SpectraFlair – I do, compare! Can you see the difference?


SpectraFlair …. from the most trusted source of information <insert sarcastic eyeroll> on the web Wikipedia:


SpectraFlair is the registered trademark for a pigment created by JDS Uniphase’s Flex Products Group in Santa Rosa, California. SpectraFlair pigment is a specialized diffractive colorant for automotive and industrial coatings that show multiple rainbow colors as the viewing angle changes. This pigment is based on microsopic aluminum flakes layered with glass and inorganic pigments. The combination of SpectraFlair’s rainbow-like color, aluminum core, and fine particle size creates an iridescent, liquid silver metallic appearance. The SpectraFlair pigment was first introduced in November 2001 SEMA show and at the January 2002 Greater Los Angeles Auto Show[1].

By controlling the physical dimensions and surface microstructure, SpectraFlair pigment generates the appearance of multiple, bright rainbow producing prisms on a base color that appears silver. It is a “stir in” pigment that creates a 3D, iridescent, liquid-silver look in low illumination, changing to vivid, multi-rainbows in direct bright light.

SpectraFlair pigment has also been used in coatings for autos, ski helmets and cell phones and many other fast moving consumer goods. SpectraFlair can also be mixed with nail polish to create a holographic rainbow finish on the nail.


Blah, Blah, Blah…. here is my explanation in 50 words or less.

SpectraFlair:  The most awesome pigment that can be added to nail polish.  Creating a look on your nails, so amazing, you might walk into a wall while staring at the rainbow coming from your fingernails.

In this post I will be comparing the difference between 2 SpectraFlair top coats, from 2 different suppliers.  One normally would cost about $20, the other $13.

I’ve used black as the base colour, and then 1coat of the spectraflair, then 2 coats, then 3 coats.

Here is the first polish:

And here is the second spectra polish:

In my opinion – they are both equally as awesome as any SpectraFlair top coat can be.  Why the $7 price difference?  I have no idea.  And because, when I have the choice between two equal products, with two different prices – I personally will stick with the one that is kinder on my credit card 🙂

If you would like the SpectraFlair top coat, to add a little (A LOT) of something  (I had to look up other words for interesting)

breathtaking, electric, electrifying, exciting, exhilarating, galvanizing, inspiring, rousing, stimulating, stirring, thrilling; provocative, tantalizing; emphatic, showy, splashy, striking; alluring, attractive, bewitching, captivating, charming, enchanting, spellbinding; hypnotizing, mesmerizing; curious, odd, unusual, weird; amazing, astonishing, astounding, eventful, eye-opening, fabulous, marvelous (or marvellous), surprising, wonderful, wondrous; amusing, entertaining

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Along with excellent customer service and reasonable pricing, you will also find……

…. cool glow in the dark nail polish!!!!

By the way – look at how adorable they packaged my polishes!! (and bonus french manicure stickers!)

Have a great night!