Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The One With the August Monthly Mani Favs

Good morning polished world!  How are you all doing today?  It's the second to last day of August, so that means it is time for me to share my monthly mani favs!  Not as much nail art this month since I went kind of swatch happy, and I probably will be just as swatch happy next month!  I've been enjoying those posts!

For me though, the monthly mani favs post is all about the nail art, so let's take a look at my favorite designs this month!
  1. The One With the Dry Brush Daisies - I cannot begin to tell you how much I love this manicure.  The nude base with the brown dry brush to give it that dirty canvas look, then the fun pink and purple daisies.  I need to attempt more floral designs like that.  Or at least do more nail art on top of a dry brush base!
  2. The One For My Birthday - Do you think I would leave my birthday manicure out of my monthly mani favs??  I really loved it in comparison to my previous birthday designs!  Maybe because this was the manicure where I finally after almost 5 years of blogging learned how to do a tape manicure.
  3. The One With Round 27 of Bestie Twin Nails With FashionFooting - Sunflowers.  Need I say more??  LOVE this design so much.  The bright yellow on top of the cobalt base, I'm dead.
  4. The One With the Nude and Neon Leopard - Love this design inspired by Paulina's Passions.  I need to do more nude to color gradients like this.  Such a fun look and can be done with pretty much every color!
What do you think?  Any of these your favorite??

I again apologize for not sharing my favorites by other bloggers this month.  I swear I will return to that part of this feature sometime soon.  I've just been so dang busy!!!

Until next time, <3.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

The One With Round 27 of Bestie Twin Nails With FashionFooting


Good morning polished world!  How are you all doing today??  It is round 27, yes 27, of Bestie Twin Nails with Fashion Footing!  Since August is the month where all the gorgeous sunflowers bloom, we decided to create a sunflower manicure.

After searching Pinterest, we came up with an idea which was inspired by a few different manicures.  To get the flowers themselves, I followed a tutorial by Sensationails4U on Instagram.

Let's take a look!




Colors Used:
  • Sinful Colors - Endless Blue
  • INM - Northern Lights
  • Acrylics
Now enter in the part where Amanda calls me a cheater for using acrylic paints.  I'm sure I could have gotten the same exact look using polishes, but it was late when I painted this design and acrylic art dries a lot faster than nail polish art.  Plus, when I do my nails, my right hand gets the same exact thing on it as the left hand pictured on the blog.  I honestly can't do what a lot of bloggers do which is just paint one hand and have their other be completely blank.  I just can't do it.  I need that matching look.  Sure it takes me longer, but then I wear the manicure for 3-4 days so in the end it's worth it.

Regardless, doing two hands with nail polish art when it's 11pm and you want to be sleeping by midnight is near to impossible.  This design, while it looks like it took forever, took me a little over an hour to do both hands.  I was in bed by 12:15am with two completely dried hands.


The gorgeous blue base is Sinful Colors Endless Blue.  Many say that it is a dupe for the original formula of Sally Hansen Pacific Blue.  I honestly should have used the OG Pacific Blue, but I forgot that Amber gifted me the polish awhile ago.  It is in my Melmer and has only been used once for a pedicure.  I need to savor it since it's my only one.

Anywho, two coats and you have full coverage of this Sinful.  I decided to add a top coat of INM Northern Lights and am so happy that I did.  The combination is drop dead gorgeous.  I've had so many compliments on the blue alone.

For the sunflowers, I started off with a brown acrylic and created the centers of the flower.  I then mixed some orange and yellow together to make a lighter orange shade.  I used that shade to add some spaced out petals.  When that was dry, I went through with acrylic and filled in the empty spaces which gave the flowers a layered look.  I took the brown and made the circle centers perfectly round again.  I then went through with a tooth pick and added the yellow dots in the center.  Top coated and called it a night

What do you think?  Like this look?  Something you think you will do??

I have to say, this is one of my favorite manicures.  I've tried sunflowers in years past but nothing ever looked this good.  

Make sure to check out Amanda's post!

Until next time, <3.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Morgan Taylor Sweetheart Squadron Collection Swatch and Review


Good morning polished world!  How are you all doing today??  I have another swatch post for you all today!!  I'm super excited to be sharing with you the new Morgan Taylor Sweetheart Squadron collection.  This is my first ever experience with Morgan Taylor polishes.  I've heard read some great reviews in the past, so I've always been curious to try them out!

The Sweetheart Squadron collection is inspired by the courageous female pioneers of the aviation industry.  It consists of five cream polishes and one shimmer polish perfect for Fall.  When I first saw the bottle shot photos on the internet, I wasn't too sure about this collection.  I thought they looked kind of boring and like typical Fall shades.  Then I got my hands on the actual bottles and my opinion quickly changed.

Let's take a look!


Wednesday, August 24, 2016

The One With the Dry Brush Watermelons Inspired by Ana's Manis


Good morning polished world!  How are you all doing today?  It's the second to last Wednesday of the month of August.  Where did the month go?  I really need to get my butt moving and share with you the rest of my summer manicures!  I just drafted up a bunch of posts, including a swatch and review of the new Serendipity Polishes!  On top of that I have some gorgeous Morgan Taylor's I need to share also.  So despite all my hard work of planning out my posts, I probably will move them around to get more swatches up!

Anywho, today I'm sharing with you a fun watermelon manicure I did last week.  This design was inspired by this dry brush watermelon design by Ana's Manis on Instagram.  I never would have thought to do such a unique watermelon manicure on my own.  It's just so neat!

Let's take a look!




Colors Used:
  • China Glaze - Lip Smackin' Good
  • China Glaze - I'll Pink to That
  • China Glaze - Lime After Lime
  • China Glaze - Treble Maker
  • ORLY - White Tips
Oh my do I love this manicure.  I received so many compliments on it.  Everyone was amazed by the abstract watermelons!!!!  What I love about this manicure is that it is one of those that looks like it is super hard to accomplish, but in reality it takes about 30 minutes for both nails!



To get the look, I needed a white polish, a light pink and green, and a darker pink and green.  When my white base was dry,  My light pink is China Glaze Lip Smackin' Good and my light green is China Glaze Lime After Lime, which is pictured above.  Both polishes are from this years summer collection.  When my white base was dry, I used Lime After Lime and dry brushed half my nail.  On the other half of the nail, I dry brushed Lip Smackin Good.  Being that both polishes are China Glaze and neon, the pigmentation was perfect so I didn't have to dry brush my nail over and over again.  A few swipes and I had the effect I wanted.


When my first set of dry brush was completed, I grabbed my darker polishes.  For my dark green I used China Glaze Treble Maker, and my dark pink is China Glaze I'll Pink to That.  Treble Maker was from the summer collection last year, and I'll Pink to That is from this year's collection.  I went through with both and dry brushed over their lighter counter parts.  I didn't do much because I wanted the lighter to show through.  You can't really tell in the pictures, but all the nails you could clearly tell there was a difference in shades.

I then added a top coat before I went through with my dotting tool to add the "seeds".  I was going to try to paint traditional seeds, but I thought it would look more fun as dots.

What do you think?  Fun watermelon design?  Something you think you might re-create?

Until next time, <3.  (which will be soon because I have way too many posts to share with you!!!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

The One with the Nude and Neon Leopard


Good morning polished world!  How are you all doing today?  It's supposed to rain today so I'm super thrilled!  Especially since yesterday we had a picnic at work and the rain held off until today.  So me and my sunburn from yesterday are going to relax all day long.

Today I am sharing with you a manicure inspired by Paulina's Passion.  Remember Wednesday how I shared with you a swatch of OPI's Do You Take Lei-Away?  Well after using it once, I had to use it again and did so with this manicure.

Let's take a look!




Colors Used:
  • OPI - Do You Take Lei-Away?
  • China Glaze - Flip Flop Fantasy
  • ORLY - Liquid Vinyl
I love how this manicure turned out so so so so SOOO much!  When I saw it on Pinterest right away I knew it was something I had to re-create.  I never in a million years would have thought to create a nude to neon gradient.  I'm obsessed now and I think I might have to do this with all my neon polishes.  Ooo, I just had a thought for a different gradient, but that's a secret.



Flip Flop Fantasy, an oldie but a goodie from China Glaze.  One of my all time favorite neon polishes.  Actually, I believe it was the first one I ever purchased.  Funny enough, this is the first ever bottle too that I"m holding.  I shook it up tons for this photo because it's half empty.  I have a new bottle but the color changed a tad.  It looks a bit more orange, but regardless, it's still gorgeous!

What do you think?  Fan of this manicure?  Like the black accent nail?  I think really adds a lot to this manicure!

Until next time, <3.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

The One With the Dry Brush Daisies


Good morning polished world!  Happy Thursday to you all!!  Yesterday I shared with you a swatch of the beautiful Do You Take Lei-Away? by OPI, and as promised, here is the nail art that I created on top of it!

A long while ago on Pinterest, I stumbled across this gorgeous daisy manicure by @lieve91 on Instagram.  The dry brush base made it look the daisies were on canvas.  I just loved them so much.  I waned to re-create them but knew I would not be able to come anywhere close to the original.  After months of procrastinating, I finally attempted them.

So let's take a look at my attempt at them!




Colors Used:
  • OPI - Do You Take Lei-Away?
  • Various Acrylics
So yesterday you saw my post about how much I love Do You Take Lei-Away? so I'm not going to go into detail here about it again other than it is one of the best nude bases for nail art!  As soon as it was dry, I took a dark brown polish and did a dry brush design over it to give it that dirty canvas look.  I then applied a quick dry top coat and hesitated for a good 20 minutes before I started the flowers.


I really had no idea about how I was going to accomplish such intricate looking flowers.  I thought about putting white down first then adding the color over, but I just wasn't happy with the idea because I wasn't going to get the look I wanted.  Then it hit me, blend the colors before adding them to the nail!

Side by side, I poured out a little colored acrylic and white.  With my nail art brush, I swiped right down the middle where the two paints were touching, then swiped it on the nail.  In the darker areas, I added a little more color.  I guess you can say I did a one stroke sort of thing?  Maybe?  I don't know because I'm way too scared to ever try one stroke flowers.  These things took a couple of different swipes across the nail and a few fixing pieces here or there once everything was dried.

When the flowers were done to my liking, I went through with a toothpick and added the black centers.  Grabbed a fast dry top coat, and called it a day.

What do you think?  Successful attempt at trying to re-create the manicure which inspired me?  Something you think I should do again??

Well I have quite the busy day ahead of me so I am off!  Until next time, <3.


Wednesday, August 17, 2016

OPI Do You Take Lei-Away? Swatch and Review


Good morning polished world!  How are you all doing today??  Remember how I told you I'm going to start sharing more swatches?  Well here's yet another!  I think what I want to start doing is sharing the base of my manicures the day before I share the nail art?  Maybe?  It might be a ton of work, but for today that is what we are doing.

Today's swatch is of OPI's Do You Take Lei-Away? from last year's Hawaii collection.  I absolutely love OPI's nude polishes, so whenever I see one that I think will look good on my skin tone, I snag it.  This one I purchased last year from Sally Beauty during a BOGO sale and really am kicking myself that I didn't grab another bottle.

Let's take a look.


It's such a gorgeous nude polish which I think goes well with my skin tone.  Two coats for my swatch and I had full coverage.  It's not patchy and dries super fast unlike My Vampire is Buff.  Weirdly enough despite my complaints about My Vampire is Buff, it is one of my favorites.

What do you think of this shade?  Something you own and rarely use?  Highly suggest you pull it out and re-visit it if you do own it!

Can't wait to show you the nail art I created on top of this swatch!  Actually my next two posts will use this color!!!!  Really think you're going to like them!

Until next time, <3.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Happy Birthday @christinails_it!


Good morning polished world!  How are you all doing today?  We have arrived to yet another Monday.  This is going to be a super busy week for me, but I'm excited for it!  The busier the week, the quicker it moves.

Today I am collaborating with a bunch of lovely ladies on Instagram to wish Christina from christinails_it a Happy Birthday!  Some of you may know Christina as @nails_and_wax.  For her birthday, we have re-created one of her manicures, some of the ladies re-created them using her favorite colors.  There are so many beautiful designs on Christina's Instagram that it was hard to pick what I was going to re-create.  I finally decided on this striping tape manicure.  I loved the color scheme so instead of switching it up, I did a similar color scheme using some of the new FingerPaints Fast Dry polishes.

Let's take a look!




Colors Used:
  • FingerPaints - Champagne Toast
  • FingerPaints - Cool Coral
Isn't it a beautiful manicure?  I haven't done a simple striping tape manicure like this in a long time.  It's like I almost forgot that I can do a tape manicure with two colors and not have to do a white base with a gradient all the time.  

Now I did my best to put the tape in the exact same spots that Christina did.  To do this, I found myself constantly placing the tape, posing my hand like she did in her photo, then re-placing the tape because it was wrong, and re-posing until it was right.  I think I did it almost perfectly.


For my base, I used Champagne Toast.  If you read my swatch post about this collection then you know that this polish requires only one coat!  It dries super fast so I was able to apply the tape without waiting a super long time and without having to add a coat of fast dry top coat.


Once the tape was placed where I wanted it, I added two thin coats of Cool Coral over the top.  I did one nail at a time since the polish does dry super fast, I feared that I would have tape stuck under the coral if I did them all at once.  I topped it all off with a coat of the FingerPaints Fast Dry Top Coat, which just as the polishes dried super fast.  Super super shiny.  Honestly might be a go to top coat for me now!

What do you think?  Fan of the striping tape manicure?  Think I should do more again??

I hope you have a super Happy Birthday, Christina!!!!

Head on over to Christina's Instagram to wish her a Happy Birthday!!!!  Also check out my Instagram to see the collaboration collage!

Until next time, <3.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

The One Inspired by The Base Coat


Good morning polished world!!  How are you all doing today??  It's Saturday and I have a fun filled day ahead!  My two good friends are taking me out for lunch and then an afternoon of all around fun.  Since it's supposed to storm, our outdoor plans have turned to indoor ones, and honestly I couldn't be happier.  This week has been so hot and awful, I'm ready for a day inside with rain outside.

Today I am sharing with you a manicure inspired by Alicia from The Base Coat.  When I saw her post this fun tape design a few weeks ago, I immediately fell in love.  I became super excited that I could re-create since I owned the same China Glaze polishes she used.  Since I don't own the vinyls, I dug out my nail art tape and got to work.

Let's take a look!




Colors Used:
  • China Glaze - I Got a Blue Attitude
  • China Glaze - What I Like About Blue
  • ORLY - White Tips
Oh my do I love this manicure.  The colors are right up my alley, and my tape design came out perfectly.  A remember a long while back I attempted to do this pattern and I couldn't get it just right.  I had to keep re-applying the tape, my base would peel off, when the tape did stick, the gradient would bleed underneath the tape.  This time was COMPLETELY different.  The tape went down perfectly, the tape removed perfectly, and the gradient didn't bleed.  I couldn't have been happier!!!



Okay, only issue, it bubbled a little.  That's actually the top coat that bubbled since I put on two coats too fast and it's humid as hell.  Anyone else get that?  When it's humid their polish or top coat bubbles and the polish takes FOREVER to dry even with a top coat??

Anyways, I Got a Blue Attitude is a GORGEOUS Plurple polish.  To me it looks like a dark purple with a blue shimmer.  It changes in the lighting for sure.  I had it on as a pedicure polish and it was so amazingly gorgeous in the sun.  Two coats, full beautiful coverage.


You all already know my love for this beauty.  What I Like About Blue is perfection in a bottle.  I am SOOOO happy to have this baby as part of my collection.  I really need to go buy a back up, or maybe I'll snag some from HBBeauty Bar next time I stock up.  

What do you think?  Love this look as much as I do?  Think it's something you'll ever try?

Until next time, <3.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

The One with the Random Yellow Floral Manicure


Good morning polished world!  How are you all doing today??  It's hot as HECK outside!  Honestly, I cannot take it anymore.  I need it to be Fall.  Cool weather, long pants, my boots, and darker nail polishes.  Oh does it sound heavenly.

Until then, I have a crud ton of bright nails to share with you all!  A week or so ago, I was really feeling yellow and decided it had been awhile since I did a yellow themed manicure.  It had been forever since I did a splash flowers, so I thought I would do something with that.

Let's take a look at what I came up with!




Colors Used:
  • FingerPaints - Paper Mache
  • FingerPaints - Frosty Lemonade
  • FingerPaints - You're So Antsy
  • FingerPaints - Patent Black
Not too sure how I feel about this manicure.  Part of me likes it.  Part of me doesn't.  My splash flowers aren't as "splashy" as they usually are.  I feel like in the past they look more dry brush where these look more like "BAM" Flower! I hope that makes sense...it does in my mind.



You're So Antsy is a fun black and white matte glitter.  I used this awhile back when it first came out last year and totally forgot about it until now.  It has square white and black pieces along with tiny balck and white hex pieces.  Full coverage in one coat.  Don't you just love glitters which have great coverage in one coat??


Frosty Lemonade is a gorgeous yellow polish which has full coverage in two coats.  Such a bright fun shade.  I'm not a huge yellow person, but this is usually my go to when I use it.  I think it looks neat as the base for You're So Antsy.

I used Patent Black for the black on this manicure.  Now, while I was at Sally Beauty the other day and noticed that there is a black as part of the FingerPaints core collection.  Since I just bought a new black to try out, I didn't pick it up.  I'm going to next time though because I'm very curious to see if it has a similar formula to Paper Mache, which is their awesome white.

What do you think?  Do you like this manicure or you just as meh about it as I am?  Honestly, really only digging the colors?  Have you tried the FingerPaints black from their core collection?  Should I get it??

Until next time, <3.

**Polishes in this post were provided for PR purposes.  Please see my disclosure policy**

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

ORLY Breathable Treatment + Color Swatch and Review


Good morning polished world!  How are you all doing today?  I feel like it should be Friday, but alas, it's only Wednesday.  Anyone else's week going super slow?  I think this whole watching, the Olympics nightly is throwing me off.  Maybe?  Or maybe it's the lack of rain and the extreme hot weather.  Sigh.

Today I'm sharing with you swatches of some of the new ORLY Breathable Treatment + Color polishes.  A few weeks ago I posted on the blog a Press Release regarding this new collection which requires no base coat or top coat, just two coats and you're done.  I was very interested to see how they would pan out.  I decided to swatch before using them for nail art because the colors needed to be seen on their own!  Plus, I said I was going to start swatching more and I'm sticking to that!

Let's take a look!


The collection consists of 18 different colors.  I received Give Me a Break, TLC, and Stronger Than Ever.  Originally I received different ones which were equally as gorgeous, but unfortunately were never able to swatch them since FedEx broke them.  Ugh, all my packages have been destroyed lately, but that's a rant for another time.


Give Me A Break is a gorgeous fuchsia polish.  At first I thought it was dupe of Frolic, but side by side the bottles are very different.  As promised, two coats and full coverage.  


TLC, which I'm going to call The Little Canvas, is a gorgeous purple shade.  My favorite of the three I swatched.  Two coats, full coverage.  Love.


Stronger Than Ever is a gorgeous red with gold shimmer.  Wasn't too sure about this one when I saw the bottle, but after one coat I was in love.  It almost has a crelly formula which builds up beautifully.  Hard to capture the true beauty of this polish, this was the best I could do.  

Just like my normal ORLY polishes, these do not disappoint.  Awesome application, and beautiful shine.  Huge plus that you don't have to use a base or top coat.  Honestly, I thought I had put on top coat because of how shiny they all were.

My favorite part, the brush!!!  These polishes have a wider pro style brush similar to Sally Hansen's Miracle Gel brush and the OPI brush.  Dear ORLY, please make this the brush on all your polishes!!!

What do you think?  Do you have a favorite?  Any nail art suggestions for these beauties??

I'll have nail art up for them hopefully over the next few weeks.  I also decided to swatch because I have so much nail art to share with you that I didn't want these to get lost or put on the back burner.

The ORLY Breathable Polishes are available at ULTA, JCPenney, salons, and ORLYbeauty.com!  

Until next time, <3.

**Polishes provided for review.  All opinions are my own. Please see the disclosure policy**

Monday, August 8, 2016

The One For My Birthday!


Good morning polished world!  How are you doing today??  I am fabulous because today is my birthday!!!!!!!  If you follow me on Instagram, you know that my co-workers have been doing a daily scavenger hunt for me which has been so fun.  Kind of nervous to see what today's gift is going to be.

As you may know, each year I do a cupcake manicure for my birthday.  I have to say I think this year's is my all time favorite.  This year I was inspired by this cupcake mani by Sensationails4U!  I absolutely loved her version.  I was going to do them in pink, but then I debated on switching it up and doing them either in blue or purple.  After polling a few of my friends, blue won.  Good thing it did too, because the dress I'm wearing today is blue and matches this manicure pretty well.

Let's take a look!




Colors Used:
  • Sally Hansen - B Girl
  • Sally Hansen - Byte Blue
  • Sprinkles were done with various Miracle Gel Polishes
Oh my goodness, how cute are these?  I'm so happy I went with the blue design!!!  I also think that after almost five years of blogging, I finally figured out how to properly use nail art tape.  You know, so the base doesn't peel off, and it doesn't bleed underneath the tape.  After seeing how good the tape was on my middle finger I decided to use the tape on the cupcake.  So happy that I did because that helped make my cupcake perfect.



Seriously, look how perfect those lines are.  In previous years I've used my nail art brushes or stripers to get the lines and they always end up looking wonky.  Nothing is straight or evenly spaced.  It just looks messy and it makes me hate the design.  This is perfect in every single way.


Byte Blue is gorgeous.  While it looks just as bright as Sally Hansen Pacific Blue, it is a bit more muted in person.  Two coats and full coverage.  It was perfect for tape art because really I only needed one coat to cover over the top of B Girl.

What do you think?  Fan of this look?  Think it's perfect for my birthday??

I noticed the other day when looking for polish at the drug store, B Girl has been re-released, and Byte Blue was also floating around.  So both of these colors are available now if you want to get your hands on them!  I highly suggest it!  I really love my Miracle Gel polishes, they apply evenly and they last longer on me than typical polishes.

Well, I am off to see my birthday work surprise!!!  Until next time, <3.

Friday, August 5, 2016

The One with the Daisies and FingerPaints Fathom Blue


Good morning and Happy Friday polished world!   How are you all doing on this fine day?  It's hot here.  Super hot, humid, and awful.  I just would like it to rain for a good two days in a row.  We seriously need the rain.  Everything is dying, we are in a drought warning, and I feel like I always need to be outside doing something because it's nice out.  I just want a day or two of rain...is that so much to ask??

Today I am sharing with you a daisy manicure I did using some of the new FingerPaints Fast Dry polishes I swatched the other day.  Fathom Blue was my favorite from the collection so I was dying to use it right away.  I thought about doing something nautical, but I was feeling more floral instead.

Let's take a look!




Colors Used:
  • FingerPaints - Fathom Blue
  • FingerPaints - Champagne Toast
  • FingerPaints - Paper Mache
  • Serendipity Polish - Sunshine Rainbow

I have mentioned it before, but I'm going to say it again; I love the negative space floral look!  These are especially cute.  I switched over to using the FingerPaints base coat which looks milky white in the bottle.  It's cloudy when applied to the nail so it really is a good base for a negative space manicure.  All around it's great because it really grabs the polish and holds it on.


Fathom Blue just looks so gorgeous with this design.  I love the daisies with the blue.  Champagne Toast really blended it all together as well.  Champagne Toast on it's own is gorgeous, but with a glitter topper it's even more stunning.  FingerPaints needs to come out with a holo gold glitter like this ASAP!

What do you think?  Something you would try??  Love Fathom Blue??

The FingerPaints Fast Dry Collection is available NOW at Sally Beauty Supply.  If you love blue, then you need this polish!

Until next time, <3.

**Some polishes in this post were provided for PR purposes, please see my disclosure policy**

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

FingerPaints Fast Dry Swatch and Review


Happy August everyone!  How are you all doing today?  I'm doing great!  Today I have a swatch post for you all!  That's right, a swatch post....no nail art.  I've toggled with the idea of swatching on here for the longest time.  Over the past few months, a few of my posts have included swatches which have pretty much been the bases for my nail art.  I liked how the pictures turned out, and I got a lot of positive comments, so I thought I would give it a go.

Today I am sharing with you the new FingerPaints Fast Dry collection, which is available now through October at Sally Beauty.  Now, I always thought that my FingerPaints polishes dried fast, but they have nothing on these babies!


The Fast Dry Collection comes with four colors: Pronto Purple, Champagne Gold, Fathom Blue, and Cool Coral.  There also is a Fast Dry Top Coat to seal your color in and add extra shine.  Let's take a look!


First we have Pronto Purple.  Such a gorgeous deep purple with a blue shimmer.  The shimmer was faint in the bottle, so I didn't think that it was going to translate on the nail but I was wrong.  Two coats for full coverage.  Lovely shade.


Next we have Champagne Gold.  This is a gorgeous metallic gold shimmer polish.  One coat.  Yes, you read that right, one coat.  I debated on putting two, but it really did not need it at all.  Very easy to apply.  Sometimes these chrome-like metallic can be streaky, but this has an amazing formula.


This lovely, beautiful, stunning polish is Fathom Blue.   LOVE this one!  You can get full coverage with one coat just like Champagne Gold, but I used two for the swatch above.  The bottle has a slight purple shimmer, but I couldn't pick that up on camera.  What I could pick up was the gorgeous depth that this polish has with the sparkle.


Last but not least, we have Cool Coral.  Lovely coral shade which required two coats.  No way could you get away with one on this, it was kind of watery in comparison to the others.  It built up nicely though with two and didn't streak or pull like others with similar formulas.  I think this might be a good summer pedicure polish.



My favortie from this collection is Fathom Blue, with Champagne Gold coming in a close second.  At first I thought they were going to be similar to other polishes I owned, but they are very unique to my collection.

All polishes did live up to the Fast Dry name.  I start painting my index finger then move to the pinkie.  By the time I got to my pinkie nail, my pointer was completely dry and ready for the second coat.  Quite impressive if you ask me.

What do you think?  Fan of this collection?  Like that I did a swatch post?

The FingerPaints Fast Dry Collection is available online and in store at Sally Beauty Supply from August through October.  Make sure to head over and grab yours today!  You all need to at least have Fathom Blue!

Until next time, <3,


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