Friday, March 27, 2015

OPI ~ Show it and Glow it! & Simmer and Shimmer



OPI ~ Show it and Glow it! & Simmer and Shimmer
Two of the glitters from the Burlesque collection from holiday 2010

It can’t come as a surprise that I love glitter. So when I saw these two glitters for sale in a blog sale, I snatched them right away. I’m going to show you both of them today.

Let me start with Show it and Glow it! It’s packed with purple and silver glitter. There’s also other colours in it; I saw both gold and green. There aren’t a lot of the other colours though, just enough to make it interesting.

I got my bottle really cheap because the polish had thickened up quite a lot and I had to thin it a lot before I could actually use it. Once it had reached “normal” consistency it was really nice to work with. The brush is loaded with glitter when you pull it up, and that makes the brush spread out a little bit, which made it a challenge to get close to the cuticles. Challenge accepted! :D

Anyway: Two coats, fast drying time, one thick layer of topcoat, and I was good to go:


I love glitters like this!


One last picture just because I can.


The other polish is Simmer and Shimmer. It’s the blue/silver version of Show it and Glow it. It also reminds me of Absolutely Alice, just not quite as pretty :)

Two coats as well, fast drying time, a layer of topcoat. I am holding the bottle backwards on this first picture. It’s so you can see the splatter on it. I accidentally dropped it onto the carpet while it was still open, leaving blue and silver glitter on the carpet, the blanket, my slippers and me. Oh yeah, and on the bottle itself.


Pretty, yes?


I am glad I managed to get these two pretties.


The Burlesque collection is discontinued a long time ago, and these polishes are getting harder and harder to find. So if you like glitters as much as I do, you might want to try and find these relatively soon. It’s not getting easier and easier to find them.


Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Fast
Finish: Glitter
Overall impression: Great glitters, easy to work with, covers in two coats.   
Buy again: Yes

22 comments:

  1. That sure is some serious bling-bling, I like the Show it and glow it the best :)

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    1. I knew you would - and it is a pretty glitter for sure :)

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  2. Two great polishes that I hadn't seen before.

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    1. They have had their time in the spotlight years ago, but I really wanted to show them here as well :)

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  3. I think these are the coolest full glitter nail polishes I have ever seen! And because my nail polish addiction started 2012 I didn't know these polishes...

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    1. We have missed a lot by starting off a bit late. I actually remember seeing them in a store back then, but my obsession hadn't quite started yet so I didn't buy them.

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  4. They're both very beautiful, but I like Show It & Glow It! the most. :-)

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    1. I don't think I am able to pick a favourite :)

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  5. Wow, these are pretties, can't even decide which one I like best :D

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    1. I'm not quite sure either, I think it depends on my mood :D

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  6. These are both really nice. I've got a few from the collection :-)

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  7. Pretty! It's a shame OPI doesn't seem to be as creative anymore with polishes :( Back in the day they made amazing collections. Now you just get one or to per collection that REALLY stand out.

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    1. I have to agree. Often there aren't one single polish that I like out of an entire collection.

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