Hi everyone =) So glad you are here for a little polish fix today! I’m going to be showing you swatches of the Finger Paints Special Effects collection…FLAKIES! I saw these in a small display in a Sally’s in December and bought Asylum and Flecked. Within five minutes as I was applying them over the polishes I already had on in the car, I was regretting not buying the other three. It took me a little while but I tracked them down in another Sally Beauty! If you love flakies, these polish are a must have! The clear base the flakies are suspended in makes them extremely versatile…they can be layered over anything.
|Asylum, Motley, Twisted, Flashy, Flecked|
I’ll be the first to admit that these are not super impressive in the bottles, but applied over China Glaze Liquid Leather and….BAM!
Over a dark color, the flakies pop off your nail like lightning! Each of these flakie polishes has a distinct personality (therefore, why I bought the whole collection! haha). These images are two coats of each flake polish with a top coat of Cult Nails Wicked Fast. Finger Paints Flecked is a green flake with a slight blue flash. It is interesting to see a flakie polish with only one type of flake. Finger Paints Flashy has yellow and orange flakes with a red flash. I think this one may be very similar to Essie Shine of the Times. Finger Paints Twisted is an amazing rainbow of flakies. I can spot blue, orange, yellow, green, and more! Over black, this looks sort of similar to Cult Nails Clairvoyant (though Clairvoyant has a purple jelly base). Finger Paint Motley has blue and green flakes. It is very unique. Finally, Finger Paints Asylum is blue and orange flecks, which is also very unique.
|Asylum, Motley, Twisted, Flashy, Flecked (pinky to thumb)|
If you are new to the flakie scene, I would suggest picking up Twisted, as the rainbow of flakes makes it most exciting to me! However, if you enjoy flakie polishes at all, I promise you will come up with plenty of layering combinations for all of these unique polishes! Also, as shown below, a coat of Essie Matte About You creates a whole new look! Matte flakes are awesome!
|With a coat of Essie Matte About You|
Finger Paints polishes are available exclusively at Sally Beauty Supply stores. I believe these are available in store only and retail for around $4.99. I know some people have had trouble tracking them down, but hopefully Finger Paints will keep them around for a while! What other layering combos would you like to see?!
PS: I apologize for the state of my thumb nail…. =( But, the show must go on!