Skip to main content

Review: TWO (!!!) Finger Paints Special Effects, Motley and Asylum!

I've already started a post with AHHH MMAHH GAAAHD in the past 24 hours so must think of some other introduction.....hmmm.  I'm really excited? That'll do.  But yes, I am soo very super psyched today as I have two more Finger Paints Special Effects!  The lovely Kitty hooked me up with two (!!!) bottles and they're so worth it, so good.  As I couldn't decide which one to use, why not both?

First up, I wanted to do something other than a flat black for a change.  Here I used two coats of Nicole by OPI No Limits, a gorgeous almost black blue.  It's a heavily pigmented jelly and so glossy on.  I'm a fan.  Next, I added a coat of Asylum (orange and purple flakes), one of Motley (green and blue) and then another of Asylum because it's amazing.  The result? A beautiful flakie rainbow!

The Verdict:  These are amazing, I just hate how hard they were to come by.  The rainbow Finger Paints Asylum and Motley make together is beautiful.  I just wish I hadn't ruined this making the bed about 10 minutes after taking these pictures... :(


  1. What topcoat do you use? I use Seche Vite and can get back to using my nails like normal about 10 mins after putting it on. I could probably do it sooner but I like to make sure it's totally dry.

    1. I used Seche Vite too but stuffing your hands down the sides of a Malm bed to put a fitted sheet on is too much even for the mighty SV :(

  2. Aw, sorry to hear about the bed destroying your gorgeous nails!! This is so pretty!! :D

  3. I have all 5 of these and they are awesome!

    1. *crushing jealousy*. I think Asylum is the one I wanted the most, are there any other must-haves?


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog


Ok! So you may be feeling a sense of deja vu but WHO CARES SPARKLIES.  I actually did this flower mani before the neon one - I held the the neon glitter under my blacklight and there was no way I could not immediately apply it to my nails. Running The Sparkly Shop just continues to have perks...  And yes, I do have a blacklight bulb that handy.  Anyway, this glitter is just as amazing as the neon, it's RIDICULOUSLY sparkly.  Same thinness, nice and easy to work with.  Let's take a look, shall we?


Alrighty!  So I recently got a hold of some very interesting flower glitter as a sample for the shop.  In the past I've stayed away because I've found it really hard to work with because it either won't lay flat or it's too thick or it sticks up or something, and generally just hasn't really been worth it.  UNTIL NOW.  Now, not only is this glitter thin enough to behave it also literally explodes under blacklight.  LOOK AT IT.  Makes me want to carry around my blacklight bulb all the time...more....

My Most Complex Rainbow Glitter Mosaic Yet

It's no secret that when I get bored, I troll ebay for glitter.  I set myself a $10 budget, search for "holo hex glitter" or something, sort by buy it now and lowest price + shipping and go nuts.  I got a new package in the mail today and turns out we all have different definitions of "rhombus" as my rhombus glitter was distinctly hexagonally shaped.  Whatever, it's an excuse to the most rainbowy nails I've ever done.  They're so sparkly they're actually casting little rainbows on my keyboard as I type this.  Sure, they took a long time to do but look how sparkly in these static images!
To start, I did my usual base, two coats of Rimmel Black Satin.  It cleans up well and doesn't do weird things to my glitter so it's a good base.  Then, using my usual technique and Sally Hansen Invisible top coat, I got to work with my glitter.  I've been having a lot of luck lately with starting with a column of glitter straight down the middle of …