Today I have a review of the OPI Glitter Off Peelable Base Coat, designed to aid in the removal of glitter nail polish.
As we all know, glitter nail polishes are the worst to remove! You can work away for hours with the standard nail polish remover / cotton ball method, and who's got time to wrap their fingers in tin foil for 10 minutes, only to have to go back in with remover again at the end?!
The OPI Glitter Off ensures that you can just peel away the polish without the fuss, time and effort that it usually entails.
Now, is this base coat just expensive PVA glue? Well that depends on whether you are just swatching or whether you're wearing a mani for a while. If you've ever tried using PVA glue, you'll know that it works well if you're just having a glitter polish swatch fest. But if you plan on wearing your polish for any longer than just a swatch, I would highly recommend using a specialist base coat such as the OPI Glitter Off. You wouldn't know the difference until it comes to removal.
To start with, apply the thinnest coat of the Glitter Off as possible. The thicker the coat you apply, the longer it will take to dry. But if you can get a thin enough coat, it will only take a minute or two to fully dry. Just like PVA, the Peelable Base Coat goes on a milky white colour and dries to a transparent finish.
Then apply your chosen polish as normal.
Next take an orange wood stick, or your other nails or something that can scrape, and push the polish off the surface of the nail like so -
You can also go from the sides of the nail. Choose a technique that works for you :)
Finally, use a nail polish remover and cotton ball the remove any remnants of the base coat that may have stuck to the nail.
Overall, I would highly recommend the OPI Glitter Off Peelable Base Coat. No more hours spent trying to remove those stubborn glitter polishes. Or picking at them like I used to(!). No more glitter wiped all over your fingers when trying to swatch. I must say I feel like this product is something that I can't be without!!
I bought the OPI Glitter Off Base Coat from Beautybay.com for £8.36 (RRP £11.95)
I will certainly be giving other brands a try and will let you know my thoughts :)
Thank you for reading!