Aug 18, 2012

#059: Spotted; World’s most unique topcoat

Yesterday’s mani (elle’s spell)
OPI Black Spotted (1 super thin coat)
essence better than gel nails top sealer

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I must say I’m one of lucky girls who could get OPI Black Spotted! When I got this polish as surprise present from my ex-Boss (!!!), I was super excited and almost cried…and then I just thought I need to try this hyper interesting and unique topcoat ASAP! Fortunately I had red glitter on my nail, which seems to match well with black spotted. After the few practicing with tips, I applied over my mani; and I think I could see great marriage of these two :D

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As reported by many people, it’s formula is really different from “normal” polish. It’s watery but thick; I know I’m saying something wrong, but I can’t help saying that way. The brush was bit hard, but keep the polish very well…which means it’s pretty hard to apply “very thin” layer as OPI recommends. Even you lose several drops, practicing is mandatory…otherwise you can HATE this tricky topcoat.

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Anyway if you can control, Black Spotted is definitely the most unique, interesting and FUN topcoat ever. It dry very fast (even TOO fast; if you go bit more than optimal thickness, then it “cracks” a bit) and gives “impossible by freehand” art look very easily. Nothing but super innovative, I love this!! :D

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OPIからスパイダーマンコレクションが出たのは皆様ご存知だと思います。緑クラックポリ(OPI的にはシャッターポリですか)を含む全7色、……のはずがフランスのセフォラではこの緑クラックが販売されず、代わりにBlack Spottedなる変なエフェクトポリが入れられました。これ特許の関係上アメリカでは販売できないとかで、事実上欧州セフォラ限定という物凄い入手経路の限られたポリになっています。これを私に送ってくれた私の元ボス(フランス在住)いわく「こっちで結構ニュースになってたわよー」だとか。実際ebayとか見ると頭オカシイ値段で取引されていたりします。
ともあれそんな変なポリですが、出来上がる模様も模様の出来上がり方も、そもそも模様の作り方も液質そのものも大概変です。まず液質、えらくさらさらなのですが固い感じ。刷毛含みが恐ろしくいいのですが何故か刷毛そのものは妙に固いままです。そして模様の出来方ですが、液がネイルの上を弾くことで粒模様が出来ます。「水がお肌の上で弾く感じ」というのが一番近いでしょうか。そしてそんななので物凄ーく薄く塗ることを要求されます。かすれてもいいのでとにかく薄く。故に要練習です。刷毛を良ーくしごいた上で、刷毛先にごくわずかだけつけて、刷毛全体を使って塗ると上手く行きましたが、やっぱり扱いにくいです(´・ω・`)
……で終わってしまうと馬鹿ポリっぽく感じるのですが実際は非常に面白いポリです。フリーハンドでも出来ない模様がさっとひと塗りでできるのはとても魅力的です。黒しか無いのが使いにくいといえばそうなのですが、クラックと比べ意外とイカツくならないのでどういう色にも合いそうです。今回は黒に合う鉄板カラーで赤ラメを選びましたが、ラメ系・シマー系ならどういう色でも合うんじゃないかなー。
入手がとにかく困難なのが最大の欠点ですが、入手できる経路があるならばこのポリ、1本は持ってても損は無いかと思います!(`・ω・´)

18 comments:

  1. I love the look of this its so Awesome! Hopefully will find it sometime :)

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    1. It's really awesome!
      Hoping this to be sold everywhere...

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  2. What a coincidence Chiro. I'm wearing Black Spotted right now :)

    You're pics looks great! Can you report anything on the wear time? Mine is already wearing off despite the top coat.

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    1. OMG that's funny & interesting that we're wearing same thing on same time :D
      I've got my first chipping in 3 days; I thought it's as tough as other normal polishes. Maybe it depends on combination of base polish or "spotted" thickness...

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  3. Looks amazing! :O I´ve seen the Spotted Coat on Creme Polishes before and wasn´t really liking it, but WOW red and glitter looks awesome. Like someting a vampire mistress would wear^^

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    1. I think it looks much better on glitters or shimmers :)
      I'm willing to try this over blue glitter now! It's really cool :D

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  4. yay! I'm glad you were able to get a bottle of it! it's such a sweet present!
    it looks amazing over red <3

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    1. It IS a great present, I still feel very strong gratitude to her!
      And Black Spotted is much interesting polish than I've imagined; just amazing, I'm really happy owner of it :D

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  5. Gorgeous combo! Lucky you to get your hands on a bottle :D

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    1. I think red glitter * black creme is promising :)

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    1. Hope it'll get released worldwide :(
      Now it's available not only in France, but Holland and Italy...wish you can find someone!

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  7. Omg this polish is amazing! It really looks like oil slick on the nails seriously you are super lucky your ex boss gifted you this :)

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    1. Actually it spread JUST LIKE oil slick, it's interesting!
      And I really feel I'm very luck having this :)

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  8. Wow, this looks awesome =). I wish I had it too =)

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    1. It is really awesome polish!!
      Bit tricky, but great finish :)

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  9. Oh girl, you are so lucky!!! :D I'm jealous right now =)) Looks gorgeous layered over red! ;)

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    1. I THINK SO :D
      I already have a plan to go France a bit later, I hope I can grab more as back ups :)

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