OPI More Than a Glimmer: Swatch and Review

Hello gentle readers.

Today I am sharing the second polish in the Pink of Hearts duo. This is OPI More Than a Glimmer, a pink creme base packed with a mix of hex glitters from tiny to large ranging from silver to gold to yellow, pink, red, blue and green. This glitter dries matte and somewhat textured, on it's own. I think that this glitter polish is insanely pretty.

This swatch is one fairly generous coat over OPI Pinking of You and topped with Gelous and Seche Vite. I forgot to take photographs before I applied top coat to show it matte but I am sure that you have seen other bloggers feature it in it's natural state. If not, if you would really like to see it as it dries right out of the bottle, let me know, I can do a swatch of it.








OPI More Than a Glimmer has a pretty nice formula. The base is very fluid and easy to work with, the glitter disperses easily and pretty evenly up the nail, I picked up a little extra on the brush and filled in here and there, where I felt it could use it but that was just being fussy, really. Other that that, this polish doesn't give any trouble; it didn't streak, drag, pull, run, pool, try to flood my cuticles or bubble. This polish dries fast and matte. If you like your glitter shiny, like I do, be sure to use plenty of top coat for that beautiful smooth, shiny, sparkle.

I am really happy that I bought this duo. While Pinking of You, the pink crelly drove me a bit nuts with it's many coats, I couldn't be happier with this beautiful, happy glitter and I recommend that if you can get your hands on it, that you grab it, if you like this sort of thing.

If you haven't yet snagged this duo and are craving, have a look at your local Ulta, JC Penney Salon, authorized beauty supply or other salons that carry OPI.

Thank you so much for popping in and reading and your comments. Please come back soon and have a wonderful day.

30 comments

  1. I like this glitter, I would like it with the topcoat too I am sure!

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  2. I love the look of glitter polish, but I just hate removing it.

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  3. Beautiful! I bet this would look stunning over a silver. I agree with Kim, I love wearing glitter polish but more often than not, I refrain from it because it's so hard to take off!

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  4. Gorgeous! I agree with Miranda and Kim, but I've found that using 100% acetone makes removal much easier.

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  5. I like the layering. With glitter polish I have to be ready for the headache of removal. The cotton balls soaked in acetone plus foil helps though.

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  6. what more can I say, I adore your nails, no matter what the color, glitter, shimmer, sparkle, etc and etc.!!

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  7. You are such an enabler...I definitely need it.

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  8. Oooh very pretty! All the OPI glitters I have spread really nicely, this one looks like no exception :)

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  9. This one behaves beautifully. You should get it, it's as sweet as a puppy. :)

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  10. Heh! Heh! That's part of my charm. *evil grin*

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  11. The foil method is a lifesaver! I love glitter so much but I wouldn't wear it if I hadn't learned about robo fingers, I mean, nobody has time to scrub that stuff off for three hours! LOL

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  12. Yepper. I rarely use regular remover, anymore. I just grab my acetone, now. I figure it's faster and highly effective so, really why not? :D

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  13. Hmm... I wonder, with the pink base if that would work. I have some silver out on a nail wheel right now... (Just got the new miss Universe polishes and swatched them on a nail wheel, last night. Eeep! So pretty!) I should try. Miranda, Have you tried the foil method? It is actually so much easier and, in the long run a heck of a lot faster then trying to scrub it off.

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  14. I love glitter, too and since I learned how to do the foil method removal, I wear it more regularly. There is also school glue base coat for shorter term wear. I make my own by mixing school glue and a little bit of water in a cleaned out polish bottle, apply a couple of thin coats, let dry. Apply glitter as desired and top coat. Wear, then when you are ready to remove, start to peel up with a cuticle stick and then peel off. It comes off super easy, no damage and removal is fun! :D The glue base coat, in my experience is only good for shorter wear, tho. I get major chipping after just a day.

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  15. Thank you. :) I prefer it shiny. Some glitters look good matte but this one is so happy and fun, it needs to be shiny. :D

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  16. I haven't heard of the foil method! What is it? BTW I've seen swatches of those Miss Universe colors and they are soooo coooool!

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  17. The Miss Universe are pretty! I can't wait to get them on my nails. :D


    Okay, Foil method. This is going to change your life. :D


    You will need:


    10 pieces of foil, about four inches square or so.
    10 cotton rounds or balls. I like rounds.
    Acetone. (If you wear enhancements, use non acetone remover, of course!)


    Method:


    Soak a round with acetone, press it to the glittery nail then take a foil and wrap the tip of your finger securely, to hold the cotton round in place and keep the acetone from evaporating away. Repeat on as many nails as you can without dumping acetone all over yourself. At first, I could only do one hand at a time, with practice, I can now do eight to ten fingers at once! Let your robo fingers soak five minutes or so.


    Remove the foil packets, pressing down as you do so and the glitter and polish will slide right off. If it doesn't, you need to soak another minute or so. Any leftover on the nails can be easily cleaned away with acetone and cotton. Repeat with any remaining fingers. Wash your hands to remove acetone residue, moisturize if desired and do your next mani. :D


    I can have my glitter off in less than fifteen minutes with this method. It used to take me more than an hour, scrubbing it off the other way and by the time I got done scrubbing, my cuticles and fingers always hurt and there was glitter everywhere and it was AWFUL! The foil method is fast, painless and easy. Try it, you'll love it. :D

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  18. This will probably work really well in removing gel polish too, am I right?
    Should I be using 100% acetone or can I use the common Cutex remover?

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  19. Yes, this method will remove gel polish. You will need to experiment with timing to determine how long to soak to get it all off. That will vary, by polish type.


    Honestly, I believe that pure acetone is best for the foil removal method. It is most effective and fastest. You can use regular remover, just be prepared to allow it to soak for a little while longer. :)

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  20. OMG, this is just gorgeous!!!! want it too!

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  21. Ohhh this is sooo pretty. Who doesn't love glitter AND pink?!?!

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  22. Beautiful. I can't wear glitters anymore but I'd wear this if I could.

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  23. Another gorg shade! Love that multicolored glitter!

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  24. Right? I love them, separate and together. :)

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  25. Aw, I'm sorry that you can't wear glitter. This one is really wearable. :)

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