Saturday, June 16, 2012

OPI Pirouette My Whistle

OPI Pirouette My Whistle is the one polish that really caught my eye from OPI's newest Soft Shades collection, NYC Ballet. Although I'm a glitter hoarder, I don't have another one remotely like this in my stash. However, it does appear to be very similar to Nubar White Polka Dot, which I don't own. Pirouette My Whistle is a clear base with sprinklings of silver microglitter and pearly white hex glitter. You would likely need many coats to make Pirouette My Whistle opaque on its own, so I layered one coat of it over two coats of China Glaze Recycle, a grey creme.




The formula was great. It spread very evenly and there is generally a good ratio of the microglitter and hex glitter. Here and there I had to place a few pieces of hex glitter in order to fill some gaps on my nails, but otherwise I didn't have any issues applying Pirouette My Whistle.


I love how delicate and cute this polish looks.  I also like the extra twinkle the silver microglitter adds. Pirouette My Whistle could easily work over a variety of colors and brings an extra feminine touch to any manicure. You could even wear it alone if you wanted a demure look that still has some sparkle to it.

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    1. Thanks! I debated a lot what to wear this over.

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  2. This looks so good! I initially didn't like anything from this collection, but now I want this. Haha

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    1. This was the only one that caught my eye. I can't resist a pretty glitter. :)

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  3. I really like this over gray; I wasn't sure what to do with mine; lol

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    1. Gray was my first thought but I considered a lot of different colors. It's hard to pick a good layering combo!

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  4. I didn't like it when I saw other swatches but now I want this :)

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    1. Thanks! :) I was a little iffy on it when I first saw it but over time it grew on me and I decided I needed it. Ultimately I'm really happy I got it!

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  5. This is one of my favorite glitters. I love it so much!

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  6. I don't mean to bad mouth my own city, but this reminds me of NYC the day after a snowstorm. But I just love these two colors together, the dark grey just makes this more edgy than I've seen Pirouette previously.

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    1. Haha the snow here isn't pretty either, it's grey and sludgy and gross. And thanks! I like how it looks with the grey. I'd love to try it with a pastel too!

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  7. I do have both Pirouette and Nubar white Polka Dot. They are similar, but I notice some differences - maybe not enough to justify owning both. I think Pirouette has a tish more soft holo glitter in it than White Polka Dot. I love using Pirouette in glitter sandwiches.

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    1. Ooo, I think it would be pretty as a sandwich! I'll have to give it a shot!

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  8. I'm so in love with this glitter! Great combo!

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  9. Are you ready to faint? I actually bought this glitter and it's not so bad! I like that it's a dainty not in your face glitter!

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    1. Now that IS surprising! :) I'm glad you like it though! I agree, it's got a very delicate quality to it that I love.

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