I think it was around a year or so ago the coveted Clarins 230 had a bit of price drop on eBay. Instead of $100+ it was going for around $60-$80. I know quite a few people who hopped on that bandwagon and picked themselves up a bottle. Me? No way! Too high for me! Then recently across the pond Max Factor released Fantasy Fire a tiny bottle of polish very similar to Clarins 230. I was not going to jump through hoops to get that. Plus, the bottle is so stinking small.
Now this is where Girly Bits comes in. I reviewed some of her products a little while ago. She has created her own line of polishes. One of these colors is called Shift Happens. This is a near dupe to Clarins 230 and Fantasy Fire. It has the exact same color morphing effect. The only difference is it is in more a clear base versus a purple. I actually prefer this because it opens up your layering options. It is stunning!
Shift Happens over Urban Outfitters Bandeau
I got the idea for this color combo from Once Bitten. She wore Fantasy Fire over Bandeau at our meetup on Saturday. It looked fantastic!
Shift Happens over Cult Nails Time Traveler
Shift Happens is a multichrome shimmer that shifts the colors pink,red,orange, and yellow.
The color shift is going to be somewhat dependent on what color you use as your base. If you're using blues or violets the reds,pinks, and oranges will pop. If you're using black you'll will more likely see the full spectrum of colors it shifts. Regardless, it is absolutely stunning. You could put this on tuna fish and it would be gorgeous. I do not recommend that though.
This is a must have! Stop bidding on eBay for Clarins 230 or searching high and low for Max Fantasy Fire. Shift Happens is your answer! I purchased the full size bottle of this from Pam directly for $11.50+ shipping. She also sells the mini bottles for $7.00. Her shop is currently closed, but in the meantime you can purchase Shift Happens from Llarowe for $13.00. It is well worth it!