2012 is the year of the magnetics and the flakies! I was so excited when FingerPaints announced their flakies collection and was able to purchase all 5 thanks to the lovely ladies of Sally's Beauty Supply's Twitter. I wasn't sure which one I wanted to try first, so I just grabbed and that's how Motley came to be my first swatched. I used a base coat of Duri Rejuvacote, then FingerPaints Black Expressionist, then one coat of Motley on my index and ring fingers, and two coats of Motley on my middle and pinkie fingers. I topped it with CND Air Dry.
Motley has a green and a blue flakie in a slight yellow base. I talked to a nail tech who said the suspension base that the flakie is floating in has to be used over a darker color because of the yellow in the base, otherwise it can make the base color (black in this instance) look off. Does that make any sense? It did when she showed me over a light blue and it made the blue looks weirdest green. Anyway.
While 1 coat does do wonders, I prefer 2 coats. 2 coats on my middle finger, 1 coat on the ring finger.
See what I mean?
In the shade, you can really see how pretty this is - reminds me of fish food - the colorful stuff, not the round brown pellet stuff.
Seriously, indoors with the flash just makes this look blah. Almost glow in the dark though, haha. Not a good look for flakies - indirect sun/shade is the best way to see these pretties. If you can still find them in Sally's, go get them! They are limited edition.
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