Thursday, November 6, 2014

FingerPaints Holiday Glitz Mani Kit and Patent Leather Mani Kit

*Press Samples*

Hi everyone! Today I have two mini sets that will be available during the holiday season. These would make great stocking stuffers, so be sure to be on the lookout for them at your local Sally Beauty Supply (they were released on November 1 along with the Holiday Wishes Collection).

The Holiday Glitz Mani Kit contains 3 polishes that are full of sparkle and shine so they are perfect for adding a festive touch to your nails. I thought that the images from the press release were perfect to show you the packaging that you will be seeing in stores, so here is the image from FingerPaints of the Holiday Glitz Mani Kit.

Tangled in Tinsel is a multicolored glitter topper in a clear base. The there is a lot of silver and gold in this and the colored glitters are a little muted so it gives it an overall pastel feeling. This is basically a larger glitter version of Glisten Here, which is the multicolored microglitter in the Holiday Wishes Collection. For this mani, I used 2 coats over OPI Mod About You. Spread and glitter density were great with this polish, so it was really easy to work with. If your collection is lacking a confetti glitter topper like this, this one is great!

Sparkle With Me is a clear-based glitter topper filled with white glitters and silver holo glitters. For this mani, I used 2 coats over Essie Bikini So Teeny. The spread and glitter density was also on point with this polish, so it is another great glitter to work with. I really adore the snowy look of this glitter, and it could be used over pretty much any color for a fun wintery look!

Glitz & Glam is a metallic silver foil. Formula on this one was great and it was almost a one-coater (but I did two coats here for good measure). For some reason, I personally don't like foil polishes when I see them up close (like, in pictures) but if I have them on and catch a glimpse of my nails when I'm wearing them they look WHOA BLINGY, and this one certainly did. You could also use the glitters from this set over Glitz & Glam for a super festive look.

The Patent Leather Mani Kit contains two classic creme colors (red and black) as well as a bottle of FingerPaints Topcoat. This kit would be perfect for someone who needs to add some basics with great formulas to their collection. Once again, I have added the photo from the FingerPaints press release so that you can see what the kit will look like in stores.

The FingerPaints Topcoat that is included is a standard topcoat that does not have a quick-dry formula. It is nice and shiny and has a good thickness (not too thick, not too thin). Now, I don't personally use non quick-dry topcoats when I do my manis (because I'm too impatient) but I will get use out of this one when I'm swatching. If you are someone who likes to use regular topcoats, then this one seems pretty good to me.

Patent Black is a shiny black creme. Formula was top notch on this polish (it was almost a one-coater) and it did not pool or flood my cuticles. I used 2 coats for this mani with 1 coat of the FingerPaints Topcoat. I've always loved FingerPaints Black Expressionism for a black creme, and this one follows suit with its fantastic formula.

Patent Red is a shiny red creme. Formula was also great with this one and it was almost a one-coater. It was easy to control and I also didn't find it to be stainy, as some reds can be. This is 2 coats with 1 coat of FingerPaints Topcoat. Patent Red leans more to the cool side of the red spectrum and is also a deeper red (not a bright, in-your-face red). It's a very classic shade that would look great on many skintones.

The FingerPaints Holiday Glitz Mani Kit and Patent Leather Mani Kit are exclusively available from Sally Beauty Supply and are in stores and online now. These kits are limited edition for the holidays, so be sure to get them while they last! Thanks for looking everyone!

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