Hi guys! A couple weeks ago during Nibs & Nails I asked everyone what indie they would like to see next on the blog and several people said Fair Maiden Polish. To be honest, I'd been eyeing their products for a couple years, but you guys finally convinced me to pull the trigger. I made an order a couple weeks ago and I got lightning fast shipping (yay for fast TAT!). I should have bought the entire Fall 2016 collection, but their discounted full collection sets were already sold out. Perhaps I'll get the rest of them the next time I order. Without further ado, let's do this!
Fair Maiden Polish Acorns & Ashes (3 coats)
You're just going to have to believe me when I say that Acorns & Ashes is a thermal polish. After I put it on and tried to put warm water on my nails to make the color change I quickly realized that this is a cold thermal! It's not really cold in NC yet so I was not able to capture the charcoal color this changes into. When they say it's a cold thermal, they really mean it! The warm state is a golden nude jelly with hints of green. The formula was just fine with Acorns & Ashes, but I wish it were a little more pigmented. Even with 3 coats you can see my nail line (if it stayed in the darker cold state I don't think this would be a problem). I can't wait to put this one on in January!
(This is a terrible pic, sorry!)
Fair Maiden The Road Less Traveled (2 coats, diffused LED daylight)
Fair Maiden The Road Less Traveled (2 coats, direct LED daylight to show holo effect)
You guys can probably tell that I've really been into the darker muddy colors lately. The Road Less Traveled is a hazel holographic polish with violet shimmer. If you look at the third picture down you can really see the violet shimmer. I love it! I had no issues with the formula or application and I needed just 2 coats for full coverage.
I have several more Fair Maiden polishes to show you, but I wanted to get my fall swatches out to you ASAP. Acorns & Ashes retails for $9 while The Road Less Traveled is $10 and they are both available now on their website. If you want to stay up-to-date on all things Fair Maiden Polish, you can follow them on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.