FingerPaints Itsy Bitsy Spider Swatches & Review

FingerPaints Itsy Bitsy Spider Swatches & ReviewIf 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!) 😉

You’ll remember that recently on Instagram, I shared a sneak peek of this nail polish. (Follow me on Instagram for those kind of posts as well as non-polish photos!)

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 Swatch, Swatches & Photos

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Itsy Bitsy Spider FingerPaints


FingerPaints Itsy Bitsy Spider Review & Pictures

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Itsy Bitsy Spider FingerPaints Review & Photos


Finger Paints Itsy Bitsy Spider

Looks like the label wanted to run away from the ‘spider’. Hehe!

FingerPaints Itsy Bitsy Spider Swatches

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FingerPaints Itsy Bitsy Spider Swatches & Review

FingerPaints Itsy Bitsy Spider Swatch & Review

Finger Paints Itsy Bitsy Spider Swatch & Review

Finger Paints Itsy Bitsy Spider Swatches & Review

FingerPaints Itsy Bitsy Spider Review & Swatches

FingerPaints Itsy Bitsy Spider Swatches

FingerPaints Itsy Bitsy Spider Review & Swatch

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Finger Paints Itsy Bitsy Spider Swatch

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Finger Paints Swatches Itsy Bitsy Spider Swatch


  • Purple (Yes)

Key Notes

  • 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!


  • Magical light purple with intense blue shimmer

  • Needs 3 coats for full opacity
  • Watery, sheer formula

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.)


12 thoughts on “FingerPaints Itsy Bitsy Spider Swatches & Review

  1. Sarah

    Hi Mary,
    Love your site! Your reviews are great, well written and through, with a little humor 🙂

    I have a question unrelated to this particular nail polish (sorry!), which is lovely. I am wondering what base coat you currently favor? Looks like you’ve been using OPI Nail Envy and I’m wondering why you’ve switched and how it compares to Nail Tek, Essie First Base, ect.

    Thanks for your time and your helpful reviews!

    ~ Sarah

    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Sarah!

      Thank you so much for leaving me such a sweet comment of encouragement! It puts the wind in my sails!

      I’ve tried many different base coats: Nubar Foundation, CND Stickey, Essie First Base, OPI Nail Envy (Original), Seche Clear, Nail Tek Foundation (II and III, I think), and probably more.

      Hehe, it’s not so much that I switched base coats but that I finished using up my bottle of Essie First Base. I had a pretty large collection of base coats that I’ve been gradually working through over the years. I’m nearly done them all, so I recently purchased OPI Nail Envy (since so many nailphiles have praised it).

      My favourite base coats are Nubar Foundation, CND Stickey, Essie First Base, and OPI Nail Envy (Original). If I had to narrow it down to the top 2, I’d have to go with OPI Nail Envy (Original) and Nubar Foundation.

      OPI Nail Envy (Original) leaves behind a shiny finish, so you can even wear it solo – it makes your nails look healthier. Also, after I removed my polish, I felt that my nails were smoother and not dry from the polish remover. It also works fabulously as a base coat and prevents staining.

      All the others do a great job of making my manicures last, but they didn’t seem to make my nails look or feel smoother after I removed my polish.

  2. Angelina

    I hate hate hate hate spid ers. Favurite bug? None as far as I know. Actually I’m afraid of spie rs, so afraid that I freeze or run (and fall to the ground) when I see one.
    I bought this polish because of its colour, later I found out the name and I thought it was funny. Thanks for swatching it!!

    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Angelina!

      Oh my goodness! I hope that spiders stay far away from you then! Sorry to hear that they really make you nervous. I only scream or get squeamish around the Daddy Long Legs. Eww! Well, I also don’t like tarantulas because of all the hair. YUCK!

      Haha, funny how the only time you’re okay with spiders is when it comes in a polish! 😉 See? Nail polish makes everything better! Hahaha!

    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Lizzy!

      I agree! When I caught sight of the bottle on the clearance rack (it was the last one left), I had to grab it quickly!

  3. Joyce

    I’m kind of glad I haven’t figured out where to buy FingerPaints polishes… I would have to take on a second job if all of their polishes look as great as this one!

    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Icequeen81!

      Hehe, yeah, it’s an odd name for a polish that’s so pretty, isn’t it? I could see it more if it was named after a butterfly or even one of those beetles whose colour is like an oil-slick.


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