Thanks for the quick replies everyone. I scrunched my leave-in conditioner in while still in the shower with my hands, and maybe I just didn't get it in good enough and it was sitting on top when I put the gel in. my curls came out alright and I haven't noticed anything on them after they dried. And no, it hasn't happened before, at least that i've noticed.
On a side note on the devacurl stuff, I do like it so far, my hair seems to love the conditioner, although I have noticed I have a bit more frizz than usual once its dried using their gel. I'm getting full spiraling now (whereas before the most I ever got was thin-clumping lazy S waves, however the spirals are fairly loose and will fall if I touch em too much. Hoping thats a good sign of things to come!