Wednesday, 21 May 2014

O.P.I Glitter Off Base Coat Review and Photo's

I finally got my hands on the O.P.I Glitter Off Base Coat, I first saw this in a magazine and thought I had to try it as it could solve removing glitter polish with ease.
 Don't get me wrong I love Glitter Polish, but I hate removing it as it always takes longer and because of this I don't wear glitter as much as I'd like too.
Here's my thoughts.
 
Price
This retails for £11.95, the same as their regular Natural Nail Base Coat, which I think is what you expect to pay for a premium unique base coat.
 
Packaging
This comes in O.P.I's signature branded bottle, with a Glitter Off label explaining how to use this base coat.
 
Application
It applies white and dry's matte and transparent, the brush is a perfect size and the formula is a thin consistency. I applied my chosen Glitter O.P.I - Gaining Mole-Mentum over the top then a top coat to finish.
Removal
Some nails were easier to remove than others, I used a cuticle stick to lift the edge and peel off.
I really didn't like the sensation of the peeling and found it felt like it was pulling half my nail off with it too!
Although the label says use a thin coat, I think this needs two coats of the base to be able to peel the glitter off better and easier when you want to remove.
After removal my nails felt dry and a little damaged from the peeling off and needed re-hydrating with some cuticle oil.
Overall Thoughts
I wanted to love this product but for me it was like a more expensive version of the PVA Glue trick for glitter polish removal, it also smelt like glue too!
 
I really didn't like the pealing off sensation on my nails and how it left them after, as I said in my video I think I would rather go through the normal removal procedure by gently buffing the nail, then soaking a cotton pad with remover to press on the nail, although this is a more time consuming procedure, it's a little kinder to the nail plate and I value my nails as jewels!
 
I award the O.P.I Glitter Off Natural Base Coat a 2.5 out of 5
 
Let's chat, have you tried this, let me know your opinion via Twitter using the hashtag #glitteroff

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