Hello lovelies, today I have for you the very pretty Polka.com from OPI’s Euro Centrale collection. I love this glitter a lot – the combination of colours is just perfect and it looks super pretty over creme colours.
I am aware that my photos in this post aren’t that great in terms of quality, I couldn’t get the camera to pick up the colours of the glitter in natural light so had to play around with low-lighting but as I don’t have a tripod I had to suffice with my shaky hand, hence why some of the photos are a touch blurry 🙁 sorry!
Base colours from thumb to pinkie: Ciaté Headliner, Barry M Indigo, Revlon Charming, Barry M Black, Illamasqua Load.
Polka.com is basically a glitter topcoat – as you can see from the above pictures you can get it to nearly an opaque level on it’s own at 4ish coats, but it is quite a pain to remove and honestly doesn’t look as nice as it does layered over a pretty creme. It’s made up of pink, turquoise and purple hexagonal glitters, along with purple microglitters, suspended in a clear polish base. My favourite combination from the ones above are over black, where it really pops, and over cream.
Application wasn’t too bad – due to the amount of glitters in the polish they do drag each other around a little and some care has to be taken if you want your glitters to appear evenly across the nail – I did poke some of the glitter into place using the brush. The polish dries in an average amount of time. It is quite thick too but this doesn’t seem to cause much of a problem. I would definitely recommend adding a topcoat for shine, as once the polish has dried it takes on a slightly dull look and the glitters aren’t as reflective on their own.
I have also found a fairly close dupe for Polka.com in our very own UK highstreet! BeautyUK has released several new glitters (which I can’t find on their website, but they are available from Superdrug.com and instore in Superdrug) at just £3.49 – their polish ‘Pinkabloo’ is a very close match for OPI Polka.com!
As you can hopefully see, Polka.com is a lot denser in the amount of glitter in the polish – Pinkabloo has less hexagonal glitters, which means that application is a little more laborious as you have to ‘fish’ the glitter out of the bottle and place them on the nail, while trying not to make the coat too thick. However Pinkabloo dried quicker than Polka.com and isn’t as thick, so it all evens itself out in a way. The glitter combination in Pinkabloo is identical to that of Polka.com, so they are incredibly close. Plus, at just over one quarter of the price of OPI Polka.com, BeautyUK Pinkabloo is definitely the more purse friendly option (and cruelty-free!).
What do you think of Polka.com? Will you be getting the original, or will you be buying Pinkabloo?