Above & Below: Borghese Festivo Fuchsia is filled with tiny silver and fuchsia glass flecks. Photographed outdoors, no flash, heavy cloud cover.
Below: Bottle close-up shows the density of the shimmer. It actually has silver veining also, but unfortunately, I couldn't get that to photograph.
Recently I spotted a new collection of Borghese polishes at Rite Aid, and I believe it was called Festiva. I wanted to take a picture of the display, but there were several people in the aisle with me and not wanting to draw strange glances, I decided against it. The name of the polish I picked up is Festivo Fuchsia, so it got me wondering if the name of the collection was indeed Festiva and not Festivo, but I'm quite certain it was Festiva. The collection has 6 shades, 3 shimmers and 3 cremes. The cremes didn't look like anything out of the ordinary, but the shimmers (there's also a gold and a silver) all had tiny glass-flecked shimmer pieces, which is why I chose Festivo Fuchsia. I've always been drawn to glass-flecked polishes and this one has tiny flecks in both silver and fuchsia. It is a pink toned shade of red, although not as bright of a pink that I picture when I think of a fuchsia.
The application was nearly opaque at 1 coat, but I did use 2 coats in these pictures. Borghese polishes have a double brush and a very short rectangular stem. Although it takes a little getting used to, it's actually a superb design. It's designed to cover the entire nail in one pass, and it comes close to achieving that. They also contain protein, Vitamin E and Olive Oil for the health of your nail and are Big-3 Free. These are priced at $8.00, which in my opinion is a little on the high side, considering the bottles are 0.4 oz. as opposed to the standard 0.5 oz. Their nail care line has been in existence a relatively short time (March 2008, I believe), but they usually offer a unique color or two in each collection. They are a better than average quality as far as the application and formula go, so I'll continue adding to my Borghese collection whenever I see one that seems different with regard to the shade or the finish.