My friend Felicia was so kind and sent me some decanted OPI Black Spotted in a swap package because she knew how badly I wanted to try it. I don't think I ever would have gotten a hold of it otherwise.
I had been dying to try it, but was doing mostly Christmas and holiday manicures for the past couple weeks. I wore Milani Cyberspace for a day, and then knew it was time to bust this baby out and give it a try.
It is a VERY thin polish, and applies almost like a crackle. You want to do very thin coats...so thin that you think you don't have enough on the brush. You can see on my index and pinky finger that I used too much. Also, it dries very quickly, so don't try to over manipulate it. Just do a couple strokes and then move on to the next nail. My right hand ended up looking better than this because I got the hang of applying it.
These pics are without top coat, but if you are going to wear this for an extended period of time, you will want to put a top coat on or else the Black Spotted is easily scraped off. It could be because I layered it over a finished mani with Seche Vite, though. I guess I need to do some trials to see what works best with it.
Overall, I find the effect to be pretty cool and definitely unique. I don't think this is a polish I would wear frequently because most non-polish enthusiasts wouldn't 'get it'.
So, what do you think? Is it something you would try/wear? Or are you going to pass on this trend?