Rainbow Pops

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Just a lick of bright colour for your S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y nights!  This sweet manicure features a couple of cute lollipop nail charms from Daily Charme, and one of my favourite nail polishes, Painted Polish’s dainty Chasing Rainbows.  It’s a great look, perfect for warm summer evenings.  I’m running out the door right now to enjoy my own warm summer evening; wonderful night to you,  friends!

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So Boo-tyful

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As the saying goes, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.  Or if the last photos you took of a nail polish are better than anything you could take today, use them again.  I think the first one is a little more concise, don’t you?

This is Painted Polish’s Brains & Boo-ty, a Halloween polish I received last Christmas and first swatched in the new year.  As its time with me has always been just a tiny little bit out of seasonal step with its intended holiday, I thought it would fun to revisit this Halloween glitter bomb during the actual spooktacular season.  Except the photos I took in the winter still look pretty great.  It seemed a shame not to reuse them…and so I did!  Gotta recycle where you can; we all need to do our part to fight climate change. :/

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Brains & Boo-ty was released some years ago; as such, it’s unfortunately no longer available from any of the usual stocklist suspects, although Harlow & Co. carry a number of other Painted Polish glitters that look like Brains & Boo-ty in composition, if not in colour (love these perfect Halloweenie hues.)  And hey look, so glittery all up close – it’s kind of hypnotizing, like a Halloween disco ball.

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Brains & Boo-ty

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Hey look, just in time for Winterween, the cold weather Halloween holiday I just made up, here’s a festive lacquer from Painted Polish to keep your nails looking their spookiest. This is Brains & Boo-ty, and it presumably belongs to last year’s Halloween collection, although it caught my eye this Christmas.

This is actually the third Painted Polish lacquer I received this holiday, and just like its gift mates, Aurora and Chasing Rainbows, Brains & Boo-ty is fantastically fun, super well made and easy to apply.  It’s the trifecta of polish awesomeness!  But really, I’m terrifically impressed with Painted Polish’s offerings, and I’ll be keeping my eye out for more fabulous lacquers going forward.

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Brains & Boo-ty’s neat-o mix of purple, orange and lime green holographic glitter (which applied so nicely in just three lump-free coats) was just begging for the macro treatment, which I happily obliged.  Winterween looks pretty great up close and personal, doesn’t it?

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Finger Candy Claus outsourced the acquisition of these Painted Polish lacquers to Harlow & Co., should you feel moved enough by the Winterween spirit to also covet this gorgeous polish. 😉

Party Polish!

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This terrifically fun lacquer, Painted Polish’s Aurora, is all about the festive fete, and I’M all about its party-in-a-bottle assortment of pink, yellow, blue and silver micro glitter.  I particularly love the way the semi-translucent glass-type glitters layer upon each other to create purple from the pink and blue, orange from the yellow and pink and green from the blue and yellow.  It’s such a super cool effect – accidental rainbows! – made sparkly through the addition of silver holographic glitter.  All the better to get yer party unicorn on!

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And when the lights go down, Aurora will still have your back, because this polish also glows in the dark!

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Formula-wise, this polish applied nicely.  Micro glitters are always a bit tricky, as they tend to clump more readily than other types of glitter, but Aurora was neither too thick, nor too thin, and applied to full opacity in four careful coats.  Texture?  There’s some. Enough that you should use a thick topcoat like Seche Vite as opposed to the doesn’t-even-have-a-name emergency topcoat I used today – no name just sank into the polish, leaving it with a smoothly textured kind of finish that in the name of my hosiery and skin, I’d really prefer to have completely sealed up.

But issues in topcoat choice aside, Aurora is a wonderful lacquer, and another super fun pick from Painted Polish.  I’m looking forward to seeing what my third gifted bottle brings.

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Chasing Rainbows

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The day after Christmas typically calls for a two-part manicure, one part to show off any fabulous new acquisitions and the other to cleanse the nail art palette after a solid month of holiday-themed manicures.  So how fortunate that my husband gifted me with this gorgeous lacquer, Painted Polish’s Chasing Rainbows, a sparkly little wonder packed with over 45 different matte and holographic glitters.  It’s so fresh-looking, like newly fallen snow blanketing multi-coloured Christmas lights.

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This is my first Painted Polish product, and I’m pretty darn impressed!  Mega glitter polishes like this one can sometimes get quite clumpy and thick, but Chasing Rainbows was neither too thin, nor too thick, applying evenly in just two coats.  Love.  A very good gift (of many; I must have been a very good girl this year, because Santa was great to me.) I know that Mr. Finger Candy Santa acquired this bottle of Chasing Rainbows through Harlow & Co., where it is still listed as in stock, pending any Boxing Day sales. 😉