Friday, March 29, 2013

Rainbow Neon Skittles + OPI Black Spotted

Hey guys! Today's post is a super fun and colorful skittles mani. I recently got OPI Black Spotted, and was so excited to try it out that I wanted to do it over something extra special. As you probably know, Black Spotted is an effect topcoat like crackles, that bubbles up when applied. It also was only released in France I believe, so I am really happy to finally have it! For my rainbow, I used China Glaze Hang-Ten Toes, a shimmery neon bubblegum pink, China Glaze Sun-Kissed, a shimmery neon yellow, China Glaze I'm With The Lifeguard, a shimmery neon green, China Glaze Splish Splash, a shimmery neon ocean blue, and China Glaze Gothic Lolita, the only non-neon in the bunch but a pretty warm purple with pink shimmer. Then, of course, Black Spotted went over all of them :) Take a look!

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On my nails:
1 coat Innisfree Eco Peel-off Base coat
2 coats each China Glaze Hang-Ten Toes/China Glaze Sun-Kissed/China Glaze I'm With The Lifeguard/China Glaze Splish Splash/China Glaze Gothic Lolita
1 coat KB Shimmer Clearly On Top

Sorry if my pictures aren't perfect -- not too used to taking pictures including my thumb also, had a hard time arranging my hand, haha. So when applying Black Spotted, you definitely need to make sure to use an almost absurdly thin coat -- basically don't have any polish on the brush, and you're good to go. Otherwise, it won't bubble really and will just be black. Also, the wear isn't that great; if you don't topcoat it it will kind of flake off almost immediately, and even with topcoat my tips suffered pretty badly within like 12 hours. All in all kind of a pain but the effect sure is fun!  And I always love rocking a skittles mani :)

Like I said OPI Black Spotted is HTF, but you can find it on eBay for not too terrible prices. Also, I saw that Layla came out with a new Bubbly Effect line that is likely similar -- can't wait to try those out myself!

Have a great day! ♥


  1. Ooooo this is beautiful! It looks psychedelic <3

  2. I like that, but I'm still not 100% sure if I'm diggin the spotted trend.

  3. Whoaaaa! That is a really cool nail art effect!

  4. I need to try the DIY version of this! Thanks for sharing, too cool!