Today I have swatches of the fifth and final custom polish I had made to celebrate 5 years of Painted Fingertips to share with you. This vibrant green is Anchor & Heart Lacquer Photo Finish. I have already shared swatches of Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer Tiny Artworks, Northern Star Relaxation, Polish ‘M My Little Escape, and Supermoon Painted Fingertips. There have been 2 blues, a purple, and a teal, and today I am rounding out my set of 5 customs with a bright green. I think it’s clear which half of the colour wheel is my favourite for nail polish!
When I was selecting the 5 brands I wanted to be involved with these special customs, the 5th one was a difficult choice. There were several brands I was considering and I just couldn’t decide on a favourite – I wish I could have included them all! In the end, despite only having one other polish from them, I decided to go with Anchor & Heart Lacquer.
The single polish I had from Anchor & Heart was Rhyme & Reason from March’s Polish Pickup. That polish really impressed me, from formula to shade, and I knew I’d be needing more from Anchor & Heart. It helps that I got that polish just around the time that I was starting to plan for these 5 customs, so it was on my mind as I was selecting brands. Taryn from Anchor & Heart did a great job on my custom and definitely justified my choice!
Photo Finish is a bright slime green packed with magenta-gold flakies and with a strong golden red to green shifting aurora shimmer. I don’t often use indie polish on my toes, but it’s worth mentioning that this is a perfect pedicure shade!
Photo Finish has a slightly sheerer base to allow the shimmer and flakes to shine through, so here I am showing 3 thin coats with top coat. The formula is great and flakies distribute perfectly over the nail!
The name, of course, is about the actual blogging portion of me doing my nails. Each polish swatch or nail art needs to have that perfect finish for its photos! I know that’s not the actual meaning of ‘Photo Finish’ (a photo finish is when a race is so close to tied that the winner can only be identified from photographic evidence), but I liked the way the phrase flows better than ‘picture perfect’ and it still seemed appropriate for what I meant by it. Don’t forget to enter to win a bottle of Photo Finish, along with the other 4 customs I had made! If join the brand’s Facebook fan group, you’ll also have a second chance to win this polish soon!