OPI New York City Ballet – My Pointe Exactly and Pirouette My Whistle

OPI My Pointe Exactly, Pirouette My Whistle
OPI My Pointe Exactly, Pirouette My Whistle

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.

OPI My Pointe Exactly
OPI My Pointe Exactly

 

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.

OPI My Pointe Exactly, Pirouette My Whistle
OPI My Pointe Exactly, Pirouette My Whistle

 

This angle shows the silver glitter well.

OPI My Pointe Exactly, Pirouette My Whistle
OPI My Pointe Exactly, Pirouette My Whistle

 

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.

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3 thoughts on “OPI New York City Ballet – My Pointe Exactly and Pirouette My Whistle”

  1. Hi, I just love your swatches! My Pointe Exactly reminds me of Moon over Mumbai from the India Collection. That too is a sheer gray. It also reminds me of Essie’s old (black label) polish Great Expectations, a sheer gray which I think may be a hair lighter. Clearly, I love pale sheer grays — they are so clean looking. MPE will be coming to my helmer, along with Pirouette

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