Thursday, July 18, 2013
Vintage Challenge Week: Glitter - OPI, Sparkle-icious.
Back in 2010 I was taking the H&R Block Income Tax Course. Next to the H&R Block where I was taking the classes was a Beauty Supply Store. It was actually a great place to go dusty hunting; lots of old Jessica Nail Lacquers and they even carried Zoya. They always had the current OPI collections out and one of them was the Burlesque Collection. I know a lot of people were hoping that these glitters would be like the Alice In Wonderland glitters, but they just weren't quite there. I did however, take a liking to Sparkle-icious. A clear base full of small hexagon glitters in gold, blue, and fuchsia. It has good coverage in just one coat as you can see in the photo. I layered one coat over Revlon, Cherry Crush but it can easily be built up to opacity on it's own in 2-3 coats. Formula wise this is as good as glitters get. Normally, I hate these pro-wide brushes but with this glitter it applied very easily and evenly. Dry time was fast as usual with glitters. I topped it off with a coat of Seche Vite; if you really wanted a super smooth finish I would recommend a coat of Gelous first and then finishing off with Seche Vite.
OPI just recently got booted off PETA's cruelty free list because OPI has decided to sell in China. Any company who wishes to sell their products in China must submit their products for animal testing. Once upon a time OPI made a commitment to never test on animals but apparently the draw of lining their pockets was all it took for them to jump ship. It's a pretty sad day when a company can say one thing one moment and then completely renege when its convenient.
I am fairly certain OPI is no longer offering Sparkle-icious in their lineup so you could probably find this on eBay or through a Polish Group on Facebook.
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