OPI Spotlight On Glitter Swatches, Reviews and a Couple Comparisons

by Lisa Heath

I’ve been busy busy this weekend!  The other night I reviewed the new OPI Sheer Tints, so be sure to check that post out too!

The OPI Spotlight On Glitter collection is a 6 piece glitter top coat collection with various types of glitter.  Do some look familiar?  They probably are.  I will show some comparisons as a few are similar to past collection glitters, so if you missed out on those back then – now is the time to snap them up!

Spotlight On Glitter Collage

All side by side comparisons are done over OPI Alpine Snow

Desperately Seeking Sequins

Desperately Seeking Sequins

Desperately Seeking Sequins is a delicate glitter topper that is a mix of small silver holographic hex glitters, micro bar glitters and micro glitters.  I used 1 coat over OPI Can’t Find My Czechbook.

Desperately Seeking Sequins Side

Desperately Seeking Sequins CU

Look a little familiar?  I matched it up with Which is Witch? from the OPI Oz Great and Powerful Collection that released March of 2013

DSS comp

Which is Witch? is on the left, Desperately Seeking Sequins is on the right

I Reached My Gold!

I Reached My Gold

I Reached My Gold! is a clear base with large gold hex glitters, small silver holographic square glitters and small and micro silver holographic hex glitters.  I used 1 coat over OPI Toucan Do It If You Try.  Cute topper, but the gold hexes are slightly curled in the bottle and on the nail.

I Reached My Gold side

I Reached My Gold CU

Look familiar?  This is identical to When Monkeys Fly from the OPI Oz the Great and Powrful Collection that released in March of 2013, curling glitter and all.  Weird thing though?  My When Monkey’s Fly hexes are all perfectly flat now, but weren’t when I got them.

IRMG comp

When Monkey’s Fly is on the left, I Reached My Gold is on the right.

You Pink Too Much

You Pink Too Much

You Pink Too Much is a clear base with light pink small hex glitters and silver holographic micro glitters mixed in.  I used 1 coat over OPI A Grape Fit.

You Pink Too Much side

You Pink Too Much CU

You Pink Too Much is similar to OPI Pink Yet Lavender from the OPI Mariah Carey collection that released in late 2012.

PYL comp

You Pink Too Much is on the left, Pink Yet Lavender is on the right.

Chasing Rainbows

Chasing Rainbows

Chasing Rainbows is a mix of small and medium silver hex glitters with a rainbow assortment of small and medium hex glitters.  You get a ton of glitter with each dip of the brush!  I used 1 coat over OPI Don’t Bossa Nova Me Around.

Chasing Rainbows side

Chasing Rainbows CU

Look familiar?  This is similar to OPI Rainbow Connection from the Muppets Collection that released in 2011

RC comp

Rainbow Connection is on the left, Chasing Rainbows is on the right.

Rose of Light

Rose Of Light

Rose of Light contains micro and small rose gold holographic glitters in a clear base.  My favorite of the 6.  I used 1 coat over OPI Coney Island Cotton Candy.

Rose Of Light side

Rose Of Light CU

I do not have an OPI glitter top coat identical to this one.

Blush Hour

Blush Hour

Blush Hour contains fuchsia, purple, silver and pink hex glitters in small and medium sizes in a lightly tinted sheer fuchsia base.  I used 1 coat over OPI Alpine Snow.

Blush Hour Side

Blush Hour CU


Aside from the fact that I already own 4 similar polishes from past OPI collections – it is a decent mix of glitter top coats.  If you don’t own the identical ones, you will probably like this collection, and even if you have some of the duplicates – you can save a little cash and only get the ones you don’t have.  I only had application issues with I Reached My Gold! due to curling glitters, otherwise – the remaining 5 applied without issue.

These can be used with Glitter Off — a new, peel-able base coat that allows for quick and easy removal when applied beneath any glitter shade.  To remove, use a cuticle stick to gently push and peel the glitter lacquer off the nail. No nail polish remover is necessary for this final step.

Spotlight on Glitter by OPI nail lacquers feature OPI’s exclusive ProWide Brush for the ultimate in application.  These six glitter shades and Glitter Off will be available March 2014 at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, jcp Salons, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, ULTA and ulta.com for $9.00 ($10.95 CAN) suggested retail for each nail lacquer.

For more information, please call 800-341-9999 or visit www.opi.com. Follow OPI on Twitter @OPI_PRODUCTS and become a Facebook fan!


As the world leader in the professional nail care industry, OPI is committed to providing high-quality products and services to both salons and their customers, along with a focus on industry safety and innovation. Known for its exceptional formula, fashionable colors and iconic names, OPI’s heavily-pigmented lacquers are super rich, long-lasting and chip-resistant – offering an affordable luxury to consumers. OPI nail lacquer is available in over 200 shades. Each lacquer features OPI’s exclusive ProWide Brush for the ultimate in application. Currently, OPI is available in over 100 countries and retails a full line of professional items, including nail treatments, finishing products, lotions, manicure/pedicure products, files, tools, gels and acrylics.

Make sure you check out the OPI section of my Swatch Gallery  I have tons of gorgeous OPI’s in the gallery to check out

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Jess Scull March 9, 2014 - 5:47 pm

wow! Some of those are identical!

Laura MyNewestAddiction March 9, 2014 - 8:13 pm

So many fun glitter collections coming out now!

Kath TheFabZilla March 9, 2014 - 9:15 pm

They all look gorgeous! I like glitter but thing is, I have a bad habit of picking :-(

Erika March 10, 2014 - 12:04 am

Oh no. I need some of these. I can hear my wallet screaming. Shut up, over there!

Brooke @ Blushing Noir March 10, 2014 - 12:06 am

I’m so glad you did the comparisons! When I saw these I knew they reminded me of polishes past!

Briana @ Nail A College Drop Out March 10, 2014 - 1:53 am

it’s disappointing that many of these are dupes. =(

Jamie @ Makeuplifelove March 10, 2014 - 4:56 am

Love glitter polishes. Not a fan of taking them off and I tend to pick. Glad you did side by side comparisons ; all look amazing and good to know some where from previous collections too. :)

litfromwithin March 10, 2014 - 8:55 am

I find it extremely annoying that OPI re-releases polishes with a new name. Especially one that caused such problems like When Monkeys Fly. It’s as if they don’t care about the consumers at all.

Heisenglossy March 10, 2014 - 9:00 am

Those are gorgeous!

Noelle March 10, 2014 - 9:03 am

I love, love, love Rose of Light! Awesome swatches :)

Phyrra March 10, 2014 - 2:16 pm

Very pretty!

Anastasia March 10, 2014 - 2:30 pm

Great swatches! I’m surprised there are so many dupes in this collection, but Rose of Light is unlike any other glitter I’ve seen. Love it!

Kimmi @ The Plastic Diaries March 10, 2014 - 3:20 pm

gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!

Miranda March 10, 2014 - 3:37 pm

Gorgeous! Before I pick these up, I want to try their new Peel off base coat specifically for glitter polish!

Eugenia March 10, 2014 - 5:00 pm

I love all the glitters!! SO many!

Justina March 10, 2014 - 7:39 pm

I’m drooling over these…I can’t even choose a favorite!

Sheila (Painted Ladies) March 10, 2014 - 10:03 pm

I looove Desperately Seeking Sequins.

Citizens of Beauty March 11, 2014 - 12:07 pm

These are all gorgeous!!

Molly March 12, 2014 - 9:45 am

Thank you so much for the swatches and especially the comparisons, it helps save some money knowing I have similar OPI’s from past years already. I may still get “Chasing Rainbows” even though I have “Rainbow Connection” because I just love rainbow glitter. Not a dupe, but “Rose of Light” reminds me of a gold version of “In True Stefani Fashion”.

betzy carmona March 12, 2014 - 10:52 pm

Sequins is a really pretty shade and goes amazing with the blue

Jay March 27, 2014 - 11:51 am

You are the second person to mention that your When Monkeys Fly hexes lay flat now when they didn’t before! Interesting…

I don’t mind the fact that these are re-promoting old glitters because I think that was the point with “Spotlight” on glitter… why not focus on some old glitters you released in the past esp with the indie craze of glitters?

Thanks a bunch for the great post, really is time-saving!

Swatch Saturday: OPI Spotlight On Glitter! | Adventures In Acetone June 2, 2014 - 6:28 pm

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