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Friday, February 28, 2014

OPI Spotlight on Glitter Collection & Glitter Off Base Coat

OPI Spotlight on Glitter (12) copy

Do you ever have days where you want to hurl your camera out the nearest window? No, just me huh? My camera and I are not in a good place- I must have fiddled with the settings or something because it just doesn't seem to be co-operating... maybe it just doesn't appreciate the beauty that is the new OPI Spotlight on Glitter Collection.... It's going to have to get over itself because I have four of six shades and the very interesting OPI Glitter Off Peel-able Base Coat. Read on!


OPI Spotlight on Glitter Collection

OPI Spotlight on Glitter Collection- Rose of Light*, I Reached My Gold*, You Pink Too Much*, and Blush Hour* 15ml $10.95  | OPI Glitter Off Peel-able Base Coat* 15 ml $10.95

'Glitter takes center stage with the launch of Spotlight on Glitter, a new collection of OPI’s best and brightest sparkling lacquers. The line showcases OPI’s most popular metallic and holographic lacquers in rainbow, gold, silver and pink iridescent confetti; these glitters may be worn alone or layered over any nail color for a dazzling effect.' - OPI

Glitter! I think almost everyone can get behind a little glitter from time to time and this collection offers up a nice variety- there are larger mixes, fine shimmering glitter, and even a matte textured glitter. No matter your preference, it's likely covered in this collection. The formula did differ a bit from polish to polish, but all shades did apply quite nicely- even the chunkier glitter- which is a definite plus in my book. 


OPI Spotlight on Glitter- Rose of Light (1)
OPI Spotlight on Glitter- Rose of Light (3)
OPI Spotlight on Glitter Collection- Rose of Light* over OPI Tickle My Frace-y

Rose of Light is made up of small round rose gold glitter and medium-small holo squares in a clear base. I really love this shade, especially over nude- I've paired it with OPI Tickle My France-y- as it gives this a neutral feel. The glitter is especially shimmery and reflective- the square holo bits really flare!- and applies so easily. One coat is all you need for a pretty substantial dose of glitter


OPI Spotlight on Glitter- I Reached My Gold
OPI Spotlight on Glitter - I Reached My Gold (3)
OPI Spotlight on Glitter Collection- I Reached Gold* over OPI Incognito in Sausalito

I Reached My Gold has a clear base packed with large gold hexes and medium and small silver holo hexes. While it does take a bit of finessing to get the polish and glitter bits even on the nail, I didn't have any issues getting them out of the bottle- which is usually half the battle. I found that the brush picked up the glitter nicely -even the large pieces- but they tend to stick to themselves, so it is handy to have an orange wood stick or dotting tool near by to shift pieces to where you want them. It is also useful for sticking the large gold pieces down more as they float a bit in the clear base. Shown is one coat dabbed and placed over OPI Incognito in Sausalito.


OPI Spotlight on Glitter- You Pink Too Much (2)OPI Spotlight on Glitter- You Pink Too Much (1)
OPI Spotlight on Glitter Collection- You Pink Too Much* over OPI Steady as She Rose

You Pink Too Much has tiny silver holo glitter and medium-small light pink hexes in a clear base. This shade is cute, and more a bit more sparse than the other glitters I have from this collection meaning it would never really get opaque on it's own. You could try, but it likely wouldn't be too pretty. I used one coat over OPI Steady as She Rose.


OPI Spotlight on Glitter- Blush Hour (1)
OPI Spotlight on Glitter- Blush Hour (2)
OPI Spotlight on Glitter- Blush Hour* over Miss You-Niverse*

Blush Hour is the most interesting of the bunch as it's not only a glitter bomb, but it's also a textured matte. Made up of pink, fuchsia and lavender round and hex glitter in a fuchsia tinted base, this is a very dense glitter. Above, I've used one coat- I patted it on as opposed to brushed on- over Miss You-Niverse and it's almost opaque. When it was wet I thought it looked a little funny, but it was when it dried that I realized it has a texture and is matte. I love a matte glitter and the lightly roughed-up texture makes it that much more unique.


OPI Glitter Off Peelable Base Coat (2)
OPI Glitter Off Peelable Base Coat (1)
OPI Glitter Off Peel-able Base Coat*

While most nail-fanatics know you can use white glue as a base to make glitter removal that much easier, OPI has made the process even easier with their new Glitter Off Peel-able Base Coat. It's pretty amazing! You simply apply a thin coat and once it's dry- it turns clear when dry- you apply polish as usual. The magic is that when you're done with your mani, you simply take an orange wood stick or the like and push the polish off. 

I had my doubts that this base coat might hinder wear, but I wore Blush Hour all day and found it wore just the same as any polish. It removed really easily, and didn't damage my nails at all (unlike picking glitter off, which we all know we shouldn't do...) You will need a bit of polish remover to clean up edges, but still using this makes glitters so much easier to remove. I change my polish a lot, so I tend not to wear full glitters, but having this in my arsenal means they'll defiantly get worn more frequently.

Overall, I have to say you're going to need to get your hands on Rose of Light and Blush Hour and if you're going to get them you better add a bottle of Glitter Off too. The Spotlight on Glitter Collection will be available as of March 2014. Are you a glitter fan? What do you think of these?