If spiders and other creepy crawlers make you squeamish, don’t worry – my review on FingerPaints Itsy Bitsy Spider from the Wild About Spring Collection won’t make you run away screaming obscenities. (Err, at least I hope not!) 😉
The last time I was at Sally Beauty Supply, I perused the clearance shelf. (Many gems show up, and if you’re lucky to be there at the right time, you can get tremendous deals!)
I spied FingerPaints Itsy Bitsy Spider and knew it had to come home with me and weave its web in my Helmer (much to the horror of the other lacquer inhabitants)! 😉
P.S. Stay tuned for a post later this week. I have something very exciting up my blogging sleeve! 😉 If you’re into nail polish, you’ll want to make a point to check it out.
FingerPaints Itsy Bitsy Spider Pictures
FingerPaints Itsy Bitsy Spider Swatches
All swatches have:
- OPI Nail Envy Nail Strengthener (Used as a base coat)
- 3 coats of FingerPaints Itsy Bitsy Spider
- Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
Natural Light Photos
- Purple (Yes)
- Name: FingerPaints Itsy Bitsy Spider
- Collection: FingerPaints Wild About Spring Collection 2013
- Colours in the Collection: Itsy Bitsy Spider, I Spy-der, Hoppy Go Lucky, Owlin’ at the Moon, Are You Hoppy? & Fishin’ for Fun
- Amount: 15 mL (0.5 oz.)
- What I Paid: $4.29 CAD (on clearance)
- Where to Buy: Sally Beauty Supply stores’ clearance rack (Unfortunately, this is from the spring collection, so it’s not as readily available as it was when it first came out. It’s also currently out of stock on the Sally Beauty Supply website.)
FingerPaints Itsy Bitsy Spider Review
Itsy Bitsy Spider by FingerPaints is a dusty, elegant lilac with a touch of periwinkle. And it’s one of those colours that looks magical because there’s blue shimmer running throughout.
This is exactly the kind of colour I think of when pixie dust and woodland fairies spring to mind. Mischievous. Beautiful. Mysterious.
One thing’s for sure: spiders were at the bottom of the mental totem pole when I first laid eyes on this nail polish.
If a shimmery polish could shimmy, that’s what Itsy Bitsy Spider would be doing. 😉 The gorgeous shimmer overload means that this lacquer dances on your nails like tap dancers on a hot surface!
The shimmer really loves to adhere to your nail. I had to put a little elbow grease into it during removal. No, it wasn’t as difficult to remove as a typical glitter, but it was more stubborn than a lot of other shimmers.
Application & Formula
The formula of Itsy Bitsy Spider by FingerPaints was a bit watery and sheer, but I expected that based on my previous experience with similar shades.
With a second medium coat, the coverage was far superior than just one. But I added a third coat because I didn’t want to see any Visible Nail Line. Plus sometimes with thin polishes, my top coat shrinks them a bit and creates premature tipwear.
Is It a Dupe of Rescue Beauty Lounge Scrangie?
Back in 2011, I reviewed Rescue Beauty Lounge Scrangie, and while it’s also a purple polish with blue shimmer, I didn’t consider these two to be dupes.
To me, the purple base in Scrangie is richer, whereas Itsy Bitsy Spider is paler. Also, Scrangie looks more complicated.
That being said, since Scrangie was a limited edition and is no longer for sale (unless you find it on eBay or blog sales), this is your next best bet!
Final Verdict: 9/10
Despite the formula being on the sheer side and requiring more than 2 coats, I still gave FingerPaints Itsy Bitsy Spider a high score because the colour is breathtaking!
Now if only spiders looked this pretty in real life! 😉
Did you buy any of the FingerPaints Wild About Spring polishes? Are you afraid of spiders? What’s your favourite insect? (Mine would be a butterfly, a ladybug, or a beetle.)