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Today I have the 2013 OPI Pink of Hearts duo for your viewing pleasure. The creme polish of the duo, OPI Pink-ing of You is a nice standard pale pink. It looks like a bit more of a whiter pink than some other recent pale pink cremes. The set contains a sheet with 10 stick-on crystals and 10 stick-on breast cancer awareness ribbons, and I used some of the crystals on accent nails. They were easy to apply and stayed on while I was swatching. If I was planning to wear them for an extended period of time, I would use either nail glue or a dab of clear polish to adhere them to the nail.
Pink-ing of You was a little sheer and streaky after the first two coats, but a generous third coat made it better. I think OPI has done pale pinks that are better in two coats, but this one isn't terrible. The formula seemed a bit thin, but not runny.
I was really excited for OPI More Than a Glimmer and it does not disappoint! More Than a Glimmer is a unique mix of matte rainbow glitters. I love this because the finish looks like you used a matte top coat, but you don't need that extra step. I love to mattify glitters, so this was always going to be a winner for me. I used one of the breast cancer awareness ribbons for a nice accent nail.
This is three coats of More Than a Glimmer. The formula was pretty good. At first I didn't think this would end up being opaque enough alone, but after three coats, it was pretty good. I think I might layer it over Pink-ing of You the next time I wear it, just to save on the number of glitter layers. I love how this kind of looks like a jelly sandwich, without all the layers!
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Pink of Hearts 2013 will be available September and October 2013 at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, jcp Salons, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, ULTA and ulta.com for $15.95 ($19.95 CAN) suggested retail.