We spoke with blogger Laetitia (iLaeti) about why she loves blogging, and her soon-to-be-released Femme Fatale collaboration shades.
Tell us a bit about yourself.
I am a 34 yo French nail polish addict, living near Bordeaux in France.
When did you first become interested in polish?
I’ve been wearing nail polish for a long time, but I really started to be a nail polish addict in 2010, when I fell in love with Chanel’s It shade “Particulière”, at a time it was already unavailable. The chase was very exciting, and it made me discover things I didn’t imagine: overseas orders, nail art, etc! It is also the moment I discovered the work of the lovely and very talented Pshiiit.
Why did you decide to become a blogger?
I was very active on Instagram but Faustine (aka La NPA Mouton) kept telling me how fun blogging was and that I should give it a try. At some point in 2014, when I started to feel the need to share more than 1-2 pictures on Instagram, I finally did it – she was definitely right!
What equipment do you use to photograph your swatches?
I use a camera Nikon D5200 with either a regular 18-55 lens and a 40mm macro lens. I use both natural daylight and a lightbox with 2 daylight bulbs.
What is your favourite part of swatching/blogging?
Discovering new shades is very nice, and sometimes I end up having nice surprises and loving polishes that I would never have bought if I had seen them in the bottle!
What is the hardest part of swatching/blogging?
The hard part of swatching is getting a good color accuracy on pictures, so that customers know what they will really get and are not disappointed when they discover the color. Some polishes almost photograph themselves, while others just don’t want to show their true color to the camera!
What type of polishes are your favourite to swatch?
I love vampy colors with a strong holographic or scattered holo finish, holo is so mesmerizing!
What inspired your 3 collaboration shades?
Obviously, my love for animals! They have always been a big part of my life, in good times and in not so good times. I even put my cats in my blog logo! So, when I had to pick a theme to create 3 shades, I immediately thought about celebrating different aspects of animals: mysterious as a cat’s eye, strong as a bear, delicate as a flamingo feather…
THE ANIMAL LOVERS TRIO
A gorgeous bright blue jelly with green-gold glow, scattered holographic glitters and holographic accents.
A rich warm brown linear holographic packed with warm iridescent flakes, golden holographic microglitter.
A strong coral crème with a hint of strawberry pink tones, fine golden shimmer, holographic particles and fine holographic microglitter.
OHMYGOSH I NEED THEM! WHEN, WHERE, HOW!?
Laetitia’s Animal Lovers Trio will be available from the Femme Fatale website at 9am AEST August 1st, until 9am AEST August 5th. These shades will be available for ONE presale only and won’t make a comeback in later presale periods. Each shade retails for $14.85 AUD (inc. GST), or grab the trio for $44.55 (inc. GST). These shades will also be available from stockists at a later date.