I really have no willpower. I told Varnish Vixen that no, I wasn’t planning on getting anything else from OPI’s Burlesque collection because – and I quote – ‘I’m a bit glittered out’. Well, uh, one week later and I ended up getting two more polishes from the collection and one of them is a total glitterfest. Oh dear.
Show It and Glow It is a lavender glitter polish made of lavender microglitter and slightly larger pieces of multicoloured and silver glitters, all suspended in a clear base. The ability to get nice coverage is surprisingly good – shown above is two coats, neither of them particularly thick. The texture when dry isn’t particularly lumpy but it’s definitely not smooth either, so be prepared to apply a very generous application of Seche Vite unless you like the feeling of sandpapery nails.
I never get particularly good wear time out of glitters due to the very rigid way they adhere to the nail and this wasn’t any different: some chipping on the edges of my nails after a day and quite substantial peeling after two. I do a great deal of typing though and tend to strike the keys with the upper pad of my finger/the edge of my nail, so if you’re a lot lighter on your hands then you’re going to get much, much better wear than I do.