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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Fing'rs get spotted


     Hello everyone! Looks who's back to finally blogging! Its been a long time and Ive missed this, but life has a way of throwing us curve balls doesn't it. I'm not quite at a place where I can start posting again on a regular basis but I hope to have a bit more frequency in the near future. Thank you all for bearing with me. Now on to the fun stuff....

     Today I have a review for you on the get spotted kit from Fing'rs that I purchased from Wal-mart. After weeks of checking my local store I was finally able to track one down while on Vacation. I may have done a little happy dance right there in the aisle and embarrassed the boyfriends daughters in the process. They still begged me to do their nails as soon as we got back to the cabin though.
 
Fing'rs get spotted


     For those of you unfamiliar with this product it can be found at Wal-mart and costs about $8.00. I was so excited to get my hands on it I forgot to look at the actual price and no longer have the receipt. I tried to look the actual price up on their website but it was not listed.


     I have heard a lot of mixed reviews and feeling about this product with results ranging all over the place. There is a bit of a learning curve to this kit but with a little research first you can get good results the first time out like I did. I knew that the best results came from applying it in really thin coats. And I mean REALLY thin. I wiped almost all of the polish off the brush before application. I accidental stumbled upon another trick to getting good results that I'll let you know about a little later in the post.



Fing'rs Spotted
 outdoors in natural lighting


     Here I have one coat of Spotted over OPI's Die Another Day. I wanted something with a high contrast so the results would show up clearly. The next picture I have to show you was taken outdoors also but for some reason the flash went off. I decided to throw it in my post because it really shows the effect this top coat can have.

Spotted
Outdoors with flash

     So I had some pretty good results for my first time trying this kit wouldn't you say? I'm not sure I would have if I'd followed the directions on the box. This is where my happy little accident comes into play. The directions say to 1. Apply your base color and allow to dry completely. 2. Apply black spotted top coat. and 3. Allow polish to dry and add clear top coat. Well I wasn't thinking and applied a coat of Seche Vite before applying Spotted. But boy am I glad that I did. I decided a few days later to see if I had followed the directions if I could still get good results. Guess what.... I didn't.



Spotted


     My thumb on the left is done following the directions and the one on the right was done with top coat between the polishes. Neither one has a final layer of top coat. On both thumbs I applied a thin layer of Spotted but the left thumb looks like it wanted to crackle instead of spot. If my full manicure had turned out this way Id be on my way to the store to get a refund. I was not happy with that result at all. I do have to warn you if you use my little trick that you should apply 2 coats of top coat to the finished mani and wrap your tips. Something I am horrible at remembering to do by the way. *must remember to wrap tips* Otherwise the next day you could end up with something like this.


Spotted peeling
     After one shift at work the spotted top coat started peeling off  in little sheets. It almost looked intentional after a little bit with the way it peeled but I was still disappointed. I thought I had a fool proof trick for this kit to share with everyone. But I will keep trying till I get it right!


Spotted peeling close up
Close up of peeling.

     As you can see from this close up shot the top coat seems to be separating from the spotted and they are both peeling up from my base color. I really hope that wrapping my tips will prevent this from happening in the future because I loved the look I got with this kit and would like to be able to wear it for more than a day.

     Have you tried out the get spotted kit? Is this something you'd want to purchase? Let me know in the comments section, especially if you have any tips to share.

*This product was purchased by me. All photos and opinions are my own.*

4 comments :

  1. Never tried this kit but I hope you find a way for it to work better. The effect looks cool.

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    1. Thanks Lisa. I kind of hope it was just a reaction to the top coat I used. I have a few others I can try it with to find out for sure. I know SV has caused some polishes to shrink so maybe it caused this to peel.

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  2. I was disappointed when I tried it myself, I don't know what they're thinking. I did learn how to do this as a water marble using hairspray and it works much better.

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    1. I tried to get this look using the hand sanitizer/water technique but it didnt work at all for me. I think the sanitizer was too thick. I have the OPI version on it's way to me in the next few weeks and plan to compare the two. I'll have to try out hairspray to see if that will get me longer lasting results. Thanks for that tip =)

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