Well, she finally returned and reported that, while she couldn't find Fantasy Fire (not surprising, considering how madly popular it is), she did get Odyssey Blue because it looked the closest to her and she didn't want to come back empty-handed. (Do I know the best people or what?) While it's no Fantasy Fire, it is stunning in its own right. And it was hand delivered all the way from the UK!
|Max Factor Odyssey Blue|
For such a tiny brush and cap, application was not too bad! The formula is a tiny bit thick, so I may add a drop or two of thinner and that might also gain me another manicure or two. Sadly, the duochrome you see in the bottle does not show up on the nail, no matter what light it's under but the glass flecks in the sapphire jelly seem to glow a bright cyan blue, giving the effect of iridescent butterfly wings.
|Left: three coats of Odyssey Blue, right: two coats over one coat of Neptune|