Thursday, September 15, 2016

Fair Maiden Polish Fall Into Delirium Collection, Part One & Two, Michigan Avenue, & Stardust: Swatches and Review

Provided for Review
Hey there! I have some awesome new polishes from Fair Maiden Polish today. For this year's fall collection, makers Sarah and Adrienne have created the Fall in Delirium Collection and have broken the collection down into two sets of polishes. Part One consists of five "warm" colors and Part Two consists of five "cool" colors. 

They are all beautiful polishes, in a few different finishes though the majority are holographic and all tie in really well into a fall seasonal color scheme. I tend to gravitate toward warmer colors more, no surprise with my love of reds and oranges, so I absolutely loved Part One but really, you will have a hard time narrowing down you choices from both sets. 

The Fall Into Delirium Collection, Part One and Two will be available through a pre-order sale on Saturday September 17th in Fair Maiden Polish's shop

You have a few different purchase options. If you purchase Part One or Part Two as sets, they will be $45 each. If you would like to purchase the full 10 polish collection, it will be priced at $85. Individually they will be $9 to $10 each and mini sets of five will be available for $25 per set but minis will not be available as individuals bottles. 

If you are going to be attending Polish Con in Chicago on that same date, September 17th, you will have the chance to purchase these in person, as well as the Polish Con Custom, Michigan Avenue, which I have photos of toward the end of this post. I am also including a photo of Stardust, which was created for the Cosmoprof in Las Vegas over the summer, it will be restocked in the shop this Saturday as well. 

Formula notes:
I wanted to post a note here at the top, since most of the polishes applied the same way. These are thicker style formula polishes, which is something I expect now from Fair Maiden. But don't be put off by the fact that they are not thin in formula. They go on well, as long as you make sure to let the excess drop from the brush and wipe off that excess before you apply. If you do that, you will be able to apply these easily. I barely needed to do any clean up for these, which is always a good sign of formula and application. So with all that info posted, let's get to the photos!

Fair Maiden Polish Acorns & Ashes
Three coats
Golden to charcoal thermal with gold/green shimmer
The softened nude color is the color you will see when you apply the polish, in its warm state. In colder temperatures, it will darken to a ashy charcoal color, which looks somewhat olive green with the shimmer. It goes on well, though it required three coats for coverage with the lighter warm temp. sensitive base color. Keep in mind that thermal polishes have a shelf life so at some point, not transition to the darker color though you have some time before that happens. 

Fair Maiden Polish Shadow of Your Heart
Two coats
Dark blood red linear holographic
This is my favorite polish of the collection. So dark and vampy  ~~~swoon~~~~
It is the most opaque of the set, you could easily get away with one coat for opaque coverage, I always do two as a minimum to have nice crisp lines though. Because it's so opaque, I bet it would be amazing to stamp with. 

(Under LED lighting) 

Fair Maiden Polish Roaming Fire
Two coats
Rusty red linear holographic with gold shimmer
That's me, starry eyed. Because hot damn, this is a stunning polish. So fiery and rich and glides on like you wouldn't believe. 

(Under LED lighting) 

Fair Maiden Polish The Road Less Traveled
Two coats
Moss brown linear holographic 
This is an unusual color with just enough brown to give it an earthiness and giving you a sophisticated green/brown color. 

(Under LED lighting) 

Fair Maiden Polish Wanderlusting
Three coats
Various holographic pigment, holo gold flakes and gold/green shimmer in a clear base.
Gold sparkle galore, with a striking in-you-face effect. It can be worn as a topper over various colored base polishes but I like how it looks built up in three coats. I do recommend waiting a few minutes between coats to prevent any dragging or build-up. 

Part Two:

Fair Maiden Polish Autumn's Reign
Two coats
Dark purple to red gold duo-chrome shimmer with ultra-chrome flakes
Another lust worthy vampy number, this time a shimmer. You do lose the color shift when you apply matte topcoat but I love seeing the flakes more prominently that way. 

Fair Maiden Polish Cosmic Muse
Three coats
Dusky teal green with pink/gold shimmer and ultra-chrome flakes
That shimmer! I love it in the teal green. It's not something I expected to like as much as I do. And again, matte topcoat FTW. 

Fair Maiden Polish Walking in Silence
Two coats
Mid-tone periwinkle blue linear holographic with subtle red color-shifting shimmer
The shimmer is a subtle one, more adding some depth rather than being the focus. The periwinkle itself is lovely, a softened, dainty color but not overly so.

(Under LED lighting) 

Fair Maiden Polish Bright Eyed Mourning
Two coats
Dark navy blue linear holographic with teal green flash shimmer
I like the added shimmer, it gives the blue a color twist, elevating it up from your standard blue holo. 

(Under LED lighting) 

Fair Maiden Polish Time Stands Still
Three coats
Light smoky gray linear holographic with violet shimmer and iridescent flake shimmer
This is the only one that I wasn't a 100% sold on but I think you all know that gray and I don't always mesh. It's quite nice though and I know many who will love this gray beauty. 

(Under LED lighting) 

Fair Maiden Polish Michigan Avenue
Two coats
Polish Con Exclusive
Gold to red duo-chrome linear holographic
YUM. Fantastic! With all the exclamation points! 

(Under LED lighting) 

Fair Maiden Polish Stardust
Three coats
Cosmoprof 2016 Release
Pale icy blue holographic with gold shimmer and copper flakes. 


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*The products in this post were sent to me for unbiased review*


  1. Shadow of Your Heart, Cosmic Muse and Michigan Avenue are my standouts. Dang you PolishCon exclusives!


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