Fingerpaints Spring 2011 Palette of Petals Collection – Heavenly Hydrangeas, Aren’t You Glad-iolous and Dahlia My Number

Fingerpaints Palette of Petals Collection
Fingerpaints Palette of Petals Collection

Look at those crazy flower thingeys on the bottles!  They’re actually rings, so you can slip them around your finger and wear them.  On me, they seemed a little too big, but my fingers are kind of small.  But anyway, this collection is so cute!  So fun, and so cheap, all at once!  I love Fingerpaints.

Even the display is cute, there’s a lot of Gerber Daisy going on, and lots of flowers.  I’m happy to be able to find something like this at the Sally Beauty next to my Target, with no limited edition-backordered-expensive shipping-drama.  It’s a really nice collection, and the colors that I tried also have nice formulas.

This is Heavenly Hydrangeas.  It’s a dusty, slightly mauve purple that dries darker than the bottle.  I really liked this color, and it applied in two lovely coats.  It’s a little more vibrant in real life but walks that line where it still seems muted.  It’s like the springy, tulip version of Essie’s Angora Cardi.

Fingerpaints Heavenly Hydrangeas
Fingerpaints Heavenly Hydrangeas

 

Fingerpaints Heavenly Hydrangeas, shade
Fingerpaints Heavenly Hydrangeas, shade

Next, Aren’t You Glad-iolous.  This name is a little silly.  But this nail polish is great!  I thought from other swatch pictures that it was interesting because it’s a very blue-leaning lavender.  It’s even bluer in person, which makes it different from other lavenders that I’ve seen or tried.  It’s more vibrant, but in a greyish-blue pastel way that I like.  And the application of this one is noteworthy-it’s not runny and goes on thick but not streaky and very controllable.  I used two coats here but almost felt like I could have stopped with one:

Fingerpaints Aren't You Glad-ioulous
Fingerpaints Aren't You Glad-ioulous

I checked it against Essie’s Lilacism to see if the color is really that unique.  My index and middle finger are Fingerpaints and my ring and pinky are Essie.  You can see that the Fingerpaints color is more stark and blue than the Essie, although they’re in the same family.  The application is so different, though-the Essie took three coats and didn’t feel as finished or covered as the Fingerpaints even then.

Aren't You Glad-iolous, Lilacism
Aren't You Glad-iolous, Lilacism

Dahlia My Number is a shimmery orange-it’s like the hot summery cousin of Orly Gilded Coral.  The shimmer is really dense orange-gold with little flashes of yellow or pink.  It also went on nicely, but is more sheer than the other two, and took three coats.  I like that it’s a reddish-orange color; I think that makes it more pretty instead of just being really bright.

Fingerpaints Dahlia My Number
Fingerpaints Dahlia My Number

I also tried it with China Glaze Cracked Concrete, just because I always feel the need to try out a crackle polish lately.

Dahlia My Number w/ Cracked Concrete
Dahlia My Number w/ Cracked Concrete

This combination was just okay.  I don’t think there was quite enough contrast and I didn’t like the way the crackle turned out–it was too wispy.  I think I put it on too thin.  It’s like I forgot what I learned about crackle polish last weekend.

There’s three other colors that I didn’t pick up-two greens and a pink.  This collection is available now at Sally Beauty!  Unfortunately it’s not available online; the Sally Beauty website has pictures of the collection, but then it says “in stores only.”

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