Tag: Funky Fingers
Reno Wedding Nails
…OH, not MY wedding. I got married in Vegas, like…twenty years ago. My niece got married in Reno last weekend. I was wearing a Barbie pink dress, so I thought pink nails would be too matchy-matchy, so I went for a rose gold type thing.
I started with Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat and two coats of Sally Hansen Color Therapy “Burnished Bronze”. I used a little bit of Funky Fingers “Supernova” on the tips for extra gold and pink glitter. A quick layer of Glisten & Glow Glitter Grabber and I finished with Glisten & Glow Top Coat.
I would’ve liked a better blend with the base of “Supernova” and “Burnished Bronze”, but I didn’t have time to start over. You git what you git and you don’t have a fit.
Funky Fingers “Comet Mebro” is supposed to be a color-changing solar polish…but since I bought it on clearance over 6 years ago…I guess this polish is no longer feeling like changing it’s color. I tried it in full sun…nothing. I even shoved my hands underneath one of my husband’s plant lights…NOTHING. Oh well.
Without that fun feature, this is just another sheer blue nail polish.
This is two coats of “Comet Mebro” (…and what a cringey name) under Vibrant Scents Base Coat in “Island Petals” and under Vibrant Scents Top Coat in “Island Petals”.
After being disappointed in “Rock Candy”, I demanded an immediate do-over to create Champagne Bubbles.
I started with Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat and two coats of Funky Fingers “Oh Be One”. It’s an oyster shell polish, so a few streaks and brush marks, but nothing a little glitter cannot handle. For the gold glitter, I used essie “Summit of Style”. I topped with Glisten & Glow Glitter Grabber and Glisten & Glow Top Coat.
I am VERY pleased with how my Champagne Bubbles turned out! I thought I was being original, but it turns out I did something similar…
I am IN LOVE with Funky Fingers “Material Girl”. If you know, you know.
This is two coats of “Material Girl” over Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat. Since “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend,” I used China Glaze “Bring on the Bubbly” on my accent nails. I did NOT forget the Glisten & Glow Glitter Grabber this time.
Even though “Material Girl” is already matte, I wanted my diamonds to be matte as well, so I topped them all with Glisten & Glow Matte Top Coat.
“Material Girl” was a tiny bit streaky, but the top coat even it out for the most part.
This is a MUCH better “Material Girl” than the other “Material Girl” I own.
My Nails and My Living Room
I am OBSESSED with my goth Xmas Tree…it’s a black, artificial tree, decorated with red, black and white ornaments. It’s especially striking against the backdrop of my turquoise living room walls. I took my obsession to the next level by reproducing that color scheme on my nails for Xmas week.
I started with Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat and two coats of Sinful Colors “Fool for Azul” as a proxy for my living room paint. There’s a wee bit more green in my wall paint – “Fool for Azul” is more of a Tiffany blue – but the match was close enough for me. The white snowflake glitter is Funky Fingers “Olaf” and the red glitter is Funky Fingers “Red Ryder”. I topped the glittery fingers with Glisten & Glow Glitter Grabber and then topped them all with Glisten & Glow Top Coat.
I. Love. These. Nails.
I’ll be honest, my husband gave me a big ration of shit for matching my nails to my living room, but I could not care less – they turned out FANTASTIC.
Le Tits Now!
Why “let it snow” when you can “le tits now”?
I occurs to me that the blue I used – Sinful Colors “Zzzapped!” – is pretty close to Jeopardy Blue. What a happy accident…thinking a lot about losing Alex Trebek (and Sean Connery, too I guess) this year.
This is two coats of “Zzzapped!” over Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat. For a the snowy nails, I used Funky Fingers “Elsa”. I guess I am still stuck on matte nails – I topped them all with Glisten & Glow Matte Top Coat.
China Glaze “Rainbow” is soft baby pink when topped with a matte top coat, but before the top coat, it was white with a flash of rainbow opalescence. I love a versatile polish!
I started with Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat and two coats of “Rainbow”. For accent nails, I used one of my favorite glitter toppers, Funky Fingers “Son of a Nutcracker”. I finished with Glisten & Glow Matte Top Coat.
This polish combination reminds me of The Last Unicorn.
Tint for Tat
Sheer polishes are gamble. Unless your nails are immaculately clean and exquisitely shaped, you run the risk of a sheer polish revealing every flaw. My nails are far from perfect, but they’re in better shape than usual…
I went ahead and took the risk to try Funky Fingers “Tint for Tat”, a sheer purple. This is two coats over Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat. On its own, the polish was very shiny, so I decided to go matte instead. I topped ALL of my nails with Glisten & Glow Matte Top Coat.
I thought this polish would chip away to nothing immediately, but it lasted pretty well, with only minor edge wear after three days.
Elsa in Blue Jeans
It’s December. Time for cliched seasonal manicures!
In honor of Frozen II, I figured I would pull out Funky Fingers “Elsa” and combine it with a new polish. I started with Glisten & Glow Base Coat and two coats of Layla Cosmetics LAYBA Nail Polish in “Sexy in Blue Jeans” from November’s ipsy bag. I’ve never heard of the brand before, but the polish is quite nice. It’s the perfect consistency and the brush is good quality. Everyone could use a nice indigo creme polish like this.
Remembering how hard it was to fish these damn snowflakes out of the bottle, I only used “Elsa” on my Thumb and ring fingers. I topped my thumb, index and middle fingers with Glisten & Glow Top Coat. I used Glisten & Glow Matte Top Coat on my ring finger and pinky. I definitely like the matte better – it’s more sophisticated.
I really like how my nails turned out – they remind me of a festive holiday sweater. They also remind me of this look I did FIVE YEARS AGO with the similar Funky FIngers “Olaf”.
Inspired by Frida
My new Frida Kahlo collection has inspired me! For the past few months, I haven’t felt overly inspired to do any nail art of fancy combinations. I’ve just been painting my nails and going about my business…but playing with my new makeup has given me a few idea.
I decided to play with Frida Kahlo “FKN37”, probably my favorite polish right now. I started with Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat and “FKN37”. I topped my thumb and ring finger with Sinful Colors Hypnotic Transforming Top Coat in “Redrum.” I didn’t get much reaction on my thumb, but my ring finger turned out really cool. For the glitter on my middle finger and pinky, I used Funky Fingers “Red Wedding”. I left my index finger plain. I topped all of my nails with Glisten & Glow Matte Top Coat.
I love red and turquoise together. I wanted to paint my walls turquoise and red, but I’ve been forbidden from painting any walls red in my house. At least my living room is a similar shade of turquoise. Maybe the next couch I get can be red?
Now I need to check my 20 miles of CVS receipts to see if I have any coupons I can use on more Frida Kahlo Nail Polish!