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ALU’s 365 of Untrieds – Fingerpaints Outta Sight Orange

fingerpaints outta sight orange nail polish from the fingerpaints peace love & color summer 2011 collection 365 of Untrieds is my personal challenge to weed through the polishes in the ALU stash that I’ve been wanting to try but just haven’t gotten around to.

Even though Summer doesn’t technically start for a few more weeks, in the US, Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial kickoff to the season. It’s one of my favorite times of the year. And not just because my birthday usually falls on that weekend but because it means the start of the boating season, trips to Put-In-Bay, cookouts etc. We spent yesterday touring the local wineries with our neighbors and, outside of a few drops of rain, the weather was absolute perfection.

Since orange is looking to be one of the big trends this summer I decided to pull out one of the new Fingerpaints Peace, Love & Color collection nail polishes, Outta Sight Orange.

Formula & Application: Fingerpaints is produced exclusively for Sally Beauty and it is 4-Free (including formaldehyde resin) and does not include camphor. At some point the FP formula changed because they used to be 3-Free but I don’t know when that switch happened. If you are concerned about which formula you are buying, check the ingredient list under the label prior to purchase.

The Fingerpaints bottle is unique in that it’s kind of an oblong shape (remember The Oblongs cartoon?) with a long, slender, slightly taped cap. The brush is long, thin and flexible. It reminds me of the old OPI brush which is probably why so many of us speculated that OPI made Fingerpaints back in the day.

The formula on this one is kind of thick, gloppy and squishy but not in a detrimental way. As long as you aren’t slapping on thick coats it will build up to opaque in three coats without causing any drying issues. As I always say three thin coats are better than two thick ones as the polish will dry faster and wear longer. The same applies to Outta Sight Orange.

Fingerpaints Outta Sight Orange is a warm reddish orange jelly with glass fleck glitter. It’s not uber bright or overly mellow. It doesn’t show up in the picture but the glitter has this amazing duo-chrome effect in that it can look gold or fuchsia depending on the angle. It’s kind of amazing.

fingerpaints outta sight orange nail polish swatch from the fingerpaints peace love & color summer 2011 collection

When I first saw it I thought it would be everything I hoped for in the too sheer Nicole by OPI Fresh Squeezed. They even have the same fuchsia/gold glitter. However Fresh Squeezed is lighter and much more orange. I also looked to China Glaze Orange Marmalade, a personal favorite, but in comparison OSO looks like is has no red in it at all.

fingerpaints outta sight orange nail polish compared with nicole by opi fresh squeezed

fingerpaints outta sight orange nail polish compared with nicole by opi fresh squeezed

Fingerpaints Peace Love & Color Summer 2011 Collection fingerpaints peace love color summer 2011 nail polish collection bottles

Bottom Line: Any glass fleck that can become opaque in three coats or less is a winner in my book. With the subtle reddish undertones and flecks of gold and fuchsia, there’s no way a lover of orange polish won’t be over the moon for it. I highly suggest you scoop up this limited edition shade before it’s gone.

365 of Untrieds Stash/Share Verdict: Oh I’m definitely STASHing it. No doubt!

Fingerpaints Outta Sight Orange and the rest of the Peace, Love & Color collection are available now at Sally Beauty stores and online at Fingerpaints nail polishes normally retail for $4.99/ea for a .5oz bottle but they are currently on sale for $3.99/ea.

Thoughts on Outta Sight Orange? Are you a Fingerpaints fan? What are your favorite colors from the brand? If you haven’t tried them yet, WHAT are you waiting for? Are you hopping on board the orange polish train this summer? Did you do anything special this holiday weekend (if you celebrate)?

Disclosure: A product sample was provided by Sally Beauty. For more info view my Disclosure Policy.

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  1. Thanks for the comparison!!!

  2. Hannah says:

    The one fingerpaints color I own is too gloopy. It constantly bubbles and drags, though I do adore the color (heavenly hydrangeas.

  3. Ooo, I love Fresh Squeezed despite it’s opacity issues and it looks like I would love this one too. Seems like a trip to Sally’s is in order!

  4. Jim says:

    OSO is a little bolder and in your face, more so than Fresh Squeezed.

  5. amanda says:

    I HAVE to get to sally’s this week! Between this collection and China Glaze’s I am in LOVE!

  6. Paz says:

    Love this colour!! By the way, celebrated my bday as well this weekend. Went and bought myself a gorgeous peacock green polish by Butter and thought of you! =)

    Happy Birthday Weekend!

  7. Lauren says:

    It reminds me of Mac Imperial Flower but with the glass fleck glitter. Cool color.

  8. Michelle says:

    I LOVED this polish when I found it. However the wear almost killed me. On acrylic no less, chips and peeling abounded. It was the bad review of Nicole by OPI Fresh Squeezed that sent me on my quest for the perfect orange. I had high hopes… sad.

  9. G says:

    I LOVE Finger Paints. I find they wear excellently, the colours are FABULOUS and unique, and they make better glitters than any other company, period. I’m a glitter fan and my finger paints glitters are far and away the best, with Orly being a close second.

    I got this colour a few weeks ago and I ADORE it. It’s totally going to be my summer pedicure go-to this year!

  10. jessika says:

    how does this compare to MAC’s Imperial Flower?

  11. sarah says:

    i’m mostly disappointed with fingerpaints. the color in the bottle can be misleading with what you expect on the nail plus the wear is horrible. yet i’m still always tempted!

  12. Lauryn says:

    I love this shade! I don’t usually care for the FingerPaints colors. I’ve put all the ones I’ve ever bought up for swap, except for OSO.

  13. Mc Huggs says:

    Happy Birthday Michelle!

    This is a nice orange color, looks awesome on your nails this morning. I like the finger paints and have a few other colors except this one I will have to try out. Thank you for the comparisons.

    Have a nice colorful day!


    Mc Huggs :)

  14. allison says:

    never thought to wear orange. Weird huh?

  15. Chris says:

    I love the color range of Fingerpaints polish, and the affordable price, but they chip much quicker than OPI, Orly, Essie or China Glaze. That is my only complaint against them. Btw, does anyone know if FP is cruelty free? I have tried finding out online, but my searches turn up nada.

  16. Lindsey says:

    I’m so glad Outta Sight Orange worked for you! Isn’t it perfect for summer? I know I plan on wearing it all season.

  17. Nati says:

    omg I’m in love with this orange!!!
    Wanna buy all of them!


  18. Heather says:

    I love OSO! I am kind of new to the world of nail polish blogs, but have always loved the colors and would always keep my nails done when I was younger. Now, I have been going for regular pedicures and have been getting into all the colors. I do get manicures, but being a transcriptionist, I find it sometimes chips so I usually do my own nails at home. Do you have a place on your blog explaning the terms I

  19. meme says:

    I’ve bought 2 orange polishes this season! Liked this one when I saw it, but wondered if I would end up wearing it more than 1 or 2 times so passed. I do like Finger Paints – good value – ditto on the brush, love it as well as the way it applies. I am also a sucker for glass flecks so surprised that I have not picked up one from this summer FP collection at least. They are pretty picked over the last 2 Sally visits I paid. Nice comparison. Thanks!

  20. Fel says:

    Such a fun orange color! Love it!

  21. Reena says:

    I love those nail polishes! Gotta get me some! LOL… :)reaaaalllly pretty colors!

  22. Heather says:

    Last year I had Sunset Prism from Maybelline. I was wanting something like a neon orange and it is like an orange-red, but it was pretty for the summer. Was Cover Girl’s nail polish discontinued? Aside from Walmart, Sally’s is the next place to go for a good selection.

  23. ReaderRita says:

    I wore CND’s Electric Orange a couple of weeks ago, and after a few days, I put this on top of it- it looked fabulous! I LOVE Outta Sight Orange.
    Color me impressed with Finger Paints polishes- (pun intended!)

  24. Rie says:

    I cannot for the life of me find this color on the Sally Beauty website and we don’t have a Sally Beauty supply store where I live. I’m starting to think it’s either sold out already or it’s just not available to purchase online. :(

  25. I absolutely fell in love with this one!! Can’t find it on Ebay and I live in Norway.. Do you now anywhere who ships internationally that I can get it from??

  26. The Bean says:

    I would also like to know about where I can buy Finger Paints from regarding international shipping – I live in the UK

  27. Amarysso says:

    I can’t seem to find this anywhere! All the Sally’s in my area seem to have sold out. Is there any dupe you may recommend?