Femme Fatale's August presale collection has just gone live and I have swatches of all eight polishes in the collection to show you today! I had so much fun photographing this collection, which has a Mad Tea-Party theme. I didn't have any Alice in Wonderland type toys, so.... dinosaurs. Because dinosaurs deserve tea-parties too.
Here's what Femme Fatale have to say about this collection:
The Mad Tea-Party Collection is based upon a chapter from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. The contrast between muted and vibrant colours with a variety of finishes reflects the soberness and eccentricity (respectively) found within the characters in this chapter.
The polishes all come in Femme Fatale's standard white boxes (which you can see here) and contain 9ml. Prices start from $8.50AUD (plus GST for Australian customers) with a few of the more complex shades being priced a little higher to reflect the cost of ingredients. This is something I really like about Femme Fatale - rather than pricing the whole line higher to cover this cost, only the shades that actually require the price increase have the higher price (and the most expensive polish is still only $11AUD, so comparatively inexpensive when you consider the pricing of other indie brands, let alone mainstream ones!). Additionally, they're one of the few brands to reduce the price of their product alongside a reduction in the product size (they switched from 12ml to 9ml bottles at the beginning of the year). MAC, who several years ago reduced the size of their pigments from 7.5g to 4.5g but kept the price the same could certainly learn something!
Pictured top to bottom: Twinkle Twinkle, Wonderland, Always Tea-Time
A wee note before we get into swatches! I had two bad breaks on my index and middle nails when this collection arrived two days before the presale began. Rather than punish my ring and pinky nails for the faults of their siblings, I chucked some fake nails I had leftover from my wedding over the broken nails. They are French tips, so the white is more opaque than my natural nail and with some polishes the white shows through more than it would on my natural nails. For completely accurate depiction of the polish opacity, please look at my ring and pinky nails.
A bajillion swatches after the jump!