OPI releases a collection of sheer polishes each spring (the Soft Shades Collection) and this year the theme was the New York City Ballet. I have swatches of two of the polishes, My Pointe Exactly and Pirouette My Whistle.
I wouldn’t normally be interested in such sheer polishes, but My Pointe Exactly seemed pretty unique – it’s a sheer grey. The formula on it was nice, and although I used three coats for the pictures below, it went on well with no streaks, and evened itself out. I like how it’s so soft and subtle, but a little bit unexpected. The grey is soft and pretty, but a tiny bit grungy at the same time.
I also added a coat of Pirouette My Whistle, a sheer topcoat with silvery hex glitters and smaller silver glitters. The formula on this one is also really nice, and I only needed one coat for the pictures below. The polish isn’t thick or goopy, but the glitters were easy to distribute and spread out well on the nail. I really like how this looks so delicate and lacy. The glitters remind me a little of The Painted Nail’s Moon Drops, but I think the hex glitters are a little less white and more silvery-shimmery in Pirouette My Whistle.
This angle shows the silver glitter well.
I’m glad I picked up these polishes although I normally wouldn’t pay attention to the Soft Shades Collection. The rest of the polishes are more conventional, French-manicure type sheer shades like sheer cream, sheer pink, sheer lilac, etc. They might be nice if you need colors like that, but they seemed pretty conventional. I picked up mine at a local salon.