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Saturday, January 18, 2014

Finger Paints Kaleidoscope Collection Swatches - Their New Flaky Glitters of 2014




Hello lovelies,

Hope you're enjoying your weekend so far. It felt like such a long week for me. I've been super busy at work and overwhelmed with all the errors I come across and have to fix. We've been told at Friday's meeting that some people will have their work hours changed and that we are now no longer allowed to take breaks. During the 2013-2014 fiscal year, the clinic had to write off an insane amount of uncollected patient balance and denied claims. The numbers were quite a shocking revelation and now everyone will have to feel the pressure and work harder. I have a feeling some people are going to quit.

So after feeling defeated at the end of the day, I stopped by Sally Beauty Supply last night for some retail therapy. I really needed something to cheer me up. Lucky for me, I came across the Finger Paints new flakies collection, fully stocked! I pretty much picked up all the shades. There are 5. Check it out!




Abstract Attraction -blue and purple flakies

Abstract Attraction, one coat over a black nail polish and topped with a clear coat






Colorful Dream - green, gold/orange, purple, and just little bit of blue flakies

Colorful Dream, one coat over a black nail polish and topped with a clear coat





Psychedelic Hue - green, teal, and a little bit of gold flakies

Psychedelic Hue, one coat over a black nail polish and topped with a clear coat





Symmetrical Symphony - gold/orange, and bluish purple flakies

Symmetrical Symphony, one coat over a black nail polish and topped with a clear coat





Vivid Reflection - pinkish purple, and gold flakies

Vivid Reflection, one coat over a black nail polish and topped with a clear coat




I found that the formula is pretty much the same across the board. Not too thick or too thin. The brush picks up a decent amount of flakies on the first coat; therefore, one or two coat will suffice. These flakies are really nice. They have a pretty opalescent and transparent color. They lay flat on the nails, spread out easily, and have a fair drying time.
I noticed that this collection isn't as vibrant as the previous collection and they have a slightly cloudy appearance but a layer of clear top coat will bring out the colors a little more. I managed to pick up all the shades in the previous flakies collection and you can view and compare the swatches HERE and HERE.

If you missed out on the last collection or want to add more flakies to your collection, I think they are still worth checking out. They are now available at Sally Beauty Supply so make sure you grab them before they're gone. They are $4.49 each with the Sally Beauty card.




6 comments:

  1. Gorgeous nail polishes, I love them all.

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    1. Thank you. I just wished they were more vibrant cause they are indeed pretty.

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  2. They all look so awesome! :D

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    1. Thank you. I love flakies. They add something extra without looking overwhelming.

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  3. I'm pretty sure it is against the law to deny you breaks. Arguing or filing a complaint against them could cost you your job.. but at the same time you have to wonder if they would do that to you what other laws/regulations/safety measures are they failing to comply by to save a buck? Punishing the employees for their lack of good business practices is BS.

    What they need to do is give somebody a phone and a stack of all the unpaid claims and start calling those insurance companies. The IC's deny a certain percent of claims right away knowing most companies are not going to bother to pursue them and just right them off. Most can be fixed with one phone call.. some take a few calls or a little bit of back and forth with the insured... but very very few cannot be fixed. Even when it's the customers themselves who have not paid, a simple phone call can almost always get some if not all the money coming in.. you just have to treat them with respect and be willing to work with them. I used to work for a diabetic supply company.. I started tracking down my own customers claims when they called for a new order just to fill some down time (I'm one of those people who want to be busy). After a couple of weeks the boss called me in to find out why I was on the phone so much, I explained and we crunched the numbers and I had pulled in almost $20,000 in unpaid claims. Needless to say I was given the green light to continue, and I didn't mind because it was actually kind of fun.. a challenge to see how many I could get paid.

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    1. Surprisingly, employers are not required to allow breaks for employees. Some states requires them to but not where I live (Wisconsin). Breaks are only allowed at the discretion of the manager. Though I don't always agree with how certain policies are implemented, I believe our clinic do everything they can to be compliant with the laws. The decision was made because of the loss of revenue and because management has noticed some employees abusing breaks, decline in productivity, and increase in errors.
      I love your work ethics. Sadly, I don't think everyone in our department works that way. To some of them, it's just a paycheck. I feel that the trouble employees are getting away with too much and the hard working employees are overwhelmed because they have to pick on the slacks of others. And I really think some need to be retrained because they don't know what they are doing. I would prefer that disciplinary action be taken on those who need it rather than just pressure everyone to work harder. Many feel that things aren't done fairly by management and I can certainly understand that. I tell them you know the best interest of management is seeing that something is getting done to increase revenue.

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