Friday, February 7, 2014

Finger Paints - Kaleidoscope Collection

    Back at the beginning of the year, I was lucky enough to win the new Kaleidoscope Collection from Finger Paints. From the moment they arrived at my door, I wanted to get them up on the blog. But I didn't want to do a few here and a few there. Unfortunately, due to time constraints, this post was pushed back a month later than I wanted it to be. Finally, I am able to share these new specialty toppers with you. I apologize right now about this being a very picture heavy post. So let's get to it, shall we? All photos are shown without top coat and are 2 coats unless noted.


     This collection consists of 6 polishes; 5 flakie top coats and a black polish to use as a base. Let's start out by taking a look at Black Expressionism.

     I was really impressed with Black Expressionism. It is a true one coat black polish that dries to a high shine. The application was effortless. Shown here is 1 coat without top coat.


     Psychedelic Hue contains green and blue flakes with flashes of yellow and hints of purple.


     Here I layered 1 coat of Psychedelic Hue over 1 coat of Black Expressionism.


     I was able to get pretty decent coverage with only 1 coat but would recommend using 2 for full coverage.


     Vivid Reflection had purple and magenta flakes with hints of orange, blue and, green.


     Vivid Reflection is one of my favorites from this collection because it has different colors than the other flakie polishes I own.

     The more I look at the one the more I like it. But it's not my absolute favorite. I'm saving that one for last. I'd say this was my second favorite of the bunch.


     Symetrical Symphony contains yellow and blue flakes with flashes of green, orange and, purple.

     Symetrical Symphony gave me the best coverage out of the entire collection.


     I'd have to say this is my 3rd favorite of the collection coming in just behind Vivid Reflection.


     Colorful Dream certainly lives up to its name, with flakes the color of a pastel rainbow.


       The colors; while being on the pastel side still manage to pack a punch as they catch the light.

     If you're looking for a topper that goes with everything I say Colorful Dream is the one you want.


     Abstract Attraction turned out to be my surprise favorite of the collection with it's deep blue, aqua and purple flakes.


    I like how deep the colors are in Abstract Attraction. The contrast isn't as intense as the others but it still makes an impact.


     Did Finger Paints find a way to cure my desire to own the original 2012 flakie collection? I wouldn't say that exactly. While this collection is fun and different it's not as vibrant and has me still wanting to get my hands on the 2012 set. I do like that the base has remained clear so far instead of yellowing like the previous collection though. I'd say the Kaleidoscope collection is a toned down version of the original.

     The Kaleidoscope collection is now on shelves at Sally Beauty Supply if you'd like to get them for yourself. Even if you're not impressed with the entire collection I would still seriously consider getting Black Expressionism. I can't wait to see how well it stamps!

     If you've made it this far in my post I want to thank you for sticking with me through another long one. I promise to wait awhile before I throw another one of these at you. Id love to hear your thoughts about this collection vs. the 2012 version. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Polishing!


  1. Vivid Reflection is definitely my favorite of the set! I love the rose toned shards! Gorgeous swatches, you make me want them all! Oh and btw, congratulations on winning the set!!!

    1. Thanks Dani. I literally jumped out of my chair when I saw my name on the list of winners. I completely missed out on the first set and was kicking myself for it. These at least will help tide me over.

  2. Hmm I like these, thank you. I took pics of them for my FB page but I didn't examine them for purchase.

    1. I havent found them at my Sally's yet so Im so glad I won them. The original set never made it to my store so Im wondering if these will. Im not sure if I would have purchased the entire set just based off the bottle though. They look much better on the nail.

  3. I like the original flakie collection they released much more. These are okay.

    1. I never got a chance to pick up the original collection. From pictures I've seen these are a let down. But Im thankful to have them since I can only find the 21012 set online for outrageous prices. Im still hopeful that I'll get lucky and find a set for a reasonable price so I keep looking for them.

  4. Check out the new Darling Diva flakies. I think Pointless Cafe Did a comp and the DD are almost the same but with a clear base.

  5. I've been looking at those! And drooling a little bit.


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