Fantasy Fire & Eiffel For This Color

The life of a beauty blogger means buying things and getting round to trying them months later so when Max Factor’s Fantasy Fire caused much excitement earlier this year, of course I got sucked in.

I haven’t dabbled in layering much (and Fantasy Fire is precisely a layering polish) but this little gem is one hyped up product I want to stock up on.

I picked OPI’s Eiffel For This Color as the base colour, which is beautiful on its own with deep plum and purple tones…

…and with one coat of Fantasy Fire it sizzles.

With flash it looks ruby red with gorgeous flecks of red and gold and without, it looks burgandy with brown undertones. As the light catches it, you can also see yellow and green shimmer. It’s stunning and the lasting power is impressive too.

with flash

without flash

I’ve been wearing this manicure for almost a week and it’s not chipped despite me putting it through its paces with mowing the lawn on Sunday afternoon. Excellent durability.

Fantasy Fire is precious in a tiny bottle (from the Max Factor Max Effect Mini Nail Polish range). However you don’t need a big bottle of this to get your kicks. The only dilemma is what other colours could you use beneath Fantasy Fire? Have you tried this baby? Which polishes do you recommend I try Fantasy Fire over?




  1. 30th August 2012 / 8:11 AM

    Sheenie that’s gorgeous! I liked the OPI by itself but the Max Factor on top has made it look completely amazing.

  2. Sheenie
    30th August 2012 / 9:41 AM

    It’s beautiful! I think this is up there in my top 10.

  3. Kate
    30th August 2012 / 3:16 PM

    I always use Fantasy Fire over a Navy or Black creme polish. There are amazing blue and green shimmers in it that show over a darker base too!

  4. Rucksana Hussain
    30th August 2012 / 3:40 PM

    Simply stunning..! I love FF, it’s so special 🙂

  5. Sheenie
    31st August 2012 / 9:25 AM

    Ooh, I’m going to try black next – thanks, Kate!

  6. 2nd September 2012 / 10:57 PM

    Oh, love it! But then I’m a sucker for anything sparkly…

    Trying to get away from black polishes, so I tried a really dark Navy polish from Rimmel last week, but this could be next on my list… I’m gradually going lighter! Never really tried layering before, but it seems to work well.

  7. Sheenie
    3rd September 2012 / 12:30 AM

    Sally, to be honest I’ve not been swayed by layering but this one has swung it for me. Fantasy Fire is gorgeous!

  8. 18th September 2012 / 5:05 AM

    Siiiiick combo!!! Love it!!!

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