25 Aug 2013

Review: Rainbow Honey The Kraken & Holiday Paradise Cuticle Balm

Hey all!

A little while back Sophie from Femme Fatale Cosmetics sent me a little present for review. Sweeeeeet!
First off, a little bit about her awesome company.

Femme Fatale is a home based business run by Sophie out of the Brisbane, Australia. They opened in September 2011 and specialise in making custom blend lacquers as well as gorgeously unique eyeshadows and have built a name for themselves nationally and internationally. They where also the first Australian stockist of national and international based nail polish and sell their products at an incredibly competitive rate. Bonus! One of the international brands she stocks is Rainbow Honey from the US.

The Kraken in a stunning marine jelly with a blue and green glow, and is filled with glitters and shimmer. This is such a complex polish, teal and gold glitters, a beautiful gold shimmer, a perfect polish to represent the ocean and fits the name incredibly well. I can honestly say I was blown away by this polish, a big call since I have found that I find international indies a bit lack luster compared to our Aussie brands.

Rainbow Honey nail polish The Kraken bottle swatch Femme Fatale Cosmetics

Rainbow Honey nail polish The Kraken bottle swatch Femme Fatale Cosmetics

Rainbow Honey nail polish The Kraken bottle swatch Femme Fatale Cosmetics macro

I received the mini size which is 4ml worth of polish, full sizes are 15ml for $11.85. I do like mini's but I find due to my long nails I use them up very quickly. I did 2 coats of polish on both hands and I had used up nearly a third of the bottle. Need to snap up a full size pronto!

Rainbow Honey nail polish The Kraken bottle swatch Femme Fatale Cosmetics

Rainbow Honey nail polish The Kraken bottle swatch Femme Fatale Cosmetics

Rainbow Honey nail polish The Kraken bottle swatch Femme Fatale Cosmetics

Rainbow Honey nail polish The Kraken bottle swatch Femme Fatale Cosmetics

The polish applied smoothly and evenly and needed 2 coats to be opaque. It was a little bumpy after drying so I used 1 coat Essence Gel Look and 1 coat Poshe TC. Look at the macro! So complex!

I was also inspired by the name of the polish to do some nail art! I had a sick day off work, so toddled down to the art shop, bought some acrylic paints and went to it using Sonoma's tutorial on painting a octopus! Took me a couple of hours, but I didn't mind, was a good challenge and I was pleasently surprised at how well I thought I did, it's not perfect, but hey I'm not a painter or artist :P

Rainbow Honey nail polish The Kraken bottle swatch Femme Fatale Cosmetics

In Sophie's little package I also received one of the Rainbow Honey cuticle balms in the Holiday Paradise scent. 

Rainbow Honey nail polish cuticle balm holiday paradise nail care Femme Fatale Cosmetics

Rainbow Honey nail polish cuticle balm holiday paradise nail care Femme Fatale Cosmetics

Rainbow Honey nail polish cuticle balm holiday paradise nail care Femme Fatale Cosmetics

I love this little balm stick, it's perfect for keeping in your bag and it is in a perfect no mess stick applicator! The scent is quite nice, however it is very strong, I found it gave me a headache as I am prone to them occasionally when it comes to strong scents, luckily the balm comes in an unscented option. The Holiday Paradise scent is a mix of orange, cloves and peppermint, however I found the peppermint over powered the other scents.

The stick is packed full of oils that get released when the candelilla wax melts on contact and is so incredibly moisturising. The ingredients it contains are as follows;

Ingredients: Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Orbignya Oleifera (Babassu) Seed Oil, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Theobroma grandiflorum (Cupuacu) Butter, Passiflora incanata (Passion Flower) Seed Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Fragrance.

The price for one of these babies is $5.50 which I find a tad expensive. I compared it to my Burt's Bees lemon butter cuticle cream as a cost per gram and for 17g of product is .88c/gram where as the Rainbow Honey cuticle balm is .07oz that converts to 2g and is $2.25/gram.

I still have 1 more item from Femme Fatale Cosmetics to review so keep your eyes peeled!



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