Now that Halloween is over it’s time to REALLY launch into all that is the HOLIDAYS!!!
I for one am more shocked this year than ever that next month is Christmas already. Just last night I was looking at some candles on my coffee table that I switch out to red ones in December, and I thought “I JUST put the red ones back into the garage like 2 months ago”! But nooooo, it was 10 months ago! So strange.
Anyway, that leads me to the FingerPaints Merry & Bright Collection for holiday 2011. This collection of six new colors includes three glitters, two amazing cremes and a shimmery green metallic.
Yule Be Merry
Yule Be Merry is a cranberry reddish/pink shimmer. This reads as more of a pink than red to my eye and especially in bright light. It’s super creamy and a nice glowing color. Great formula, but not really that unique of a color. I used two coats.
Winter Sky is a bright teal-ish sky blue with light blue shimmer. Oh. My. God. When I saw the promo pic this is the one I was hopeful about. This proved to be even better than I imagined in person. It’s SO buttery smooth. So rich. So blue. So shimmery. So flattering. So will give you Smurf fingers…Oh yeah, in the 2 minutes this was on my nails, I wound up with blue dyed nails. Blue is the only color that ever stains my nails. It came off by the next day though. I don’t even care it’s such a great blue. I wish more companies would think outside the red, green, gold and silver box for the holidays like this. This was two coats.
Comet’s Collar is a medium green metallic with heavy yellow and green glass flecked shimmer. This is another color that is somewhat outside of the normal holiday collection box. It’s green yes, but it’s a different green. I like it, but don’t love it. The formula was a little sheer and it’s definitely as three-coater if you want total coverage. I used two here.
Santa Kisses is a red glitter in a clear base. The glitter is pretty heavy and does a good job of covering the nail with three coats. But alas, this has been done to death with nearly every brand out there.
Drummer Boy is a medium blue glitter in a clear base. The glitter wasn’t as heavy here and I only got about half the coverage as I did with Santa Kisses. Again, been done to death.
Frosty Night is a silver glitter in a clear base. I got about the same coverage as Drummer Boy with this. And same thing, we have seen this a zillion times…
I think the first three here are worth getting but the last three are probably ones most nail polish aficionados already have. I highly recommend Winter Sky if you love blues, because it’s truly spectacular in person.
Availability: Sally Beauty Supply.
What do you think about Merry & Bright?