Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Funky Fingers Alex's Lemonade Polishes for 2015

I just can't seem to get enough of glitter gradients lately, so looking at the two glitters Funky Fingers has released this year to raise funds for a childhood cancer charity (Alex's Lemonade Stand, that's where I went with them when it was swatching time. I laid down a base of the mystery white creme I decanted from somewhere, then adorned the tips of my tips with Alex's Pink Lemonade and Alex's Lemonade before adding clear topcoat. This is a summer manicure if I've ever seen one—so bright!





I also tried them one at a time as straightforward toppers. Here's Alex's Lemonade over Funky Fingers To Infinity and Beyond. There was some dabbing necessary to get the larger glitters to behave; I'd say this was about the equivalent of two coats of Alex's Lemonade. These are scented polishes; this one smells lemony and sweet when dry, and continued to do so even after I added clear topcoat. I didn't find it overpowering but I'm not especially sensitive to scents.





I paired Alex's Pink Lemonade with Funky Fingers Pluto 4ever. This combination turned out to be much more low contrast than I expected. Application was the same as its yellow sibling; about two coats including some dabbing, with clear topcoat added to smooth things over. This one smelled sort of generically fruity, some sort of berry, maybe?





I was having fun, so I kept playing with these. I alternated them over a base of Funky Fingers Comet Mebro.



I didn't add topcoat to the look above, because I had the idea the Comet Mebro was sheer enough and the glitter bright enough to make a crelly sandwich. And so it was. Not surprisingly, the yellow glitter came through a little stronger but the pink didn't get entirely covered.





I give both of these a thumbs up for being fun.

13 comments:

  1. I'm so in love with your first mani!!

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  2. Ahh I absolutely love all of these pictures but for me its the shot of Alex's Lemons over Comet Mebro... just wow! That really calls to me, I love bright contrasts such as this :) xx

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  3. I love that glitter gradient, it's gorgeous!

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  4. They are all pretty, but the first gradient over white is gorgeous!

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  5. The second and third mani looks like a splatter!

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  6. These are such pretty manis. I love the glitters :-D

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  7. Oh my goodness how cute!! I need to see if I can find funky fingers on storenvy or something because I almost never make it out to five below... lol

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  8. Lovely summery manis! I love the first one especially :)

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  9. Hi dear Karen! The first glittery gradient is gorgeous! You've done a great job! Even the second many is very pretty! Thanks for sharing all these beautiful colours!
    Kisses
    Marghe

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  10. I'm loving all these combos! The fact that it's also for a good cause is such a great thing too!

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  11. I am in love with the first gradient over white! Regards, Natasha

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  12. I'm sooooo jealous. I have been looking for both of those glitters forever. Alas, I don't think I'll ever find them. Cute manis!!!

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