Whether it's making dinner, working out or getting ready, women are always looking for ways to speed up their routine. That is probably why so many viewers emailed consumer expert Amy Davis asking her to test Spray Perfect. It claims you'll have perfectly polished nails in seconds.
Brooke Williamson paints her own fingers and toes, so she was intrigued by the Spray Pefect commercial.
"Look! Spray Perfect gives you all over gorgeous color in seconds for the world's fastest manicure," says the announcer in the commercial for the product.
"I thought it looked pretty cool because I get shaky hands sometimes when I get anxious," Williamson said. "And I thought it would be nice to use on your toes because you don't have to bend all weird ways to paint your toes."
Channel 2 employee Stephanie Gonzalez was excited by the pitch.
"If it works, absolutely," she told Davis. "I think if it's that easy, I would do it."
Williamson picked Party Pink. Gonzalez decided to try Passion Purple.
There are far more instructions on the small can than are disclosed in the commercial. Before you can spray Spray Perfect, the instructions say you have to paint your nails with a base coat. That is not included in the $9.95 price. You must wait for that base coat to dry. Then spray the product. Wait for it to dry, then cover with a top coat (also not included). When the top coat sets, you wash your hands to remove the excess polish from your skin.
Neither of our testers were happy with the results.
"I think they look pretty messy, especially around the cuticles," said Williamson.
"It's not the prettiest," admitted Gonzalez.
You can see the uneven paint around the cuticles. Overall, the ladies’ fingernails looked pretty sloppy.
They both felt a little let down from all the Spray Perfect hype.
Even if you didn't mind a little messy manicure, you'd probably like your paint job to last a few days. We asked two ladies for day-after photos. What we saw was most of the polish gone. What was left was peeling off.
Instead of Spray Perfect, Williamson dubbed the product "Spray Fail."