Sunday, January 15, 2012

Finger Paints Special Effects Experiment

As a huge fan of all things that sparkle and shine, I found myself immediately drawn to Finger Paints newest line of special effects lacquers. They are like magic in a bottle—each “potion” gives off a uniquely beautiful effect when applied over a dark polish. 

Flashy, Twisted, Flecked, Asylm, and Motley
Being the eternally inquisitive person that I am, I wondered how the special effects would look when they were layered on top of each other. 

~So I got right down to business and started experimenting to find out!

Step 1: I applied a base coat to protect my nail followed by 2 coats of CG Liquid Leather.


Step 2: I applied one coat of FP Flashy. Oh how I LOVE the rainbow flecks in Flashy!!! This looked so good, I almost stopped right here…but my curiosity got the best of me and I continued on with my mission. 

Step 3: I applied one coat of FP Twisted. Twisted is the closest to qualifying as “chunky” shredded gets in this FP set and I LOVE that quality! I’m anxious to try it alone—however, I think it came out pretty cool over Flashy.

Step 4: One coat of FP Flecked. Wow. Now, I think it’s getting a bit color-logged. Can’t decide if I like it or not.

Step 5: I applied one coat of Asylum. (Kinda made me laugh, because my nails are looking a little on the crazy side).

Step 6: FINALLY, it’s time for the last of the Finger Paints! One coat of FP Motley—and man, did this color look beautiful gliding over my nails! It gave them a slight aqua shift, but it was so minimal that when it dried, it was lost. The color itself is definitely a keeper…it will be fun to play with!

Step 7: I topped off my “experiment nails” with a quick coat of Out The Door to seal them.
This was definitely a fun experiment…and I discovered that my three faves from this line are Flashy, Twisted, and Motley. However, I don’t know if I’m a huge fan of layering all five of these gems together. Maybe sticking with one or two is a safer bet. What do you think?

I hope you enjoyed. Happy lacquering! =)

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