Hello lovely readers! I have a few posts planned this week, so depending on scheduling you may hear from me quite a bit. In this post we are celebrating the ladies of Fair Maiden and their brand turning 5! It’s crazy to think its been five years! When I remember the brand launching, my nail bestie and I would rabidly stalk the brand for these crazy releases; ninja fingers were a must! In perfect timing with their anniversary, the ladies have switched up their brand logo and their bottles/brushes. Now we have these decadent round bottles with a new paddle brush. The brush is medium in width and has a firm feeling on brush strokes. I highly recommend checking out the swatch video to see it all in action! Now let’s get to the swatches!
Crystal Drip – an off white champagne with iridescent pink orange magenta shifting flake and golden shimmer
Swatches show two coats with topcoat. Formula feels like a squishy crelly on application. Those with longer nails might need a third thin coat. The base color is super flattering and very unique; it reminds me of an off white with a very warm champagne undertone. There’s an overall iridescent feel from the flakes and a densely scattered golden sparkle. This dries down almost matte, so I’d recommend a glossy topcoat.
Ultimatum – a tri thermal polish that shifts from a light orchid in the warmest state to a blurple in a cool state and dark smokey plum in it’s coldest state. Packed with blue-green shifting iridescent flakes and a soft violet shimmer.
Swatches show two coats with topcoat. Formula feels like a squishy crelly and builds up easily. This has very reactive properties to the thermal transition. You’ll easily see the dusky orchid when warm, to a deep blurple when cool, and in colder temperatures a dark plum. This has at ton of blue glow to it from the flakes. It does dry down satin like so I’d recommend a glossy topcoat here too.
Unwritten – a rosy gold base with shimmer and iridescent flakes that shift green gold and red and holo sparkle throughout.
Swatches show three coats with topcoat. Formula is medium/light feeling and builds up easily. For opacity, I’d suggest 2-3 coats. The base color feels like a dusky mauve and the shimmer is strong in a rose gold manner. I’d suggest a glossy topcoat here as well to really exploit those sparkles.
Legendary – a golden green blue multichrome with flakes that shift magenta-gold-green-blue.
Swatches show two coats with topcoat. Formula is medium and applies like a crelly (as opposed to the metallic feel on traditional multichromes). In bright lights you’ll see a gold inner glow with green at the edges, and blue in angles. The flakes behaved lovely for me and no issues to report here either!
Velveteen – a plush warm medium plum base with fiery copper/red shift.
Swatches show two coats with topcoat. Formula feels very smooth on application. For opacity I’d suggest 2-3 coats depending on nail length. At build up you can see such an obvious copper and red meld that positively glows. I think any topcoat will be just fine on this one.
Each polish will retail for $11, or the full set will be available for purchase for $45. The anniversary collection will launch November 15th on Fair Maidens site. Be sure to check out the swatch video to see these in action!
Thanks so much for reading! ❤