Thursday, July 23, 2015

Frannie's Nail Elixir Swatch and Review

Greetings and Nailutations,

These polishes were obtained in a swap with the owner of Frannie's Nail Elixir.  I'm always excited to try new indie brands.  This post is a little bittersweet...less than a week ago Fran has announced she is no longer going to make polish to sell (she has a lot going on in her life with her fiancĂ©'s health needing some special attention).  Family should be first priority so I completely understand.  I wish them the best...especially since she has an eye for colors!  I have gotten to chat with her on a few occasions and what I found was a creative, passionate, caring and lovely individual.  Although these polishes may not be available for purchase, should she open up shop again, I wanted to have a blog post about her initial collection.

Now let's get to some swatches!

First up is Golden Chalice, a golden shimmer polish.  Golden Chalice is one of my favorites due to the originality of the color and finish.  Formula went on smoothly and applied easily.  Photos show 2 coats with shiny top coat.

Next is Strawberry Meadows, a light magenta pink shimmer polish.  Like Golden Chalice, it had perfect formula and applied nice.  Photos show 2 coats with shiny top coat.

Faerie Dust is the next polish and is a dusty olive green shimmer polish.  Photos show 2 coats with shiny top coat.

Raven's Song is a black shimmer polish with hints of holographic rainbow powder that can be seen in the daylight bulb.  Raven's Song is a dynamic shimmer polish that really surprised me and became one of my favorites.  Photos show 2 coats with shiny top coat.

Next is North Star, a beautiful yellow shimmer polish.  This polish is stunning in the day light bulb and I could see why it was called North Star.  Formula was phenomenal and photos show 2 coats for total opacity with shiny top coat.

The last polish is Coral Reef which was a quick favorite, just looking at the bottle.  Coral Reef his a coral shimmer polish with hints of pink in the day light bulb.  Photos show 2 coats with shiny top coat.

Top Coat: Gem Glam Top Coat from

Loves: The shimmer finishes really created a great collection.  Golden Chalice, Coral Reef and Raven's Song were my favorite and North Star was a close favorite too.  The color selections were original and creative.  Formula is perfection and I love that each color only needed 2 coats for total opacity.

Wishes: Obviously I wish that Frannie's Nail Elixir will come back into indie business...I mean look at the finishes and colors she selected!

Stay connected with Frannie's Nail Elixir by follower her on instagram (@franniesnailelixir).

Happy Polishing,
Kristi aka @BeginNails

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