Monday, October 7, 2013

OPI Pink of Hearts 2013: Breast Cancer Awareness Promotion

Hi lovelies!  Today I have OPI's Pink of Hearts 2013 duo, which is a limited edition set for Breast Cancer Awareness month.  The set contains classic pink shade Pink-ing of You and new matte glitter More Than a Glimmer.  It also comes with pink ribbon and crystal nail decals (10 each) to decorate your nails.

A little more about this set:
This duo pack is designed to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research and support. In 2013, OPI will donate $25,000 in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October) to Susan G. Komen®. OPI will also donate $5,000 to Rethink Breast Cancer in Canada.
Now, on to the swatches!

Pink-ing of You, 3 coats: classic light pink creme-jelly.  This color looks like a creme when it's opaque, but has the consistency of a creme-jelly.  I found that formula was a tad too thin and streaky during application, however, the third coat took care of the streaks and made it opaque.

More Than A Glimmer, 2-3 coats: sheer pink matte polish with multicolored glitter.  This polish is jam packed with glitter, so it can get a little chunky when you're applying it.  I recommend working with thin coats for best results, especially if you're not layering this over another color.  The base is a very sheer milky pink, so it doesn't really offer much color.  However, the glitter is so dense that 2-3 coats should make it look opaque.  Above, I used two coats on some nails and three where I felt more coverage was needed.

Here are also a few pics of a mani done with both polishes.  Personally, I think More Than A Glimmer looks much better layered.  Don't you?  I used one easy coat over Pink-ing of You and left those nails matte.  On my ring finger, I used one of the pink ribbons and crystal decals included in the set.  Too cute!  Especially loving the differing textures in this mani. :)

Verdict:  It's a cute nail duo that comes with fun decals you can use to show your support during Breast Cancer Awareness month.  While I don't think the colors are too unique for those of us already knee deep in glitter nail polish, I do think this is nice set for people who are new to glitter.  Especially since you can test out the glitter+matte effect in one go.  (Welcome to the dark side.)  Plus, you'll know that some of your money will go towards breast cancer research - so that's pretty awesome too. :)

Availability:  Pink-ing of You and More than a Glimmer feature OPI’s exclusive ProWide™ Brush for the ultimate in application. Pink of Hearts 2013 will be available September and October 2013 at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, jcp Salons, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, ULTA and for $15.95 ($19.95 CAN) suggested retail.

Are you a fan of matte glitters?  Share your thoughts in the comments below! :D


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