Thursday, 11 November 2010

Adorned Nails: Arcancil Addicted Fuchsia



Arcancil is a brand that I don't see or hear much of on the net. There never seems to be any buzz surrounding this French brand and I wonder if it's the same in its home country. It does come across a bit staid but I keep an open mind.

I've had good experiences so far with Arcancil nail polishes. Their prices are quite easy on the pocket (think GOSH). They polish well and they don't chip within the first day like some. Perhaps a drawback would be their limited colour range but if you took the time to look, you just might find that one gorgeous polish that would make your heart sing.

I found mine. In fact, I found three, one of which I've shown before: Arcancil Bronze Caprice. I have another one that I totally adore and I will feature it here later.

The third one is what I have on today: Addicted Fuchsia (seen here in two coats). Of the three that I love, Addicted Fuchsia is perhaps the 'plainest' of them all. It is a crème polish in simple fuchsia. It looks unassuming in the bottle but on the nails, it is so look-at-me!

As I indicated the other day, I'm taking a break from floral stamping images. So, I took this wire mesh design from the KONAD plate M44 meant for French tips and stamped with KONAD's black stamping polish. I knew I would have problems aligning it properly on the nail tips, so I stamped it diagonally far, far away from the tips. Problem solved!



I have slightly shorter nails now, no thanks to a little incident in the kitchen. Ah well, I'm just a normal person like everyone else with dreaded household chores to do.


If you like Addicted Fuchsia or if you'd like to try Arcancil nail polishes, leave a comment here. Your comment might just put you in good stead later.


You may find more information on the Arcancil website. Check out also my feature on Arcancil Bronze Caprice and leave a comment there too, if you wish. You just never know......

32 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow, such a pretty colour and cool nailart in the end ! :) Thanks for the swatches :)

Eli aka Negra Cabreada said...

Beautiful colour, too bad that pink nail polish doesn't seem to suit my colouring...

Naoko said...

I love the colour and I find the design super original. Don't worry about your nails, I prefer them that long, they look pretty (and also more confortable, don't you think?). Thank you for your nice comments on my blog!! xxx

Shop N' Chomp said...

Fun idea to stamp it diagonally for a different look =D

(Oh yes, Vegas should PAY me. Alas, I don't see that happening anytime soon...lol )

dialvie said...

ouahhh it's splendid!!!!! i love it !!!!!!!!!

Witoxicity said...

@Anonymous
Hello! Thank you for your kind words. I wish you had left your identity here (if you do read this again, please let me have your name - thanks!). That would be handy for me (and you too!) if and when I decide to hold a giveaway of Arcancil nail polishes later. These comments do count! :)

@Eli
Awww, Eli. Would this colour look not good on you?! Surely not!

@Naoko
Thank you, Naoko. You're so kind. Yes, shorter nails are certainly more comfortable (and practical!), but anyway, my nails weren't that long to begin with! :D As for your blog, it's always a pleasure to read your writings!

@Shop N' Chomp
I'm glad you like this. P.S. You really should contact the tourism authority of Las Vegas! ;D

@dialvie
Thanks!!! :D

Babybubblz said...

ooo very pretty. i'm in awe at your beautiful manicures all the time!

i'm actually looking for a lipgloss/lipstick exactly in this colour and texture (jelly like) haha

Dina (XYYan) said...

This is a really pretty fuchsia color!

Seraphine said...

Hmm. This colour isn't my thing, but I really love the other Arcancil one you showed.
I like what you did with he stamping, I wouldn't think about that. :)

Cynthia Z said...

Oh my! So loverly *.*

♥xx♥

Witoxicity said...

@Babybubblz
Thanks! And good luck in your quest for that lippie! :)

@Dina
Yes, it's a lovely, happy colour. :)

@Seraphine
Well, I did say this Addicted Fuchsia was the plainest of the three. Bronze Caprice is a striking colour, isn't it? I'm glad we both agree on that. Thank you for your nice comment on the stamping. :)

@Cynthia
I'm pleased you like it! :D

Thess said...

Your nails look awesome!

Witoxicity said...

@Thess
Hey, bedankt, Thess! :D

Arie said...

Super pretty!, I like the way you did the stamping pattern :).

Zara said...

Ooh, I really like this color! I've never seen this brand anywhere besides on your blog.

Witoxicity said...

@Arie
Thanks, Arie. Since I couldn't stamp parallel, slanted stamping was the way to go! Ha ha!

@Zara
I quite agree. I have very seldom seen this brand featured on the net. I'm pleased you like this shade! :)

cheannetoday said...

This mani is very nice....i love pink and you showed me other way to use that pattern....I will try this too.

Witoxicity said...

@cheannetoday
Thank you. Well, there are no rules with positioning the designs, so go ahead and experiment! Enjoy! :)

ThRiSzHa said...

pretty

Witoxicity said...

@ThRiSzHa
Thanks! :)

rock-or-not said...

It's not because we have short nails that we can't put polish on them ><
It's a gorgeous pink by the way!!

Witoxicity said...

@rock-or-not
Of course, anybody, whether with long or short nails, can polish on them. No rules! :D

albastrikmik said...

very nice colour and the design too

Lolipop said...

It doesn't seem like this brand is really famous in France...but still, the colors are great!! I would love to try :) I used to dislike fushia, but now I kinda like it xd does this polish chip easily?

By the way, I got a little incident in the kitchen too few weeks ago (chopped the tip of my nail off -_-'), but your nails still look good ^^

NorthernArtist said...

I looked on the site you gave and I'm in love with the Peach colour :) Bronze Caprice is gorgeous too...

I don't really wear pinks, but it does look nice, I like how you off-setted it's brightness with the darker colour :P

Witoxicity said...

@albastrikmik
Thank you! :)

@Lolipop
Well, from what I've seen, their nail polish shades are all on the safe side. They are nice, but they're nothing eye-popping. Its durability is so-so (around 2 days+). What I'm most impressed with is their top coat. :)

Sorry about your incident in the kitchen! Mine happened the same way too. The knife caught the tip of my nail. Hmph! Never mind, nails do grow back. :D

@NorthernArtist
Thank you! I've seen the Peach before but I never bought it. It's actually a sweet milky peach shade. :)

Colleen said...

Beautiful manicure! I heart all things pink. No, Addicted to Fuchsia isn't the most original shade. Honestly, I probably have a few bottles in my stash just like it.
That doesn't make me feel like I need this one any less. I haven't heard of this brand before but will definitely be checking it out. Thanks for sharing !

Witoxicity said...

@Colleen
Thanks, Colleen! Haha, true, this shade is easily dupable. Never mind, I bought this because I wanted to try different colours from different brands. :D

raey said...

ok..i love this color..!!!brightens up a dull day instantly!!!!

Witoxicity said...

@raey
Oh, it would be perfect for a day like today! It's mighty dull outside: gloomy, rainy, cloudy.....

snow0016 said...

the design's simple but pretty! nice!

Witoxicity said...

@snow0016
Thank you! :)