Monday, June 30, 2014

FingerPaints Gel Polish Taste of the Tropics Collection

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Hello Loves!  A few weeks ago, I won the FingerPaints Gel Polish Taste of the Tropics Collection through one of their giveaways on Facebook.  Naturally, I just have to show them to you!  I'm in love with this collection.  The colors are quite unique to the other colors in my stash, which is always a plus.  Funny story, I actually purchased this collection on my lunch break the same day that FingerPaints announced the contest winners.  No joke, one hour after I purchased them, I learned that I won them.  Funny how that works sometimes.  :)

Anyway, onto the polish!  This collection consists of 5 tropical inspired gel polishes - 1 crelly, 1 glitter crelly, 1 shimmer, 1 frost and 1 glitter.  It is certainly a nice mix of finishes.  These have been available at Sally Beauty Supply for a few weeks now, but you should still be able to locate them if your local store hasn't sold out.

The first shade in the collection is Magenta Mambo.  This is a gorgeous, almost frosty, shimmery pink with a purple flash.  My camera insisted on picking up more of the flash than the actual color of the polish.  It is much bolder and more pink in person.  I found this one to be opaque in two coats, but swatched three as usual for consistency.
FingerPaints Gel Polish Magenta Mambo Swatch

Next up is Lots of Luau.  This bright, lime green crelly base is loaded with silver holographic glitter.  I found this one really needs three coats for even glitter coverage as the glitter likes to drag down the nail.  You can see a small bald spot in the glitter on the side of my pinkie nail in the swatch below. The holographic effect of the glitter is a bit muted in the crelly base and didn't really pick up in the photo, but it does show in person.
FingerPaints Gel Polish Lots of Luau Swatch

Habanera Hottie is a warm toned, medium orange crelly that is almost a jelly.  This one is almost opaque in three coats but will need four if you have a strong visible nail line like mine.
FingerPaints Gel Polish Habanera Hottie Swatch

Chica Chica Boom is my second favorite of the collection.  We're talking tons of purple glitter packed into a clear base that offers opaque coverage in three coats.  It can also be used as a topper with just one coat.  The glitter itself is cool toned purple that flashes a more red toned purple when the light hits it.  This photo does not do it justice.
FingerPaints Gel Polish Chica Chica Boom Swatch

Finally, Bahama Mama is my personal favorite from the collection.  You know how much I love my blues!  This is a medium blue base that is loaded with a frosty silver shimmer.  It absolutely lights up in direct lighting.
FingerPaints Gel Polish Bahama Mama Swatch

I loved Bahama Mama so much when I swatched it, I couldn't resist making it my mani for the week.  I stamped it here with an image from plate 26 from the Pueen Love Elements set.  It's amazing how much I use this set - it was my first of many stamping plate purchases and I still love it even though my collection has grown considerably since then.  The silver stamping polish is Pure Ice Silver Star (formerly Silver Mercedes).  Silver star is my absolute favorite silver for stamping!  I stocked up.  :)  I then finished with a simple silver stud as an accent nail.
FingerPaints Gel Polish Bahama Mama, Pueen Love Elements, Pure Ice Silver Star

The mani photo above shows what Bahama Mama looks like in less direct lighting.  Just gorgeous!

Are there any colors in the FingerPaints Taste of the Tropics Collection you can't live without?  If so, head to Sally Beauty Supply and grab them while you still can.  They won't be around much longer.  :)


*The gel polishes featured in this post were a contest prize from FingerPaints Nail Color.  This post uses Amazon affiliate links.  Purchases through these links generate commissions that help fund this site.


  1. Chica Chica Boom is my favorite - and it looks great on you!

  2. I have this whole collection and Bahamas Mama is my favorite also 😊

  3. Gorgeous! How is the durability on this polishes? I found the formula so thick and goopy.

    1. They wear nicely for me. Some of them are a little thicker, but I find they level well.


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