Swatchity-Swatch: Finger Paints Artist's Sapphire

Hello gentle readers.

How is everyone, today? Who else is still having freakishly warm weather for the time of the year? *raises hand* As long as it isn't snowing. :P

Today's offering is another lovely Finger Paints polish called Artist's Sapphire. I love this for a few different reasons. It's dark blue. It has a beautiful, fine shimmer and it is named for my favourite gemstone. Artist's Sapphire looks like it's namesake. It is a dark, yet brilliant blue. There is a beautiful, deep glow that is courtesy of the super fine shimmer. That depth and glow is very much like an actual sapphire. I found this beauty at my local Sally's on clearance plus fifty percent off. I paid ninety-nine cents.

This swatch is two coats and top coat. I snapped these photographs in my lightbox under my OttLight.



The formula of this polish is just lovely. Thick but not gloopy or sticky, it just glides onto the nails and settles sweetly into place. I had to only cleanup a couple of spots and those were due to my shaky, over caffeinated hand slipping. This polish is extremely pigmented so keep it off of your cuticles and if it does hit skin, get at it with your cleanup brush at once as this stuff will stain your skin if you don't. Dry time is a tad slower, but not obnoxiously so.

What do you think of my bargain basement beauty? :D

Thank you so much for popping in. Have a wonderful day and may your polish never bubble.

15 comments

  1. Gorgeous!  When I'm using highly pigmented polishes I find myself painting a smaller & smaller area of my nails to try not to brush against my skin!  LOL  And partly so because when I try to cleanup with acetone & a brush I make a bigger mess.  Your nails look great!

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  2. ooooooooo I love deep blues....

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  3. Meg @ Kitschy SuburbiaJanuary 9, 2012 at 12:11 PM

    OH MAN!  This is all kinds of gorgeous!  I don't think Finger Paints gets as much love as it should.  Thanks for sharing. :)

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  4. OO very nice color!

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  5. I love it! Such a gorgeous blue! Fingerpaints has always been one of my favorite brands. :)

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  6. I loooove glowy blues like this, and getting them on clearance makes it so much sweeter!

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  7. very nice color!
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  8. The staining isn't bad, as long as you hit it with your cleanup brush right away and in my experience, faded as soon as I washed my hands.

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  9. Thank you. :)

    I am careful, too. I don't like stained cuticles! lol Blotting my brush after I dip into the acetone helps to reduce the melting and running and mess. :)

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  10. I agree. Finger Paints is better than most people would suspect. Hopefully, the new flakie collection will get the word out. :)

    You're welcome. :)

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  11. This is a beautiful blue. It glows like a gemstone. :) I like Finger Paints, when they get it right, the really get it right!

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  12. I love it when I get a great deal on something lovely. :)

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  13. oh my.. Finger Paints is one of my fav polishes and dark blue is my fav color...  and I don't have this one!!!  Off to my lemmings list it goes LOL =))  Thanks for sharing!!!

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