Thursday, June 5, 2014

Swatches & review: OPI Spotlight on Glitter

Hello :) OPI recently released a collection with a focus on glitter, aptly named Spotlight on glitter! The collection consists of six glitter bombs - some of which we have seen from previous collections, but we'll get to that towards the end of the post. First up, the photos :)

Blush hour has a sheer magenta base, which is buildable in three thicker coats. Expect to find purple and pink hex glitters in this, as well as smaller silver and blue pieces. Whilst you can also layer this, I decided to show it on its own - pictured is three coats.

blush hour1

blush hour2

You pink too much is just as the name suggests; a combination of pink glitter pieces mixed with fine silver glitter. I layered a coat of it over OPI Don't bossa nova me.

you pink too much1

you pink too much2

Rose of light is a rose gold glitter shade. I actually thought I would love this one the most but the square glitter were surprisingly difficult to fish out of the bottle, which was quite off putting! This was layered over OPI Do you lilac it?.

rose of light1

rose of light2

Chasing rainbows consists of an array of different coloured glitters and is literally rainbow in a bottle! I layered one coat over Misa Dirty, Sexy, Money.

chasing rainbows1

chasing rainbows2

Desperately seeking sequins has an amazing combination of smaller bar glitters, fine holographic pieces and silver hex glitters. Layered over Tony Moly CL46.

desperately seeking sequins1

desperately seeking sequins2

I reached my gold has large gold hex glitters. I've heard of how these are a bit 'taco-y' i.e. curly glitter, but I really don't see much of it from my bottle! Layered over black.

i reached my gold1

i reached my gold2

Now, for the possible deal breaker with this collection! As you may have noticed, 4 of the 6 nail polishes are in fact recycled from previous collections. My honest initial reaction to this was a huge no, because you've got:

You Pink Too Much dupe for Pink Yet Lavender
Chasing Rainbows dupe for Rainbow Connection
Desperately Seeking Sequins dupe for Which is Witch?
I Reached My Gold dupe for When Monkeys Fly

However, the more I thought about it, the more I began to realise that this release was a good chance for new nail enthusiasts to grab the glitters. After all, they're gorgeous and OPI definitely chose some pretty darn good glitters (for a mainstream company!) to be included. I just wish they were explicit with the glitters being re-released and used the same names.

Each bottle of OPI retails for $19.95. The Spotlight on glitter collection is now available in selected Myer and David Jones stores, as well as selected salons across Australia.

What are you thoughts on this collection?

Thanks for reading!
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