OPI Glitter Off Peelable Base Coat - Review

February 3, 2014

I love glitter polish but it’s always an extra struggle when it’s time to take it off. I usually takes me a bunch of cotton balls and a good amount of nail polish remover. When I was at ISSE Long Beach, I saw this base coat from OPI and decided to buy it so I could try it out. This is a peelable base coat that will make it easier to take off glitter nail polish. Find out more and my thoughts below!

I wore this light pink OPI shade and OPI Pink Yet Lavender glitter polish for the testing. I applied OPI Glitter Off in one thin coat on my nails. I waited for it to dry completely which I ended up waiting about 20 minutes to make sure it was completely dry. It dried clear and I then applied the light pink OPI cream shade with two thin coats. Last, I applied the glitter polish right on top. Applying the polishes didn’t seem any different than applying with no base coat, so that was good. I had applied this mani on last week and it lasted until this week. I thought I would end up having lifted sides of the polish or trouble with keeping the polish on. No problems at all, pretty much normal wear and minimal to no chipping. The minimal chipping I did have was only on one nail and you could hardly see it.
Now the moment you want to know about the most, removal. Was it peelable like it says it would be? Yes! I got under the polish a bit with my other nail and it peeled right off. It made such a difference in removing glitter polish with little effort. But I also have something else…

Surprise! Yes, the first two fingers (first and middle) I used Elmer’s School Glue! I had heard that you can use that for removal of glitter polish and guess what? It worked almost exact to the OPI Glitter Off. I say almost because when removing the nail polish with the school glue those were actually a bit easier to take off vs the Glitter Off! They also were the same with no chipping or lifting of the polish at all.

Now I’m not saying OPI Glitter Off is no good because it does exactly what you want it to do. It’s a great base coat and makes the whole glitter mani removal so easy. But so does the Elmer’s School Glue. So you can decide which is the one you want to use.

Let me know what you think!

♥ Stephanie


  1. How did you use the glue? That's pretty awesome!

  2. Awesome! How did you use the glue?

  3. I just applied it a small amount of the glue directly to my nails and
    then smoothed it out with my other hand. Does that make sense? I hope
    so! lol :)

  4. I just applied a small amount of the glue directly to my nails and
    then smoothed it out with my other hand. :)

  5. I've been waiting to hear opinions of the OPI peelable base coat. Thank you for sharing this insightful review! It's good to know that Elmer's Glue still seems to be the leader in peelable bases, but if we want a "professional" one, there is OPI.

  6. I'm happy that my review was helpful! :)

  7. Nice post & Thank you for sharing review on OPI peelable base coat. I always love OPI nail polishes.

  8. So awesome! I have already done a video on the glue base coat that uses elmer's so I'll stick with that for now!

  9. I was anxiously anticipating someone's review of this stuff :) Thanks for the post! I am excited to try it. I have tried the glue base in the past and it works, it just dries very slow for me. Did the OPI dry seem to take longer to dry than other base coats?

  10. Yes! You already knew the glue base was better. ;)

  11. That's a good question! The OPI seemed to dry a bit faster than the glue. So yes, it did dry faster than the glue and it wasn't as messy. :)

  12. Samantha Smith ⚓March 17, 2014 at 7:51 PM

    Glad to hear it works well! I was just at the beauty supply today but they hadn't gotten any of this in yet (and I believe I will find it somewhere!). Definitely going to buy :)


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