Sunday, June 16, 2013

Femme Fatale Cosmetics - Nightsong Grotto

I didn't feel up to swatching all of the China Glaze Sunsational cremes today, so I just did one polish. But this polish is really exciting on its own! This one is Femme Fatale Cosmetics Nightsong Grotto. I just received this one in the mail a couple days ago from Llarowe.

Nightsong Grotto is really incredible. It's a deep bluish teal jelly base that is packed with glitter. There are green holographic hexes, tiny red holographic hexes, blue circles, and some large circles and hexes too. 

It's also crazy to think that this polish is all the way from Australia! Femme Fatale Cosmetics doesn't ship outside of Australia, so I bought Nightsong Grotto from Llarowe when they released this color on their site. I like how the label even says "3-free nail lacquer. Proudly Australian owned." 

I used two coats of Nightsong Grotto for these photos. As you can see, the blue jelly base builds up very easily. It was pretty thin and light in one coat, but two really deepened it. There is also so much glitter in this polish that it was almost annoying! I say "almost" because it applied alright, and how can you be upset that there is so much glitter?!

The glitter made the polish pretty thick, but it was manageable. It also covered very well so I didn't have to manipulate the glitter and try to get it where I wanted. I got a great variety on each nail without even trying. The benefit of the polish being thick with glitter is that a lot comes out on the brush - no fishing for glitter required! I really like how the ring finger nail turned out with the large circle glitter though, so here are some closeups of that nail:

I think the reddish flecks really add to this polish. The depth is incredible since it's a jelly, and I'm seriously overwhelmed by all of the glitter. It looks fantastic, and even though the glitter is mostly green, blue, and red, the holographic glitters shine anywhere from purple to orange too. 

The contrast in the Vine video is a little off and makes the polish look super dark. It's still a pretty dark bluish teal in person, but it's not as navy as the video makes it look. The contrast on my iPad's camera is just not as great as my real camera! 

I purchased Nightsong Grotto from Llarowe's website. The polish listing is here:
It sells for $13, so it's a bit pricey considering it's also 12mL instead of the more typical 15mL. But it's really an incredible polish, so grab it next time Llarowe restocks if you want it! 


  1. Beautiful swatches! Do you have KBShimmer Shipwreck to compare it to? The two look very similar! :)

    1. I think I actually do! I'll have to try that comparison :)

  2. Wow, beautiful!!!! Love all of the glitters and colors!!!!

  3. that loos so pretty. I love blue glitter.

  4. This polish is so stunning! Beautiful swatches! :)

  5. Please excuse the puddle of drool; this is amazing!

  6. Gorgeous! Can you believe I don't own a single Femme Fatale polish ? D:


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