So let me start out with- these polishes won’t be for everyone. In fact a lot of the reviews I’ve read so far say “OH NO JUST DON’T” & I’m barely paraphrasing. This post is awkward to write because on one hand I love to promote originality but on the other I’m not sure if I’d wear these shades raw without top coat. That being said- how about we see their gorgeous-ness with top coat? Keep reading to see tons of photos of the Finger Paints Enchanted Mermaid Collection for Summer 2014!
First lets address texture. I have NEVER had a polish like this- & I really love the texture trend. I actually posted a photo in a polish group I’m in as a prequel & people were divided there as well. Some said it looked just like scales as intended while others said it could actually pass for mold/fungus on my nails. #NotCute ya’ll. This texture really does look like scales very close up in my opinion but from a normal vision distance I think it looks off. I believe each shade has clear glitter inside that is thicker to give it texture- granted that is only a guess from removing each one & examining my cotton rounds. Each shade is also a duchrome.
The most important thing about this post is to NOT judge the raggedy-ness of my hands right now. I have allergies & eczema…& my cuticles are totally in that teenage stage of rebelling not matter what I do for them. Don’t hate on me- I know. Seriously- I blow these pictures up to a gigantic size where it is very noticeable. Also- I didn’t color correct ANY of these photos even to make my skintone more accurate. I wanted you to be able to see how different these shades look in shade VS sun & how molten-ish they appear.
Each shade is 2 coats then the photos with the Out the Door top coat have….well topcoat!
Finger Paints Sea Temptress- A highly pearled white with a green duochrome & mermaid tail texture. I needed 3 coats but only did 2- definitely should have done three!
Finger Paints Tales of Love- A highly pearled brightened blue with tons of teal shimmer & mermaid tail texture. This one is very water-eque & pretty.
Finger Paints Sailor’s Lure- A metallic blurple (blue + purple) with a strong blue shimmer & mermaid tail texture. Blurples are seriously so hard to capture on film.
Finger Paints Underwater Enchantress- A metallic sage green with a murky golden sheen & mermaid tail texture. (This one is my favorite!!)
The scaly finish is hard to see in the far away shots so hopefully you can see them in some of my closer pictures. I actually like these with top coat quite a bit although it really sucked it up. I love the base of these shades & honestly wish they weren’t textured this way- but they are. I don’t know how often I’ll wear them but when I do I think I will definitely be wearing top coat for that “molten” look.
Have you got an opinion on this collection? Would you rock “mermaid tail” texture?