Thursday, January 28, 2016

Fair Maiden Polish: Valentine's Collection Trio

Press Sample

Good morning, dear readers! It has been such a busy week around here, and I am so eager to get this post published and share a gorgeous trio of polishes with you! I have been very impressed with the creative genius behind Fair Maiden Polish since the very first collection was released. Sarah and Adrienne, the proprietors behind the brand, have a skill for mixing up dazzling shades and knocking it out of the park every time. Once again, they have shown off their polish making skills with a new three piece collection being released this weekend for Valentine's Day. This trio of delectable shades were inspired by Greek goddesses, and I love every one!
Our 3 piece Valentine collection, based on Greek Goddesses, is vibrantly lush.  Each color is strong and bold, yet still delicate in its components.

Enticed? I'm sure you are! Let's get a closer look at each of the polishes from this trio.

Athena
Three coats

Athena - as a Goddess, she is fierce and brave - the goddess of wisdom, courage, inspiration & strength.  This polish is a blush/rosy toned nude linear holo with micro flakes that shift from gold to green.  Opaque in 2-3 coats.

Be still, my beating heart! I already like nude-esque nail polish shades, but I was surprised at how much this blushing beauty took my breath away. Upon first glance she may appear unassuming, but look a little further and those micro flakes draw you in. I just stared at my nails admiring the beauty of this polish, and I plan to put on Athena again once I can really enjoy wearing her for a couple days. The formula was fantastic as well- not too thick or thin, and it applied beautifully for me.

Persephone
Three coats

Persephone  - the Goddess of flowers, she was also brought down to the underworld by Hades. As a polish, a rich plum with gold flakes and color shifting flakes orange to pink.  Opaque in 2-3 coats.

This is the wonderful goddess to blame for winter; if only she resisted those pomegranate seeds! I suppose I can survive the winter season with a polish as stunning as Persephone on my nails! I love a good holographic nail polish, but there is something about a well done flake-filled polish that just makes me weak at the knees. Persephone may be my favorite shade from this trio for that reason alone. There is so much depth to this polish, and the formula was sublime; I had no issues whatsoever with this stunner.

Aphrodite
Three coats

Aphrodite -  the Goddess of love, desire and beauty!  Valentine’s just wouldn’t be complete without her!  A juicy, orange-leaning red jelly holo with fuchsia and copper flakes.  Opaque in 2-3 coats.

That's it; I quit! I keep thinking I've found my favorite shade from the trio and then I am reminded of another incredible shade. I'm sure it doesn't help that I love so many colours and finishes; this explains my need to own all the polish! Ha! Several years ago I never really understood the allure of red nail polish, but now I can't seem to get enough of the colour. Aphrodite is a vision in red, especially with the addition of those flakes! Like the others in this collection, the formula was absolute perfection and I was very happy with this gorgeous polish.

The Valentine's collection trio will launch on January 31st at 8PM CST on the Fair Maiden website located here. I strongly encourage setting a timer and a reminder for yourself since I suspect these will sell fast. Each polish is truly a masterpiece, and you're going to want every one. There may or may not be a special shade made with yours truly that will be releasing at the same time. *hint hint* I will have that post up with all the photos and details soon!

Until next time, dear readers, have a wonderful day!
XO!



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