Swatchity-Swatch: Finger Paints Special Effects

Hello gentle readers.

Today I am showing the Finger Paints Special Effects flakie toppers that are available now at Sally Beauty Supply. This collection is five different flakie toppers made up of flakies of different colours in a milky clear jelly like base. The flakies range from the classic copper/gold/green to various colour combinations including green, blue, pink and even purple.

Almost all of the lovely swatches of these polishes I have seen, so far have been shown with black polish. I thought that it would be fun to swatch them over some different colours, too. So, I did one over black and the rest over blue, green and plum. I like some of my selections. One, I am not all that nuts about but I think that it works. Sorta... ;)

All photographs were shot in my lightbox, under my OttLight. For some reason, my sun shots didn't come out very well. I think it had something to do with the time of day and the angle of the sun. It was getting a little lower and it just didn't fire the flakies as I had hoped it would.

 Asylum over Wet-N-Wild Black Creme. Copper, gold, blue and purple flakie flash. This looks like a black opal. :D

 Flecked over Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Thinking of Blue. This is what Sinful Colors Green Ocean could'a would'a should'a been. Beautiful sea green flakies.

 Motley over Orly Plum Noir. Flakies that shift green, blue and purple. The purple was lost against the plum base. Duh! 

 Twisted over Revlon Fashionista. All kinds of flakie colours all mixed together. Yay! Love! 

Flashy over Sinful Colors Last Chance. This is the classic Hidden Treasure/Nubar 2010 type flakie. Copper/gold/bronze to green shifter. 

Check out that shift! But please ignore the fact that this angle made my fingers look like blown up Snausages. Blech! Stoopid camera!

Finger Paints Special Effects polishes are pretty toppers. The formula is nice, not too thick and the flakies are easy to evenly distribute all over your nails. I do think that Finger Paints got a little bit chintzy with the goodies.  They could have dumped more flakies in the bottles, knowwhatImean? But that is a minor gripe. I really do like these toppers and I feel that they are well worth the money.

Do you own these pretties? What think you of them?

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

23 comments

  1. Love the different color combos, especially Flecked over Thinking of Blue, it's gorgeous!!

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  2. These are all so gorgeous!!  I love the polishes you chose to layer them with!  I have Flecked and Flashy, but I would LOVE to own Motley.  :D

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  3. I pushed old ladies and small children out of the way to get to this display. Even though I've swatched them, they still are sitting on my desk. I'm treating them like works of art.

    Your choices of base colors are gorgeous!!!

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  4. Aren't they fun and pretty? I think that I am well stocked for flakies for a while. Maybe... ;)

    If you don't see Motley in the display, don't hesitate to ask one of the people working at Sally's if they have it in the back. The gals at my Sally's are sweeties and will go in the back to check for something that might not be on the display. That is how I got Motley and Twisted. :D

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  5. Thank you. I like this combo, too. It feels very oceanic, doesn't it? 

    I love the ocean... <3

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  6. you picked some awesome colors to swatched them over. :) I have 3 of these babies and I so love them. :) 

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  7. I like all of your combos; they're awesome!  Love Sally's, but PUT THEM OUT ALREADY.  I got them in the mail last week, haven't swatched any yet...

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  8. Flecked and Twisted are definitely my favorite! I must have them immediately!

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  9. Oh gosh, I LOVE seeing them over the other colors - thanks for that honey! They look GREAT over your other choices.

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  10. I love the base color you chose for Flecked & Flashy! I have all 5 & I love them! Twisted is my favorite of the bunch & I'm currently wearing it :D

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  11. Meg @ Kitschy SuburbiaJanuary 8, 2012 at 1:23 PM

    Yep...I got 'em all but have only used one of them so far.  I am loving Flecked over Thinking of Blue.  Gorgeous!!

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  12. I got all 5 and 2 extra sets and sent them to international. Bloggers to enjoy! I love love love these!

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  13. Hee hee hee! Trust me, had there been children and old ladies in my Sally's the night I went in for these, they would have been flattened, for sure! *evil grin*

    They are like little precious globes of gorgeous, aren't they? Mine are tucked safely in their Melmer drawer. 

    Thank you. I love these over black and other colours. :D

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  14. Thank you. :)

    I love them, too. They sure were worth going out and grabbing. 

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  15. Thank you. :)

    My Sally's had them hoarded up in the back room and wouldn't put them out until after the first of this month. I went in a couple of times and tried to get them to sell them to me early, to no avail. lol

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  16. Get to Sally's, fast! These babies are flying off the shelves and, from what I hear are becoming a little hard to find in some areas. 

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  17. Thank you so much! <3

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  18. Thank you. I tried to choose colours that would best bring out the flakie beauty and show something a little different, too. :)

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  19. Thank you. :) Flecked and dark blue are just meant to go together. 

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  20. I love them, too and I am so glad I was able to get them when I did. They are disappearing from my Sally's fast! 

    You are very generous. I am sure that those bloggers will love and really enjoy having them. :D

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  21. Yay! You got them. :D I agree, they are gorgeous and the price... You really can't beat it. 

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  22. Nice to see them layered over different colors :)

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  23. I thought it might be fun to see how these do over different backgrounds. :D

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