Hi everybody! Today: fake rainbows from the FingerPaints Summer 2018 Collection that I picked up last week at Sally Beauty Supply!
It’s not that often I get to hit Sally, but last week (on account of all the last minute things we had to get to finish up this dumb construction zone), we had wheels. Wheels means I can get to out-of-the-way places! Places like Sally Beauty so I can buy my gallon jugs of 100% pure acetone! While I'm there, I like to browse...
FingerPaints Majestic Nail Polish – Summer 2018 (above). Last week when I stopped in (Hey, JJ! I picked up a couple of them files for you!), I saw this 6-shade Sally Exclusive FingerPaints collection that looked like it had lots of holo rainbows inside. Guess what! It doesn’t. It’s a liar collection. Rainbows? Ppfft.
FingerPaints Solar Flare Nail Polish (above). Okay, they’re not all liars. This one isn’t. Of the 5 shades that presented as holo, it’s the only one that took 3 coats (the rest were all 2) and it’s the only one that pops any you-don’t-need-your-nails-right-up-in-your-grill-to-see-them rainbows.
FingerPaints Red Rocket Nail Polish – Summer 2018 (above). I mean just look at that bottle! If it had translated to the nail (that’s 2 coats + top), it sure would have been sumthin’!
FingerPaints Red Rocket w China Glaze Fairy Dust (above). So what do you do when a holo lets you down? You hit your trusty holo top coat drawer, pick one, slap a coat on, and then you top coat it (which I didn’t because I totally forgot and then took the picture and was all – oops) to make it pop.
FingerPaints Pixie Dust Nail Polish – Summer 2018 (above). The rainbows in this bottle were so delicate and so appealing and then, when I got it on my nails... disappointment. Sure it’s a pretty colour but I want it to look like what the bottle tells me it’ll look like. #sucker.
FingerPaints Pixie Dust w Girly Bits Hocus Pocus (above). There. I fixed it. Yay, for Girly Bits! Hocus Pocus to the rescue!
FingerPaints Cosmic Chaos Nail Polish (above). This one (2 coats + top) was sooo close – they almost had it. And the best part is that if I’d seen a bottle of what it translates to, I’d have bought it. It’s a beauty of a deep, dark eggplant, right? But sadly, no linear holo in sight. None. Zero. Zilch.
FingerPaints Cosmic Chaos w China Glaze Fairy Dust (above). I wanted linear but I’ll settle for scattered. I don’t have a linear holo top coat that doesn’t tint a teeny bit silver and I didn’t want to change that beautiful shade of aubergine at all. It makes me wish I hadn’t given away my KB Shimmer Prism Break (it’s also scattered but crazy-fine holo - successive coats lean it linear). Oh well, live ‘n learn, huh?
FingerPaints Fantom Fuchsia Nail Polish – Summer 2018 (above). And my absolute favourite of the collection is this thingy. In the bottle, it doesn’t present as holo and instead presents as almost duochromey. But it ain’t that, either. It’s just a crazy hot fuchsia with a massive amount of pink-to-blue shifting shimmer. It’s 100% in my #GrabbyHands wheelhouse. It’s the shade that almost made my trip to Sally’s worthwhile.
So there you have it! The #FakeRainbow FingerPaints Summer 2018 Collection! Is it pretty even without the rainbows? Sure! Is it me going out and buying a basket of apples only to bring ‘em home, peel ‘em, and find out they’re mostly lumps of poo? Sure! And I haven't even mentioned the raggedy-ass brushes! Hahahahaa!! (You've been warned).
So what do I really think? I think no. I’m not even going to keep this collection. And even though Fantom Fuchsia gives me #GrabbyHands, I’m not keeping that one either. Why not? Because they spelled phantom with an f. #PetPeeve.