I couldn't decide which polish I wanted to use as a background/underwear colour (I knew I didn't want to use Fantasy Fire alone, I've heard it takes about 7 coats to become opaque!) so I chose a few different ones to see which I like best. I had e.l.f. Black on the thumb, then Barry M Indigo, No7 Violetta, Max Factor Intense Plum then e.l.f. Medium Red on the index to little fingers :)
|e.l.f. Medium Red, Max Factor Intense Plum, |
Barry M Indigo, No7 Violetta and e.l.f. Black
I then added 3 coats of Fantasy Fire over the top, and spent at least half an hour admiring it's beauty before I took pictures; I know how lovely it looks in the bottle, but it's equally as impressive on the nails :) And it's very interesting how different it looks against the different background shades I used.
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I agree with most others that it looks stunning against Barry M Indigo, but I also really love it over Intense Plum- you can't really tell from the pictures but the blue and green duo chrome effect does show up, and even in dull light it gives a lovely gold and red shimmery effect over the plummy base.
Unfortunately (as I should have anticipated, based on it's track record) Violetta looked stunning, but has this trick of sucking up any polish you paint on top of it, so the pretty effect lasted about 2 hours before returning to look as if I'd not put Fantasy Fire over the top.
It also looks amazing over black, the green, red and gold duo chromes are strongest, and in some lights it reminds me of hot coals- the effect is actually quite similar to the Andrea Fullerton flaky polish I have :)
Fantasy Fire is stunning over basically every shade I tried, I can really see why everyone has gone a bit mental for it, if you can get hold of it yourself I think you should- although £3.99 is a lot for a tiny 5ml bottle, I think it's beauty justifies the price!
Have you tried Fantasy Fire over any other shades? Or have any other colour recommendations for me? :)