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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Finger Paints - Winter Glaze Collection


     During my Thanksgiving break from school I did a little brick and mortar shopping for polish. My coworkers had given me a gift certificate to Sally Beauty supply and it was burning a hole in my pocket so of course I had to spend it. I came across the Winter Glaze Collection from Finger Paints at the firsts Sally's I stopped at. I grabbed 4 polishes from the display and happily made my purchase. It wasn't until I got home that I found out only 2 of the polishes were from the collection. The other 2 were left over from a summer collection. Of course being the polish hoarder I am I just had to get the rest of the collection. I went to 2 more Sally's but came up short. I was only able to find 4 of the 6 polishes in the collection. Not to worry though, I was able to order the missing 2 online and they should be here shortly. Needless to day this is not an easy collection to track down. 

     I'll be sharing the 4 polishes I was able to find with you today, and I have to say I am extremely impressed with this collection.  Mainstream polishes seem to be stepping up their game lately. Just like Orly, Finger Paints has changed their brush. They no longer have the skinny round brush but have switched to the wider flat brush I'm used to seeing the in the Sally Hansen Insta-Dri line. 

     This will be another picture heavy post so I'll get some particulars out of the way right now.All photos are taken in my light box using daylight bulbs. I'll include how many coats I used for each polish as I go since that is different from polish to polish. Now let's get to the polish!

Piece De Resistance

Burgundy-wine-nail-polish-with-red-shimmer

     Color: Deep rich burgundy wine color with red shimmer.

     Application: The application was a dream with smooth even coverage. Piece De Resistance is extremely pigmented and very opaque. Shown here is 1 perfect coat plus top coat.

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Burgundy-wine-nail-polish-with-red-shimmer

     I wouldn't recommend adding a matte top coat to this one as it seems to have made all the shimmer disappear. Although it does look pretty dark and vampy that way. And it does remind me of Mentality Tempest so this would be a great and much safer alternative.

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     For my nail art look I stamped with Bundle Monster plate Winter Kingdom BM-XL482 and Hit the Bottle A Glint of Gold. 


     I love everything about this polish. The deep rich color, the smooth formula, the 1 coat coverage. I wouldn't be surprised if it worked well for stamping. 

Easily Noticed

Dark-Navy-Blue-Creme-Nail-Polish

     Color: Extremely dark navy blue creme nail polish that almost looks black on the nail.

      Application: Shown here is 1 perfect, effortless coat plus top coat. Easily Noticed is another highly pigmented, extremely opaque polish with a smooth formula and easy application.

Dark-Navy-Blue-Creme-Nail-Polish

Dark-Navy-Blue-Creme-Nail-Polish

     To dress this color up I added a few Ice Chips from Dollar Nail Art in the color White AB. I'm going to have to play around with these again to see if I can get a smoother application.


     Overall I like the formula and opacity of Easily Noticed. I do think the color is just a bit too dark for me to wear alone again. I do want to test to see if it works for stamping.

Cubism Crimson

True-Red-Jelly-nail-polish-with-red-shimmer

     Color: A true crimson red nail polish with subtle red shimmer and a jelly like finish. 

     Application: The formula was the thinnest of the collection but still very easy to work with. I was able to get smooth even coverage with each coat. I do still have a slight VNL after 2 coats which is typical of a jelly polish. I have a feeling if I'd added a 3rd coat full opacity would be reached. Shown here is 2 coats plus top coat.

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True-Red-Jelly-nail-polish-with-red-shimmer

     For this nail art look I went with the waterfall technique. I used some striping polishes from China Glaze in Black, white, and Silver. You can find these stripers at Sally Beauty Supply also.


     This is another favorite of mine from the collection. I just love how shiny and squishy it looks! Plus I'm a huge fan of bright red nails.

Oh My Gauche

Gold-micro-glitter-nail-polish

     Color: Clear based polish jam packed with yellow gold micro glitter.

     Application: Great coverage with each coat. Typically I'd apply the 2nd coat of glitter polish with a sponge to get full coverage but not this time. I was about to get full even coverage by applying this one just like any other polish. No sponging required! Shown here is 2 coats plus top coat.

Gold-micro-glitter-nail-polish

Gold-micro-glitter-nail-polish

     For my last nail art look I went the free hand route using my China Glaze striping polishes. My idea was to create the look of argyle wrapping paper. The good news is I'm getting better at my freehand work. The bad news is I'm still having issues with the angles of my strokes. But this just gives me something to work on in 2018 and I'm up for the challenge. 


     I have to say I was very impressed with the coverage I was able to get with Oh My Gauche and I like the bright gold color.  The 2 colors I'm missing are also glitter polishes and this one is giving me high hopes for them.

     I'm very glad I picked this collection up and have to say if this is any indication of how Finger Paints polishes are going to be I'll have to pick up future collections. If you can find this collection I suggest snatching up the colors you want,you wont regret it.  Thanks for stopping by and Happy Polishing!

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