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FingerPaints Pastel Rain April 2014 Collection

FingerPaints Pastel Rain Collection is a LIMITED EDITION customizable collection of pastel shades and glitters with an iridescent twist! Inspired by spring showers, decorate your nails with floral colored glitters and rainbow sparkle that reflects light like raindrops on petals. With three cream shades and three glitter toppers you can mix and match for a personalized botanical look!

FingerPaints Pastel Rain April 2014 Collection #SallyBeauty

Update: These swatches were too good not to post. Thanks Lacquer Loon for letting us share them!

Enter to win the entire six piece collection. Complete the steps below:

Congratulations to our winner, Wendy Walters!

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Our Favorite Spring Nail Shades

Spring is here and around our office we couldn’t be more excited. Soon we’ll be able to shed our jackets, see greener landscape out our windows and enjoy a patio lunch. There’s nothing like feeling refreshed.

I polled our the fabulous girls behind our website and social media team to find out how they’re rejuvenating their nail colors for these brighter days. Our favorite colors right now include some gold tints and pastel hues.

Our Favorite Spring Nail Shades #SallyBeauty Our staff picks (L to R): Stardust Blush, In A Lilly Bit, Thistle Do Nicely,
Spring In My Step, Amazon Amazoff, Luxe, Rockin’ Renaissance


“My obsession with all things rose gold this spring knows no limits, which is why I’m loving Stardust Blush from the FingerPaints Shredded Chromes collection. It hits all the musts on my list – the perfect shade, a sparkly finish and a fantastic formula.” – Lindsey, Social Media Manager


“Currently my favorite Spring color is China Glaze In A Lilly Bit. It’s a lighter shade of purple that’s almost neutral, but still pastel.” – Donna, Social Media Content Coordinator


“China Glaze Thistle Do Nicely has just the right amount of sweet coral to welcome spring, and a hint of fiery red to give winter the boot.  It’s the perfect accessory for any spring outfit without looking like a walking Easter egg.” – Kayla, eCommerce Merchandise Coordinator


“My current nail crush is OPI Amazon Amazoff – it’s the definition of a perfect teal with a hint of shimmer.  It adds a pop of color to my usual all black attire, and is a constant reminder of my Hawaiian vacation in a few months!” – Kirsten, eCommerce Site Merchandiser


“You can’t go wrong with Spring In My Step from the City Flourish Collection! The name itself gives a shout out to the season. It’s a great neutral color that complements nicely the bright hues I plan on donning this spring.”
Cami, Email Deployment Coordinator


“My go-to nail shade is Orly Naughty in the winter months. As the weather turns warmer and my wardrobe starts to include shades of coral and blue, I turn to Orly Luxe. This shimmery, warm, metallic shade is the perfect accent for the brighter shades of Spring.” – Shana, eCommerce Site Merchandise Manager


“I’m really into the nude colors this spring.  I love to pair them with FingerPaints Rockin’ Renaissance.  It’s a pale pink textured glitter that goes well with most nude colors or by itself.” – Susan, Sr. Search Marketing Manager


We want to see your Spring manis! What colors make your day brighter? Share a pic with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.



New formula for FingerPaints

bee-things_SallyBeauty_FingerPaints_Fed_ad_120413February will bring some exciting things for FingerPaints!

How about a new formula, over 50 new colors and a new look?!

A total of 95 shades of rich, intense color with spectacular shine, supreme durability, and exceptional coverage, all in a flawless, one-coat application. Yes! I am talking creams, glitters, neons and special effects!

There’s also a new brush! The brush was specially designed to work with FingerPaints new premium formula to maximize application. It’s the best brush and best formula out there! You are going to love the smooth application and streak free finish. Are you excited yet? I am!

Run to your local Sally Beauty and pick up a bottle! For the month of February FingerPaints is Buy 1 nail color Get 1 nail color FREE!!! And while you are there, check out the Rock My World collection!


FingerPaints A Pair Affair by All Lacquered Up


I am so excited to show you our latest collection – A Pair Affair by All Lacquered Up. Sally Beauty had the great pleasure of working with Michelle Mismas on this collection, and I think you will love these duos:

Our Tips are Tealed & Bare No Secrets

Sage It Ain’t So & A Grape Catch

You Yacht To Know Better & Sarong So Right

Here’s what Michelle has to say about the collection, “When it comes to nail color, I’ve never been a matchy-matchy person. I figure life is too short and I have too many nail polishes to wear just one shade at a time. So with this collection, I wanted to create three sets of on-trend duos that work for mani-pedi combinations, multi-colored manicures and nail art. The nail polishes and names represent my love of color and playful sense of humor.”

They can of course be worn separately, but I think the way they pair together for nail art and accent nails is fabulous.

Check them out and let us know which one is your favorite duo!



Friday Fashion Poll

Do you have a signature manicure style? For instance, do you always wear some sort of nail art, or do you stick to neutrals?

Mine changes up depending on my mood. I love wearing glitters, but if I’m busy I will wear cremes so I don’t have to deal with removing stubborn glitter. I rarely wear nail art except for an accent nail once in a while. And, you will almost never see me in reds, pinks and taupes. Too conservative for these tips!

What about you? What’s your manicure style? Does it change according to mood and season?

Please take a moment to vote and let us know your thoughts in the comments!

Signature Manicure Style

  • Neutrals (pinks, reds, taupes) (31%, 15 Votes)
  • Glitters (23%, 11 Votes)
  • Cremes (17%, 8 Votes)
  • Nail Art (17%, 8 Votes)
  • Bare (12%, 6 Votes)

Total Voters: 48

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Neon Nails

Nails-page8For this look we took two of the hottest nail trends (neon colors and white polished nails) and combined them for a fun, easy manicure. Let’s get started!

Supplies needed:
Neon polishes (I used the Orly Brights Collection. In stores now!)
White polish
Artist striping tape (Found in any art supply store.)
Top coat

Step 1:
Paint each nail a different neon shade of your choice. Neon polish is thin by nature, so this could take several coats to get it as opaque as you want. Let dry completely.

Step 2:
Arrange striping tape in whatever pattern you desire. It’s easiest to do this one nail at a time.

Step 3:
Paint an even coat of white polish over the tape. As soon as the nail is covered, remove the tape. It leaves cleaner lines when you take it off while the polish is wet. Repeat for each nail.

Step 4:
Swipe a coat of your favorite top coat and enjoy these gorgeous, trendy nails!

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Friday Fashion Poll

sheerThe only sheer polish I see right now has loads of glitter in it, with the sheer part playing second fiddle as the base. Most people can’t stand VNL (visible nail line) so I can understand why there aren’t a lot of sheer options on the market.

This is kind of a shame, really, because I think it is such a lovely way to wear fun colors that aren’t too in your face. Plus they are great for nail art because you can create awesome layers! Ombre nails are easy to create just by adding more coats of polish to part of your nail.

Want a manicured look without really looking like you are wearing polish? Grab a sheer color that’s close to your skin tone and your nails will be nice, shiny, and natural-looking.

Can you tell I’m a fan?

What about you? Please take a moment to vote and let us know your thoughts in the comments!

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FingerPaints Wild About Spring

Colors from left to right:
Owlin’ At the Moon
Fishin’ For Fun
Are You Hoppy?
Itsy Bitsy Spider
Hoppy Go Lucky
I Spy-der

The FingerPaints Wild About Spring collection is in stores March through April. They retail for $5.29 each. Which one will you be wearing this spring?

FingerPaints Fall Collection

It might be hard to believe that this oppressive heat will ever go away, but fall will be here before we know it! 

To celebrate the coming of cooler weather, I wanted to share the new FingerPaints Fall Collection – Fall of Surprises. It will be in stores starting in August!

What color will you be sporting?

Fall Of Surprises! (copper glitter)
Fall-ing For You (teal/blue)
Plum Startled (purple)
Gourd Or Bad? (bar multi glitter)
Be-leaf It Or Not! (sage)
Take It Or Leaf It (taupe)

Summer! Summer! Summer!

Summer is here!  Summer is here!  Well, not quite yet but the summer polish collections are starting to hit stores and this gets me excited! Its sandal time and I get to sport the fun colors on my toes!

Check out FingerPaints Summer Collection “Summer In the City”!!

Which color would you like to see on your toes? Don’t forget, you can mix and match with the glitter to change them up

P.S. Want to win a set? Leave a comment between now and April 30 at 11:59pm CST to be entered. We’ll give away 2 sets on Tuesday, May 1!

CONSUMER DISCLOSURE: NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Open only to legal residents of 50 US states and DC, 18 or older, who have Internet access and a valid email address prior to 4/30/12.  To enter, access Sally Beauty Blog at from 9:30 am CT on 4/30/12 to 11:59 pm CT 4/30/12 and post a comment to the FingerPaints Summer Giveaway blog entry and provide your screen name and valid email address. Entries must be received by 11:59 pm CT on 4/30/12. Limit one entry per person. 2 prizes to be awarded in random drawing on or about 5/1/12. Prize is a set of FingerPaints Summer. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Void where prohibited by law. For official rules and winner’s list (after5/1/12), visit or mail request to: Sally, Attn: Blog Promotion, PO Box 490, Denton, TX 76202. Sponsor: Sally Beauty Supply LLC.