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Review: OPI Pirouette My Whistle - Dammit that Name is Baaad

Alrighty, I have a "real" polish to show to you today!  The New York City Ballet collection from OPI has been a little underwhelming for me.  Sheer polishes are nice but my nails are so discoloured from all the swatching that it's not really an option for me.  However, I am completely incapable of resisting glitter so Pirouette My Whistle just had to be an exception.  

Pirouette My Whistle is a combination of pearly white (!!) glitter in a clear base with silver micro glitter.  I decided to swatch it over Revlon Dreamer and I'm glad I did as it looks like it's gently raining on my nails.  Application of both polishes was decent, each is here with two coats.  I just love this glitter.  It's so different for OPI, so soft and delicate.  I really hope they keep deviating from the norm like this, I NEED MORE DIFFERENT GLITTER, DAMMIT.






The Verdict: LOVE Pirouette My Whistle, as much as I want to punch the name.  Soft, delicate, like rain or snow, it's so pretty and different.  BUY IT. 

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  1. I really like that actually. Good combo.

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  2. I love this glitter!! It definitely reminds me of snow, and I look forward to wearing it in the winter!! :D

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  3. I just bought mine yesterday and was staring at my nails this morning thinking "This would make an amazing glitter for a winter/snow manicure." :)

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  4. Haha it does look like it's gently raining on your nails! Great combo, I want this glitter!

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