Monday, 4 October 2010

NOTD: OPI Show It & Glow It

Disclosure: PR sample


This is one of six glitters available as part of OPI's latest range, Burlesque.  It's one of their gorgeously intense glitters, and three coats gives you a glorious opaque finish.  It's not quite as bumpy as you'd think, given the density of the glitter, and with a bit of topcoat, it's almost "normal" smoothness.

The blurry photo shows the true extent of the sparkle you get from these: my nails caught the light beautifully, reflecting a myriad of colours.  OPI describes this colour as purple, but I'd say it's more of a dark pink, with dark silver, blue, and golden glitter particles - but as you can see, the sparkle is truly rainbow toned.

Unfortunately for me, three coats of this polish formed such an opaque layer of glitter that I found it pinged off in nail-shaped pieces after about 32 hours of wear.  So if you're looking for an intense look to last you the duration of one party this season, this'll be fine - but if you prefer your glitter to last longer, this might work better as a topcoat (which I fully intend to try next!).

Available now, the Burlesque collection is made up of six glitters, and six shimmer shades.  A 15ml bottle will cost you £9.95 from Lena White.

4 comments:

  1. This is verging on slightly too much gliter-arma for me. But I love the colour, which redeems it. It's very Christmassy. Oh, now I'm in too minds whether I like it or not! xx

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  2. It is rather Christmassy - I can imagine it would be very good for a very sparkly New Years Eve too!

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  3. This looks lovely, I'm not usually one for glitter but I'm really tempted by these. As nothing ever lasts on me, the staying power isn't too much of an issue!

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  4. SO MUCH GLITTER OMG :D Ew I know what you mean about the nail pieces though, I layered the crap out of a sheer glitter polish the other week and they all came off like little shells! Though it was better than having to actually remove it with nail polish, haha.

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