Monday, July 9, 2012

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OPI Black Spotted

Thanks to a few amazing ladies from France *waves - hi girls* I have been able to obtain a couple of bottles of OPI Black Spotted.  This polish is a French exclusive and nearly impossible for anyone outside the EU to obtain, which of course means they are being flogged on ebay for prices far above retail.  But a few of my lovely french readers did a custom purchase for me and shipped them all the way down under. Thank you again!

OPI Black Spotted is one really interesting and strange polish.  After seeing Leslies awesome spotted mani over neons over at Polish Art Addiction, I knew exactly what my first spotted mani would be.

Before I put on my neon base for this mani, I tried black spotted over my existing mani.  I didn't take photos of that because it was a complete FAIL!  The bottle says to apply a very thin coat.  I thought I knew what a very thin coat was until I put this on.  My first hand was pretty much just completely black, no spots formed at all.  The next hand got progressively better as I wiped both sides of the brush so there was basically nothing left and then I painted my nail. That seemed to worked much better.

I've not yet been able to get large spots on my nails, only these little small ones after wiping the very empty brush over my nails a few times.  I also found it dried really quickly, but I have read others saying it dried slow enough for them to play around with the polish to get good spots. I definitely need more practice.

Another thing I read was that clean up is a bitch with this polish.  I can understand why given it is so pigmented.  I was very careful in my application of black spotted so I didn't have to clean up my cuticles very much - especially as my dry cuticles soak up pigmented polishes like nobody's business!

This is what my neon nails looked like to start with.

After the base colour I put on Seche Vite and allowed my nails to dry for 30 minutes.  I then applied the black spotted and then topped it with another coat of Seche Vite.

I found that the black spotted chipped of very easily at the free edge, even with top coat applied. But because of the patchiness of the design you don't really notice that its peeling off.

I love this effect over bright base colours and I'm looking forward to trying it over some other brights.  I like shatter polish but I think this is so much more interesting.  Just when you think there isn't any more finishes that can be created for nail polish, out comes this fun and unique effect.  I wonder what else there is that could possibly still be invented for nail polish.

20 comments:

  1. Oh you lucky girl! Lemming this so bad!
    Mani looks great! =)

    Kellyskolors xo

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  2. Gasp! Jealous! Wish we could get ANY OPI at a decent price in Australia :-( looks awesome over the neons!

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  3. Oh, now I want it even more! Looks amazing :)

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  4. Wauw this would look cool if you go out

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  5. Oh WOW. I keep falling in love with polishes I can't bloody get, this is ridiculous! It's SO pretty.

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  6. Stunning mani! This is an amazing polish.

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  7. whoa that is super super cool. you are very lucky to get a bottle of this!

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  8. Love it. It looks briiliant over the neon polish there.! Shame it's diabolically pricie. Guess that's the kind of fuss OPI's PR people wanted though:)

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  9. Love those splotches of colour!

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  10. Wow that is so f'n cool. I'm new to the nail art world so my talent is lacking. This looks like a quick easy way to make something amazing
    Good work!

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  11. Wow! I love how it all looks, even before you added the spotted opi. Thanks for showing us.

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  12. You lucky gal to have a bottle of this. Good to know it chips badly and maybe why OPI only released it in France. Maybe they felt it was not formula ready yet for a global release. I did read somewhere that it was not only a Fr release but that some other countries in EU had it as part of the Amazing Spiderman collection release.

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  13. Great combo with all those colors underneath Spotted!

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  14. I love this! I can't wait until OPI release it to the wider market. Surely France was a test market for this - I doubt they would develop an entirely new finish and then lock it away forever.

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  15. It reminds me of a ceramic glaze I got to use once. Neat! (Yes, I said neat. I'm a dork.)

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  16. i wish i could get my hands on this but not for the prices on ebay!!

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  17. I found this in Brisbane today! $7.50, such a bargain.

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