Friday, January 20, 2012

Flakies Galore!

Hey guys!

I was able to get my hands on 4 out of the 5 Finger Paints Special Effects Flakies polishes that were recently released and I've been aching to do a mani with them! Luckily, the only one that was not in stock was Flashy, which is the one which I already own a dupe for (the original Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure).

I've been meaning to do a review/swatch post of these but I simply haven't had enough spare time! So this mani will have to do! I'm hoping to get back into a swatching routine this weekend so hopefully I'll have more posts for you next week.

Anyways, for today's mani I started with a base of Cult Nails Living Water. I probably won't get around to doing a separate review post for this polish so I'll give you a brief review now. Living Water is a deep teal jelly base with blue and green micro-glitter. It applies really nicely and is opaque in 2 coats. The base dries sort of flat so you will need a top coat if you're wearing this alone.

After applying my base colour, I then added a coat of Finger Paints Twisted, which is a clear base with flakies of all different colours - purple, orange, green, blue, etc. On top of that, I added a coat of Motley, which is a clear base with purple/blue and green flakies. Finally, I added a coat of Asylum, which is a clear base with purple and orange flakies. I then decided to matte-ify the whole look to really make the flakies stand out!


The Finger Paints Special Effects Collection are available now and are exclusive to Sally Beauty Supply stores. They'll run you about $5-$6 each.

Hope you all can get your hands on these!

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