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.

FingerPaints Yule Be Merry
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.

FingerPaints Winter Sky
Winter Sky

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.

FingerPaints Comet s Collar
Comet’s Collar

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.

FingerPaints Santa Kisses
Santa Kisses

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.

FingerPaints Drummer Boy
Drummer Boy

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.

FingerPaints Frosty Night
Frosty Night

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.

Pricing: $4.99.

What do you think about Merry & Bright?


Written by Kelly
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