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.