If you’ve been following my blog lately, you know that I’m still working on growing my nails back from moving. It’s been slow going, but for the most part, I think they’re getting stronger and starting to come back (finally!). You probably also know that I’ve recently fallen down the indie rabbit hole a bit. There are a lot of amazing brands out there, but I’m trying to keep my scope somewhat limited for now. Today, I’m introducing a new-to-the-blog brand, Fair Maiden Polish.
According to their website, “Fair Maiden Polish is based in the Twin Cities of Minnesota. The creators of Fair Maiden Polish are long time friends Sarah & Adrienne.” Fair Maiden has a beautiful catalog of unique and creative polishes, and from what I’ve seen so far, the curation of the collections is very much on point. A number of my polish friends speak very highly of the brand, so I’ve always been interested in trying it out.
Stained Glass is a limited edition shade exclusive to Mei Mei’s Signatures, an online polish shop based out of Singapore. Only 100 bottles were made, so my polish pals were concerned that it might sell out quickly. I purchased a bottle on behalf of one of the pals who was working during the release, and to be honest, got caught up in the excitement. So I purchased a bottle for myself as well. It hasn’t sold out yet, so if you fall in love with it, you still have a chance to get it.
Stained Glass is described as “an artistic creation to bring you this light lavender holo which shifts to an orange-pink with all those popping flakes (red-gold, purple-blue, copper, pink). This dries with metallic shine. 2 coats for opacity.” The pink shift is probably the most dominant, although it looks very lavender at times as well. At certain angles, and especially in direct sunlight, you can also see the orange tones. The red-gold and copper flakes are the most noticeable, but all of the shades work together to create a reflective, beautiful effect that really does remind one of stained glass. The polish is also packed with holo goodness that just adds more beauty and dimension to this wonderful shade.
I found Stained Glass to be very easy to work with, although it did take me a minute to get used to the new brush. I find that any time you try a new brand, you have to adjust to the brush they use. I really liked the FM brush, as it made it easy to control the thickness of the coats. I applied two coats of Stained Glass for complete coverage, which dried to a shiny and reflective metallic. The polish had a standard dry time and no issues, and I topped with regular top coat.
Overall, I was quite impressed with this polish. It was easy to work with, dried well, and lasted on the nail (so far so good!). Beyond that, Stained Glass is gorgeous and truly unique. It’s quite captivating to look at, both inside and outside. What more can you ask for?
For now, I only have four Fair Maidens: Stained Glass, and three holo toppers: Fairy Godmother, Glory of the Galaxy, and Chasing Rainbows. That being said, I’m definitely going to be supplementing my collection moving forward. I’m also convinced now that I need to get a macro lens for pictures, so I’ll be working on that as well. I will share my FM adventures with you as I go. I have a feeling it’s going to be fun.
Thanks for reading,