Thursday, January 12, 2012

I'm Back and Armed With Flakies!

Oh my gosh guys, my apologies for being on this ridiculous unannounced hiatus. I had all these great plans for Christmas and New Years Eve manicures, but when it came time to actually do them I just wasn't feeling it. Next year I guess. My eyes being glued to my television as I watched the entire SERIES of  The Wire in about a week didn't help either. Then I got into Game of Thrones and by the time I knew it, it was time to go back to work. Sad. All that free time wasted. But to whoever is reading this thanks for sticking with me!

Although I wasn't polishing my nails I did manage to keep shopping for polish!

Finger Paints Special Effects L-R: Flashy, Flecked, Motley, Asylum, Twisted 

You know I wasn't trying to miss out on the Finger Paints Special Effects (a.k.a. flakies) Collection. I went to one Sallys a few days after it had been reported on makeupalley that they were starting to pop up in stores. I must have some polish hounds in my neck of the woods because by the time I got there all they had left were two bottles of Flashy and one bottle of Flecked. I bought one of each and sulked while I wondered how I would get the other three (Motley, Asylum, and Twisted). A couple weeks later I went to a Sallys near my boyfriend's job and the sales lady claimed they only got Flecked in their shipment so again I went away feeling sad.

Once the new year hit (Oh by the way Happy New Year! I read somewhere that you have until the 16th of January to say that to people without sounding dumb lol), when the collection was to be officially released I called the first Sallys I went to and they told me they were getting a fresh shipment that Wednesday. Not trying to take any chances I called them that morning and put the three I needed to complete my collection on hold.

So that night I go to pick them up and do you know the sales lady started messing with me, saying she had no idea what I was talking about. I knew she was joking, but I decided to go along with it and said to her "Noooooooo you can't do this to me!" LOL. She pulled my polishes from behind the register and $15 later I was a happy camper. LOL.

Anyway, so that was a long story as a prelude to this manicure--one of my first non-fails of 2012--China Glaze Peachy Keen and Finger Paints Asylum.

I'm sorry that I don't have pics of Peachy Keen on it's own, but when I took the photos I wasn't in complete blogger mode, I was just snapping pictures.

I'm really pleased with the way this turned out. I know these Finger Paints flakies stand out way more when you layer them over a darker base, but I wanted to try something else. So here you have it.

Still, these photos do absolutely no justice to how pretty and ethereal this combination is. My only real gripe about this mani is how much darker Peachy Keen dried compared to the bottle color--but that isn't much to complain about. Have you guys snatched up these special effect top coats? They are seriously game changers. I want to put them over ALL THE POLISHES. LOL.

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