EDIT: Sorry for the late edit, but Fandom Cosmetics just updated me that the Sailor Moon inspired nail polish collection will be called Sailor Senshi and it will be out and available for purchase on their shop on July 8th! With the purchase of the full set, buyers will also receive a free polish called Luna! Hope that helps!
SAILOR MOON NAIL POLISH, YOU SAY?!!?!!11 IN THE NAME OF THE MOON.... I'LL SWATCH FOR YOU! Something like that - welcome to Friday! All cheesy Sailor Moon inspired lines aside, today I'm showing off a polish from none other than Fandom Cosmetics! I've been having a lot of fun putting indie polish BFF duo Annie and Leigh in the spotlight all week, so again, if you haven't heard of these awesome ladies, check out their website and shop here. All their polishes are 3 Free and are inspired by everything rad and nerdly (or geekly, if you want to have that argument).
So here we have Fandom Cosmetics Usagi Tsukino from their currently unnamed Sailor Moon inspired collection. You heard it folks, IT'S THAT FRESH OFF THE PRESS. You can expect this line to be formally announced and sold in the next upcoming weeks. I'm excited, are you? Since there's no official copypasta from the shop, I'll have to muster up one (albeit you won't count on it being as creative or eloquent, damn my technical life, damn you!!!!).... Anyway, Fandom Cosmetics Usagi Tsukino will bring out your inner fighter for love and justice, drawing on notes directly from Super Sailor Moon's uniform. A foundation of lovely white shimmer, medium rose hex and moon glitters; sporting bold solid white, blue and yellow medium circle glitters throughout the mix. I'm pretty into it - there actually doesn't seem to be many polishes that are this obvious about being inspired by Sailor Moon. Just tossing in a bunch of moons doesn't make it a Sailor Moon glitter - GIVE ME MORE! Well, Fandom Cosmetics delivered.
Formula-wise, it's similar to Fandom Cosmetics Rumbelle - it went on very smoothly, there's no issues with fishing for any of the circle or moon glitter, but you may find it beneficial to do one coat, and if necessary, some patching for placement. The circle and moon glitters are a bit thick, so a nice top coat should do the trick to have a nice slick finish.
I'll start with my favourite combination first - here's a jelly sandwiched Fandom Cosmetics Usagi Tsukino with OPI In The Spot-Light Pink:
Here's two and a half coats of Fandom Cosmetics Usagi Tsukino over OPI White Alpine:
I'm prone to say that I much prefer a softer look with Fandom Cosmetics Usagi Tsukino in a jelly sandwich with OPI In The Spot-Light Pink. I think that the contrast may be a bit strong over a plain white, and it would actually benefit the polish by sandwiching, or perhaps layering over a pigmented base colour as opposed to a stark white. I also think that less is more and one and a half coats were substantially more effective than two and a half. My personal opinion, of course! I'm definitely going to wear this again over a different pastel colour.
So if you are interested in some Sailor Moon polishes that really draw from the source, be sure to check out and follow Fandom Cosmetics. If you are interested in seeing more sneak previews from their Sailor Moon inspired nail polish collection, be sure to also check out their Instagram where they've already posted sneak peaks of Sailor Mars and Sailor Jupiter's lacquers! Seeing that I have a Sailor Mars tattoo, I'm definitely going to have to pick up my home girl's polish.
Any fellow moonies out there? What do you think of Fandom Cosmetics' take on sailor senshi polish? How would you wear Usagi Tsukino? Any guesses on what the full collection will be called?
Full disclosure: This sample was provided for an unbiased review.