*Press Sample – Polish was provided by the maker in exchange for an honest review and photography*

I was really excited when I was contacted by Lara of Fiendish Fancies, upon the recommendation of Elena of Ecklipsed by Color, to work with her on her newly released and upcoming collections.  Fiendish Fancies is a Canadian indie brand that I have had my eye on for a few months.  It’s definitely a niche brand.  Lara’s polishes are all inspired by horror films and she has really committed to the idea, which I am a huge fan of. It was the sneak peeks of this collection that really cemented my need to try them out.

The Baneful Betrothal collection is inspired by The Bride of Frankenstein, and was designed in collaboration with The Gift Crypt.  All net proceeds from this collection will be donated to Cystic Fibrosis Canada.  

Bride’s Bouquet

Bride's Bouquet 3 

Bride’s Bouquet is a blackened indigo shimmer.  

Bride's Bouquet 1

 

I found the formula excellent.  The first coat went on thinner and it built up nicely.  Exactly what it needed to give this polish the depth you see.

Bride's Bouquet 2

 

Darling, Darling

Darling, Darling 2

Darling, Darling is a violet with scattered holo glitter.

Darling, Darling 3

 

The formula?  Well, I’m about to make a bold statement.  The formula of this polish reminded me of Enchanted Polish, especially the ones from a couple years ago.  They have a thinner consistency but build beautifully in two coats.  I feel like this polish would wear for weeks.  I’ll have to try that theory.

Darling, Darling 4

 

She’s Alive

She's Alive 1

She’s Alive is a glitter topcoat that is filled with holographic shards and purple microglitter.

She's Alive 3

I had to be careful to make sure I was getting some shards on the brush, but I attribute that to the mini bottle brush and not the polish.  The polish was FILLED with them.  I really liked how unique this glitter topper is.

And because my favourite way to wear a shard glitter is over a nude with a matte topcoat, here is She’s Alive over KBShimmer In Bare Form with a coat of OPI Matte.  I love this mani and got so many compliments on it.

She's Alive 2

She's Alive 4

She's Alive 5

 

Overall first impression of this brand is very strong.  I love Lara’s commitment to her vision, the formula is fantastic, it’s Canadian (so great prices), and the colours are solid. I also believe it’s commendable that all the net proceeds of these polish are being donated to charity.  Hard to argue with that.

You can expect to see more Fiendish Fancies featured here on My Lacquer Cabinet in the future.

You can check out what’s available here – Fiendish Fancies

 

~ Melissa

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