I don't wear glitter nail polish often, but when I do, I am always filled with instant regret when it comes to removal - I hate removing glitter nail polish.
I'd seen that OPI had released their Glitter Off Base Coat not too long ago, but with an £11.75 price tag I just couldn't justify putting that into my basket just yet. I went on the hunt for a more affordable version and found Miss Sporty's Peel Off Base Coat in Superdrug! It's also available in Boots, but was sold out when I came to buying unfortunately. Through out December though, Superdrug Beauty Card holders get free delivery on all orders so I managed to pay just £2.29 and get free delivery! It's currently £1.99 in Superdrug too if you did want to try it for yourself.
Now...I loved the idea of this. Hassle free glitter nail polish removal - sounds amazing, right? I have to say it just wasn't! I painted my nails with a generous layer as instructed and waited for it to dry - the base coat applies white and eventually dries transparent. I'd say the drying time is in excess of fifteen minutes which isn't ideal for speedy manicures. The base coat smelt, looked and behaved exactly like PVA glue. The finish of the base coat was semi-matte and I actually loved the finish of just the base coat alone.
My glitter polish applied as normal (I chose Butter London's The Black Knight - the perfect glitter for a subtle nod towards the festivities, and definitely one to keep back for NYE) and lasted on my nails approximately three hours before I had fully lost an entire nail of it's paint - it was completely bare! It lasted perfectly through a meal out, but when I came home and started actually using my hands for more than eating, it just wasn't having any of it - my first polish removal was quickly followed by another two, before I eventually just peeled off the remaining manicured fingers.
Maybe this is a case of you get what you pay for, but in short - this is great for a quick Christmas meal with work that doesn't require much use of your hands. But, you might as well buy a small bottle of PVA glue as it's cheaper and seems exactly the same. The Miss Sporty Base Coat also sports some similar ingredients to that of PVA glue so don't waste your money and instead save your pennies for some foil for the more traditional method of glitter polish removal!
What's your method for removing glitter polish? Have you tried the OPI version?