Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Ulta Femme Fatale stamped with Essence Enchanted Fairy

Only in the nail polish world do the words Femme Fatale and Enchanged Fairy go in the same sentence or in this case manicure. All I can say is that on my nails the two were getting along nicely, despite my rushed stamping job. I ended up making a nice dent on my index while trying to stamp quickly before running off to work. Luckily it was not as noticeable in real life as it is in these photos.

For the manicure I started out with Ulta's Femme Fatale and stamped with Essence's Enchanted Fairy, a sweet lilac shimmer. I think it stands out quite nicely against the dark background. For the stamp I used Red Angel plate RA-102. I'm still experimenting with these stamps, but I think I'm getting the hang of them.

On it's own, Femme Fatale is a dark burgundy maroon color with a reddish coppery shimmer. It applied well with full coverage in two coats. No pulling or bald spots and wrapped around the tips nicely. It may not be the most original color, but I do love a good dark polish :)

Swatch Details
Brand: Ulta
Collection: Salon Formula
Color Name/Number: Femme Fatale
Number of coats: 2
Top Coat: Yes

Free of Formaldehyde, Toluene, Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP)

Let me know what you think about this! :)

Thanks for looking!
Anutka :)


  1. I have Enchanted Fairy too but never thought about using it for stamping. Not that I stamp that often, anyway.
    Thanks for sharing.

  2. Wow! The nail color and the stamp color are perfect for each other. Great job. I also love the stamp image.


  3. I agree: I like the mix of the pinks together, very pre-Valentines :)

    I nominated you for the Cute Blog Award:


  4. I love that you've been featuring a lot of Ulta polishes. I feel like I don't see this brand too often on blogs :)

  5. I really like your nails, they look great! Nice stamping, wonderful colors :) Anna

  6. @marox, it worked great for stamping. Actually better than I expected!

    @Alexis, thank you. I'm glad you like it :)

    @Amanda, oh yeah, that is coming up, isn't it :D
    Thanks so much for the award! :)

    @starification, I don't see them either, but I think they have some great colors and I have been impressed with the quality. I only have a few left, but I'm sure I'll be getting more in the future :)

    @Anna, thank you so much! :)

  7. Love that Femme fatale-but even love the stamping more!!! So awesome!

  8. Thank you! It was a fun one :)

  9. I have this nail polish I love the color but how do u get it to go on so even ? Is there a technique I'm missing ?!

  10. How do you get the nails to look so nice and even colored ?! I feel like I'm missing something because I have the exact nail polish color :)
    Xo m

  11. @Monic Sutter, I did two coats of this one to get the full, even coverage. I don't think there is any special trick that I'm using. What does yours end up looking like?


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