Sunday, May 27, 2012

NOTD: Flash by L'Oreal with Fingerpaints Asylum

One of the nail blogs I enjoy, Polished Claws Up, frequently features vintage polishes.  As much as I enjoy new polish collections, it's also fun to discover older, hard to find gems like the ones Dana shows in her blog. 

In looking through my small (in comparison) collection of polishes, I discovered that I have more than a few beautiful L'Oreal Wear Extraordinaire polishes that I guess would be considered vintage.  One such is Flash, a pale peach with a pink cast.  I searched the web to see if I could find something on this polish with no luck.  I did find a reviewer on Makeup Alley who described it as a "tacky gold-orange-pink color".  I personally love it - look at the pink flash in this macro!  This is two coats with base and quick drying topcoat.  Formula was problem free.
Flash, Asylum

I topped it with Asylum by Fingerpaints, one of the multi-colored mylar fleck topcoats released in the Special Effects collection at the beginning of the year.  You typically see these over darker polishes as the contrast is much more vivid, but they also make for an ephemeral look over lighter polishes that I quite like.  The last time I saw these at Sally's they were in the discount bin, so not sure if any are still available.


  1. I love this delicate mani! Such a unique take on flakies :) thank you so much for the shout out, you're so sweet!

    1. Thanks and you are quite welcome! I've enjoyed your enthusiasm for vintage polishes.