In case you missed it, I have had the privilege of working with the people at Sally Beauty to create a six piece capsule collection for their FingerPaints nail polish brand. A collection of three on-trend duos, FingerPaints “A Pair Affair” by All Lacquered Up will launch in Sally Beauty stores, nationwide, this September.
Today I have the first duo to share with you, A Grape Catch and Sage It Ain’t So. Green and purple are my two favorite shades, in nail polish and life, so pairing them together just makes sense. And they make for a fabulous gradient manicure, if I do say so myself!
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 polishes have a smooth flow to them and dry with a glossy finish though the pigmentation varies. A Grape Catch gets it done in a solid two coats while Sage It Ain’t So is a bit more sheer, to suspend the glass flecks, so it requires three coats.
FingerPaints A Grape Catch is kind of my Mismas 2.0 only this time I was longing for an indigo-leaning purple with a high sparkle factor. The base color is kind of smoky with a silvery shimmer and it’s packed with blue and silver glitter with some glass flecks mixed in. It dries with a bit of texture but nothing a top coat won’t camouflage.
FingerPaints Sage It Ain’t So is a silvery verdant green filled with smooth crystal glass flecks that give it an almost metallic look. The underside of a leaf bathed in moonlight served as inspiration for this color.
Being that these shades were designed to be worn together, an accent nail is an easy way to don the duo. They make for a fab mani-pedi combo as well.
However, when I really started playing with the colors, a gradient nail art manicure came to mind. A Grape Catch sponges really well over Sage It Ain’t So, quickly adding opacity to the look.
The FingerPaints “A Pair Affair” by All Lacquered Up nail polish collection is available NOW at SallyBeauty.com 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. If you purchase online through my links, you help support this site.
What do you think of my first duo? Do you plan to pick up either of these shades? What kind of nail art would you create with this pair?
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