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Finger Paints Special Effects Collection Swatches!

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Goooood Morning! Today’s post is my first 2012 collection to show you guys! I can’t believe it’s almost 2012, I thought we’d for sure have flying cars and robot maids by now…like the Jetsons. I totally had to stop writing this post for like 15 minutes so I could go watch clips of The Jetsons on youtube haha. Anyway, this is my first 2012 collection I’ve swatched and OMG what a way to start off, flakies galore!!  I’m kind of wondering why flakies are the hot thing all of a sudden, like were they on clearance at the glitter factory or something so everyone is going to put them out now? I hope it keeps up, I’m such a sucker for them…they make everything just a bit better plus hello…you all saw my flakie-gasm post right? Amazing! Maybe next magnetic stuff can go on clearance so the wallet friendly brands can make a bazillion of those, that would be great!

Asylum is a orange to blueish/purple flakie. It also has some flashes of yellow and green that you can see around the sides of my nails. I was most excited about this one, I don’t *think* there is another flakie out that flashes exactly like this but I could be wrong about that (between Nfu Oh, Hits and Ludurana there might be a dupe?). The flakies are a bit sparse, I used 2 coats over black for the photos below.

Here is Asylum over China Glaze Traffic Jam…I LOVED this combo. The berry base really pops the purple in the flake glitter!

Flashy is a yellow, orange and green flakie. We’ve all seen this one before, it’s similar to Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure, Nubar 2010 and Essie Shine Of The Times. If you have any of those you can probably pass on this (unless you are a freak like me and hoard flakies, then you need it). Flakie wise it was a bit sparse compared to something like Essie Shine Of The Times but it’s not like you can’t just add another layer or 2 and get the same opacity. I used 1 coat of Flashy over black for the photos below.

Here is Flashy over Nubar Baby Sprout, I loved this combo but OMG what a nightmare to try and photograph. It was subtle in real life but not as subtle as it appears in the photo.

Flecked is a bright green to blue flakie. I love this one, I haven’t compared them side by side but it looks close to Nails Inc Old Vic and Inglot 204. Good news though…this one is a lot cheaper and the bottle is bigger than either of those, as Charlie Sheen would say…WINNING (sorry, I couldn’t resist…who doesn’t love cray cray Charlie Sheen??)!! The flakies in this one were a bit more dense than the previous 2 polishes, I think it looks pretty perfect with 1 coat over black!

Here is Flecked over Sephora by OPI Don’t Feed The Hand Models. Putting flakies over nudes and whites are my favorite way to wear them…this combo was gorgeous! The flakies stood out but weren’t nearly as in your face as they are over black.

Motley is a purple and green flakie, I call this the Barney. Yes, Barney like the big singing dinosaur…if he wore nail polish I bet he’d like this one because it matches his “skin”. Anyway, this one was a little on the sparse side as well, I used 1 coat over black for the photos below. After I took these photos I added a second coat and preferred it that way.

Motley over Finger Paints Stunning Stiletto, I bet you’d never guess….I love this combo! The grey base really brought out the cool toned blueish purple in the flakies…gorgeous!

Twisted is the crowned jewel of awesomeness in this collection, the flakies in this one flash a whole rainbow of colors….purple, orange, yellow, green, blue etc… It’s like Cult Nails Clairvoyant in a clear base. My easy favorite of the collection and the one I will be buying a back up of if I can ever find these at my local Sallys again. The flakies in Twisted were the most dense out of the 5 polishes you can easily do 1 coat with great flakie coverage…I used 1 coat over black for the photos below.

And since Twisted and Asylum looked similar-ish in the bottle here they are side by side. Clearly not dupes but sometimes it’s nice to see things side by side.

Last but not least is Twisted over American Apparel Coney Island. This combo was awesome in person, and hard to photograph. It was very subtle but at the right angle you could see the whole rainbow of pastel looking flakies!

The Special Effects Collection from Finger Paints will be available at Sally Beauty Supply in January. They might have them in the back so if you go in with your sad face and beg maybe they will sell the to you now. Big giant THANK YOU to Lindsey from Sally Beauty for tracking these down for me when my local store wouldn’t look in the back for me to see if these were in.

The Special Effects Collection are in store only and exclusive to Sally’s, I’m bummed that they aren’t online for those of you with no easy access to a store. I hope you can all get them if you want them! They are very affordable, if you have  Sally’s card they are $4.99 each…without a Sally’s card they go for $5.49 each!

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Color Club Wicked Sweet Collection Swatches

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Good Morning guys!  Hope you all had a good weekend, mine was boring…I guess that’s good? haha

Today I have for you guys swatches of the first of 2 summer collections Color Club has put for this year. This one is called Wicked Sweet. All of the polishes in this collection are scented, and there are a couple interesting combos, color wise. I have heard that this set is already popping up at Ross and is also available on some etailers like Transdesign.com and VictoriasNailSupply.com (my 2 favorites!)

First up Is Get Your Lem-On. This one was pretty sheer, but the color is fab. I don’t have anything dupey in my stash. It’s a bright highlighter yellow with a green shimmer. On it’s own I needed 4 coats for okay opacity, I could have used another but I’m not down with doing 5 coats of polish lol. I also have it layered over white on my ring finger in the pictures below. Over white I only needed 2 coats, awesome! The only downside to layering it over the white is that it seemed to kill that awesome shimmer, you could still see it but it wasn’t very noticeable 🙁 Get Your Lem-On smells like….you guessed it, Lemon Candy.

The Lime Starts Here is a bright neon green, I do like this color but it’s nothing new we haven’t seen before.  The formula was just okay, for a neon it did well, no dragging bald spotsI Always Get My Man-Darin is a bright orange packed with shimmer! I have a lot of orange in my stash, but again nothing like this one. The formula on this was pretty much exactly the same as Get Your Lem-On, very sheer. On it’s own I used 4 coats and 2 coats over white on my ring finger.

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Saturday Spam: Lynnderella

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Hi guys, hope you’re all having a good weekend so far…I sure as heck am, more on that tomorrow! Today I have a big helping of spam for you….this spam is all Lynnderella! I’ve been waffling on posting this because for the past few months Lynnderella=drama. The drama associated with it turns me off the brand so I had decided not to post pictures of what I have. Then I kind of tested the waters in my Indie spam post with 1 Lynn polish and everyone liked it, so I decided what the heck I’ll just post everything I have that I haven’t shown before in one post. Hope you guys enjoy!

If you want to buy Lynnderella polishes it’s a bit of a process…you have to send in a wish list to Llarowe then wait for your last name to come up in her rotations. I think the 1st rotation of wish lists is still going on so depending on your last name you could be waiting for like 4-5 months, it wasn’t too bad for me but I know some people are frustrated with the wait. I know the waiting sucks but I do like that at least you get everything you want eventually. It’s worth it just to avoid the mad dash of trying to get things before they sell out in .5 seconds during re-stocks. Right now Llarowe is not accepting wish lists but last I heard she would be taking them again soon-ish.

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Alright guys…I’m just going to tell you what I layered these over (for most of the polishes) instead of writing a little novel about each! Hope ya don’t mind!

Boy Girl Party over Zoya Ginessa. FYI there is diamond shaped glitter in this…LOVE!!

Very Pretty Vampire over OPI Black Onyx. I actually really don’t love this combo but I was losing daylight so I couldn’t re-do it. My favorite way to wear VPV is over purple!

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piCture pOlish New Collaboration Shades: Siren Song, Geode, Douceur & Imperial

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Hi guys! Today I have 4 of the 5 new collaboration shades from piCture pOlish to share with you! These were released a couple of weeks ago and I couldn’t wait for them to show up at my house. I always love the collaboration shades, it’s fun to read the posts of the girls who created the shades plus I usually feel like these are shades I want too but don’t already own.

Douceur is a light nude/beige base with fuchsia glitter mixed throughout. This was a collaboration with Tartofraises somehow I had never heard of her blog but since getting her shade I’ve been over there looking through her posts and she does really beautiful nail art! To read her post about the shade check out her blog here.  The formula was good, it was more opaque than I expected it to be and it wasn’t streaky at all.

Imperial is a super vibrant purple with a heavy blue shimmer and gold glitter. This is a collaboration with Jeanette of The Swatchaholic. I was so excited to see this one, Jeanette is a blogger that I’ve become friends with over the last couple years and I had no doubt that if piCture pOlish ever collaborated with her it would be gorgeous. Well, let me tell you Imperial is insanely gorgeous…this is one of my favorite collaboration shades ever and will most likely be a favorite for 2013 for me. I wore it all of last week and was sad to take it off.

Imperial is super vibrant, more so in real life than it appears in photos, I’m also dying over the stunning blue shimmer in this. I loved how the shimmer was visible in the sun and didn’t disappear in the shade.  If you want to read about how Jeanette came up with Imperial and see her beautiful photos of it check out her blog here. The formula was good, it was nice and opaque…I had no issues with application. This does dry a bit matte due to the neon pigment in it.

Siren Song is a sea foam green with a silver flecked shimmer. This is a collaboration with Rebecca Likes Nails. This shade was inspired Fender guitars & bass guitars by Mark & Tom from Blink 182. Ah yes…now that’s my kind of inspiration I love me some Blink 182 and have seen them live several times throughout the years…even stood in like for like 6 hours about 10 years ago to meet them (now I feel old btw). I love the shimmer/glitter in this. It’s bigger than shimmer but smaller than micro glitter…it’s interesting! To read more about the inspiration and naming of Siren Song check out Rebecca’s post here. The formula was good, it was a bit streaky on the first coat but perfect with the second coat.

All of the new Collaboration shades are available on the piCture pOlish website, along with at their network of etailers all over the world like LlaroweHarlow & Co and Nail Polish Canada. For a full list of etailers all over the world check out the piCture pOlish website here.

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