It’s almost Hallowe’en! I’m excited, but also sad. Why sad? The closer we get to it, the more it means it’ll be over soon. Wahhhh! (I really enjoy the anticipation leading up to an event.)
If you need some Hallowe’en nail-art staples, I recommend picking up the cute OPI Spookettes kit if you can still get hold of it.
It comes with 3 mini creme polishes: orange (He’s My Boo), white (Mummy Knows Best), and black (I Only Date Werewolves). But what’s really exciting is the green glow-in-the-dark lacquer (Zom-Body to Love)!
The OPI Spookettes set also comes with free nail decals!
OPI Spookettes Pictures
OPI Spookettes Ingredients
OPI Spookettes Swatches
All have 2 coats except for the white, which has 3 coats.
OPI Zom-Body to Love Full Size vs. Mini Bottle
OPI Spookettes Zom-Body to Love Glow-in-the-Dark Pictures & Swatches
Swatches of OPI Zom-Body to Love Layered Over Other Colours
- √ Helps create fun Hallowe’en manicures
- Name: OPI Spookettes
- Colours in the OPI Spookettes Kit: Zom-Body to Love, He’s My Boo, Mummy Knows Best & I Only Date Werewolves
- Press Release: You can view the OPI Spookettes Press Release here.
- Freebie in Set: 10 decals (2 of each design)
- Amount: 4 bottles x 3.75 mL (1/8 fl. oz.)
- What I Paid: Nothing! (This was sent to me by PR.)
- Where to Buy: Trade Secrets & select beauty-supply stores.
OPI Spookettes Review
These mini polishes are going to just get a mini review each. I only like to do in-depth reviews if I’ve worn the polish on all my nails for at least a day and if I have lots of photographs to share instead of just a swatch wheel.
OPI He’s My Boo Review
He’s My Boo is your standard orange creme polish that dries smooth and shiny. It took me just 2 coats to achieve full opacity. This would make a great choice for pumpkin or candy corn nail art.
OPI Mummy Knows Best Review
Mummy Knows Best is a streaky white creme polish that I didn’t care for. The streakiness is way more noticeable in person than in my swatches.
I understand that white polishes are usually streaky, but I just felt like this one was worse than OPI Alpine Snow or China Glaze Snow. Even so, I’m glad to have it because I will use it to create the whites of the eyes in my nail art. For that purpose, it’s fine, just not for painting your entire nail with it…unless you want to use 3-4 coats and still have streaking issues.
I like the name of this polish. My dad used to always say, “See? Fathers know best!” So it’s funny that now this one’s for the ‘mums’. 😉
OPI I Only Date Werewolves Review
I Only Date Werewolves is your standard black creme polish that has pretty good coverage and dries smooth. Hehe, and the name makes me laugh.
OPI Zom-Body to Love Review
This is the reason why a lot of people have already picked up this set. Hello, a glow-in-the-dark polish? It’s perfect for Hallowe’en and can take any nail art you do to the next level. (Think: glow-in-the-dark ghosts or skulls!)
By itself, it’s very sheer and has a soft, cloudy look to it. It dries with a subtle matte texture, so a top coat is required if you want it to be as smooth as a creme polish.
It’s best to layer this over another polish because when worn solo, you’ll get minimum coverage and your nail line will peek through. If you’re dead-set on wearing this by itself and are hoping to achieve the bottle colour, just know that it’ll take you well over 3 coats.
Also, keep in mind that this will alter the hue of your base colour. As you can see in my above swatch wheel photos, when layered over the black polish (OPI I Only Date Werewolves), it became grayish and speckled. If you choose to layer it over a light-green polish, you won’t notice too much difference, but if you layer it over a purple or yellow, you may get a new colour that isn’t pretty.
This polish doesn’t constantly glow in the dark. You have to expose it to bright light for a while and then it’ll be bright in the dark. But that’s typical of almost all glow-in-the-dark stuff.
Mini Bottle Size
Some people don’t like mini nail-polish bottles because they also have tiny brushes. I have small nails, so I don’t mind the small brush. And I really like these mini polishes for my toenails because my feet (and toenails) are small – I wear women’s size 5 shoes. The small brush is just right! Plus if you’re getting these to be used with your dotting tool or a nail-art brush, maybe these small brushes won’t dissuade you.
Nail Decal Overview
You get a total of 10 free nail decals (2 of each design), which I think was nice of OPI to include. Not everyone has nail-stamping supplies or likes to paint freehand designs.
- Jack O’lantern face (black)
- Spider (black)
- Cobweb (white)
- Trick or Treat text (white)
- Bat (black)
To use these, your base polish must be completely dry. You remove the film over the decals, cut around the decal, dip it in warm water for 10 seconds, moisten the surface of your nail, remove the paper backing on the decal, and then place the decal on your nail. Afterwards, you’re supposed to blot it dry with a tissue. And although the instructions don’t say to, I think you should wait a few minutes before applying your top coat.
I didn’t want to just wear all these decals at once for the purpose of a review. I enjoy wearing a manicure and then showing you what I’ve worn. If I end up wearing any of these decals, I’ll let you know either in a separate post or I’ll update this post to include a photo.
This is a great way to expand the colour selection in your collection without dropping a lot of cash on the full-size bottles.
Final Verdict: 8/10
This is a cute little set that’s perfect for Hallowe’en – it has all the colours you’d need to get festive.
Do you only date werewolves? Does ‘mummy’ really know best? Are you looking for ‘zom-body to love’? 😉