As promised, I’m attempting to get back on track with stuff that I’ve let slide during the last 9 months when life got in the way. I’ve got a couple old ones to get out and then it’s time to get on the journey of getting my nails back into shape. Since I cut them all off about 6 months ago, I’ve had maybe a cumulative month to six weeks where they’ve looked decent. I’m now experimenting with some gel bases and different cuticle stuff, so that will be a journey all its own. So far, I’m pleased with how it’s going, but that worm could turn at any time….
I only have a few FingerPaints, and that was because with a combination of a sale/coupon/total purchase % off, I ended up getting them for like $2 each. As such, I don’t know a whole lot about the line except that it’s exclusively at Sally Beauty and apparently their conceit is that all of the polish names are “arty”, much like Zoya does the girls’ names thing (although that’s getting strained lately).
I was never really interested because I figured it was basically a glorified house brand a few steps up from Wet ‘n Wild and why pay China Glaze prices when I could get Sinful Colors or Salon Perfect for a buck or two at the drugstore? I am glad I took advantage of the afore-mentioned deal, because I really do like the polish! Although I have only added one bottle and a few stripers (I think I might have had these before I got any lacquers) to the four bottles I originally purchased, it isn’t for lack of trying. I took I don’t know how many trips to Sally trying to get a few of the last couple collections and the ones I wanted were always sold out! But it’s likely that there’s a FP or two in my future the next time there’s a BOGO or some equally ridiculous sale. Now, onto the review!
Art Nouveau Nectarine is a color in the standard FP line. I should have thought more about the word nectarine, because I was really looking for a peach and this is kind of a dark peach with a touch of orange, which I guess is kind of what a color called nectarine should be! So, it took a while for me to actually use it because it looked too orange on my swatch stick. However, I’m happy to report that the orange didn’t really translate that much to the nail.
You can see that it’s not a pure peach, but what saved it was how juicy it looked, like it was a solid jelly (it isn’t, just a plain creme). I also didn’t realize how crunchy my cuticles were looking when I took that shot. Who says that fancy retina pixels and super close up is a good thing? I also don’t know what’s going on with the tip wear on the index nail, as I don’t remember having any wear issues and didn’t think I waited long to take a picture but it was over six months ago and I’ve slept since then.
After a few days I was tired of it (as I usually get after 2-3 days), but either didn’t feel like or didn’t have the time to do a new manicure, so I freshened it up with a coat of Colorful Collage!
This is a standard glitter in a clear base with a borealis type color of silver/blue/pink. I’m not going into an in depth review on that, as I want to do separate reviews for the glitters and sheer holos with a variety of looks.