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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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Spring 2014 Must Have Polishes

Spring 2014 Must Have Polishes I am so ready for spring! Winter is just dragging on this year. Even in the South. But I’m ready for fresh produce and warm sunshine. A girl can dream, right? Here in Charlotte we’ve had a few days here and there that were gorgeous and warm. I embraced those days and started trying out […] Continue reading →

The Daily Varnish + All You Magazine

All You Magazine Y’all! I’m so excited about this! Several months ago All You magazine contacted me regarding a technique I’ve used in past manicures to create an ombre effect using an eyeshadow sponge tip applicator. They asked me to create a manicure for the magazine. That manicure can be found in the March 2014 issue which is on […] Continue reading →

Alli’s Top 10 Polishes of 2013

Alli's Top 10 Polishes of 2013 This is my favorite post of the year! I love looking back over the year and picking my favorite polishes released in 2013. Of course, I always have a difficult time settling on just 10. I started out with 18 contenders but did manage to dwindle it down to 10. The biggest surprise about this […] Continue reading →

2013 Round Up and Top Posts

Zemanta Related Posts Thumbnail Happy New Year! Welcome to 2014! Every New Year since long before I was born my family has a traditional, Southern meal on New Year’s Day. This includes essentials such as ham, collards, black eyed peas and of course, corn bread. But before we move on to the new year, I wanted to wrap up […] Continue reading →

Winter 2014: Must Have Polishes

Winter 2014 Must Have Polishes Apparently it’s the first day of winter. Not that I’ve noticed. As I type this it is 60 degrees outside here in Charlotte, North Carolina. But hey, that’s how I like my winters anyway! Anyway. On to the nail polish! There isn’t that much difference between the colors that are popular during fall and winter. […] Continue reading →