Thursday, February 16, 2012

Nicole Rich In Spirit under Funky Fingers Flashing Lights

HORRORS. yesterday evening i went to sit down and when i pulled my chair under me... my middle finger nail snapped off down to the quick! i can't bear to cut the other ones off, so i will have a tragic nub in my posts for the next week or two... sorries. my husband is still in Japan, so i sent him the before and after pictures... i think it made his week, he laughed for like two minutes straight! it does look pretty funny, actually :)

today we are looking at Nicole by OPI Rich In Spirit layered under Funky Fingers Flashing Lights. RIS is a gorgeous light blue foil. i almost took this one back after swatching it on a nail wheel, it looked like is was really sheer. i'm glad i went ahead and gave it a go as a manicure, i love it! it took three coats to give complete opacity, but the formula was nice and didn't bubble or drag.

Funky Fingers is a brand sold Five Below, a bargain store chain in the US. the formula is pretty yucky, i would not even consider buying this brand in regular colors. the glitters, however, are worth working with! i used two thick coats to achieve a look of opaque glitter... i LOVE this manicure! the polish is made up of light blue and holographic glitters, the holos are constantly catching the light and shining and changing... definitely one of those stare at your fingernails manis. the best part of this brand? they retail for three for $5! can't complain when you can get an awesome glitter for that price :)

one coat Seche Base, three coats RIC, one coat Seche Vite.

two coats FL, topped with Seche Vite, sharply focused.

slightly out of focus... are you drooling, yet?

totally out of focus, but look at all that holo!!!

i got some other glitters along with this one, i'm excited to see what i can create! i definitely recommend picking up the glitter polishes from this brand... i'd definitely skip on the basic colors, though. excuse my poor little nub! you can see that i broke it right before i added the glitter coat... figures i couldn't even have finished the swatching for this mani. Happy Thursday! Ria :)


  1. Oh my gosh, that glitter is gorgeous!!! It looks great over Rich in Spirit. I too, was a little of Rich in Spirit when I first purchased it, but ended up really liking it.

  2. i still can't believe that these glitters are three for $5!


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