I’d like to think that my OPI collection, while smallish for someone with a stash of my size, is something of a Greatest Hits collection. It’ mostly vintage (although I did pick up four of the new Coca Cola shades) and the ones I own, I love. My OPI wishlist is small, but fierce (Yosemite anyone? Anyone? Bueller?) and I always knew that Midnight Blue Glitter belonged in there somewhere.
Unfortunately MBG is one of those colours that I used to see EVERYWHERE when I started really getting into polish. I could have easily picked up a bottle for six bucks in 2008, but I left it too long – and they all disappeared. I hadn’t even thought to add it to my wishlist, but when I saw it in Tara’s Destash with DS Royal and Asian Amethyst, I knew this might be my last chance.
I’m glad I took the plunge. This polish is freaking gorgeous – and not what I expected AT ALL.
Midnight Blue Glitter is from the 2004 Tuxedo collection (along with Black Onyx, Black Satin and Alpine Snow). I’m pretty sure those other three are core (don’t quote me, I don’t know shit about OPI) but it’s sad that if I am right that the only one to hit the chopping block was Midnight Blue Glitter.
The base is a charcoal jelly, filled with gorgeous silver flecks and fabulous bright iridescent blue glitter pieces. I am pretty sure it is the same blue glitter found in the blue version of Streetwear FX Flash. Insanely bright in the right lighting, but subdued in lower light. Crazy stuff. I wish this kind of glitter was still around. It’s quite a sheer polish, but three coats builds to nice opacity and the sheer nature of the polish helps the glitter shine through. It’s magic. Or science. Or both.
Long story short, if you see Midnight Blue Glitter around, pick it up. You won’t be disappointed.