About 2 weeks ago, Sheena from Finger Sweets contacted me and asked me to review a few products for her and I was more than THRILLED to do so!
Finger Sweets (myfingersweets.com) is a nail art company that makes not only nail polish, but nail art tools, supplies, stickers and more.
You all know how I am about nail polish, so discovering new brands and new products is not only exciting but is super duper fun for me.
Formula wise, these are very nice - they're quite opaque but aren't thick and gooey. All their polishes are Big 3 Free The brush that comes in the bottle is long and flexible, and holds a lot of product, but also spreads easily, making it a very nice balance when applying the polish. The dry time is about average, for the polishes as well as the top coat.
Finger Sweets nail polishes come in just a few colors right now, and retail for $9, which isn't bad at all considering OPI is about $9-10, Nubar is about $9, Zoya is about $7-8 and so on (the top coat is only $7). These products are found on and are purchased on the Finger Sweets website.
As a special bonus, I have 2 polishes available to giveaway, the bright pink and the top coat. You must be 18 or older (or have parental consent), must live in the US or Canada, and you have to go to the Finger Sweets website and pick your favorite item and comment on the VIDEO (which you can get to by clicking on the video above). You only get 1 entry, and the giveaway will end on July 22, 2011 at 11:59 PST. Winner will be randomly chosen at random.org
More photos and swatches after the jump!
It's been a very long time since I've used just a plain, non quick dry top coat. The problems I always had with top coats before Seche and Zoya's Armor were that top coats just weren't shiny enough.
This one is very shiny though. It's similar in shine "magnitude" to the Sally Hansen quick dry top coat and the Poshe top coat (both of which will be reviewed in the future). Seche Vite is still the glassiest in finish but all 3 of these come in a very close second place.
If you don't have time to wait around, then a quick dry drop like Zoya's drops or OPI's would be perfect for you. If you have the same problem with the Sally Hansen as I do, which would be that the brush streaks and is pokey and always messed up, then I would highly recommend this one because the brush on these polishes is great.
Pop Star Pink is a bright, neon pink polish. As you can see, it's fairly opaque in one coat, and 2 coats is more than enough with this polish. That's rare for me, when it comes to neon pink polishes. I find a lot of the time that neon polishes can be streaky, and sheer so you need a million coats. Not so with this one.
It dries matte, like most neons so a top coat is needed.
The photo below is Pop Star Pink with the Wet Top Coat on top, after about 4 days. The polish is still holding together quite well, aside from the scratches you can see on the nail.
As a note, the pink is definitely more pink, not so orange as in these photos. My camera just has a really hard time capturing neons to their full potential.
City Lights is a glossy black creme base with lots of very apparent silver glitters dispersed throughout it. It's FANTASTIC.
I mentioned this in my video that a LOOOONG time ago there was a Wet N' Wild polish like this and since then I haven't found a good enough substitute. Well, here it is. The glitter is very very visible when you apply it. There's quite a bit of it in the polish as well so you don't have to worry about it "running out".
The polish actually looks like the swatches below. The photos above are just so that you can see the glitter inside the bottle.
2 coats of this polish are quite enough as well, and this polish also needs a top coat if you don't like the gritty texture that the glitter leaves.
Below is a photo of City Lights after about 4 days with the top coat as well. There was some very very minor chipping (which you can't actually see in the photo) but that happens with glitter polishes in general.