If you have read my blog for any length of time you know I love collections and polishes with a sense of humor. Needless to say, the Foux Du Fafa collection by Blue Eyed Girl lacquer was right up my alley. This collection is inspired by Flight of the Conchords so I will start out this review with the catchy tune this collection is named after. Feel free to jam out while you read this post.
I have to give full disclosure that I am still a beginner at stamping and various other nail art techniques so you will have to forgive my lack of intricate designs. I will say that this collection works really well for beginner and expert nail artists alike. This is why I was so excited for the challenge of doing this review and why I jumped for joy when Julie offered me the chance to review this collection for her. There are so many super talented nail artists out there and I love looking at their gorgeous work. However, I know I, personally, can get really discouraged at the lack of ideas for those of us who are still learning the basics.
The Foux Du Fafa collection consists of five crème polishes that are designed to stamp as well as water marble. The polishes also work really well with vinyls because they are opaque in 1-2 coats. First off I will show you a swatch of each polish with any pertinent details and show you a nail art look to help get you inspired to give these a try, or give you inspiration on how you can use these if you already own the Foux Du Fafa collection.
One thing I want to note right off the bat is these crèmes look much darker on the nail when you use them as a regular crème polish for a full manicure. A few of the colors will look almost black on the nail when worn this way. However, when you use them for stamping those colors look much brighter. I will point out which colors this occurs with in the individual polish’s details.
Hopefully rappers won’t have hurt feelings over this gorgeous mustard yellow crème. We’re Vincible is inspired by the song “Hurt Feelings” and is a true mustard color.
I found this color a bit harder to stamp with than some of the darker ones but it still definitely stamps. I found the design transferred better when I used my squishy sticky stamper versus my firmer one. I ended up doing a nail art design with vinyls to show how great this polish worked with vinyls. I used Zoya’s Fei Fei because the gold glitter in it matched We’re Vincible perfectly. For my accent nail I used Zoya’s Ciara underneath We’re Vincible for a little punch of color.
All the humans are dead! Not really, but I’m sure the robots would love this pretty mid toned gray crème if robots had nails. Robo Aggression had one of the thicker formulas of the five polishes and I was able to get it fully opaque in one coat but used two for the photo. Because of the thicker formula Robo Aggression is one of the easiest polishes in the collection to stamp with. I was able to lift the design from the stamping plate on the first try with this one. I, personally, prefer Robo Aggression as a stamping and nail art polish than one I would wear on its own as a full manicure because the formula leans a bit thick for my tastes to be used as a regular nail polish. But if you’re looking for a medium gray that will cover quickly then Robo Aggression will get the job done.
Grays like this really look fantastic with the neon and bright colors that are so popular during the summer season. For this reason I chose to use Robo Aggression to show how it looks with neon polish. I think this gray would also look really nice with the bleached neons that are so popular this summer.
Too Many Misters
This sexy deep green is inspired by “Too Many Dicks (On The Dance Floor)” Too Many Misters had a formula consistency very similar to We’re Vincible. This one defiantly needed two coats to be fully opaque. I was able to stamp with Too many Misters but it took a few extra tries for me to figure out that sweet spot because I’m still learning. A more experienced stamper won’t have that issue though. I really dig how the color underneath impacts how dark the green looks on top. Granted, that could also be due to my amateur stamping skills. It’s a really nice green to have for nail art. And if you like wearing really dark greens this may be up your alley.
I took me awhile to decide what polishes to pair with Too Many Misters because I had a bunch that it would look really nice with. I ended up going for a few of the bleached neons from the Baroness X Southland Sunsets collection.
Inspired by “I Told You I was Freaky.” This deep blackened purple crème reminds me a lot of a crème version of OPI’s Lincoln Park after Dark as a full manicure. However, this is one of the polishes that looks much lighter and vibrant when you use it for stamping. Freaky Dream stamps incredibly well and I was able to get a good design transfer with it on the first try.
I stamped Freaky Dream over a gradient of a few more shades from the Baroness X Southland Sunsets collection just to show again how cool these look over shades that are on trend for the summer. Yeah, I am a bit obsessed with bleached neons this year. You really don’t have to wait for the fall to break out the Foux Du Fafa collection.
It would have been totally wrong if the polish inspired by “You Don’t Have To Be a Prostitute” was any other color but red. Rent Boy is extremely versatile because it works well as both a regular nail polish and as a stamping and water marbling polish. This was another polish I was able to get a successful design transfer from my stamping plate on the first try. But just like Freaky Dream and Too Many Misters Rent Boy looks much more saturated and vibrant when used with stamping and water marbling. On the nail as a regular polish Rent Boy looks like a blackened burgundy but when used for stamping and water marbling it looks much more like a vibrant berry color.
I was dying to try Rent Boy over Oh My Majesty from OPI’s Alice through the Looking Glass collection. I really like stamping over shimmer polishes and Rent boy both complimented the shimmer in Oh My Majesty but also stood out really well against it.
I really enjoyed this collection and I’m pretty sure I will be using the polishes quite a bit. What I really liked about this collection besides the fun inspiration is how versatile it is. Robo Aggression, Freaky Dream, and Rent Boy are standard colors anyone should have in a stamping polish. But then we also have some more unique colors like We’re Vincible and Too Many Misters.
As I said in the beginning of this post I’m, by no means, super experienced with stamping. I’m still very much a beginner so the fact that I was able to stamp successfully with the polishes from this collection speaks highly of their quality. I’m even less experienced with water marbling. So if I can get some designs going on the first try with these polishes you can as well. Someone who is more experienced with water marbling will have a great deal of success with these and find them easy to work with. All five of the colors spread out nicely.
The Foux Du Fafa collection is not a new collection from Blue Eyed Girl lacquer but it is still available for purchase. We are getting a lot of neon and bright colors right now since it’s the summer season and as I showed in this post you can easily mix and match some of those brighter colors with those from this collection to achieve some interesting nail art looks.
If you are new to stamping I really recommend you purchase Robo Aggression, Rent Boy, and Freaky Dream. Those stamp every bit as well as the Sally Hansen Insta Dri polishes but you won’t have to work lightning fast with these polishes so it gives you a little bit of extra time to line up your design on your nail or on a decaling surface. You will want to be sure to allow these to dry completely before applying topcoat because I noticed a bit of pigment transfer if I wasn’t patient enough.
I really liked We’re Vincible as a regular polish in addition to using it for nail art. I enjoy these funky mustard yellow colors, especially in a crème form. If you’re not so interested in nail art I highly recommend you get We’re Vincible because we don’t see colors like this very often and the formula is excellent. Yellow polishes don’t always have such nice, opaque, formulas so it’s nice to have one that is so easy to use. If you plan to wear any of these as regular polish you should be fine in regards to staining. I didn’t notice any issues with staining but you’ll want to wear a basecoat under these for sure.
If water marbling is your thing you should really get all five polishes because they are great colors to mix in with a wide variety of shades and seasonal colors. You’ll get a lot of mileage out of these and they will work consistently well for you.
The Foux Du Fafa polishes retail for $8.50 individually or $42.50 for the entire set. You can purchase them on the Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer website. Which ones are you favorite? What kind of nail art would you like to use these for?