OPI Glitter Off Base Coat




Yay me! I am done with clearing out my backlog of swatches and reviews that were in my drafts folder. I hadn’t posted my review of the OPI Glitter Off Base Coat because I noticed that I couldn’t find it anywhere!! I was going to pick up a second bottle and also wanted to get one for a friend, but none of my usual places have it. Hrrrrmmphh! Anyway, I know there were a lot of questions about if this was just Elmer’s glue in a fancy bottle so let’s talk a bit about the product, shall we?

OPI Glitter Off Base Coat 1The OPI Glitter Off Base Coat is meant to be used a a peelable base coat worn under difficult to remove glitters. When I first started blogging, I HATED glitter. You don’t understand. Glitter would make me angry. I hated what a pain in the ass it was to remove so I basically avoided it. Slowly, I began to see what I was missing out on so I saw the light and started to wear glitter until I was a complete convert. I still hated the removal process, but it was totally worth it. At one point, I did try Elmer’s Glue under my glitter polish, but I hated it because it actually peeled off some of my nail!!! I was a little dubious about how much better (or worse!) the OPI peelable base coat would be, but I’m glad to report that I had better results.

OPI Glitter Off Base Coat 2OPI Glitter Off Base Coat 3OPI Glitter Off Base Coat 4I found this base coat super easy to use. All you need is one coat, and you need to let it dry until it is completely transparent. After that, you can paint your nails with the craziest glitter ever and you won’t have issues with removal. I found that pushing the polish with an orange stick was an easy way to remove it. Initially I thought that the base coat would make my mani really weak, but I wore the same polish for 3 days and didn’t have any chipping or peeling.

OPI Glitter Off Base Coat 5OPI Glitter Off Base Coat 7OPI Glitter Off Base Coat 6When I started experimenting with gradients again, I was lamenting the pain of clean up when a few people recommended using blue on my fingers to make clean up more easy. Well, since I couldn’t find my bottle of Elmer’s glue, I decided to use the Glitter Off Base Coat for this as well. As you can see by my pictures above, it does work well. Would I recommend using it like this on the regular? No! It’s too pricey to be used this way but if you’re in a pinch, it will definitely do.

So what do I think of this product? Uhm, I feel it’s pretty darn similar to the Elmer’s Glue/water mixture that a lot of people have tried out. I don’t think it’s a must-have product, but it definitely did make glitter removal a lot easier for me so I will keep using it and will probably buy it once I’m out–if I ever find it in store, that is. Have you used this product yet? What do you think? Is it something that you’d buy? It is a little pricey at $9 a bottle, but I do like it. Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I will talk to you soon!




20 thoughts on “OPI Glitter Off Base Coat

  1. 7 May, 2014 at 10:29 pm

    Great review on this glitter off base coat. Nice to see that it works well too.
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    1. 10 May, 2014 at 1:42 am

      I like it a lot. I think it’s very hit or miss from what I’ve read.
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  2. 8 May, 2014 at 12:03 am

    I’ve never used the glue method, but I do have this and I love it! It makes removal so much easier- textured polishes too.
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    1. 10 May, 2014 at 1:43 am

      Yes, absolutely! I used it when I swatched some glitters and it made my life so much easier.
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  3. 8 May, 2014 at 12:07 am

    I will probably buy this now since it doesn’t seem to peel off your nail. I really wanted Elmer’s Glue to work for me, but I end up peeling some of my nails when I removed it. πŸ™
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    1. 10 May, 2014 at 1:44 am

      I have had the same exact experience as you. I have had really good results so I hope that you like it too.
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  4. 8 May, 2014 at 5:39 am

    I love this polish as it does really work for me but i found out that it doesnt work for some people
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    1. 10 May, 2014 at 1:44 am

      I’ve read that as well. I was hoping I would have good results with it and I’m glad that it works well for me.
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  5. Ashley
    8 May, 2014 at 6:00 am

    Does anybody know where you can buy this in Canada? I’ve looked everywhere and can’t find it!

    1. 10 May, 2014 at 1:47 am

      I know a lot of people have been having a hard time finding it. I haven’t found it anywhere myself!
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  6. 8 May, 2014 at 9:19 am

    Oh, just have to get myself one of these
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    1. 10 May, 2014 at 1:47 am

      I really like it! πŸ™‚
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  7. 9 May, 2014 at 10:24 am

    I’m a die-hard fan of Nail Pattern Boldness Glitter-A-Peel, and I haven’t yet seen a comparison between G-A-P and Glitter Off, so I guess until then, I’ll stick with the Glitter a Peel.
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    1. 10 May, 2014 at 1:48 am

      Yeah, why mess with what works for you? πŸ™‚ I hadn’t used any similar base coats before so I don’t know how they compare. I would imagine that they’re basically the same, but who knows…
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  8. Rebecca
    11 May, 2014 at 12:04 pm

    I also, like most people I imagine, despise glitter because of the removal process. I am currently refusing to remove my mani because it contains glitter and I just do…not…want. I think I will have to purchase this as I have some beautiful polishes that I never wear because they’re too much of a pain to take off! Thanks for the review πŸ˜€

  9. 16 May, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    I agree, maybe nt so much worth the money when I can just buy glue, but this is an awesome idea for gradient perhaps for marbling too.. hmmmm πŸ™‚
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  10. Lesley
    27 May, 2014 at 11:49 am

    I’m still interested in trying this one out, but haven’t been able to find it anywhere (a couple of empty displays at a couple of Ultas…and of course Sally’s didn’t know what I was talking about, lol). Thanks for looking for it for me, too. If you ever find it, pick me one up & I’ll getcha back. πŸ˜‰

    1. 28 May, 2014 at 10:16 pm

      I seriously have not see it anywhere. It’s like some urban legend now.

  11. Clare
    12 June, 2014 at 4:58 am

    I really want to try this but can’t seem to find it anywhere close to me. P.S. What is the pink OPI glitter you are using in the

  12. Kellie Murray
    11 February, 2015 at 4:19 am

    It seems like this is comparable to using white school glue…what do you think?

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