You’ll remember that on Monday, I showed you OPI Pink-ing of You, which is part of the OPI Pink of Hearts 2013 Set that will be available in September and October. (Click here to see the official press release.)
Today, I want to show you the other full-size nail polish you’ll get in the same Breast Cancer Awareness set - OPI More than a Glimmer.
It’s such a girly, fun glitterbomb, and in this post, I’ve shown it layered over OPI Pink-ing of You.
However, since I realize that you may want to wear it solo, I have quick swatches of it with 3 coats as well. They help show off the base colour more.
If you really love this glitter (and want to support a good cause), head to Trade Secrets or wherever else you can find it because OPI More than a Glimmer is a limited-edition matte nail polish. Once it’s gone, it could be gone for good!
OPI More than a Glimmer Pictures
OPI Pink of Hearts 2013 Set
OPI More than a Glimmer is from the OPI Pink of Hearts 2013 Set.
OPI More than a Glimmer Swatches
All swatches have:
Natural Light Photos
- Sparkly lacquer packed with micro & macro matte glitters in a rainbow of colours (Yes)
- Name: OPI More than a Glimmer
- Collection: OPI Pink of Hearts 2013 Set
- Press Release: Click here to see the OPI Pink of Hearts 2013 press release
- Colours Available in the Collection: Pink-ing of You & More than a Glimmer
- Amount: 15 mL (0.5 fl. oz.)
- What I Paid: Nothing! (This was provided by PR.)
- Where to Buy: Trade Secrets & select spas, salons & beauty-supply stores (Available in stores in September & October)
OPI More than a Glimmer Review
At first when I saw the promo pictures of More than a Glimmer by OPI, I thought that the milky base would be whitish.
I was pleasantly surprised that, in person, it had a hint of pink, which was a cute touch that jived well with the pink polish that also comes in this set. It’s very subtle, but it’s still noticeable.
This is a multicoloured glitterbomb, so there’s so much going on. It’s like a one-man band – it plays the drums, harmonica, horn, trumpet, accordion, and more, just like Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins!
I spied with my myopic eyes hexagonal glitter in 3 sizes: large, medium, and small. They were blue, green, pink, green, silver, yellow, and perhaps even more colours!
What It Looks Like Worn Solo
For my manicure, I layered a single coat of More than a Glimmer by OPI over the pink base. But, if you want to rock a complete glitterbomb by itself, here’s what it’ll look like by itself with 3 coats in natural light.
Although the glitter is shiny, it’s very obvious that it has a matte finish. I really like how it looks – almost frosted over, as though the glitter was frozen under some ice.
Since this is a glittertastic polish, it should come as no surprise that the chunkiness is gritty. You can smooth it out pretty well with a top coat, but it won’t be as smooth as glass unless you apply multiple layers of top coat.
Application & Formula
More than a Glimmer by OPI is chunky, so you can’t sweep on the polish like you typically would. If you want to get an even distribution of glitter, you’ll need to manipulate the glitter with your brush.
I noticed that most of the glitter tends to pool where your brush first hits the nail. Then, you may have to use the brush to move around the glitter. You may even want to use a dabbing motion to put the glitter in the bald areas to fill them in.
Although I used it as a layering polish, you could get full coverage if you use multiple coats. But, remember that the more coats of a chunky nail polish you use, the harder it’ll be when it comes time to remove it.
Like most glitter-heavy polishes, this one also dried pretty quickly, which is always nice!
Final Verdict: 7.5/10
OPI More than a Glimmer is a really fun glitter polish that you can use on top of lots of different colours because the milky base isn’t too pink to dramatically alter the base colour.
Although it takes more care to apply evenly, it’s worth the effort if you dig the glitterbomb look.
I can see that it’d be a great celebratory polish for birthdays and New Year’s Eve!
Do you wear glitterbombs solo or as layering polishes? Will you be picking up the OPI Pink of Hearts 2013 Set? What would you layer OPI More than a Glimmer over?