Wednesday, August 14, 2013

OPI Glints of Glinda

Today I have a semi-recently released polish to share with from OPI called Glints of Glinda. Even though I tend not to wear nude shades very often, but this one was calling my name very time I looked at it.  Glints of Glinda is from this spring's Soft Shade collection, which was based around the movie Oz The Great and Powerful. Confession: I want to see this movie because I have a huge girl crush on Rachel Weisz, but still haven't gotten around to it because a) I don't watch a lot of movies and b) I heard it wasn't that good. Maybe I'll get around to seeing it before the twins make their appearance! Glints of Glinda is a tan/beige jelly that just leans a little yellow and is a sheer. 

I'll admit that I tend to have issues with the OPI Soft Shade collections-- mostly because I feel like the formulas tend to be streaky and they bubble (on me, anyway). However, in the case of Glints of Glinda, I found the formula much easier to work with it. It is a little streaky, but if you use a light hand while applying it, it's really not too bad. I used three coats here, which might have contributed slightly to the streakiness-- but really, this looks good in one coat as a "your nails but better" look, especially if you need something clean and professional. It dries quickly and to a nice shiny finish.

Artificial light - flash:

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Natural light - shade:

Natural light - sun:

Surprisingly, despite the fact that I don't tend to be a fan of tan polishes because of the yellow undertones, I actually thinks this works pretty well with my skintone and I like the way it looks. It's not a perfect match, but it's certainly not terrible-- I would probably wear fewer coats, as I did buy this knowing it was sheer and intending to use it as such. I wouldn't waste the time making trying to make it opaque-- you can find similar nude shades with better coverage out there. I do like this, though, and I am glad to finally have a sheer beige jelly in my collection


  1. This looks cool on you! How many coats did you use? I always end up using three when I wear my Softshade jellies. I get bubbling, too, if I don't wait long enough between coats.

    1. Liesl, I used three coats here! I forced myself to be very patient when applying it, because I otherwise I get bubbling when the coats don't dry. I'm happy with how this turned out.