Tag: Funky Fingers
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!
I’m a fairy princess!
Or, more accurately, I am a Unicorn Fairy Princess, since this is Funky Fingers “Unicorn Dust”. It’s a fantastic glitter topper, but you know me – I’ll go out with only a top on, Winnie the Pooh-ing my fingernails, so to speak…
This is two coats of “Unicorn Dust” on top of Glisten & Glow Base Coat and underneath Glisten & Glow Matte Top Coat. I love a good matte glitter.
And yes, I chopped the hell out of my nails. I have not figured out if they each grow at different speeds, or if I wear them down at different speeds – but they all match now.
February 15th is is the best, am I right?
Instead of the usual pink and red shit, I decided to celebrate my REAL love – chocolate. I started with two coats of Sinful Colors “Hot Toffee” over Sinful Colors Base Coat. I then got out my most candy-ful glitters. The hearts are Funky Fingers “Queen of Hearts” and the multi-colored bar glitters are Funky Fingers “Cupcake Sprinkles”. You know, I never noticed until now that “Cupcake Sprinkles” is cupcake-scented! I got to enjoy it for a few brief moments, until I topped the whole thing with Glisten & Glow Matte Top Coat. Doesn’t they look good enough to eat?
By the way, I went by Walmart today, but I couldn’t find any new Sinful Colors OR any dark chocolate. What the shit? At least I found the special Cap’n Crunch – Chocolately Berry Crunch.
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It’s not nearly cold enough (in Texas) to try out a mood polish, but I was thinking that my nails are long enough that the tips would be colder than my body temperature.
That’s okay – I was able to get my daughter to help me fake it with an ice pop. She held it on my nails for a minute or so, and then jumped out of frame.
Funky Fingers “Mellow Mood” is a basic lavender creme polish. When cold is applied, it turns a darker purple. This is two coats over Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat and under Glisten & Glow Top Coat. I think I need to get a new bottle of Top Coat. I’ve been carefully refilling my bottle, but I feel like what’s in the bottle is thickening enough to get uneven results on my nails. I got some wrinkling on the edges of my middle and ring fingers.
Remind me to get this one back out in January!
This year is an off year for vacations – no big family trips planned, but instead – Schlitterbahn Season Passes! Even though Typhoon Texas is just 20 minutes away, we’d rather drive all the way to New Braunfels to float in the lazy river.
For our inaugural trip on Sunday, I chose Funky Fingers “Salty Kisses”. I’ve had this polish for nearly two years and I haven’t tried it – how is that even possible? It’s a delicious, chrome-y blue. Also, the name of the polish…is…well…questionable. If you don’t get it, I’m not explaining.
This is two coats of “Salty Kisses” over Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat and under Glisten & Glow Top Coat.
I did my toes, too. I’ve already changed polish on my fingers – Schlitterbahn tears up your nails, but my toes are still going strong. I’ve gotten too many pedicures this year though – my feet weren’t up to the hot, hot asphalt. So either I need to toughen up my feet or go buy some new watersocks.
In the Mood
Funky Fingers “In the Mood” might be one of the most underwhelming “mood” nail polishes I’ve ever used.
First off, thermal/mood polishes in the summer are a horrible idea – it’s so hard to tell when they’re working. There was no color change running my nails under the tap, so I made up a tall glass of ice water and dunked my whole hand…for like 2 minutes. I barely got a color change…in the nail polish, because my fingers were fucking blue. Well fuck it – I don’t know if it’s the weather or maybe this polish just doesn’t work. I’m kind of thinking the polish doesn’t work.
This is two coats of the very.very thin and sheer “In the Mood” over Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat and under Glisten & Glow Top Coat.
Even if the polish didn’t “work”, it’s a nice summery hot pink, so there’s that.
In the Mood…for $1 Polishes
I didn’t even go to Five Below looking for nail polish…but nail polish found me. Those buckets of $1 Funky Fingers nail polish by the register got me like…
The first two polishes I grabbed are “Mood” polishes – they shift colors with temperature changes. The purple one is “Mellow Mood” and the pink one is “In the Mood”. Having just chopped my nails off, I might need to wait a few weeks before trying these – you need long nails for mood polish.
The other pink polish is a pearly pink called “Material Girl” – just like Madonna’s dress in the video!
The last polish is a sheer dark purple called “Tint for Tat” – I’m hoping it’s a good one and not a trainwreck.
Betcha I’m a Unicorn
Usually, I’m not impressed by milky nail polishes – ESPECIALLY milky glitters – see China Glaze “It’s a Trap-eze”. But it turns out that I really like Funky Fingers “Betcha I’m a Unicorn”.
“Betcha I’m a Unicorn” has a pinkish white milky base – it’s almost iridescent. The glitters are varied – white dots, holographic squares and dots, light blue bars and holographic/white shards. AND the polish is loaded with glitter – no fishing.
This is two coats over Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat and under Glisten & Glow Top Coat. The best part about this kind of light polish – I swear, I could’ve worn it for a month because it camouflages chips and edge wear so well.
I am in love with these Funky Fingers polishes from Five Below. I wish they’d hurry up and release some new ones!