Good morning! Back to the normal work week today. I have to admit, I have been ready for things to get back to normal for awhile now. I'm not sure why. I had lots of fun, and this is one of my fav. times of the year. However, I was just so busy this time around. Even though most of it was enjoyable, when you have too much it just starts to wear on you. Anyway, I'm glad to be back to normal. ;-) I know I've slacked greatly in blogging for the past month or so. Now that it's not so crazy busy around here, I plan to be back on a more normal basis. Yay! ;-)
Finger Paints has an awesome new flakie collection, sold at Sally's Beauty. They are around $4.49 each or $3.49 with a Sally's beauty card. There are five polishes in the collection. They were supposed to be put out on shelves on Jan. 1 but a lot of stores put them out early. I've had mine for a couple of weeks now. They are a limited collection, and are selling fast, so grab them while you can. ;-)
This is a pic. heavy post....I hope you don't mind. ;-)
I used one coat of Finger Paints Black Expressionism as a base coat for the flakies. BE is my absolute holy grail black creme. Seriously. Everything about it is awesome. One coater,doesn't chip,application is wonderful and it's pretty much perfect. ;-) I'll post a pic. of it at the end. Anyway, since there are five polishes, I swatched them at the same time.
L-R Flashy,Flecked,Twised and Motley
My thumb has Asylum on it.
Now I'm going to show you close up's of each one. First up is my fav. of the collection, Twisted. It has blue,purple,orange,green and yellow. It might be my fav. flakie polish ever. I really hope I can find more of it. I NEED back ups! :-)
Second is, Flashy. It's your typical orange/yellow/green flakie. It's the most dupeable of the bunch. It's similar to Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure and Essie Shine of the Times.
Third is, Flecked. It had green and blue flakes, with green being the most dominant color.
Fourth is, Motley. It has blue and purple flakies, with blue being the dominant color.
Last but def. not least, is Asylum. This is my second fav. of the bunch. It has Orange,blue and purple flakies, and in the right light it flashes green and yellow.
Here is another pic. of them all together. L-R Flashy,Flecked,Twised and Motley
I decided to layer all five flakies on each nail, and got a rainbow of flakies! I love it! This pic. doesn't do it justice.
Then I decided to see what they would look like matted, and used a coat of Essie Matte About You.
While I really did like the matte version okay, I decided I didn't like it quite enough to leave it. I ended up adding a coat of Cult Nails Wicked Fast, to make it shinny again. I think these flakies were meant to shine. ;-)
Here is a pic. of Finger Paints Black Expressionism that I talked about above.
What do you think of the Finger Paints Flakies? Do you plan to pick any of them up? Or have you already? I'm really loving them, and hope to find more, so I can get a couple of back ups for Twisted for sure.
Thanks so much for reading, and I hope you all have a wonderful day! :-)