Glitter is a magical substance. It brings sparkle, light and love to the world…unless it involves repromotes.
Before the disappointment, let’s take a look at the new polishes.
Blush Hour (one coat over OPI Miami Beet) has pink and purple hexagonal glitter in a fuchsia jelly base. I’m not too crazy over hexagonal glitter…I think it’s been overdone the last few years due to availability and stability.
Rose of Light (one coat over OPI You Don’t Know Jacques suede) is a rose gold version of In True Stefani Fashion from OPI’s 2014 Gwen Stefani collaboration. The glitter isn’t overwhelming but has enough of a sparkle to catch your eye. Even though it looks like a previous polish, the color set it apart.
Time to bring out the sad trombones …
Chasing Rainbows (one coat over OPI Fiercely Fiona) is a multicolored hexagonal glitter mix in a clear base. Unfortunately, OPI has already released this twice in 2011, as Rainbow Connection from the Muppets holiday collection and Rainbow In The S-Kylie with Nicole by OPI’s Kardashian Kolors.
Desperately Seeking Sequins (one coat over OPI You’re Such a Budapest) has tiny holographic hexagonal and bar glitter in a clear base. This is a dupe for Which is Witch? from the 2013 Oz the Great and Powerful SoftShades collection.
Of all the repromotes, I’m most perplexed by the inclusion of I Reached My Gold (one coat over Dating A Royal). There was a lot of dissent among customers concerning the curling of the large hexagonal gold glitter in the original, When Monkeys Fly. Even if this is the newer formula, some of the glitter will still curl.
You Pink Too Much (one coat over OPI We’ll Always Have Paris suede) contains pink hexagonal glitter with holographic glitter in a clear base. It is very similar to OPI Pink Yet Lavender from OPI’s spring 2013 Mariah Carey collection.
OPI’s Spotlight on Glitter collection could have been full of win. OPI has had gorgeous glitter polishes in the past, such as 2010’s Alice in Wonderland and the vastly underrated 2010 holiday Burlesque collection, so it pains me greatly to see one full of recent repromotes when we know what amazing polishes they can come up with.
Spotlight on Glitter by OPI nail lacquers feature OPI’s exclusive ProWide™ Brush for the ultimate in application. These six glitter shades and Glitter Off will be available March 2014 at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, jcp Salons, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, ULTA and ulta.com for $9.00 ($10.95 CAN) suggested retail for each nail lacquer.