine over the Max Factor stand. There it was. I grabbed it. Looking furtively around with my elbows at the ready to tackle other mad nail polish addicts that may try to steal my precious.  Actually there were none and I just went to the till and bought it along with a few other things… which meant I earned myself a No7 £5 voucher. Normally I bin these as I’m not a No7 fan but I decided to inspect the polishes to see if I could find something to go under the Fantasy Fire as I know it’s a sheer one. There were actually several I fancied but it was Violetta that came home with me.

Max Factor Fantasy Fire

No7 Violetta, beautiful colour but I can’t say much else about it because the application was shocking. It had a gluey thick consistency, as I was brushing it onto my nails it seemed to stay stuck to the brush which gave me a very  patchy finish. This is two coats.

Max Factor Fantasy Fire

You’ll see the patches showing through in all the following pictures too anyway.

Now onto the Max Factor Fantasy Fire. Truly a polish worthy of the hype. No more words, just a few pictures, some of which are blurry but still give a good impression of the polish.

Max Factor Fantasy Fire
Max Factor Fantasy Fire
Max Factor Fantasy Fire
Max Factor Fantasy Fire

Boots £3.99.

0 responses to “Max Factor Fantasy Fire & No7 Violetta”

  1. I hated this polish on it’s own but It looks amazing layered over another polish – I shall give it another chance!

  2. This is so pretty, the effect is gorgeous 🙂 It’s always out of stock in my local Boots aswell though 🙁

    Frances x
    http://francescassandra.blogspot.com
    Twitter: @Francesss__

    • liloo says:

      I hope you don’t mind replying to this. The actual generic comment box is not showing on my screen. I am so happy you finally managed to get your hands on this. I can’t get sick of reading about it and watching this colour. it’s magical!
      liloo/@tsunimee xx

    • jaljen says:

      I got it today from Superdrug. It’s been out of stock there up until now.

      First impressions? Not as great as I thought it would be. It’s OK but it’s not THAT amazing really…

      Hmmm.

  3. Eve Ashby says:

    I love the speckles of gold as the polish catches the light – it looks a bit cosmic! It’s on my wish list, x

  4. BDP says:

    I cannot stand No7 polishes! The application is always a bit ‘off’, and I find that they chip within a day, even with base and topcoat!

    As for Fantasy Fire, it is stunning, but MAN it’s sheer! It took me *5* coats! 5! No polish should ever take 5 coats, and it was still a bit bald. Next time I wear it, I’ll be layering it over Nails Inc Belgrave Place.

    http://www.bdpworld.blogspot.com
    @Becca_DP

    • Charlie says:

      But it’s supposed to be a layering polish, thats why its sheer, it’s designed to be worn over one of the other Max Factor polishes xx

  5. lovethescents says:

    Max Factor?? Are you kidding me? I am beyond shocked and impressed.

    BDP, that colour is stunning, and although it took you that flabbergasting 5 coats to achieve those beautiful results, at that price point, it’s fine by me!

    Will definitely buy it when I see it. Thank you for the wonderful tip!

  6. lovethescents says:

    Oh my goodness,Charlie, it doesn’t seem to be available here! I’m shocked!!!

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