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Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

Finger Paints Holiday Collection: Swatches, Review

Finger Paints Holiday nail polish collection

Collection: Finger Paints Holiday Collection, Nail Lacquer 0.5 oz
Price: $4.99/ea
Steph's Rating: Steph's 4.5 Kisses Rating
Buy it: Sally's Beauty

Coming Soon to your Sally's Beauty Store is Finger Paints newest Holiday Collection and I'm super excited to show you guys a preview of this fantastic Winter release!

In the past I haven't mentioned Finger Paints that often, but deep down I'm a huge fan and I don't think the brand gets enough credit! Sure, maybe some of the core line colors aren't as unique BUT just when you thought you fell out of love, they bring you back with a really spectacular collection. *heart flutters*

Let's break it down. In this release, we have mostly shimmers - but not really? I'd like to call these shimmer flecks, Finger Paints Style. And they're absolutely gorgeous when light hits the glass like particles.

For the most part, all polishes are three coaters with the exception of a couple. Good application and formula.

Check em' out!

Finger Paints Snowman's Scarf nail polish 

Finger Paints Holiday 09 Polish Collection

Snowman's Scarf is a red with gold fine shimmer that's a bit orange toned compared to Candy Cane Shimmer.

Finger Paints Evergreen Dream Nail Polish

Finger Paints Holiday 09 Nail Polish Collection

Yes, Yes, Yes a Green! And boy is Evergreen Dream a stunner. Think shimmer version of China Glaze's Emerald Sparkle. A Definite must have for my green lovers. Oh, and my swatch is with two coats! Good pigmentation.

Finger Paints Icy Iris Nail Polish

Finger Paints Holiday 09 Collection

Icy Ivy is a gorgeous, deep purple with pink and purple flecks. Sometimes it's really hard distinguishing the different colored shimmers in each shade.

Finger Paints Candy Cane Shimmer

Finger Paints Holiday 09 Collection 

Candy Cane Shimmer is a red with silver and pink shimmer that has a foil like appeal.

Finger Paints Sparkling Snow Nai Polish

Finger Paints Holiday 09 Collection

Sparkling Snow is a semi sheer silver foil, not as opaque as most foil polishes. 

Finger Paints Decked with Dazzle Nail Polish

Finger Paints Holiday 09 Collection

Decked with Dazzle is another foil like, a pink with silver, red and purple shimmer.

All in All, one of the best holiday collections I've seen this Fall. Perfect for shimmer and glitter lovers that hate the hassle of glitter removal. Affordable and easily available at Sally's Beauty Stores.

What would I change? Maybe to replace the red, Snowman's Scarf with a Gold blinger and this would easily be a five star collection in my book.

Who loves Finger Paints? What do you guys think of this Collection? Have a great Night!

PS: Make sure you check out my Photo Gallery and subscribe to my new feed, I usually post new pictures before I publish my blog posts! 

(7) Comments

candihart said on Oct 21st, 2009 12:15 am
I got Snowman's Scarf and Evergreen Dream on the way. These look sensational! I agree that it does need a gold and it would be the perfect christmas collex!
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kelliegonzo said on Oct 21st, 2009 1:00 am
wow i cannot believe how much i LOVE this collection! i think i will get them all except candy cane shimmer :) great post!
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TropicalChrome said on Oct 21st, 2009 3:30 am
I need Icy Ivy, and I'm thinking about the green too! When are they supposed to be available?
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Tessi said on Oct 21st, 2009 10:13 am
Decked with Dazzle is gorgeous, great swatches Steph!
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Virginia said on Oct 21st, 2009 1:01 pm
I might just have to go against my glitter ban and get Snowman's Scarf. It's beautiful!
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Jeff B. said on Oct 23rd, 2009 9:35 am
One of the prettiest greens I have ever seen! And I love the Icy Ivy as well...Great Colors, Thanks Steph !!!
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Lucy said on Nov 4th, 2009 11:50 am
That green is amazing! They\'re all really fantastic.
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