OPI Don’t Burst My Bubble is one of the three soft shades in the Oz the Great and Powerful Collection.
It’s whiter and milkier than OPI I Theodora You, but pinker than Glints of Glinda.
I wore this manicure for about 3-4 days. That’s probably surprising because vibrant shades are my thing.
Haha, but the reason why my manicure turnaround time was slower was because I had been feeling too ill to paint my nails! (I only started feeling well enough to put in the effort to paint my nails again on Thursday.)
While wearing OPI Don’t Burst My Bubble, I actually grew to appreciate it more. It’s clean and fresh. However, since I wore this when I was trying to get over the flu, unfortunately my mind has associated it with illness! It’s a pretty, sweet shade, but it was just at the wrong place at the wrong time. 😉
OPI Don’t Burst My Bubble Pictures
OPI Don’t Burst My Bubble Swatches
All swatches have:
- Essie First Base (Base Coat)
- 4 coats of OPI Don’t Burst My Bubble
- Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
Natural Light Photos
√ Dreamy puffy clouds of white
- Name: OPI Don’t Burst My Bubble
- Collection: OPI Disney’s Oz the Great and Powerful Collection 2013
- Press Release: Click here to see the OPI Disney’s Oz the Great and Powerful Collection press release
- Colours Available in the Collection: Lights of Emerald City, Don’t Burst My Bubble, When Monkeys Fly, Glints of Glinda, Which is Witch?, I Theodora You & What Wizardry is This?
- Amount: 15 mL (0.5 fl. oz.)
- What I Paid: Nothing! (This was provided by PR.)
- Where to Buy: Trade Secrets & select spas & salons (This will be available in March 2013.)
OPI Don’t Burst My Bubble Review
What I liked about Don’t Burst My Bubble by OPI was that it wasn’t just a stark white. There’s a marshmallow-y softness to this milky hue that lends a dreamy quality.
I also appreciated how it had a tinge of pink to it, which helped it go better with my skin tone, I think.
This is the type of polish you’d wear when you want something clean, but not necessarily crisp.
And, as I’ve mentioned at the beginning of this post, it’s whiter and milkier than OPI I Theodora You, but pinker than Glints of Glinda. I know that some of you may have been curious about how the 3 soft shades compare. They’re all different enough, so if you really like these kind of soft colours, you would be justified in owning them all.
Don’t Burst My Bubble by OPI is a sheer. That’s not my favourite because I usually don’t like being forced to apply more than 3 coats to cover the nail line.
Application & Formula
Since it was so sheer, I had to use 4 medium coats before I was comfortable with the coverage. Before the 4th coat, it was streaky, and I wouldn’t want to wear it as-is.
However, looking back now, I think this would be an exceptional polish to use for a glitter-sandwich manicure. (That’s when you use one layer of a sheer polish, one layer of glitter, and then you cover the glitter with a layer of sheer polish. This method creates added depth.)
Since this is really sheer, I can picture it looking very dreamy and adorable over glitter. You should try it out. (I may try it out sometime because I’m curious. Plus I think in that combination, I would get more use out of this lacquer.)
Maybe it’s just me, but I find that whenever I apply really light shades like this, my application tends to get really messy. It’s not even necessarily the formula. (This polish’s formula was thick yet a bit runny at the same time, but I didn’t find it hard to control.) Maybe it’s just because I see a light polish, and I get nervous because, for me, this is well outside my comfort zone. I get psyched out, and then my polishing job is messy… Does this ever happen to you when you paint your nails with colours you’re not used to?
Final Verdict: 6/10
Although I admire ladies who can pull off this clean-manicure look, I feel like my nails do a terrible job at showing the beauty of such a colour.
I feel more at home with loud or crazy shades, and I think it shows. My photos make my fingers look like they’re blushing because they’re unsure and embarrassed…haha!
If you really adore soft and sweet shades like this, you’ll probably like the way this looks. It’s a personal preference! And, hey, if you have ideas for how I can wear this as a layered look, please give me some colour suggestions because I’ve never done a glitter-sandwich manicure before!
What nail-polish shade makes you uncomfortable whenever you wear it? What colour are you most comfortable wearing? Do you like sheer polishes, or do you find that they require too much effort?