Sunday, November 22, 2020

Fanchromatic Nails Swatches and Reviews: I Am the Bat and Fistful of Latinum

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Hi folks! I told you I wouldn't be away for long! Tonight I have 2 polishes from a brand I featured a few month's ago during Static Lacquer's California Lovin' Indies collaboration. Lynae from Fanchromatic Nails has been around since 2012 (!!!) making polishes and bath and body products with sci-fi, fantasy, and pop culture themes. She has a wide variety of colors and finishes as well as a Nail Polish of the Month subscription which features an exclusive new polish every month with some custom stickers. The polishes I have to share with you tonight are currently available on the website, so no worries about having ninja fingers to get your hands on these. 

Fanchromatic Nails I Am the Bat (2 coats) (Full-$11 Mini-$5.50)

Fanchromatic Nails I Am the Bat (w/ topcoat) (2 coats) (Full-$11 Mini-$5.50)

I Am the Bat is, of course, inspired by Batman! This is the brand's most popular color, and I'm not surprised. This one has a matte finish, but I found it to be a little more of a satin finish which is what I actually prefer. I find that some true matte finishes dry too quickly and get streaky finishes, but this one takes an extra minute or 2 to dry down, giving you time to even it all out. I found that it mostly covered in just 1 coat, but I did 2 due to photographs and my nail length. You very well may get away with just 1 coat of this one. Want a great polish without the matte finish? Just add a coat of topcoat! You can really see how that transforms this color into a completely different polish. 

Fanchromatic Nails Fistful of Latinum (1 coat over I Am the Bat) (Full-$11 Mini-$5.50)

Up next we have Fistful of Latinum which is inspired by Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and the fictional currency worth much more than gold. It's a clear-based glitter topper with various sizes of holo hexagonal gold glitter and fine gold sparkles. So. Much. Bling. The largest hex glitters settle slightly, so make sure to turn the bottle upside down about 30 minutes before application if you want more of these bigger glitters. I didn't do this and still had at least 3 of each on each nail. It dried with the normal amount of texture due to the glitter, so you may need to double up on your topcoat to smooth it all out. 

There you have it, folks! Do check out the site as there are so many other things I want to try! I can't wait to make an order for her scrubs, whipped soap, and whipped body butter. I am a huge fan of indie bath and body products, too! 

*These polishes were provided by the company or PR representative. All reviews are based solely on my opinion. For more information, please see my full disclosure at the bottom of the site*