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Finger Paints Sunburst Summer

Coming soon to a Sally Beauty Supply near you is the Finger Paints Sunburst Summer collection. One look and I immediately think of ice cream. Do you remember as a kid, going to the Baskin Robbins and staring at all the fun colored ice creams like Superman, Pink Bubblegum, Orange Sherbet, etc.? Well, they’re all right here in Sunburst summer. And for those of you that dig Icees, there’s a red that looks just like a cherry slushie.

It’s total nostalgia. I’m ready for the ice cream man to come round so I can get a push-up. They were always my fave.

Now I’ve mentioned Finger Paints in the past but I really haven’t given them the love they deserve. This brand is the hidden gem in the retail sector. They’re totally accessible, affordable and come in a great range of shades. Check out my swatches, after the jump!


For you ingredient readers, Finger Paints are Big 3 Free though they do contain Formaldehyde Resin. In this collection the formula was very jelly-ish, like Sinful Colors, and thinner than most 3 Free polishes which means more layers. All the shades required three coats over a ridgefilling base (Seche Base).

Yellow Bikini looks soft and creamy, like lemon sorbet, in the bottle but on the nail it’s more vibrant and buttery with a hint of shimmer. My only issue was a bit of streakiness but I find that happens with most yellow polishes. I don’t know if its the nature of that type of pigment or what but it’s frustrating. Though with three coats, I was good to go!
The only polish I have that comes close is Chanel L.A. Sunrise from last summer’s Robertson Boulevard collection. So if you avoided shelling out the $$$ for L.A. Sunrise, here’s a great alternative. I showed it next to Sephora by OPI IM Beauty but they are nothing alike.

Lilac Lagoon looked promising in the bottle because of the flecks of gold micro-glitter floating throughout but I obviously just need to give up hope of any pale purple looking good on me. It’s a gorgeous color, just not with my skintone. This one is the sheerest of the bunch and you may need four coats to achieve opacity.

Turquoise Tile is unlike any polish I own in this color range. Compared to my more blue turquoise shades, it looks green. Next to my green leaning shades, it’s more blue. Based solely on bottle color, it falls between China Glaze Beauty & The Beach and Martini Pedicure in my collection.

Ripe Peach definitely has that sherbet feel and even though it looks slightly shimmer in the bottle, it dries creamy on the nail.

Strawberry Shake really lives up to its name. This shimmery pink looks very drinkable, though I wouldn’t recommend that.

Cherry Ices has subtle gold shimmer that warms up the vibrant maraschino hue. If you’re looking for a summer pedicure red, this could be your winner.
The Sunburst Summer collection will debut in May but as any Finger Paints fanatic knows, it’s best to call your local Sally’s in advance to see when they’ll arrive. You can also purchase Finger Paints online at SallyBeauty.com. Polishes retail for $4.99 ($4.49 with a Sally Card) but be on the lookout for specials like B2GO Free in the monthly flyer.

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  1. Jenn says:

    Hmm. Not too thrilled with the colors. Feel like they’ve all be done before.

  2. jousy says:

    ahh! I adore Yellow Bikini — it’s adorable!

  3. sage1 says:

    Great swatches!

    I agree: the FingerPaints line is vastly underrated, and it’s a great line. Very original colors and finishes, and it applies like a dream, and lasts!

    These summer colors are just too appealing.. can’t wait!

  4. Polish Earthgirl says:

    It surprises me how much I love these colors, especially the lavender one and the yellow! I need to get this collection and maybe write about it on my blog!!

  5. MariahGem says:

    How does Turquoise Tile compare to SH Salon Honeydew? They look so similar here.

  6. Faith says:

    I want Cherry Ices and Yellow Bikini. Normally I’d want the purple, but it looks a little too sheer. I think it looks like a tamer version of Zoya Zara.

  7. Cindi says:

    I love these colors though have had some issues w/ the FP line chipping(still buying and loving it for two days). But working in chemical factory that makes most of these ingredients doesn’t make for longlasting manis.

  8. George says:

    Hi Miochele:

    There’s a Sally Hansen store in NH and can’t wait to try Yellow Bikini, Lilac lagoon (which looks similar or Sephora by OPI’s “Don’t Go There.)and Turquoise Tile. Just right for the summer time, and the price is right.

  9. Debbie says:

    Ripe Peach is very similar to rescue beauty lounge starfish patrick. I think starfish patrick is a tiny bit more sheer, but with 3 coats it looks identical.

  10. mary says:

    I think these colors look amazing, Yellow Bikini is definitely on my must-haves list.. though are there other yellows out there slightly less vibrant and more banana-y? I’m hoping to see some of the new Sephora by OPI swatches soon. IM beauty and Yellow Bikini look awfully similar through my monitor. :)

  11. Kim says:

    Love this collection! Great swatches

  12. Anonymous says:

    OMG, I love Finger Paints! I’m so glad you’re doing more swatches on their polishes. I love their colors. Yellow Bikini is MEGA CUTE. I was about to get IM Beauty but I heard that it was super sheer and streaky. I’m sort of glad that Yellow Bikini is less of a pain to paint on. I have a soft spot for soft yellows (: The lavender one is cute too.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Good news ladies, they are already in the stores, I just saw them at Sally’s today!!! and it is Buy 2 get 1 free until April 30.

  14. CincyFan says:

    Jenn – I hear ya. I think I like them best as a collection. Together they are fun and summery but I totally see your point.

    Jousy – Isn’t it cute. I keep thinking of that song, Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini, whenever I see it.

    Sage1 – Ever since I moved, I don’t frequent Sally’s like I used to. The ones near me don’t seem to have the new stuff in stock which is probably why Finger Paints have gone without love for so long.

    Polish Earthgirl – I hope the lavender works on you. I must admit, I’m jealous of people who can pull it off. The boyfriend says I have alien hands when I wear those type of shades.

    MariahGem – Honeydew is much more green.

    Faith – I’ll have to check it next to Zara. Good call on the possible dupe.

    Cindi – That’s a shame. I’ve never had chipping issues with FP. I say blame work! :)

    George – Good luck hunting them down. If it’s a haul for you I suggest calling in advance to see if the collection is out and still in stock.

  15. CincyFan says:

    Debbie – Thanks for the tip. I didn’t buy Starfish Patrick due to the sheer factor so I hope they are dupes and I just saved myself some $$$.

    Mary – You’re looking for a softer yellow, yes? Hmm. Rescue Beauty Square Pants is a soft yellow but for a lower cost option… Carolyn New York Summer in the City.

    Kim – Thanks! Are you planning to buy any of them?

    Anon – I’m with you. There aren’t enough non-neon yellows out there. Maybelline had this amazing yellow called Banana Pudding and my friend still has a bottle. It’s insanely gorgeous and I’m so jealous she has one. :)

    Anon #2 – Thanks for letting us know. Let the Sally’s stampede begin!!!!

  16. Anonymous says:

    Is the yellow at all similar to Orly Spark? It looks lovely.

  17. Rachel says:

    I just came from Sally’s an picked up Cherry Icee and Yellow Bikini…Can’t wait to try them!!

  18. Erin says:

    Does Finger Paints have a website that I could order directly from? Cause I went in to Sally's a few times and didn't pick them up and now am wanting them ssooooo bad!!

  19. Erin says:

    I so sad, I got to Sally's when there were only Lilac Lagoon and Turquoise Tile left! I want Ripe Peach so bad!!

  20. Julia says:

    I love Yellow Bikini!

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