FingerPaints NEW February 2016 ShadesMonday, February 15, 2016
Ready for a few new shades from FingerPaints? I have 8 shades here with a special twist. Some of the shades are neon colors so I also got to try their new base coat and top coat for neons. I'll let you know how I liked them! For now, I've got pics for your viewing pleasure!
Here they are! Just from the looks of them, which one is your favorite?
So let's start out by talking about the base coat for neons. At first glance of the bottle, it look like a white polish. When applying it, it actually looks and feels like a cross between a white polish and a base coat. I'm not sure how to explain it, but you can tell when you're painting it on. This picture is just 1 coat and that's what I did for a few of the swatches below. With this, you have to make sure it is COMPLETELY dry before applying any color.
Dye-ing to Know is a serious bright neon red. It hurts my eyes just looking at the picture. So this is 2 coats of polish over 1 coat of the neon base. You pretty much can't tell that you have a white base underneath but when you apply your color, make sure you hit all areas you painted the white base. Otherwise, you're going to have to do quite the cleanup. I then applied the top coat for neons which has a UV protectant to keep your mani looking vibrant all the time.
As with all yellows and neon yellows, this one was a bit splotchy. To the Plinth Degree is probably one of the most neon yellows I own now. I only used one coat of the neon base so if I had used 2, this may have turned out differently.
For the third neon, Clay On Words, I decided to try it without the neon base coat. This is still 2 coats. I thought maybe because it had some shimmer to it, it would turn out okay. I actually thing it turned out just fine. I did still apply the neon top coat to this though.
The Mural of the Story is probably my favorite of the bunch for obvious reasons. Shown is 2 coats with normal base and top coats. This shade will be making another appearance later in the week for a different kind of manicure. Yep, I did a FULL mani on all 10 fingers this week!
A-Cry-Lic A Girl is a shimmery, bright, bubblegum pink shade that I simply adore. There is so much shimmer in this and it only took 2 coats for full opacity.
Umber-Ella is a neutral gold glitter polish - it's got a lot of glitter but is very easy on the sparkle. This is 2 coats applied alone. It reminds me of a few textured polishes I have without the texture.
This and the next shade are both glitter toppers but with tinted bases, which I wanted to show off. I usually don't apply toppers to just my bare nails but you'll see. This one is called I Am So Enameled By You. It is a mixture of purple and gold glitters and is in more of a pink-ish tinted base. This would look great over any pink or purple shade - you could even use it over black. Here is 2 coats.
Finally, it's Off to Collage! This one has a more purple tinted base and is packed with a lot more purple glitters. I think the glitter to base ratio is higher too - this is also 2 coats on just my bare nail.
So, are you excited about any of these new shades? Check out your local Sally Beauty stores or shop online! If you try the neon base and top coats, let me know what you thought!
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