Swatches | The There and Back Again Collection by Femme Fatale

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Hey guys! Today I have the There And Back Again Collection from Femme Fatale inspired by The Hobbit! As soon as I saw these I knew I needed them, The Hobbit and the entire LOTR series have a super special place in my heart. Before I knew my husband in middle school we were both reading the same book in this series and my library was so tiny we literally only had one copy of each. We would have to compete with each other to get the next book before it was gone. It’s been love ever since! I purchased these myself from Beautometry and they retail for $10 each and shipped really quickly.

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Heart of the Mountain at 3 coats under artificial lighting.

First up is Heart of The Mountain, described as “A VERY pale silvery blue, it primarily looks like a slight silver-grey or pearl white but you will catch those blueish tinges on occasion. It’s a linear holo with fine ultra holo glitters, and a very strong red-to-yellow flash.” This one was almost completely opaque for me in 3 coats and had a buttery easy to use formula. Very light and ethereal, this is a perfect representation of it’s namesake.

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Heart Of The Mountain at an angle under artificial lighting.
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Heart Of The Mountain at an angle under artificial lighting.
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Heart of The Mountain macro under artificial lighting.
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Heart of The Mountain at an angle in direct sunlight.

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Wandering Wizard at 3 coats under artificial lighting.

Next up is Wandering Wizard, described as “A sheer-based microglitter topper, full of holographic silvers with a hint of lavender, and a smattering of orange luminescence.” This one was a little on the thin side but came completely opaque at 3 coats. it could also definitely be used as a topper! I love the grey tints in this for Gandalf the Grey, this one does dry down a bit textured so will benefit from a topcoat.

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Wandering Wizard at an angle under artificial lighting.
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Wandering Wizard at an angle under artificial lighting.
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Wandering Wizard macro under artificial lighting.
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Wandering Wizard at an angle in direct sunlight.

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My Precious at 3 coats under artificial lighting.

Next up is My Precious, described as “A clear topper filled with golden glitters and strong pink shimmers.” This one again starts out pretty sheer and will definitely make a beautiful topper but the pink shimmer base helps this one be opaque in 3 coats. The pink tones makes this one a really gorgeous warm gold. This one is going to dry a bit textured as well.

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My Precious at an angle under artificial lighting.
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My Precious at an angle under artificial lighting.
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My Precious macro under artificial lighting.
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My Precious at an angle in direct sunlight.

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Elvenking at 3 coats under artificial lighting.

Next up is Elvenking, described as “A gorgeous warm earthy bronze crelly, filled with soft glints of antique gold, shifting gold-green flakes and iridescence.” This one started out sheer as well and has a thinner buttery formula that wanted to pool a bit on me. This was such a gorgeously unique caramel polish, I am going to try it out with a matte topcoat as well. The flakes do make Elvenking dry down a little textured.

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Elvenking at an angle under artificial lighting.
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Elvenking at an angle under artificial lighting.
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Elvenking macro under artificial lighting.
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Elvenking at an angle in direct sunlight.

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Lonely Mountain at 2 coats under artificial lighting.

Next up is Lonely Mountain, described as “A warm earthy brown that leans almost bronze-brown and an overly of bold green shimmers.” This is one of the only ones of this collection that was an easy 2 coater for me, the formula is amazing and buttery and dries quickly. I picked up some pink shimmer at an angle as well, such a unique polish! I think Lonely Mountain + matte topcoat + Autumn are going to be a winning combination!

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Lonely Mountain at an angle under artificial lighting. 
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Lonely Mountain at an angle under artificial lighting.
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Lonely Mountain macro under artificial lighting. 
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Lonely Mountain at an angle in direct sunlight.

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The Last Fire-Drake at 3 coats under artificial lighting.

Next is The Last Great Fire Drake, described as “A strong plum-magenta jelly base, with turquoise flash and golden holo glitters.” This one had good coverage at 2 coats but benefitted from a third I believe, it also dried down a bit textured around the scattered holographic glitter. The shimmer in this one is so strong!

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The Last Great Fire-Drake at an angle under artificial lighting.
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The Last Great Fire-Drake at an angle under artificial lighting.
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The Last Great Fire-Drake macro under artificial lighting.
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The Last Great Fire-Drake at an angle in direct sunlight.

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The Necromancer at 3 coats under artificial lighting.

Next up is one of my favorites, The Necromancer is described as “A brilliant pink jelly with hints of purple tones, and filled with cherry holo, blue shimmers and warm flakes.” This one again had good coverage at 2 but a 3rd adds a ton of depth to the flakes and more glitter! This one is so gorgeous and in the sun, forget about it!

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The Necromancer at an angle under artificial lighting.
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The Necromancer at an angle under artificial lighting.
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The Necromancer macro under artificial lighting.
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The Necromancer at an angle in direct sunlight.

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Thief In The Shadows at 3 coats under artificial lighting.

Lastly I have Thief In The Shadows, described as “A plum purple jelly with blue-to-pink shimmers and silver holographic glitters.” This one had great coverage at 2 coats, I went ahead and did 3 here and it got a little thick on the nail for me. I love the combination of the purple shimmery jelly with the large holographic glitters! This one will definitely benefit from a topcoat as well.

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Thief in the Shadows at an angle under artificial lighting.
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Thief in the Shadows at an angle under artificial lighting.
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Thief in the Shadows macro under artificial lighting
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Thief in the Shadows at an angle in direct sunlight.

So that wraps up my swatch and review of the There and Back Again collection, I think these are going to be amazing polishes to transition into the fall with! Are any of these catching your eye?

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