Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Spray Nail Polish Test

 I have been waiting forever to be able to try out some spray nail polish!  After watching many Nails Inc. videos on YouTube, I decided to wait for China Glaze's version.  As soon as I found out they were released, I hopped over to Sally's Beauty to pick myself up a can.
So here's what you get.  It's around $9 (slightly less if you have a Sally's card) and comes in this little spray can.  There are four colors;  pictured above is Purple Shimmer, and they also have a silver, maroon/pink, and blue.  It gives you instructions on the back as well.  The only thing that bothered me was there were no swatches of the colors, so I wasn't sure exactly what I'd be getting, but purple is my favorite color so it seemed fitting.
I put down a long sheet of paper towel because I've seen some videos where the spray got just about everywhere.  Most things are white at my nail polish station, so I was not about to get a coat of paint everywhere. ;)  I did a layer of basecoat, and about three coats of spray nail polish.  The instructions say to use 2 coats to be opaque, but I was finding this was very thin and pooled to the cuticles making the polish splotchy in areas and the third coat helped with this.
Here's the final (ish) product after three coats and a top coat.  As you can see here, I could have still used a fourth coat but I can't fathom doing more than three.  It's a very gorgeous color with high shine after top coat.  I've had many people ask if it's easy to wash off, and YES! It really is.  Honestly, the minute the water touched my skin, it was down the drain.  The only parts I had to really dig at were where the polish pooled at my cuticle.  Not so bad, eh?  In comparison with Nails Inc. (from videos I've seen) people really had to scrub their fingers to get the polish off, so I'm happy this washed off easily.

Some notes or concerns I had with this polish.. I put a design on my right hand, like I usually do. Top coated it a second time.  Later the next day I noticed my right had was still pretty well intact while my left hand had SEVERE wear on the tips.  I'm talking, to my nail line it was so worn.  If you do decide to use this, use a second layer of top coat!!  My shower that night washed off all of my left hand as well.  The one layer of top coat did not protect that nail polish from coming off.

All in all, I think this is a fun product to use.  It is messy but I think everyone should try it once!  The colors are fun and it's easier clean up than expected.  I think many companies are going to come out with their own versions and I'd love to see if OPI comes out with something.  However, when all is said and done, it will go away like crackle nail polish.

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