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on 9/25/2013 1:15:00 AM
More reviews by bonniherself
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool
Hair: Grey, Wavy, Medium
This polish is from OPI's 2011 Muppets collection. It is essential identical to another polish in that same collection, "Fresh Frog of Bel Air", except that where FFoBA is green, this polish is is red. This is a layering polish, a glitter top coat. It's red glitter, micro and medium standard, plus some bigger silver bits, suspended in a clear base. The glitter is not very dense at all. If you want to wear this on its own, you can, but it's quite subtle unless you really use multiple coats (I haven't tried wearing it alone, but I'd say you need a minimum of four coats to get anything like complete coverage, and even then I have my doubts as to how opaque it would actually be). I do like this polish worn over a base of red. The base makes the glitter really pop. It also works well over black, and I think it would also work over other base colours, but I haven't tried that many to find out. This polish can be gritty when dry. I deal with that by adding a basic clear coat on top, then a quick dry top coat. The combination works well to make the surface smooth (or at least smoother). Like a lot of glitter polishes with big glitter pieces, this can be difficult to remove. Be careful, or you can damage the surface of your nails (voice of experience). I recommend using the foil-and-cotton method (soak cotton pads or balls with remover, place on nail, wrap nail with a small piece of foil to hold the remover in place and promote warmth, leave in place for several minutes, pull polish off going from base of nail to tip). I gave this polish only three lippies because, despite my love of red and of glitter, I really think this could have been better. The glitter should have been more dense, as I find it just too sparse and spread out. I have worn this polish, will probably wear it again, but it's not my favourite by any means. Miss Piggy deserves better.
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on 2/6/2013 2:32:00 PM
More reviews by cleo777
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
Another Muppet lover here so was all over these. I also purchased The Rainbow Connection (a multi-colored glitter) and Warm and Fozzy (a shimmery copper beige). I find that just about any glitter polish with a clear base looks strange on its own, and really should be worn as a topcoat. Pure acetone will remove it, but boy is it ever damaging to the nail. In fact over the holidays I wore several kinds of glitter polish and now I have four nails that won't stop peeling no matter what I do. So anxiously awaiting my appointment to get gel nails :) But I digress. This is a pretty red glitter for sure, and looks really nice over Animalistic too.
on 2/6/2013 1:11:00 PM
More reviews by Kimmeh5
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse
I bought this on a whim near the holidays. Ulta had this and the green one on sale 2/$12. Not what I expected at all. Not worth wearing by itself, it's glitter in a clear base. I just wore it over Essie's Little Brown Dress for a Valentines Mani and it looked nice, kinda like chocolate covered glitter cherries, haha, but I wouldn't go out of my way to purchase this knowing its in a clear base. Has good wear, as do most OPI's, but I can't see myself wearing this too often.
on 11/22/2012 2:32:00 AM
More reviews by HOPI87
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
I wanted to love this polish, but unfortunately it looks better in the bottle than on your nails. It;s a clear base glitter polish with little specks of red, and chunky silver glitters.. I found that I had to apply 3 or 4 coats just to make it remotely appealing, even so it was a mess on my nails...looked horrible :(
on 8/14/2012 2:58:00 PM
More reviews by FloozieKitten
Skin: Normal, Tan, Warm
Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium
This is from the 2011 Muppets collection which was released for the Christmas Holidays. The collection has plenty of bling for party nails and I adore it! I have most of the polishes from this collection.The main colour of "Getting Miss Piggy with it" is a bright ruby red. It is fantastic and looks like Dorothy's ruby slippers! Although this was released for a Christmas collection (and it does look very Christmassy) I have worn it in the Summer with red cropped jeans and strappy shoes - it looks amazing with a tan.4 polishes from this collection follow the same formula but with different main coloursGetting Miss Piggy with it - RedGone Gonzo - Light BlueThe Fresh Frog of Bel Air - GreenDivine Swine - PurpleThey all have a clear base coat and 2 colours of Glitter (their main colour and silver) The silver particles are larger chunks of foil that really catch the light. GMPWI is a little different as there seems to be magenta flashes in certain lighting. It's lovely!Due to the clear base coat - to get full coverage from the polish you really do need 3-4 coats. An alternative method of application is to paint your nails in a polish of the main colour first (in this case red) and then apply maybe 2 coats of the glitter. This helps the glitter pop and also saves you using so much.As with all glitters it is brittle and therefore prone to chipping, but this is not a problem for me as it is easy to patch up. I just carry the bottle in my hand bag just in case. If you like to wear polish for a few days and can not be bothered to do this then this may not be for you.And when you actually want to remove it - it take ages! Glitters!!! I have scored this one a 5 because it is AMAZING and the best sparkly red I have seen. If I run out I will want to buy another bottle but I think these glitters are increasingly hard to find now. I was quite late buying this one (They launched in October 2011 and I got this June 2012) It took a little while to get it for a decent price - I found one for £10 on ebay. But have seen them sell for £15 plus.So if you see one - grab it!
on 2/25/2012 2:26:00 PM
More reviews by gabriellavascocastro
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine
First of all, if your flag has red in it or your "Team" you might follow... this is GREAT for game days or in my case, canada day!!!!! It is bright red with silver giant glitter. I actually wish there was no silver in it, but regardless, I recommend this. It IS HARD TO REMOVE on the other hand.
on 1/21/2012 12:48:00 PM
More reviews by loriann52
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool
So there are definite ups and downs of this polish.Cons: It takes a while to build up. Like five or so coats. It doesn't take that long to dry between coats but it's still a bit of a pain.Pros: It looks absolutely gorgeous when on. The sparkle is ridiculous, and I love the random hunks of silver glitter amoungst the red. Also, if it is anything like Divine Swine, then it will last surprisingly long for a glitter polish.So, I probably would not buy this one again but I am definitely glad that I bought it. It's a gorgeous red glitter, I just wish the actual liquid in it was red instead of clear because it would have made it easier to make the polish opaque. I've heard a lot of people say this polish doesn't build up, but it's not true, it just takes four or so coats. I am probably just going to put it over red polish next time because I think it'll achieve the same look without having to do four or five layers.
on 1/5/2012 12:31:00 PM
More reviews by SareenaS
Skin: Normal, Olive, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
This red sparkly nail polish is so much fun! It is more of a topcoat and goes on sheer with beautiful red sparkles and large silver sparkles. 3-4 coats and it is opaque but I prefer to wear it over Thrill of Brazil. This is a gorgeous combination and I got some many compliments over the holiday season! A nice tip for better coverage is instead of using a stroking motion when applying, put it on in blobs and then smooth out to even. You get more of the larger silver sparkles this way and dont need as many coats. I used a topcoat and had no issues with chipping.
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on 12/31/2011 9:59:00 AM
More reviews by murflegirl
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Cool
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine
Okay, I am a sucker for anything red and sparkly. When I saw this, I knew it was love. It's red glitter in a clear base, but it also includes larger red and silver hex glitter. Goes on sheer for the first coat, but dries very quickly. If you want this to look as opaque and wonderful as in the bottle, be prepared to apply at least three coats. That isn't a problem for me, and it's a gorgeous color. Very festive, very blingy, and everyone wants to know what it is. I haven't experienced any chipping or other issues with this polish. I'm a sucker for red sparkles and the muppets. Perfect for me!! This has been a really fun one to experiment with :-)
on 11/21/2011 3:00:00 PM
More reviews by LookingGood85
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Black, Kinky, Medium
I received the mini version of this of my best friend, Sambalina82, today. I have just put 2 coats on and a topcoat and it looks DIVINE! I love how there are different sized glitter particles, gives nails a funked up, mega glitzy look! Its very girly, very fun, as someone else said, its somewhat silly too lol! Its amazing, and Ill be purchasing the normal sized one very soon!!What i adore about this is that if you dont want full on glitter, just one coat of this will give your nails a lovely slight glitter and hint of colour. A second coat really brings out the glitter, so you have 2 looks to choose from :)Thanks Sam!EDIT 1 : Well, not even 24 hours after applying this, Ive noticed my thumb and forefinger nails both are missing their nail polish!!!!! It has completely chipped off! I dont know if this is because of the glitter "catching" or what but i feel so disappointed with this :( Ill give it one more shot at the weekend, and if not ill leave this for special occasions.,EDIT 2: Wouldnt even bother buying this. Seriously! I tried another coat of this last night WITHOUT a topcoat, and i think it lasted an extra 2 hours! I bathed my daughter, checked my nails and EVERY SINGLE NAIL had lost some nail polish to the extent it looked scraggy and cr@p!!! How can OPI sell a polish that doesnt last even 24 hours? I know its pretty, but it doesnt last, so whats the point?! Eugh! Would give it a 0 but the colour/glitter is pretty.
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