OPI Excuse Moi! is the pink glitter polish from the OPI The Muppets Collection. At first I overlooked it because I had my eyes on the chunky glitter polishes, which I previously swatched and reviewed.
But I had to try this one out because I thought that perhaps this would be the pink that I would fall in love with.
It’s different than what I expected. The other glitter polishes take 3 or more coats to cover the nail, and they’re really meant for layering. On the other hand, OPI Excuse Moi! is waaaay more pigmented and isn’t really meant for layering over other polishes.
While this colour isn’t my favourite pink polish, it definitely gets points for being unlike any other pink I have in my collection.
OPI Excuse Moi! Pictures
OPI Excuse Moi! Swatches
All swatches have:
√ Pink glitter
√ 3-Dimensional textured look
- Name: OPI Excuse Moi!
- Collection: OPI The Muppets Collection (Holiday 2011)
- Colours Available in the OPI The Muppets Collection:Rainbow Connection, Divine Swine, Fresh Frog of Bel Air, Gone Gonzo!, Gettin’ Miss Piggy With It!, Excuse Moi!, Animal-istic, Warm & Fozzie, Wocka Wocka!, Pepe’s Purple Passion, Designer, de Better! & Meep-Meep-Meep
- Press Release: You can view my blog post on the OPI The Muppets Collection press release here.
- Amount: 15 mL (0.5 fl. oz.)
- What I Paid: Nothing! (This was kindly sent to me by PR.)
- Where to Buy: It was supposed to be officially released on November 1st, but I’ve already seen it at Trade Secrets, so you’ll probably be able to find it easily at beauty-supply stores now.
OPI Excuse Moi! Review
Excuse Moi! by OPI is a medium, saturated pink base with multicoloured glitter. The fine glitter is pink and silver. The large hexagonal glitter pieces are yellow, orange, green, blue, pink, and silver.
The overall effect is very much candy-like and blingtastic. I imagine a greedy little monster (who ate too much candy in a short period of time) puking all of this out.
The pink and silver are the main colours that stand out – they’re like the gym rats who hit the weights on a daily basis.
I was hoping that the other colours wouldn’t be bullied into the background, but, unfortunately they were. Oh, those lightweights!
Also, please note that to the naked eye, in most lighting, the polish tends to look more like what it looks like in my flash and sunlight photos. I included the natural-light photos so you could see all of the colours better.
Finish & Grittiness
This is a polish that’s chock full of glitter, so you can’t expect it to be as smooth as a creme lacquer. Yes, it has noticeable texture, but it’s definitely not sharp or rough. It’s smoother than most glitter polishes. And a top coat will definitely help.
Application & Formula
Unlike the other glitter polishes in this collection like OPI Rainbow Connection and OPI Gone Gonzo! that have clear bases, OPI Excuse Moi! has a pink base. This helps greatly with building up opacity. I needed just 2 coats to fully cover the nail. Because of this, I don’t consider this a polish suitable for layering on top of another base colour. It stands up well alone.
I liked this formula better than the other glitters in the OPI Muppets Collection because it seemed like it was easier to control the glitter when it was suspended in this pink base as opposed to the clear base.
Final Verdict: 5.5/10
OPI Excuse Moi! isn’t a bad polish, but this shade of pink left me disappointed. I was hoping for all the rainbow-glitter colours to stand out equally, but mainly just the pink and silver dominated the overall appearance. (I can’t fault OPI since they actually advertised it as just a pink-glitter polish.)
Those who like this shade of pink will be thrilled because the application was great and required just 2 coats. But, I had to give this a low score just because the polish didn’t move me. I was much more excited about the other colours in the collection.
Which colours in the OPI The Muppets Collection did you pick up? Did you buy the full-sized bottle or a set? Were you excited about the opacity of Excuse Moi!, or were you also hoping for more rainbow-glitter goodness?