DIY Glitter Off Base Coat

DIY Glitter Off Base Coat coverOPI has been busy lately! Recently they’ve released at least 3 collections (!) and a base coat specifically for glitter polishes. When I saw the promos for the OPI Glitter Off Peel-able Base Coat I was skeptical. For years I’ve been using a DIY peel off base coat for swatching glitter polishes.

The down side of using the DIY peel off base coat has always been wear time. I get about a day of wear out of it before the glitter starts to peel off. This is great if you only want to wear glitter for a night out (which is basically the only time I use the glitter base coat).

Because of the wear time issue I was hoping the OPI Glitter Off Base Coat was different from the popular DIY version. Turns out, it’s not. The OPI Glitter Off Base Coat is PVA based just like glue.

Below the jump you find a DIYable version a Peel-able base coat using glue and a few tips on how to get the longest wear out of a glitter mani when using this base coat.

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Essie – Hide & Go Chic

Essie - Hide & Go Chic I’ve never really spent much time thinking about it but, I think I love Essie’s color descriptions the best. They’re always so fun. OPI wins favorite polish names, but color descriptions – Essie has my heart. They’re so cute and almost always put a smile on my face. The description for Hide & Go Chic […] Continue reading →

OPI Big Hair…Big Nails

OPI Big Hair...Big Nails cover Ah the OPI Texas collection. Back in the Spring of 2011 OPI released their Texas collection. Prior to its release OPI was touting their new and revolutionary sorbet finish polishes. By now we all know these “sorbet finish” polishes are just jelly polishes with a fancy OPI name but regardless I picked up Big Hair…Big […] Continue reading →

Forever 21 Black Magic

Forever 21 Black Magic cover Here comes the broken record: I am seriously loving Forever 21 nail polishes! I’ve tried two polishes in addition to Black Magic; Mint Chip and Cosmic Matter, and I loved both of them. But I have to say, Black Magic might be my favorite! Black Magic is a textured (or sand lacquer…) blackened purple with […] Continue reading →

OPI Umpires Come Out At Night

OPI Umpires Come Out At Night cover At this point we are several weeks into the MLB regular season and my baseball fever is kind of out of control. My friends call my house baseball central. There’s a game on every TV. And if there are no games, the MLB Network is on. So to say the least I’m loving the OPI […] Continue reading →

Pixi Lime Lustre

Pixi Lime Lustre cover I’ve been seriously into green polishes lately! Normally I don’t gravitate towards green polishes but with all the awesome green polishes being released for spring I can’t seem to help myself. For Spring 2014 Pixi released 3 new polishes. Lime Lustre immediately caught my attention. In the bottle I thought I was going to like […] Continue reading →