swatches

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer | Atlanta Indie Shop Exclusives

Painted Fingertips | Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer East ATL Rainbow - macro

The polishes in this post were provided for my honest review.

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I have 3 gorgeous polishes from Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer to share with you today! You’ll be especially interested to see these if you’re attending the Indie Shop in Atlanta tomorrow. All three will be on sale at the event, all 3 are limited edition, and one is a shop exclusive. (more…)

Moonflower Polish Spring Collection Swatches

Painted Fingertips | Moonflower Polish Amapola swatch

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Remember the stamping I showed you last week using the Moonflower Polish Spring collection? Well, the 4 polishes from this collection can also be worn as regular polish and they are all gorgeous on their own! In fact, wearing these as regular polish allows you to see a lot more of the lovely shift these have. The set is described as iridescent duochromy holos in a jelly base. Don’t let the ‘jelly base’ part scare you – keep in mind these can even stamp effectively, so they are nice and opaque. Each polish also has an iridescent flakie that shifts in the same coordinating colour. These will also look amazing if used together in nail art! I can see a stained glass type look being done with them.

I’ll start off with my favourite from the set, Moonflower Polish Tortuga. (more…)

Moonflower Polish | Vampy Cremes Swatches

Painted Fingertips | Moonflower Polish Plum Swatch

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Remember the amazing vampy stamping polishes from Moonflower I showed you the other day? Well, it turns out they can do more than just stamp. Today I have swatches of the 5 vampy cremes on their own as regular polish and they are amazing like this too! Before I even start showing you the pictures, I need to let you know that I used only ONE COAT for each of these 5 polishes. They are incredibly pigmented and while force of habit – plus wanting to make sure I didn’t miss any spots due to poor application skills – generally makes me want to use 2 coats for any polish, these really, truly only need one. Let’s take a look at these beauties! (more…)

Because of my Character | Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer March PPU

Painted Fingertips | Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer Because of my Character - March Polish Pickup Swatch

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It’s almost time for the March Polish Pickup to start! Can you believe it’s already March? The sale with plenty of book-themed polishes available is starting tomorrow. Today, I have a swatch of one more polish you probably need to add to your wishlist! This is Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer Because of My Character. (more…)

Family Secrets | Northern Star Polish March PPU

Painted Fingertips | Northern Star Polish - Family Secrets

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Can you believe that it’s already almost the end of February? In a couple of days, it’ll be March, and with March comes the books theme for Polish Pickup! The books theme was a long time coming, almost making it in over the past couple of months and then just being voted out. Finally, the books theme won, and I for one am really excited about it! I have been seeing a few books that I know and enjoy, and others that I haven’t read before – along with lots of pretty polish!

If Polish Pickup is new to you, here’s how it works: prior to each month’s Polish Pickup weekend, there is a period for nominations, and then voting for a theme. These are announced in the Polish Pickup Pack Facebook group, if you’d like to keep up with them there. Once a theme has been selected, participating makers all make a nail polish or other nail care and related items according to the theme. These are revealed in the weeks leading up to the pickup weekend. Finally, on the first weekend of the month, all of the items are available for purchase in one convenient shop. For March, the shop opens at 11 am EST on March 2 and is open for three days, until March 5. That is the only time that this nail polish is available! Enough talk – time for swatches! (more…)

Moonflower Polish | Vampy Cremes Stamping

Painted Fingertips | Moonflower Polish Vampy Cremes stamping - Dark Green

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I am so excited to share this post with you! A short while ago, Nadia of Moonflower Polish approached me and asked me if I could showcase a few of her polishes on my blog. Of course I leapt at the opportunity! Most polishes made by Moonflower are intended as stamping polish, so of course they are perfect for me with all of the nail art I do. In fact, just the other day I was thinking that I needed something fresh in my stamping repertoire and purchased a few new plates. These stamping polishes were perfect to add to that and I think you will like them too!

Today I have 5 brand new Moonflower polishes to share, the Vampy Cremes. These are releasing tomorrow morning, 23 February, at 9 am EST on the Moonflower Polish site. They are all dark creme bases with complementary colour shifting shimmers. They will be priced at $8 for a 15 ml bottle, or $38 for the set of 5. They are also available in mini bottles at $5 each or $23 for the set of 5. Do note that since these are highly pigmented, they may cause staining of nails, skin, or stampers; however I personally have not had any issues with staining while using these as stamping polishes.

I have tested each of these stamping polishes over both a light and a dark colour, so there are no less than 10 stamped looks to follow! It is a long, picture-heavy post, but worth it. Keep on scrolling to see how amazing each of the stamping polishes looks! (more…)

Fair Maiden Cosmic Confection | Polish Pickup Swatch

Painted Fingertips | Swatch - Fair Maiden Polish Cosmic Confection - February Polish Pickup Sugar Rush header

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I can’t believe it’s already Monday! This weekend went by far too fast. There’s just not enough time to get everything done! I hope that you enjoyed my drip marble theme week last week, I had a lot of fun with it and now we are back to regular programming.

At least I can brighten this Monday a little with some swatches of a gorgeous polish. Today I am sharing my pictures of Fair Maiden Cosmic Confection, which is their contribution for February’s Polish Pickup. Polish Pickup has exploded onto the indie scene over the past few months with its creative way of offering polish and other products from a huge variety of makers, all in one store. Each month, makers create a polish inspired by a theme voted on by the group members. February’s theme is Sugar Rush. There are a lot of polishes available, so if you’re interested in seeing more, I recommend joining the Facebook Group! (more…)