Good afternoon everybody, I am here with a new post re-creating a look that was done for Max Factor by manicurist Zarra Celik who has worked with some of the biggest names in beauty and fashion, doing manicures for the likes of Erdem and Holly Fulton backstage.
I was sent the products by Max Factor to do the look for myself and I'm sure by now you have all heard about the storm created by Fantasy Fire! It is supposed to be a dupe of the very rare Clarins 230 nail polish, however I couldn't possibly say as I don't have it to compare. But I can assure you that this polish is spectacular in it's own right, shifting from an almost electric purple to green and packed full of very fine red shimmer. LOVE!
Without furthur ado, this is the finished look done by Zarra:
It's a beautiful animal print manicure, something I have really been experimenting with lately, but this will be my first post featuring the look on my blog.
Along with the Fantasy Fire, I was sent in the kit a black nail art pen, a brush and dotting tool.
I did a base layer of Rococo Nail Apparel in Playgirl, and then three coats of the Fantasy Fire, followed by using the nail artpen to do 'broken diamond' shapes for the animal print. In the spaces I used the dotting tool to put little spots of black and finished the manicure with a layer of topcoat to really give it shine.
This is the finished look in bright sunlight folowed by a couple of close up photos:
I was quite pleased with the finished look and how easy it was to re-create, it didn't take me long at all, and I think I might do it again for a night out in the near future.
Max Factor Fantasy Fire is part of a new limited edition range called Via Tortona and also has Moon Dust, Graffiti, Meteorite and Odyssey Blue in that particular collection.
I have bought all the others apart from the Odyssey Blue which was sold out, but will still be on a hunt for it. These retail at £3.99 for 4.5ml.
Have any of you ladies managed to track them down yet? xxx