When the OPI Burlesque Collection came out in 2010, I really wanted Sparkle-icious, but held off on snatching it up. At the time, I thought that the lemming would be squashed after a few months. Nope!
But by the time I caved, it sold out everywhere. And I wasn’t prepared to pay an inflated price, either.
Then, low and behold, one day, it popped up randomly on an etailer for a less-than-retail price. Without blinking, I placed the order. And sure enough, a few days later, they sold out of every bottle. (Thank goodness I didn’t dilly dally when I had a second chance!)
This post is a bit of a tease because it’s harder to find now, but considering how gorgeous it is, it would be a real crime to not share this with you all.
OPI Sparkle-icious Pictures
OPI Sparkle-icious Ingredients
OPI Sparkle-icious Swatches
All swatches have:
- OPI Natural Nail Base Coat
- 2 coats of China Glaze Gothic Lolita (This was sent to me by PR.)
- 1 coat of OPI Sparkle-icious
- Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
Natural Light Photos
√ Multi-colour glitter
- Name: OPI Sparkle-icious
- Collection: OPI Burlesque Collection 2010
- Colours Available in the OPI Burlesque Collection: The Show Must Go On!, Bring on the Bling, Glow Up Already!, Extra-va-vaganza!, Simmer & Shimmer, Show It & Glow It!, Rising Star, Take the Stage, Let Me Entertain You, Ali’s Big Break & Tease-y Does It
- Amount: 15 mL (0.5 fl. oz.)
- What I Paid: $5.25 USD
- Where to Buy: eBay (Unfortunately, this colour is a little tricky to find now because it was released quite a while ago.)
OPI Sparkle-icious Review
Sparkle-icious by OPI is a fun-loving polish that’s like a party in a bottle. When you unscrew the cap, don’t be surprised if you think you hear some music and people laughing. (Well, okay, if you hear that, you may want to make an appointment somewhere…)
Seriously, though, I love how this is like confetti for your nails. It’s gold, blue, and pink! This combination spells fun to me, and for some reason, it reminds me of Easter. I think it’s because Easter baskets usually are decorated with these colours.
OPI Sparkle-icious is clearly a glitterbomb polish! You get tons of bling-bling, twinkle, and well, sparkle, just as the name promises.
It’s very sparkly even without a shiny top coat, but I still recommend that you use one to smooth everything out.
There’s noticeable texture with Sparkle-icious, but it’s not sharp and rough like typical glitters of this caliber.
Application & Formula
I was expecting the formula to be really clumpy and gooey, but surprisingly, it wasn’t. The glitter flowed onto the nail evenly, which meant that I didn’t have to go over areas. It looked nice with one coat.
I haven’t used this polish solo because I see it more as the type for layering over other polishes, but just in case you wanted to wear it solo, I did some swatches to better illustrate its opacity.
As you can see, even with 3 coats, you can still see the nail peeking out. So, that’s why I think it’s better if you layer this polish over something else. If you wear it solo, expect to use 4-5 coats. (And with multiple coats, expect to spend a lot of time removing all the glitter!)
I chose to layer it over China Glaze Gothic Lolita (a pretty purple), but I think it would look brilliant over a blue, gold, black, or even a green!
Final Verdict: 10/10
I’m in love with OPI Sparkle-icious! There are lots of multi-coloured glitter polishes on the market, but I really fell for the combination of gold, purple, and blue. Can’t wait to wear it over more polishes!
Did you get any of the glitters from the OPI Burlesque Collection? What is your most-used glitter polish?