The Flakie Post

Long time no blog! We have been working so hard to get our house together.  We spent the last 3 weeks painting the entire first floor.  There is still a lot of work to be done but I have missed blogging and doing nail art!  Thanks to everyone who has stuck with me through this lull. 

Last month while everyone else was trudging through the 31 Day Challenge, I decided to do my own challenge that was more feasible for my schedule.  I have 5 flakie polishes that I don't use nearly enough so I decided to use all of my flakie polishes in one week and create 5 different manis. 

If you don't know what a flakie is, its a color-shifting polish that has little flakes in them.  In different lighting and at different angles the flakes shift from one color to another.  They are very pretty and can transform your typical creme polish into something extraordinary. 

Follow the jump to see individual pictures and polish details!

Essie Shine of the Times

This mani was created using two Essie polishes: Power Clutch and Shine of the Times.  Power Clutch is a dark grey creme.  Shine of the Times is a flakie topcoat that is packed full of color shifting flakie goodness.  

Orly Fowl Play

This look was created using Orly Fowl Play and Zoya Tomoko.  Fowl Play is a purple jelly with flakies and blue iridescent glitters.  It is such a unique polish!  The black studs are from Born Pretty Store. *

Forever 21 Light Green Shimmer

Yes, that is what this polish is labeled as.  Great name, right?  This flakie is more of a sheer topcoat with a light green sheer base so I layered it over Essie Ruffles & Feathers.  I also did an accent nail using Blanc, Where's My Chauffeur?, Mint Candy Apple, and Ruffles & Feathers.  

Maybelline Colorama Flakie

This Maybelline polish was an extra I received in a blog sale package.  I bought the elusive Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure for my lucky best friend and the blogger sent this as a freebie - how sweet!  I have no idea when it was released.  It has a coral jelly base with orange to green shifting flakies.  I layered it over Maybelline Bleached Neon in Coral Heat. 

Finger Paints Twisted

For this mani, I first painted a base of Essie Shearling Darling and a white base on my ring finger.  Then I used Finger Paints Twisted - which is a rainbow colored flakie polish in a clear base.  Such a fun and unique flakie!  I also used nail vinyls to create the chevron accent nail.  

That's a wrap on my post on flakies!  I hope everyone is a little more enlightened and intrigued on flakie nail polishes.  Even though I don't wear them very often, they are definitely a favorite finish of mine!  Do you own any flakies?  Which one is your favorite?

*The studs were sent to me for review from Born Pretty Store.  Click on the banner below to check out their products and use my code to get a 10% discount!

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