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FingerPaints Bare No Secrets and Our Tips Are Tealed from A Pair Affair by All Lacquered Up

By on August 21, 2013
in Fall 2013, Finger Paints, Nail Art, Tan, Teal

They say parents shouldn’t pick favorites among their children. And when it comes to my FingerPaints “A Pair Affair” nail polish collection for Sally Beauty, the colors are like my children. Hell, they took much longer than nine months to birth. Regardless, I can’t help but be biased towards Our Tips Are Tealed. It’s my FAVORITE!!

FingerPaints Our Tips Are Tealed and Bare No Secrets

FingerPaints Our Tips Are Tealed and Bare No Secrets

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Shh, don’t tell the other kids I said that. Oh right, they can’t hear me! Anyway, Our Tips Are Tealed is the total star of this nail polish show and, as proud as I am of all the shades in the collection, it has the strongest hold on my heart.

Its more grounded counterpart, Bare No Secrets, is chic and understated but with personality. See how they play off each other in a twist on the traditional French Manicure.

Formula & Application: FingerPaints is 5-Free and produced exclusively for Sally Beauty. The FingerPaints bottle is unique in that it’s kind of an oblong shape (remember The Oblongs) 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.

Both shades have a creamy texture that is easy to control. OTAT looks a bit thin on the first coat but after two coats, you have full coverage. It also dries a bit flat, with texture from the glitter, but perks right up with top coat. BNS is also well pigmented but may require three coats. I found that it isn’t the best at self-leveling so use care in application.

FingerPaints Bare No Secrets is a sandy tan with a hint of pink in its shimmery base. The cool base tone is evened out with flecks of gold glitter. Combined they make for a pretty universally flattering neutral with a kick of sparkle for fun.

FingerPaints Bare No Secrets nail polish swatch

FingerPaints Bare No Secrets

FingerPaints Our Tips Are Tealed is a be-still-my-heart twinkling teal. It leans towards emerald but has its roots firmly planted in teal territory. Between the metallic foil flecks and sparkling traditional glitter, it’s one blingtastic party. Pictures really can’t do this color justice. It just leaps out at you from the bottle. Trust!

FingerPaints Our Tips Are Tealed nail polish swatch

FingerPaints Our Tips Are Tealed

When I created each duo, I had a vision of how they would be worn together. For me, I always picture this set worn in a mani-pedi combination. Perfect for the woman who wants to keep it subdued and neutral on her hands yet have a party on her toes. Since I’m not about to visually harass you with my feet, this multi-colored manicure will have to do.

FingerPaints Bare No Secrets and Our Tips Are Tealed

FingerPaints Bare No Secrets and Our Tips Are Tealed

If you’re looking for a nail art idea to try. I like a Sideways French manicure with these shades. I originally thought teal French tips on the sandy base would be good but it just wasn’t feeling it as much as this. All you need is a French tip guide sticker to make it happen.

Sideways French Manicure with FingerPaints nail polish

Sideways French Manicure

The FingerPaints “A Pair Affair” by All Lacquered Up nail polish collection is available NOW at and will be at Sally Beauty stores nationwide September 2013. FingerPaints nail polish retails for $5.29/ea and is exclusive to Sally Beauty so you can only buy it at the stores or online at If you purchase online through my links, you help support this site.

Now that you’ve seen all the duos, which pair is your favorite? How would you wear Our Tips Are Tealed and Bare No Secrets?

In Case You Missed It

Behind The Scenes – The Making of A Pair Affair by All Lacquered Up
FingerPaints A Grape Catch and Sage It Ain’t So Nail Polish Swatches & Nail Art
FingerPaints Sarong So Right and You Yacht To Know Better Nail Polish Swatches & Nail Art

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Sally Beauty for creation of this collection. Product samples were provided by the brand. Affiliate links appear via rewardStyle and Skimlinks. For more info view my Disclosure Policy

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  1. Amanda says:

    Oh, it’s hard to pick a favorite!! I’m a purple girl at heart, so I love the purple, but I LOVE all of them!! I will definitely be buying ALL of them.

  2. Laura says:

    To be honest, when I saw the bottles, I wasn’t really feeling any of them. However, after seeing your nail swatches, I am in LOVE with most of the collection! The Nautical set has to be my favorite, but I also really really like the nude from this set. Those will probably be my buys.
    The purple and teal are gorgeous, but not really my style. I really think you did an exceptional job! Hopefully someday you’ll be able to get the perfect yellow to materialize, because I’d love to see what you could do with it.

    • Michelle Mismas says:

      Thank you Laura! I’m so glad you like them. I would love to make that yellow happen too

  3. Michelle says:

    I LOVE this duo!

  4. Beautiful!! I’m going to have to track these down when they come out!

    • Michelle Mismas says:

      Thanks Emily! They’re online now so I hope that means they’ll be in stores in the next week or so.

  5. Diane says:

    This collection is fantastic. I think I need every one of them!

  6. TheNailSnail says:

    The Our Tips Are Tealed looks gorgeous! I love the sideways French manicure — very unique :)

  7. Amy says:

    Love bare no secrets. Looks close to Butter London’s all hail the queen?

    • Michelle Mismas says:

      I only have the original version, All Hail McQueen, but the base color is much cooler than Bare No Secrets

  8. Lillian says:

    Is this collection LE or part of the permanent collection?

  9. shasta says:

    Sarong So Right and You Yacht to Know Better! Getting them all, but if I had to choose two those two would definitely be it.

  10. Florasol says:

    I love (and I mean luuuuuuuuuurve!) this teal but it’s just a tiny bit too green… my absolute fave is the couple grape&sage, so very perfect for the coming fall, it looks like a bunch of grapes peeking from behind the grape leaves! (I had my friend make me a Cernit grape and leaves necklace-and-earrings in exactly those colors, and it’s beautiful….)
    I could just wear it with those two enamels…. mmmmhhhh…..

    • Michelle Mismas says:

      It may not look that green in person. I say give it a shot if you love teal.

      • Florasol says:

        hah, OF COURSE I surely will! Teal is my all-time fave nail color! :) you’ve been fantastic, they are all good choices!

  11. I love this sideways French mani, so cool! Our Tips are Tealed is definitely my favorite of the bunch!

  12. Sharon says:

    Both colors are gorgeous (actually the entire line is gorgeous, really), but my favorite is Bare No Secrets. It seems so simple but a pretty neutral polish isn’t that easy to find. Maybe it’s because I need a cool base like this one. Anyway, I am going to be stalking Sally’s for this one for sure.

    I love your concept of coordinating polishes because that’s something I always try to do, too.

    • Michelle Mismas says:

      Thanks Sharon! It is hard to find a great neutral. I hope this one will work for a lot of people.

    • Tiffany says:

      haha, of all the colors in that collection, Bare No Secrets was the only one I bought xD

  13. Gwen says:

    I have them all on order @ Sally.

  14. terri says:

    I like them all!!!

  15. Angee says:

    I just ordered all 6. I cannot wait for them to arrive!!

    • Michelle Mismas says:

      Wow, that’s amazing. Thank you so much. Please let me know what you think when they arrive.

  16. Jacquelyn says:

    Got them all ordered from Sally through your site. High anticipation to see and use them. Don’t know which I will have to use first.

    • Michelle Mismas says:

      Thank you so much Jacquelyn! I really hope you love them and will share pics once you get them.

  17. CeCe says:

    My local Sally’s has all the items on their shelve. I picked up Bare no Secrets today. Very pretty color. :)