Beauty trends are something that are constantly changing and evolving and sometimes – we even throwback to fun trends and ideas from our past that are timeless. When it comes to trends, I absolutely love trying the new ones when they make their way to the spotlight and test them for myself to see what the hype is all about. One that has made its way to different beauty outlets and brands is the “spray on nail polish” trend. Using a polish in a spray can (similar to spray paint), the concept is to spray the nail polish onto your nails for a quick and easy manicure. I was immediately taken by this concept – being a mother and knowing that waiting for a coat of polish to dry is literally like watching paint do the same, so I definitely thought it was cool. There are several brands out there that offer similar products, so when Spray Perfect sent over a few for me to try, I was excited to give it a go.
Spray Perfect retails for $19.99 (an additional shipping & processing fee of $4.95). The website states they are having a special “Double Offer” which gives you a choice of 2 colors + 1 Base/Top Coat. If you purchase outside of their “Double Offer” then they are regularly priced for $19.99 each. Spray Perfect offers 7 shades – Racy Red, Sexy Silver, Naked Nude, Party Pink, Passion Purple, Whimsical White and Black Beauty. I received Sexy Silver and Naked Nude as the colors to try out.
Note: For my Hawaii readers – Spray Perfect’s website states they can only offer Continental US shipping only. Since we are used to these types of situations, it’s probably because of the flammable shipping.
Sleek packaging reminiscent of a spray can, the concept is simple and easy to grasp and use. Using the product is also quite simple and I really like the ease of use. It’s as easy as using a base coat to apply to the nails, then spraying your polish color of choice and topping with the top coat (which happens to be the base coat too). Spray Perfect says they offer the world’s fastest manicure that dries in under a minute. It’s new technology offers color that only adheres to nails and washes easily from your skin. You get quick, complete coverage on your nails & only your nails. With a little rubbing to remove the excess polish from your skin, you are going to save money and stop going to the salon for a mani that’s quick and easy.
So let’s chit chat a bit about the process. The first time I used the products, doing so was really easy and the directions were easy to follow. I painted my nails with the base coat / top coat and allowed them to dry. It states on the bottle not to “blow on your nails” to help them dry but let them dry naturally. That was easy to follow. Once the base coat dries, spray your nails the desired color.
Spraying my nails was quite easy. The nozzle was easy to press and the bottle is small enough to still offer you good control using both your left and right hand regardless of whichever is the dominant one. I was quite impressed with the overall feel with the product while I used it. I opted to spray my nails with two coats to make sure the color was bold enough for me to see. Immediately after spraying my left hand, I realized that the color really does stick well to the parts where I painted with base coat and it started to lightly flake off or rub off on the other parts of my fingers. But, after one coat and then spraying the second coat, I could tell that the colors were not the same as the swatch on the bottles. Each color – the Naked Nude & Sexy Silver were different in shade than the swatch portrayed on the bottle as well as the swatches on the website page.
The silver really reminded me of a spray paint type of texture and applied unevenly – whether with one or two coats. I tried it with three coats, but it didn’t seem to fix the issue so I assumed it was just the formulation of the color. The nude one seemed to apply much more evenly, though, each one definitely had a rough or matte like (like spray paint) texture on the nails before I applied the Top Coat. Once the Top coat was applied, it seemed to leave an even texture with a glossy finish. You could still see any patchy places that the paint did not apply well, but it wasn’t bad.
After spraying the two coats of each color, I let it dry a few minutes and then painted with the top coat. I didn’t clean up my fingers from the over spray till after the top coat dried completely. The total process from base coat, to two coats of color and the top coat took about 15 minutes. But, I liked that each of the polishes and base/top coat dried fairly quickly. Once it dried, about two minutes each layer, I moved onto the next layer and once the top coat dried – about 2 minutes after painting the last nail with the top coat, my nails seemed like they were dried well and I could be on my way if I wanted to.
Washing off and removing the over spray on my fingers was really easy. I simply washed my hands and with a little rubbing (literally), I was able to get off the over spray and my manicure was good to go. Any place on my nails that did not have the base and top coat were left clean. The entire process, while there were some extra steps than a traditional manicure, went by fairly easy.
Now – let’s talk about the longevity of the manicure. I wash dishes several times a day and I’m pretty brutal on my hands. I actually liked the fact that they didn’t chip in the first 24 hours like many nail polishes can do, depending on the top coat. But, it did chip on me by the end of the 2nd day – not dramatically, but I noticed it. I don’t think anyone would have really noticed it unless I showed them, but I noticed it when it did chip.
Besides washing off the excess polish and over spray, I didn’t really need to do much clean up. I didn’t go through and clean up any edges of the polish so you could see how much of it was covered and how much was removed. Taking off the nail polish to change colors was easy! It removed with my basic nail polish remover without any issues. Acetone remover or non-acetone, it didn’t matter, both removed them easily and without any issues.
Oh – one note I forgot to add… it smells like a nail polish and spray paint blend, so this is something you definitely want to do in a well ventilated area. I also suggest protecting your furnishings because the over spray can definitely stain other things.
Overall – I think the concept is definitely fun. It’s convenient and while the process is lengthy, I really loved the drying time on the top coat and the polish. Right after putting the top coat on and it drying, I was able to wash dishes and fold clothes without any smudging – it was completely dry. Because of this, I think this would be a nice option for a night out or something where you could devote 15 minutes to a nice manicure but have it ready to go for a night out. It’s costly however, if you don’t get the deal – then you are looking at spending $20 for a spray on polish which requires the base/top coat to get the job done. Like with all things, I think it really is up to the user and it could be something fun and useful for anyone that likes this kind of stuff. The concept is cool and definitely interesting. Would I buy it or purchase another color? Hmmm… I think I would if it shipped to Hawaii or if I was able to get the Double deal. It’s definitely something fun for a sleepover or a night out where you need a nice manicure that sets in a short amount of time. I think that it’s fun to check out, but I would only do so with a good deal, otherwise, it’s something I would pass on. It’s a bit pricey for just one bottle on its own.
You can check out Spray Perfect for yourself and see if it’s something you may want to check out. Head on over to their website here: http://www.buysprayperfect.com/
Have you heard of Spray Perfect before? If so, what are your thoughts? If not, have you seen this spray on nail polish trend?
Disclaimer: The products featured in this post were sent for review consideration. All opinions are my own, 100% honest and unbiased. This is not a sponsored post. Affiliate links are posted through out.