Monday, February 11, 2013

W.I.C. by Herôme Fancy Sweden - Review

W.I.C. by Herôme often brings out collections inspired by a country, and this time it was Sweden's turn! The collection has 6 polishes and each polish is named after a city. I was a bit extra curious after this collection, because my boyfriend is from Sweden, and his city is in this collection too. Here they are!

My swatches are all with 2 coats of polish and no top coat.


Helsingborg
Helsingborg
Helsingborg

Did I already mention that I love my lamp? As soon as I applied this I knew I'd have a hard time picking up the brightness of this hot pink, and indeed, all my daylight photos turned out bad, too soft and bland. But my lamp came to the rescue and here we have it, a bright pink that's almost neon! There's an almost invisible shimmer in Helsingborg, which you can see on my photos, but it's less visible in real life. That doesn't make this pink any less fun though!

Helsingborg
Helsingborg


Gothenburg
Gothenburg
Gothenburg

Gothenburg is the city where my boyfriend lives, and Herôme gave this city a dark grey color. My boyfriend guessed it would be a grey, based on the weather, and he was actually right, lol!

Gothenburg
Gothenburg


Malmö
Malmö
Malmö

Malmö is a light green creme, Catrice Sold Out Forever came to mind but this one's lighter and doesn't have that almost hidden shimmer. Bonus points for being more flattering than I expected, I really thought this would give me a bad case of lobsterhands!

Malmö
Malmö


Örebro
Örebro
Örebro

As you maybe saw in yesterday's post, this is my favorite of the bunch! Ahh I just love these kind of greyed out blue/green colors. They make such nice nail art bases, this one goes straight into the basket on my desk with polishes I want to use again real soon.

Örebro
Örebro

The washed out color shows better in this daylight pic (and yeah, Gbg isn't the only city that has grey weather at times ^^).

Örebro
Örebro


Stockholm
Stockholm
Stockholm

Stockholm is a gorgeous cobalt blue, and I already picked out a stamping polish to go with this =) And I'll try layering Fantasy Fire on it sometime, I thought of that one straight away, it might make a great base for that as well!

Stockholm
Stockholm


Uppsala
Uppsala
Uppsala

This one's the odd one of the bunch (although I think the oh so bright Helsingborg stood out as well between the cremes), and it's the most unique color in the collection. This salmon pink color has a warm shimmer in it, and I thought it'd be too warm for my skintone, but it's not :)

Uppsala
Uppsala


So there you have it, the Fancy Sweden collection. I have to say that most of these don't look too original and might be easily dupable, but what really makes them stand out for me is their application. I really like the brush and cremes that cover in 2 streak-free coats are always more than welcome in my stash! So I'm happy with the collection :)

What do you think of them? And for my Swedish readers, is your city in this collection and do you think they picked the right colors?


You can buy the Fancy Sweden collection in stores or on the Herôme website.


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2 comments:

  1. LOVE THEM ALL!!! Perfect swatches!

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  2. You're right, I changed it now, thanks for that! I copied the name of the bottle where the g is missing, but on the website and PR info it's written correct.


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