Face of Australia (FoA) recently released a new limited edition nail enamel collection entitled Carnivale. FoA's nail polish collections are always amazing (think the last one which was Glitterati) so I was really excited about picking up some of the shades. This collection is even more awesome as all the polishes are textured. Think OPI's Liquid Sand but almost 1/4 of the price!
The collection features eight shades, I have only picked up five so far but may grab the rest at a later date (if they are still available). The first one I tried and the one I am featuring here is Midnight Fireworks.
Midnight Fireworks is a very pretty glittery gold shade. Two coats were needed for a fully opaque application, though you could get away with one. The polish was super easy to apply, application was very smooth and quick. The polish has the perfect consistency. Drying time was also pretty quick.
I didn't wear a base coat nor a top coat with this polish. No base coat because I was lazy and no top coat as it would change the textured effect of the polish. I started to get some chipping on day two which is pretty normal for my nails with any polish. Therefore I won't hold it against FoA.
I find this polish an elegant way to wear glitter on my nails. It gives the full on glitter effect without looking tacky as some glitters can especially in a work environment.
The other four shades I purchased from the collection are L-R: Masquerade, Ferris Wheel, Summer Lovin' and My Island Home. I think the next one I will try is Ferris Wheel, look at it's prettiness!
Overall, I love how FoA release quality, on-trend products at such an affordable price. Plus they are an Australian company and that just makes them awesome.
The Carnivale Nail Enamel collection is available now at FoA stockists. They are a steal - they retail at just $5.95 a bottle! If you are unable to find in store, Priceline currently has all shades in stock on their website here.
What are your thoughts on the Carnivale collection? Do you want to see any other shades featured?